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Bhagya Sudheer, Manisha Agarwal, Deepa Sharma, Ravi Mehta, Kalpana Babu
PURPOSE: To report our experience of using Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial lymph node aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in assessing the etiology in uveitis from two tertiary eye-care centers in India. MATERIALS & METHODS: Retrospective interventional case series. RESULTS: A total of 99 patients of uveitis who underwent EBUS-TBNA were included in the study. Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb) was detected on culture in 5 cases, 3 cases by polymerase chain reaction and caseating granulomas in 25 cases...
March 15, 2018: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Claudio Caviezel, Carlson Aruldas, Daniel Franzen, Silvia Ulrich, Ilhan Inci, Didier Schneiter, Walter Weder, Isabelle Opitz
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is considered a contraindication for lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Because, it has been reported that endobronchial lung volume reduction may have a beneficial effect without increased mortality in patients with emphysema and PH, we evaluated its effect on PH in patients undergoing LVRS. METHODS: From January 2014 until June 2016, 119 LVRSs were performed at Zurich University Hospital. PH was a contraindication for patients with homogeneous emphysema but was acceptable for those with heterogeneous emphysema...
March 12, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Federica Camela, Marcella Gallucci, Emanuela di Palmo, Salvatore Cazzato, Mario Lima, Giampaolo Ricci, Andrea Pession
The inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a rare lesion of unclear etiology and variable clinical course, consisting of a proliferation of fibroblasts and myofibroblasts, mixed with inflammatory cells. Synonyms of IMT are inflammatory pseudotumor and plasma cell granuloma reflecting the alleged inflammatory nature attributed to this lesion, even though this heterogeneity in the disease denomination is probably involved in a dispersion of the literature data. Among primary pulmonary neoplasms, it represents the most frequent endobronchial tumor of childhood and beyond the lung it has been described mainly in the bladder, mediastinum and mesentery...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Su-Juan Zhang, Ming Zhang, Jun Zhou, Qiu-Di Zhang, Qian-Qian Xu, Xiong Xu
Background: Peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are being discovered more frequently. We investigated efficiency, safety, and influencing factors in radial probe endobronchial ultrasound with distance measurement (rEBUS-D) using a thin bronchoscope during transbronchial biopsy (TBB) for the diagnosis of malignant PPLs. Methods: Patients with PPLs who underwent rEBUS were retrospectively analyzed. Cases with rEBUS-D and a gold-standard final diagnosis were considered...
February 2018: Translational Lung Cancer Research
Lucas W Thornblade, Douglas E Wood, Michael S Mulligan, Alexander S Farivar, Michal Hubka, Kimberly E Costas, Bahirathan Krishnadasan, Farhood Farjah
OBJECTIVE: Prior studies have reported underuse of-but not variability in-invasive mediastinal staging in the pretreatment evaluation of patients with lung cancer. We sought to compare rates of invasive mediastinal staging for lung cancer across hospitals participating in a regional quality improvement and research collaborative. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study (2011-2013) of patients undergoing resected lung cancer from the Surgical Clinical Outcomes and Assessment Program in Washington State...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Anthony R Onofrio, Jeannie Kwon, Lisa H Kang, Jason Wang
Editor's Note.-RadioGraphics continues to publish radiologic-pathologic case material selected from the American Institute for Radiologic Pathology (AIRP) "best case" presentations. The AIRP conducts a 4-week Radiologic Pathology Correlation Course, which is offered five times per year. On the penultimate day of the course, the best case presentation is held at the American Film Institute Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Md. The AIRP faculty identifies the best cases, from each organ system, brought by the resident attendees...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Takeshi Kawaguchi, Daisuke Himeji, Noriaki Kawano, Yoshiya Shimao, Kousuke Marutsuka
Primary endobronchial mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (EML) is rare. We reviewed 20 cases of EML, including ours and case reports. We found that the location of tumor in 70% of these cases was limited to the trachea and main bronchus, and the form of tumor in 61% of these cases was several nodular protrusions. If a patient exhibits these characteristics, adequate specimen collection on bronchoscopy is important. Because the prognosis for patients with EML is good, tumors on the trachea and main bronchus should be treated, while those on the peripheral airway can be watched carefully...
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Yuki Shiina, Yuichi Sakairi, Hironobu Wada, Hajime Tamura, Taiki Fujiwara, Takahiro Nakajima, Hidemi Suzuki, Masako Chiyo, Masayuki Ota, Satoshi Ota, Yukio Nakatani, Ichiro Yoshino
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing pneumocytoma is a rare lung tumor that is usually recognized as a solitary nodule in the lung. Surgical removal is recommended; however, its clinical diagnosis is still an issue because it is difficult to differentiate from lung adenocarcinomas using a tiny sample obtained from biopsy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma located in the upper lobe of the right lung of a 34-year-old woman, which was diagnosed before surgery by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA)...
March 9, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Naoko Imanishi, Kazue Yoneda, Akihiro Taira, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Naoko Sato, Masanori Hisaoka, Fumihiro Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Alectinib is a highly selective tyrosine kinase inhibitor of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and provided a significantly prolonged progression-free survival compared with chemotherapy in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) harboring rearrangements of the ALK gene. Here, we present the first surgical case of ALK-rearranged lung adenocarcinoma with major pathological response in resected specimens after treatment with alectinib. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old female with clinical stage IIIA-N2 ALK-rearranged adenocarcinoma originating from the left lower lobe presented...
