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Tracheal tumor

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
Alexandru-Dan Sabău, Noor Hassan, Cătălin Gabriel Smarandache, Alin Miheţiu, Ștefan Ţîţu, Dan Sabău
PURPOSE: An original technique using laparoscopic instruments in a gastric endocavitary work chamber with potential for esophagus, stomach and D1 vizualisation. The main purpose of laparagastroscopy is to improve the quality of life of the patient disabling by the esophageal tumor. This method has several advantages: providing physiological feeding, harvesting materials for histopathological examination, solving eso-tracheal fistulas concurrently with the proposed operation and hemostatic role through compression, low energy and plastic consumption, rapid socio-economic reintegration, mental psychological care of the patient...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Xi Zhang, Lei Su, Yu-Ge Ran, Shuai Qie, Xin Zhang, Chan Liu, Hong-Yun Shi
RATIONALE: Extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMPs) are rare solitary soft tissue tumors characterized by monoclonal proliferation of plasma cells. Most lesions occur in the head and neck, but primary tracheal lesions are very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe a case of tracheal EMP discovered in a 48-year-old man who presented with a history of progressive dyspnea. DIAGNOSES: Computed tomography (CT) revealed a well-defined nodular mass in the posterior wall of trachea without signs of invasion of the tracheal walls...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Amy L Dimachkieh, Allison Dobbie, Damon R Olson, Mark A Lovell, Jeremy D Prager
OBJECTIVE: To review tracheal paragangliomas and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic findings, operative management, and histologic findings of a pediatric patient who presented with stridor refractory to traditional asthma therapy. METHODS: Chart review of an 8-year-old male who presented to a tertiary care pediatric hospital and literature review of tracheal paragangliomas. RESULTS: We present the case of an 8-year-old male who presented with new-onset of wheezing and dyspnea on exertion...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Benjamin J Resio, Alexander S Chiu, Jessica Hoag, Andrew P Dhanasopon, Justin D Blasberg, Daniel J Boffa
BACKGROUND: Primary Salivary Type Lung Cancers (PSTLC) such as Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) and Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma (MEC) are uncommon primary lung tumors that given their rarity, remain incompletely understood. This study aimed to characterize the management and outcomes associated with these less common pulmonary malignancies. METHODS: Patients in the National Cancer Database (NCDB) diagnosed with primary lung and bronchial (not tracheal) MEC and ACC between 2004-2014 were identified...
February 24, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Waseem Hajjar, Iftikhar Ahmed, Samiha Aljetaily, Tarfah Al-Obaidan, Adnan W Hajjar
Diagnosing endobronchial tuberculosis (EBTB) can be difficult due to the lack of specific signs and symptoms that differentiate it from other respiratory diseases, such as lung tumors. We hereby report a case of a very rare presentation of tuberculosis (TB) in a patient who presented with a dry cough and significant weight loss for 3 months. Chest X-ray and CT scan of the chest showed partial atelectasis and a segmental collapse of the right upper lobe and tumor-like arising from its bronchus along with a large right para-tracheal mediastinal lymphadenopathy, mimicking a metastatic (N2) disease...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Jeanine Blatter, Thorsten Krueger, Hans-Beat Ris, Moira Baeriswyl, Alban Lovis, Mathieu Zellweger, Michel Gonzalez, Jean Yannis Perentes
BACKGROUND: Extrathoracic muscle flaps can be used as airway substitutes for the closure of complex broncho-pleural or tracheo-esophageal fistulas or in the context of tracheo-carinal reconstructions after resection for centrally localized tumors in order to alleviate excess anastomotic tension. METHODS: Evaluation of all patients undergoing tracheo-carinal reconstructions with extrathoracic muscle flap patches as airway substitutes in our institution from 1996 to 2016...
