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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906275/vv-ecmo-assisted-high-risk-endobronchial-stenting-as-rescue-for-asphyxiating-mediastinal-mass
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Brandon T Nokes, Laszlo Vaszar, Jama Jahanyar, Karen L Swanson
The use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) has traditionally been limited to a narrow set of clinical circumstances, such as acute hypoxic respiratory failure, submassive pulmonary embolism, and cardiopulmonary collapse. Within the pediatric population, there have been cases of VV-ECMO in the context of extrinsic airway compression by a mediastinal mass, typically in the setting of either a lymphoma or germ cell tumors. However, the use of VV-ECMO for adults with extrinsic airway compression is comparatively limited...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900334/massive-hemoptysis-a-rare-presentation-of-anterior-mediastinal-teratoma-in-an-adolescent
#2
Rajkumar M Meshram, S Abhisheik, Vaidehi Hardas, K Siddharth
Germ cell tumors are predominantly found in the gonads, and the most common extragonadal site is anterior mediastinum. Usual symptoms are cough, dyspnea, and fever, chest pain due to mass effect or intrapulmonary invasion but hemoptysis is rare and may result from either communication with tracheobronchial tree or may result from bronchial bleeding due to irritation by tumor. As in our case, patient presenting with massive hemoptysis and shock are the rarest presentation of a benign teratoma.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889760/an-analysis-of-clinical-characteristics-and-patient-outcomes-in-primary-mediastinal-sarcomas
#3
Omar Abdel-Rahman
BACKGROUND: Published data concerning primary mediastinal sarcomas are limited to small-sized retrospective series.  This study reviewed the clinical outcomes of these cases from the SEER (surveillance, epidemiology and end results) database. METHODS: Primary mediastinal sarcomas (1988 - 2013) were assembled from the SEER database. The incidence and 10-year cancer-specific survival rates were compared to other primary mediastinal malignancies (thymic carcinoma, germ cell tumors, neurogenic tumors, Hodgkin / non Hodgkin lymphomas) as well as to non mediastinal sarcomas...
September 14, 2017: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888750/primary-mediastinal-pure-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-germinoma-as-a-rare-cause-of-precocious-puberty-in-a-9-year-old-patient
#4
Alejandra Bravo-Balado, Lynda Torres Castellanos, Adriana Carrillo Rodríguez, Daniel Gómez Zapata, Juan Javier Lammoglia Hoyos, Rafael Andrade, Jaime Pérez Niño
Less than 5-7% of germ cell tumors (GCTs) are extragonadal, being the central nervous system (CNS) the most common location in children, followed by retroperitoneum and mediastinum. Only 10% of mediastinal tumors are malignant and one third of these are pure seminomas (germinomas). We report the case of a 9 year-old boy with development of secondary sexual characteristics. Beta human chorionic gonadotropin (B-hCG) was elevated and a mediastinal mass was found. Final histology showed a pure seminomatous germ cell tumor (SGCT)...
September 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844590/surgical-approaches-anaesthetic-management-and-outcome-in-pediatric-superior-mediastinal-tumors
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Gehad Ahmed, Mohammed M Hegazy, Tarek Raafat, Hanafy Hafez, Sayed Fadel, Maged Elshafiey
BACKGROUND: Pediatric superior mediastinal tumors are a heterogeneous group of tumors with marked variation in pathology and extension. We reviewed our experience with different surgical approaches to tumors originating from or extending to superior mediastinum in pediatrics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The medical records of all patients who had undergone resection for superior mediastinal tumors in Children's Cancer Hospital - Egypt, between January 2008 to December 2015, were reviewed for demographic data, clinico-pathological features, radiologic findings, operative techniques and outcome...