March 9, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Haisam Abid, Junaid Khan, Nazir Lone
We report a case of Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as an endobronchial mass in a 40-year-old man with history of 8 months of non-specific symptoms like cough, fatigue and weight loss. Initially he was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics for suspicion of pneumonia without recovery. Radiographic work-up showed cavitary consolidation of the upper lobe of the left lung, followed by bronchoscopy which showed obstructing mass of the upper lobe of the left lung mimicking primary lung carcinoma. Immunohistochemical staining of the specimen was suggestive of Hodgkin's lymphoma...
March 9, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Ji Young Yoo, Sung Yong Park, Jong Yeop Kim, Myungseob Kim, Seok Jin Haam, Dae Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Double lumen endobronchial tube (DLT) intubation is commonly used for one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery. However, because of its large size and shape, it is difficult to perform intubation compared with a single lumen tube. The aim of this randomized controlled trial was to determine whether the McGrath videolaryngoscope has any advantage over the direct Macintosh laryngoscope for DLT intubation in patients with a simulated difficult airway. METHODS: Forty-four patients (19-60 years of age); scheduled to undergo general anesthesia with one-lung ventilation were assigned to 1 of 2 groups: DLT intubation with the McGrath videolaryngoscope (ML group [n = 22]); or conventional Macintosh laryngoscope (DL group [n = 22])...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Takuya Onuki, Sho Ueda, Shinichi Otsu, Takahiro Yanagihara, Naoki Kawakami, Masatoshi Yamaoka, Masaharu Inagaki
A 34-year-old man was diagnosed with thymoma, which was evaluated preoperatively as stage II or III, with myasthenia gravis (MG). The size of the tumor was 70 × 44 × 80 mm. No invasion to neighboring organs was observed. Prednisolone was prescribed for stabilization of MG. However, a myasthenic crisis (MC) occurred, and intensive care, including emergent endobronchial intubation followed by artificial ventilation, pulse steroid therapy, high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin, and tacrolimus hydrate, was initiated...
March 7, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Antônio Aurélio de Paiva Fagundes Júnior, Renato Bueno Chaves, Amanda Robassini Dos Santos, Humberto Alves de Oliveira, Marcello Henrique Paschoal
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has been used to treat refractory hypoxemia in numerous clinical scenarios. The fundamental principles for the management of massive hemoptysis patients include protecting the airway and healthy lung, locating the source of bleeding and controlling the hemorrhage. We report the case of a patient with acute respiratory failure associated with massive hemoptysis secondary to lung laceration during cardiac surgery. The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation allowed patient survival...
March 1, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
X Guo, X Song, X Chen, W Liu, H Wang, H Xia
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to report our clinical experience with intraluminal calculated distance for endobronchial blocker placement (ICEB) and to find out whether ICEB could reduce the number of hypoxemia episodes during blocker placement compared with extraluminal blocker placement for one-lung ventilation in children under the age of 2 years. METHODS: The medical records of all children under the age of 2 years with a 5 French (F) or 4F WeiLi (WeiLi medical Inc, Guangzhou, China) endobronchial blocker for one-lung ventilation in thoracic surgery from July 2015 through July 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 7, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Daizo Yaguchi, Motoshi Ichikawa, Noriko Inoue, Daisuke Kobayashi, Masato Shizu, Naoyuki Imai
A lesion in a 73-year-old woman that was suspected to be right lung cancer was biopsied under ultrasound-guided bronchoscopy with a guide sheath. The procedure was completed without a noticeable problem, but after 3 days, it was found that the tip of the ultrasonic probe sheath was broken and that the broken fragment was missing. Based on the concern that the fragment had been left in the lung, the patient was examined by computed tomography scan 4 days after the biopsy, and bronchoscopy was repeated 38 days after the biopsy, but no fragment was detected...
May 2018: Respirology Case Reports
Takayasu Ito, Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Yasuhiro Kondoh, Tomoki Kimura, Kensuke Kataoka
A 71-year-old man, who had received long-term oxygen therapy for respiratory failure caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, had an enlarged mediastinal lymph node for one year. As his lung function was poor, we tried performing endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration under non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for diagnosis but could not obtain sufficient specimens. Later, we performed an endoscopic ultrasound with bronchoscope-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA) using a transesophageal approach...
May 2018: Respirology Case Reports
Amik Sodhi, Dipen Kadaria, April Practice McDonald, Adnan Khan, Krishna Gannamraj, Muthiah Muthiah
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of endobronchial lesions in patients presenting with hemoptysis. We also aimed to characterize features that would predict whether bronchoscopy would be useful. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on 185 consecutive patients who presented with hemoptysis from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2015 at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare-affiliated hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee. Data collection included demographic information, description of hemoptysis, imaging results, bronchoscopy results, and the final diagnosis...
March 2018: Southern Medical Journal
Tariq M Wani, Ayman Mohammad AlAhdal, Mohammed Hakim, Tanveer Hussein, Abdul Basit Mir, Ravees Jan, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: There are limited data to guide the selection of the appropriate sized endobronchial tube for main stem intubation to provide one-lung ventilation in children. The relationship between the cricoid and the main bronchi (right and left) has been previously evaluated using two-dimensional computed tomography (CT) imaging and video-bronchoscopic images. The present study defines the three-dimensional, CT-derived volume-based relationships between the right main-stem bronchus (RMB), left main-stem bronchus (LMB), and the cricoid ring...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Saurabh Mittal, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Sushil K Kabra, Karan Madan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Ming Lu, Xiang Zhu, Ning Shen
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February 28, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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