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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431730/a-new-device-of-needlescopic-thoracic-sympathectomy-through-a-skin-incision
#1
Hidehiro Yamamoto, Masayoshi Okada
We describe a new technique of performing sympathectomy with a new device. A single skin incision 3 mm long was made in the armpit. The device enables complete resection of the sympathetic segment through a single skin incision, whereas sympathectomy is limited by the use of the conventional needle technique. Even if sympathetic nerves and blood vessels were overlapping, separation of the two organs was performed safely. This device increases the possibility of planning surgical procedures for patients with difficult anatomies...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395387/novel-techniques-and-approaches-to-minimally-invasive-thoracic-surgery
#2
Osita Onugha, Rasheed Ivey, Robert McKenna
Approximately two decades ago, thoracic surgery witnessed the leap from thoracotomy to the first video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy. Minimally invasive lobectomy and hilar lymphadenectomy is now widely established as a safe and oncological sound technique that is the standard of care for early-stage lung cancer. The move toward less invasive surgery has no doubt driven the innovation of sophisticated instruments and technology to cope with the demanding need of working through a restricted incision...
April 11, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384375/risk-factors-for-anastomotic-leakage-following-esophagectomy-impact-of-thoracic-epidural-analgesia
#3
Wen Wang, Gefei Zhao, Linxin Wu, Yanpeng Dong, Chaobin Zhang, Li Sun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Anastomotic leakage (AL) is one of common complications after esophageal cancer surgery. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) is often recommended in patients undergoing esophagectomy. However, the impact of TEA on AL is still controversial. Thus, we conducted this study to evaluate the effect of TEA on the occurrence of AL and identify risk factors for the development of AL following esophagectomy. METHODS: Our retrospective study identified patients who underwent elective esophagectomy between July 2013 and July 2016...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362400/minimally-invasive-transverse-aortic-constriction-in-mice
#4
Aung Moe Zaw, Connor M Williams, Helen K W Law, Billy Kwok Chong Chow
Minimally invasive transverse aortic constriction (MTAC) is a more desirable method for the constriction of the transverse aorta in mice than standard open-chest transverse aortic constriction (TAC). Although transverse aortic constriction is a highly functional method for the induction of high pressure in the left ventricle, it is a more difficult and lengthy procedure due to its use of artificial ventilation with tracheal intubation. TAC is oftentimes also less survivable, as the newer method, MTAC, neither requires the cutting of the ribs and intercostal muscles nor tracheal intubation with a ventilation setup...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349384/extended-surgery-for-t4-lung-cancer-a-30-years-experience
#5
P G Dartevelle, D Mitilian, E Fadel
T4 non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC) were deemed unresectable. Advances in surgery have challenged this dogma. We describe technical aspects and result on superior vena cava (SVC), carinal, thoracic inlet tumor surgeries, and resection under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). SVC reconstruction requires hemodynamic control to reverse SVC clamping cerebral effects and excellent cephalic venous bed patency. Among 50 SVC resections, including 25 carinal pneumonectomies, post-operative mortality rate was 8%. In the N0-N1 group, 5- and 10-year survival rates were 46...
March 27, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329330/three-port-one-incision-plus-two-port-endoscopic-mitral-valve-surgery-without-robotic-assistance
#6
Toshiaki Ito, Atsuo Maekawa, Satoshi Hoshino, Yasunari Hayashi, Sadanari Sawaki, Junji Yanagisawa, Masayoshi Tokoro
OBJECTIVES: Totally endoscopic minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS) is technically demanding and often performed with robotic assistance. We hypothesized that three-port video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) would facilitate endoscopic MIMVS and evaluated its feasibility and safety. METHODS: From October 2010 to June 2016, we performed first-time MIMVS in 250 consecutive patients (122 male), with median age of 65 years (54-73 years, 25-75 percentile)...
May 1, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316217/-comparison-of-the-effect-of-lymph-node-dissection-performed-by-ivor-lewis-or-left-sided-thoracic-esophagogastrectomy-for-siewert-type-%C3%A2-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction
#7
X F Duan, L Gong, M Q Ma, J Yue, P Tang, X B Shang, H J Jiang, Z T Yu
Objective: To compare the extent of lymphadenectomy and postoperative complications between Ivor-Lewis procedure and left sided thoracotomy in patients with Siewert type Ⅱ adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG). Methods: The clinical data of 101 patients with Siewert type Ⅱ EG who received surgical treatment between January 2014 and September 2015 in the Department of Esophageal Cancer, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital were analyzed retrospectively. These patients were divided into Ivor-Lewis group (IL, n=38) and left- sided thoracotomy group (LT, n=63) according to the operation mode...
