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Soo Won Ko, Jong Seok Lee, Han Sung Choi, Young Gwan Ko, Hoon Pyo Hong
The use of high-pressure air instruments has become more common. Consequently, there have been a number of cases of orbital emphysema caused by contact with high-pressure air. In this case, a 62-year-old male patient visited an emergency medical center after his left eye was shot by an air compressor gun that was used to wash cars. Lacerations were observed in the upper and lower eyelids of his left eye. Radiological examinations revealed orbital emphysema, optic nerve transection, pneumocephalus, and subcutaneous emphysema in the face, neck, shoulder, and mediastinum...
September 2016: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Yusuf Kayar, Nüket Bayram Kayar, Tuncay Şahutoğlu, Venkatanarayana Gangarapu
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is defined as the presence of interstitial air in the mediastinum without any apparent precipitating factor. We present a case of 23 year old male patient, who has been referred to our outpatient clinic with the complaints of sudden chest pain, dyspnea followed by pneumonia and was diagnosed as SPM. The patient was treated with ampicillin sulbactam (4 gr/day) and methylprednisolon (20 mg/day) for 4 days. and oral intake was stopped during treatment. Post treatment, it was observed that the crepitations were disappeared thoroughly and vesicular sounds were heard by oscultation...
October 14, 2016: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Donald Nuss, Robert J Obermeyer, Robert E Kelly
Repair of pectus excavatum began at the beginning of the 20(th) century before endotracheal intubation was standard practice. Surgeons therefore developed techniques that corrected the deformity using an open procedure via the anterior chest wall. Initial techniques were unsatisfactory, but by the 1930s the partial rib resection and sternal osteotomy technique had been developed and was used in combination with external traction post-operatively to prevent the sternum from sinking back into the chest. In 1949, Ravitch recommended complete resection of the costal cartilages and complete mobilization of the sternum without external traction, and in 1961 Adkins and Blades introduced the concept of a substernal strut for sternal support...
September 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hanlu Zhang, Yingcai Geng, Yu Zheng, Yun Wang
A 68-year-old female was admitted to our hospital with an acute episode of chest pain, progressive cough and fever. She underwent trans-subxiphoid video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy (TsVATET) for thymoma with myasthenia gravis (MG) 9 days ago. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed anterior mediastinal oedema, and infiltrative findings involved bilateral lung. Physical examination revealed the subxiphoid wound suppuration. We diagnosed subxiphoid incision infection, anterior mediastinitis and concomitant bilateral pneumonia...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Chenglin Guo, Jiandong Mei, Chengwu Liu, Senyi Deng, Qiang Pu, Feng Lin, Lunxu Liu
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal bronchogenic cyst (MBC) is the most common primary cystic lesion of the mediastinum. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) compared with posterolateral thoracotomy (PLT) for the treatment of MBCs in a large series. METHODS: Patients with MBCs who underwent surgical resection between August 2005 and December 2015 were identified from the electronic database of the Department of Thoracic Surgery, West China Hospital...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Monica Jain, David L Krasne, Frederick R Singer, Armando E Giuliano
Parathyromatosis is a rare condition consisting of multiple nodules of benign hyperfunctioning parathyroid tissue scattered throughout the neck and superior mediastinum. As a potential cause of recurrent or persistent hyperparathyroidism, parathyromatosis is a challenging condition to diagnose and treat. The optimal evaluation and management of patients with parathyromatosis is not well established. The reported case involves a patient who was initially diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism. The diagnosis of Type 1 parathyromatosis was made after the patient developed recurrent hyperparathyroidism with hypercalcemia and osteoporosis 17 years after the initial operation and underwent two additional operations...
October 14, 2016: Endocrine
Weibin Zhou, Min Chen
INTRODUCTION: Parathyroid crisis due to ectopic parathyroid adenomas can pose diagnostic and management challenges, since it is quite rare in clinical practice. CLINICAL FINDINGS/PATIENT CONCERNS: A 67-year-old Chinese male presented as a parathyroid crisis due to an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma with his serum calcium and PTH markedly increased in short time. An ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) scan of the neck did not reveal any parathyroid adenoma...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Farhood Saremi, Cameron Hassani, Damián Sánchez-Quintana
The septal atrioventricular junction is a centrally located region of the heart where the septal components of the atria and ventricles meet the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves. Important structures in this region include the membranous septum, the central fibrous body, the Koch triangle, the inferior pyramidal space, and the base of the interventricular septum. This small area is the home of the atrioventricular node and the atrioventricular conduction axis and has enormous importance to electrophysiologists owing to its prime role in the conduction system of the heart...
October 14, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Nazan Ülgen-Tekerek, Başak Akyıldız, Alper Özcan, Ayşe Betül Ergül, Cüneyt Turan, Serdal Özcan
Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia is 5-30% of all congenital diaphragma hernia cases. It can present as Morgagni, Bochdalek and paraesophageal hernia. Misdiagnosis can result in significant morbiditiy. A 17-month-old girl presented with vomiting and abdominal pain. On physical examination, circulatory disturbance, cyanosis, abdominal distantion were present. Her O2 saturation was 60% and she was tachycardic (180 bpm) and tachypneic (58 bpm) with hypotension (60/35 mmhg). Patient's heart and mediastinum were shifted into the right hemithorax on the chest X-ray...