February 7, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Mehmet Akif Özgül, Elif Tanrıverdi, Şule Gül, Zehra Yaşar Asuk, Murat Acat, Kenan Abbaslı, Neslihan Akanıl Fener, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
Hemangiomas are benign tumors most frequently seen in childhood and are mostly associated with cutaneous and mucosal surfaces. Tracheal capillary hemangiomas are extremely rare. The most common presenting symptom is hemoptysis, ranging from minor to major and chronic cough. We present the case of a 12-year-old boy with recurrent hemoptysis due to tracheal capillary hemangioma, who was treated with interventional bronchoscopy.
October 2017: Turkish Thoracic Journal
Yujiro Nakahara, Ko Takachi, Naoto Tsujimura, Masaki Wakasugi, Masaki Hirota, Takashi Matsumoto, Hiroyoshi Takemoto, Kiyonori Nishioka, Satoshi Oshima
Malignant stricture and fistula of the esophagus and tracheobronchus adversely affect the quality of life(QOL)in patients with advanced esophageal cancer. Stenting is one ofthe therapies available for these patients. We investigated the outcomes ofesophagus and tracheobronchial stenting in our institution. Eight patients with advanced esophageal cancer underwent double stenting from 2010 to 2016. Among them, 4 patients underwent double stenting as planned. One patient underwent an emergency tracheal stenting because ofstenosis ofthe trachea caused by esophageal stenting...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
J Mokry, A Urbanova, I Medvedova, M Kertys, P Mikolka, P Kosutova, D Mokra
Selective phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitors have recently been introduced into the therapy of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, suppression of airway reactivity and eosinophilic inflammation by increased intracellular cAMP could be beneficial in bronchial asthma as well. PDE5 inhibitors are used for the therapy of erectile dysfunction, pulmonary hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases, but an expression of PDE5 in several immune cells suggests its perspectives in inflammation, as well...
October 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
Sarah A Best, Ariena Kersbergen, Marie-Liesse Asselin-Labat, Kate D Sutherland
Lung cancers display considerable intertumoral heterogeneity, leading to the classification of distinct tumor subtypes. Our understanding of the genetic aberrations that underlie tumor subtypes has been greatly enhanced by recent genomic sequencing studies and state-of-the-art gene targeting technologies, highlighting evidence that distinct lung cancer subtypes may be derived from different "cells-of-origin". Here, we describe the intra-tracheal delivery of cell type-restricted Ad5-Cre viruses into the lungs of adult mice, combined with immunohistochemical and flow cytometry strategies for the detection of lung cancer-initiating cells in vivo...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Parth Rali, Namrata Jasani, Hammad Arshad, Jianwu Xie, Marvin Balaan
We present a case of a glomus tumor of trachea in an elderly female who presented with a mass originating from the posterior trachea. She underwent rigid bronchoscopy with tumor debulking combined with laser therapy. Frozen section initially suggested carcinoid tumor but later turned out to be a glomus tumor. She improved with additional laser therapy. We present her clinical course and a literature review on glomus tumor.
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Yingjie Yin, Shouqin Zhang, Sanqiang Wang, Hu Long, Chengjin Gao, Xiangyu Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes in serum level of microparticles (EMPs) in mice with ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI), and explore its significance in VILI. METHODS: Forty-eight grade SPF male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into two groups, with 24 mice in each group: the mice in mechanical ventilation (MV) group were given high tidal volume (VT 30 mL/kg) MV for 4 hours after tracheal intubation, and those in spontaneous breathing group were spontaneously breathed for 4 hours...
January 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
S Sponholz, M Schirren, N Baldes, L Schreiner, A Fisseler-Eckhoff, J Schirren
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory pseudotumors are a rare and in the main benign tumor entity but infiltrative growth, recurrence and metastases are described. Generally, a complete resection is needed to exclude lung cancer. This study analyzed our data and experiences with this rare tumor entity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of all our patients who had been operated on between 2002 and 2016 in our institution for an inflammatory pseudotumor of the lungs...