March 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297830/-ct-typing-and-surgical-approach-for-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction
#8
Y Z Zhao, G S Han, P F Ma, J Li, C Y Liu, M K Huo
Objective: To investigate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of preoperative CT in the classification of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction. Methods: A total of 517 consecutive patients from May 2012 to June 2016 with esophagogastric junction carcinoma in the department of general surgery of Henan Cancer Hospital was retrospectively analyzed, according to the clinical pathological data of three type four layer method and statistics of various types of surgery in patients with preoperative enhanced CT...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282236/comparison-of-morphine-morphine-lidocaine-and-morphine-lidocaine-ketamine-infusions-in-dogs-using-an-incision-induced-pain-model
#9
Ludovica Chiavaccini, Andrew K Claude, Robert E Meyer
We aimed to compare antinociceptive effects of IV infusions of morphine (M), morphine-lidocaine (ML), or morphine-lidocaine-ketamine (MLK) combined, in a mild-to-moderate pain model in dogs. Eighteen adult hounds were heavily sedated with IV morphine (0.2 mg/kg) and dexmedetomidine to undergo thoracic skin incisions. After reversal, dogs were randomly assigned to receive loading doses of lidocaine and ketamine (MLK), lidocaine and saline (ML), or equivalent volume of saline (M), followed by 18 hr constant infusions of morphine (0...
March 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259825/soft-tissue-neoplasms-causing-apparent-venous-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
#10
Aleem K Mirza, Ian J Barrett, Animesh Rathore, Bassem T Elhassan, Peter S Rose, Thomas Shives, Thomas C Bower
Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) usually results from compression of the subclavian vein classically as a result of narrowing of the costoclavicular space. We report 2 rare cases of soft tissue neoplasms resulting in apparent vTOS. The first case is a 46-year-old female with a 2-year history of intermittent unilateral shoulder pain, who was initially diagnosed with intervertebral disk herniation. Cervical fusion was performed; however, her symptoms progressed and she additionally developed paresthesias and venous congestion...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143575/supraclavicular-transposition-of-aberrant-left-vertebral-artery-for-hybrid-treatment-of-aortic-arch-aneurysm-a-case-report
#11
Kyo Seon Lee, Gwan Sic Kim, Yochun Jung, In Seok Jeong, Kook Joo Na, Bong Suk Oh, Byung Hee Ahn, Sang Gi Oh
BACKGROUND: Vertebral artery variations are common in thoracic aortic patients. If patients have the aberrant left vertebral artery, the more difficult to determine the treatment modality. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 63-year-old man with an aberrant left vertebral artery originating from an aneurysmal aortic arch. The patient underwent a successful hybrid thoracic endovascular aortic repair after aortic arch debranching and transposition of the aberrant left vertebral artery to the left common carotid artery through a supraclavicular incision without sternotomy...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131105/computed-tomography-guided-methylene-blue-labeling-prior-to-thoracoscopic-resection-of-small-deeply-placed-pulmonary-nodules-do-we-really-need-palpation
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Gokturk Findik, S Mustafa Demiröz, Selma Mine Kara Apaydın, Hakan Ertürk, Suzan Biri, Funda Incekara, Koray Aydogdu, Sadi Kaya
Background Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is widely used for thoracic surgery operations, and day by day it becomes routine for the excision of undetermined pulmonary nodules. However, it is sometimes hard to reach millimetric nodules through a VATS incision. Therefore, some additional techniques were developed to reach such nodules little in size and which are settled on a challenging localization. In the literature, coils, hook wires, methylene blue, lipidol, and barium staining, and also ultrasound guidance were described for this aim...
January 28, 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122571/continuous-paravertebral-block-using-a-thoracoscopic-catheter-insertion-technique-for-postoperative-pain-after-thoracotomy-a-retrospective-case-control-study
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Yoshikane Yamauchi, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Kamon Ando, Keita Mori, Hideaki Kojima, Tomohiro Maniwa, Shoji Takahashi, Eiji Ando, Yasuhisa Ohde
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (EDA) is the gold standard for pain control after thoracotomy. However, because of its severe side effects, it is contraindicated in patients taking anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs. In addition, some patients' anatomy can make epidural catheter insertion challenging. We therefore investigated the safety and efficacy of paravertebral block (PVB) using a thoracoscopic insertion technique, which avoids damage to the parietal pleura, for postoperative pain after thoracotomy...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115866/serratus-anterior-plane-block-for-hybrid-transthoracic-esophagectomy-a-pilot-study
#14
Cinzia Barbera, Pamela Milito, Michele Punturieri, Emanuele Asti, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Pain is a major limiting factor in patient's recovery from major thoracic surgical procedures. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), the current gold standard of perioperative management, has contraindications, can technically fail, and carries a risk of complications such as epidural abscess and spinal hematoma. The ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane (SAP) block is a promising regional analgesia technique. OBJECTIVES: Since the anatomic space involved in the SAP block corresponds to the area exposed by the surgeon during right posterolateral thoracotomy, we investigated the feasibility of a "surgically guided" continuous SAP block as an alternative to TEA in selected esophagectomy patients...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107244/avoidance-of-wrong-level-thoracic-spine-surgery-using-sterile-spinal-needles-a-technical-report
#15
Kingsley R Chin, Jason Seale, Vanessa Cumming
STUDY DESIGN: A technical report. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to present an improvement on localization techniques employed for use in the thoracic spine using sterile spinal needles docked on the transverse process of each vertebra, which can be performed in both percutaneous and open spinal procedures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Wrong-level surgery may have momentous clinical and emotional implications for a patient and surgeon...