November 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Byung Kwon Chong, Jae Kwang Yun, Joon Bum Kim, Do Hyun Park
The formation of aortic thrombi is an extremely rare complication of acute pancreatitis. Here we report a case of acute pancreatitis complicated by a paraesophageal pseudocyst, necrotizing mediastinitis, and the formation of multiple thrombi in the ascending aorta. The patient was successfully treated by surgical therapy, which included extensive debridement of the mediastinum and removal of the aortic thrombi under cardiopulmonary bypass. Although esophageal resection was not carried out concomitantly, the lesions were resolved and the patient remained free of complications over 2 years of follow-up care...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Sushil Kumar Mishra, Pawan Kumar Jain, Sukhdev Gupta
Pseudocyst is a common complication of Acute and chronic pancreatitis. However, its extension into the mediastinum is a rare entity. We present a case of 52 years male with acute on chronic pancreatitis (alcohol related) who presented with dysphagia and dyspnoea and was found to have a pancreatic pseudocyst extending upto the neck. Ultrasound fails to pick up mediastinal pseudocysts and requires additional imaging modalities - CT and MRI. Management of Mediastinal pseudocyst depends upon underlying etiology, ductal anatomy, size of the pseudocyst, and availability of expertise...
March 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Sridhar Chivukula, Mukhyaprana Prabhu
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Hannington Ssemmanda, Tonny Stone Luggya, Clare Lubulwa, Zeridah Muyinda, Pascal Kwitonda, Humphrey Wanzira, Joseph Ejoku
Background. Critical care in Uganda is a neglected speciality and deemed costly with limited funding/prioritization. We studied admission X-ray and MEWS as mortality predictors of ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation. Materials and Methods. We did a cross-sectional study in Mulago Hospital ICU and 87 patients for mechanical ventilation were recruited with mortality as the outcome of interest. Chest X-ray results were the main independent variable and MEWS was also gotten for all patients. Results. We recruited 87 patients; most were males (60...
2016: Critical Care Research and Practice
Iraj Lotfinia, Shane Tubbs
Ventriculoperitoneal shunting is the most common treatment for hydrocephalus (excessive cerebrospinal fluid accumulation in the brain), but has the potential for serious complications such as shunt migration. Potential migration sites include the lateral ventricle mediastinum, gastrointestinal tract, abdominal wall, bladder, vagina, or scrotum. Here, we present a rare case of vaginal extrusion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS). Neurosurgeons and gynecologists should be aware of the potential occurrence of this rare complication...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Masoud Rabbani, Amir Hossein Sarrami
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography-guided percutaneous core needle biopsy (PCNB) is a diagnostic technique for initial assessment of mediastinal mass lesions. This study was conducted to evaluate its diagnostic yield and its complication rate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the records of CT-guided PCNB in 110 patients with mediastinal mass lesions performed in Kashani and Alzahra Hospitals, Isfahan, from 2006 to 2012. Gender, age at biopsy, size, and anatomic location of the lesion, number of passes, site of approach, complications, and final diagnosis were extracted...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
Dario Amore, Francesco S Cerqua, Fabio Perrotta, Antonio Cennamo, Carlo Curcio
INTRODUCTION: The mediastinal bronchogenic cysts represents 50%-60% of mediastinal cysts and rarely occurs in the posterior mediastinum. The final surgical resection is indicated for symptomatic patients and is recommended for some asymptomatic patients in order to establish the diagnosis and to avoid any subsequent complications. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of 17 years-old male suffering from bronchogenic cysts of the mediastinum. The patient was admitted to our hospital complaining with dry chough and dyspnea; CT scan showed a cystic mass in posterior mediastinum...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Habibeh Taghavi Kojidi, Nazanin Vagharimehr, Shahrzad Mohseni, Mohammad Pajouhi, Mohammad Reza Mohajeri-Tehrani
An ectopically placed parathyroid in the mediastinum is a rare cause of persistent or recurrent primary hyperparathyroidism. They are rarely in a huge size. We report a case of a 70-year-old man with a history of total parathyroidectomy and thymectomy presented with a lack of appetite, nausea, and generalized bone pain, polydipsia and a calcium level of 14.4 mg/dl. 99mTc-sestamibi scintigraphy with single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) showed a focal zone of radiotracer accumulation in the midline of anterior chest wall (xiphoid level)...
August 2016: Acta Medica Iranica
Tutku Soyer, Beril Talim, İbrahim Karnak, Saniye Ekinci, Fatih Andiran, Arbay Özden Çiftçi, Diclehan Orhan, Canan Akyüz, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
Aim A retrospective study was performed to evaluate the clinical features, diagnostic methods, and treatment alternatives of childhood inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs). Patients and Methods Patients who underwent surgical treatment for IMT between 2000 and 2015 were evaluated for age, sex, presenting symptoms, physical examination findings, diagnostic methods, treatment modalities, histopathologic findings, and results of surgical treatment during long-term follow-up. Results Eleven patients who underwent surgical treatment were included in the study...
October 3, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Enrico Maria Zardi, Maria Elena Pipita, Antonella Afeltra
Mediastinal syndromes are a group of disorders involving the anatomical structures of the mediastinum. An increase in the incidence of this syndrome has been observed following the widespread use of diagnostic imaging. In the present study, three different cases of mediastinal syndrome, one of which was complicated by superior vena cava syndrome, are discussed. The treatment in the three cases was dependent on the etiology. While a patient with goiter experienced resolution of the symptoms following thyroidectomy, and a patient with lymphoma experienced beneficial effects following medical treatment, the patient with lymph node metastasis caused by a gastric tumor succumbed to the disease...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Hemonta Kr Dutta, Pronami Borah, Mauchumi Baruah
Extragonadal teratomas are rarely encountered in infants and children. These tumors are reported in retroperitoneum, floor of the mouth, mediastinum, craniofacial region or even in the solid organs of the body. Most of the gluteal teratomas reported in the literature are in fact, lateralized sacrococcygeal teratomas. We are reporting a case of unilateral big gluteal teratoma in a 6-year-old girl. The tumor did not have any connection with the sacrum or coccyx and was successfully removed. Histology showed well-differentiated bowel as well as fetiform structures...
October 2016: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
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