January 5, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Hyoung Uk Je, Si Yeol Song, Dong Kwan Kim, Yong-Hee Kim, Seong-Yun Jeong, Geum Mun Back, Wonsik Choi, Su Ssan Kim, Seung-Il Park, Eun Kyung Choi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the role of radiotherapy (RT) as an adjuvant or definitive treatment in primary tracheal adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) for local tumor control and survival. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed in 22 patients treated with adjuvant or definitive RT for primary tracheal ACC at a single center between November 1994 and December 2008. RESULTS: Thirteen and 9 patients received adjuvant and definitive RT, respectively...
December 4, 2017: Radiation Oncology
Shadi Hamouri, Nathan M Novotny
BACKGROUND: Neurogenic tumors of the tracheobronchial tree are extremely rare and include neurofibroma and schwannoma. We report a case of primary recurrent tracheal schwannoma causing obstructive airway symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: A 60-year-old man presented with obstructive airway symptoms due to recurrent tracheal schwannoma. Due the recurrence, size of the tumor and low surgical risk, the patient was treated with tracheal resection. CONCLUSION: Primary endotracheal neurogenic tumors are extremely rare, but one should consider them in the differential diagnosis of persistent upper airway symptoms...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Nicola Rotolo, Maria Cattoni, Andrea Imperatori
Thyroidectomy associated to en bloc tracheal resection with end-to-end anastomosis is the treatment of choice of thyroid tumor invading the tracheal wall and is associated with a good prognosis. However, the postoperative morbidity is not irrelevant. The present review aims to discuss the complications occurring after this aggressive surgical procedure. The search was performed using PubMed through an overarching for the following terms: "complication of tracheal resection [AND] invasive thyroid cancer". Postoperative complications rate after tracheal sleeve resection with end-to-end anastomosis for thyroid cancer invading tracheal wall range from 15% to 39%...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
Eun H Chun, Hee J Baik, Rack K Chung, Hun J Lee, Kwangseob Shin, Jae H Woo
RATIONALE: Arytenoid dislocation is very rare and may be misdiagnosed as vocal cord paralysis or a self-limiting sore throat. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 70-year-old male (70 kg, 156 cm) was scheduled for transurethral resection of bladder tumors. A McGrath videolaryngoscope, with a basic cuffed Mallinckrodt oral tracheal tube of 7.5 mm internal diameter, was used to successfully intubate his trachea. The duration of surgery was 25 minutes. In the recovery room, he complained of sore throat and dyspnea with inspiratory stridor, which were not resolved after intravenous injection of 10 mg of dexamethasone...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Krzysztof Kaliszewski, Dorota Diakowska, Marta Strutyńska-Karpińska, Beata Wojtczak, Michał Aporowicz, Zdzisław Forkasiewicz, Waldemar Balcerzak, Tadeusz Łukieńczuk, Paweł Domosławski
Background: It seems valuable for clinicians to know if diagnostics of thyroid malignancy (TM) and indications for surgery in the elderly patients differ from these in younger counterparts. Materials and Methods: Retrospective analysis of the medical records of 3,749 patients surgically treated for thyroid tumor. Data of patients with histopathology confirmed TM (n = 309) were studied. Results: The rate of cytological prediction to malignancy was more than three times higher in elderly women...
2017: BioMed Research International
Eric J Kuo, William J Thi, Feibi Zheng, Kyle A Zanocco, Masha J Livhits, Michael W Yeh
BACKGROUND: Lobectomy may be sufficient for patients with intrathyroidal papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC) <4 cm without nodal metastasis. Based on the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines, a strategy using ultrasound to identify appropriate candidates for lobectomy was implemented. METHODS: Patients with Bethesda V or VI cytology who underwent surgery for PTC (January 2016 to May 2017) were retrospectively reviewed. Eligibility for lobectomy was based on both tumor (unilateral, intrathyroidal tumors ≤3 cm in size) and non-tumor (history of hypothyroidism, radiation exposure, etc...
December 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
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