February 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096827/lung-exposure-during-simultaneous-myocardial-revascularization-and-lung-surgery-through-median-sternotomy
#16
Dariusz Jagielak, Radoslaw Kozaryn, Rafal Pawlaczyk, Piotr Siondalski, Witold Rzyman, Jan Rogowski
Coronary artery disease is a frequent comorbidity in patients undergoing major thoracic surgery. Simultaneous operations eliminate the necessity of a second operation and, more importantly, minimize the delay in compulsory postoperative oncological therapy. We describe a relaxing incision in the contralateral pericardium, which allows for simple displacement of the heart. This maneuver improves exposure of the pulmonary hilum and middle mediastinum on the side of resection.
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095343/patient-tailored-management-of-an-asymptomatic-massive-substernal-goiter-presenting-as-brachiocephalic-vein-occlusion-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-sternotomy-indications
#17
Georgios Sahsamanis, Eleftherios Chouliaras, Konstantinos Katis, Stavros Samaras, Stavros Daliakopoulos, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Substernal goiters are characterized by the protrusion of at least 50% of the thyroid mass below the level of the thoracic inlet. Still their definition is controversial. CASE PRESENTATION: The case refers to a 44year old male who presented to our department due to swelling and a feeling of 'heaviness' of his left upper extremity for the past 6 months. CT scan revealed a massive substernal goiter extending to the great vessels. Intraoperatively, a median sternotomy was performed due to the size of the gland and the close adhesion of the isthmus and lower left thyroid lobe to the brachiocephalic vein...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040750/a-minimally-invasive-approach-for-open-surgical-thoracoabdominal-aortic-replacement-experimental-concept-for-a-novel-surgical-procedure
#18
Terézia B Andrási, Violetta Kékesi, Béla Merkely, Marius Grossmann, Bernhard C Danner, Friedrich A Schöndube
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a simple, reliable, and timesaving technique for the therapy of thoracoabdominal aortic (TAA) aneurysms that are not suitable for endovascular repair. METHODS: In this pilot study, we sought to combine the advantages of classic open vascular procedure with the use of endoscopic surgical tools and small skin incisions to develop a minimally invasive approach for TAA replacement. The following procedures were used: endoscopic exposure and closure of the lower intercostal arteries; small posterolateral thoracotomy and left retroperitoneal incisions to expose the anastomotic regions of the aorta; partial anticoagulation; passive bypass and sequential aortic clamping; tunnelling of the graft through the native aortic lumen (endoaneurysmorrhaphy) and open performance of vascular anastomosis...
April 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007749/intermuscular-technique-for-implantation-of-the-subcutaneous-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-long-term-performance-and-complications
#19
Joachim Winter, Markus Siekiera, Dong-In Shin, Christian Meyer, Patric Kröpil, Harald Clahsen, Stephen O'Connor
AIMS: The subcutaneous cardioverter defibrillator was designed to overcome electrode complications of transvenous defibrillation systems. While largely achieved, pocket complications have increased. Subcutaneous implantation of the pulse generator leaves it prone to erosion, extrusion, discomfort, and poor cosmesis. METHODS AND RESULTS: We use a demonstration electrode and pulse generator with fluoroscopy, prior to prepping and draping, to maximize the left ventricular mass between them...
December 22, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989967/modified-interscalene-approach-for-resection-of-symptomatic-cervical-rib-anatomic-review-and-clinical-study
#20
Walid Abdel Ghany, Mohamed A Nada, Ahmed F Toubar, Ahmed E Desoky, Hesham Ibrahim, Marwa A Nassef, Mostafa G Mahran
BACKGROUND: Cervical ribs have been reported to be present in about 0.5% of the general population, 10% of patients with cervical rib who are symptomatic usually have neurogenic symptoms, but some have arterial symptoms. In 1861, Coote was the first to excise a cervical rib through a supraclavicular approach and relieved the symptoms of thoracic outlet syndrome. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we address the efficacy and safety of a modification to the supraclavicular approach for resection of symptomatic cervical ribs...
February 2017: World Neurosurgery
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