August 22, 2017: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819093/non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#6
Paolo K Soriano, Muhammad F Iqbal, Omar M Siddiqui, Jeff F Wang, Meghna R Desai
BACKGROUND Primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) are aggressive and carry a poor five-year disease free survival rate even with aggressive treatment. We describe a young adult male with primary mediastinal NSGCT presenting with airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CASE REPORT The patient presented with four weeks of nonproductive cough, weight loss, and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest computed topography (CT) imaging demonstrated a right-sided mediastinal mass determined as a yolk sac tumor on biopsy...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813488/role-of-post-chemotherapy-radiation-in-the-management-of-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-advanced-malignant-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors
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Junting Huang, Yuting Tan, Zijun Zhen, Suying Lu, Feifei Sun, Jia Zhu, Juan Wang, Ru Liao, Xiaofei Sun
OBJECTIVE: Primary malignant mediastinal germ cell tumors (MMGCTs) are rare in children and adolescents and have a poorer prognosis than their gonadal counterparts. We report a single institutional experience of a 10-year period of primary advanced MMGCTs treated with chemotherapy, followed by radiotherapy in those who had residual mass. METHODS: Children and adolescents with primary advanced MMGCTs between 2005 and 2014 were identified from the Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638160/low-flow-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal-using-the-hemolung-respiratory-dialysis-system-%C3%A2-to-facilitate-lung-protective-mechanical-ventilation-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Bindu Akkanti, Keshava Rajagopal, Kirti P Patel, Sangeeta Aravind, Emmanuel Nunez-Centanu, Rahat Hussain, Farshad Raissi Shabari, Wayne L Hofstetter, Ara A Vaporciyan, Igor S Banjac, Biswajit Kar, Igor D Gregoric, Pranav Loyalka
Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) permits reductions in alveolar ventilation requirements that the lungs would otherwise have to provide. This concept was applied to a case of hypercapnia refractory to high-level invasive mechanical ventilator support. We present a case of an 18-year-old man who developed post-pneumonectomy acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) after resection of a mediastinal germ cell tumor involving the left lung hilum. Hypercapnia and hypoxemia persisted despite ventilator support even at traumatic levels...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634489/a-study-of-patients-with-primary-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors-treated-using-multimodal-therapy
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Yutaro Tanaka, Takehiko Okamura, Takashi Nagai, Daichi Kobayashi, Takahiro Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Akita, Yoshinobu Moritoki, Takahiro Yasui
OBJECTIVES: Primary mediastinal germ cell tumors (PMGCTs) are rare, which often makes them difficult to treat. Herein, we examined patients with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment. METHODS: We examined 6 patients (median age: 25 years, range: 19-27 years) with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment between April 2001 and March 2015. Three patients had seminomas, 2 patients had yolk sac tumors, and 1 patient had choriocarcinoma. The median observation period was 32...
2017: Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595223/-successful-combined-modality-therapy-for-an-advanced-malignant-mediastinal-non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-in-an-elderly-female
#10
Hirotoshi Suzuki, Osamu Araki, Muneo Minowa, Yoshifumi Matsuura, Yuji Matsumura
A 69-year-old woman was diagnosed with a germ cell tumor in the anterior mediastinum. Following 3 years follow-up, she experienced chest pain and an enlarging of the anterior mediastinal tumor and bilateral lung metastases were detected by chest X-ray. The tumor was diagnosed as a primary malignant mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumor by needle biopsy. After initial radiotherapy (12 Gy/4 Fr), she was subsequently treated with EP chemotherapy which achieved a partial response. Complete resection of the residual tumors in the mediastinum and right lung was performed...
June 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578457/non-seminomatous-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumor-and-acute-megakaryoblastic-leukemia
#11
REVIEW
Sarbajit Mukherjee, Sami Ibrahimi, Sonia John, Mohammed Muqeet Adnan, Teresa Scordino, Mohammad O Khalil, Mohamad Cherry
The association between mediastinal germ cell tumors (MGCT) and acute megakaryoblastic (M7) leukemia has been known for many years. We hereby present this review to better characterize the coexistence of these entities as well as the salient features, the treatment options, and the overall prognosis. A search of PUBMED, Medline, and EMBASE databases via OVID engine for primary articles and case reports under keywords "germ cell tumors" and "acute myeloid leukemia" revealed a total of 26 cases in English that reported MGCT and M7 leukemia...
September 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540630/surgery-for-malignant-lesions-of-the-chest-which-extensively-involved-the-mediastinum-lung-and-heart
#12
REVIEW
Yugo Tanaka, Daisuke Hokka, Hiroyuki Ogawa, Nahoko Shimizu, Takeshi Inoue, Hiroshi Tanaka, Yutaka Okita, Yoshimasa Maniwa
OBJECTIVE: Radical resection for thoracic malignancies that invade the great vessels or heart structure is an uncommon, high-risk operation. To help surgeons determine therapeutic strategy, we reviewed the patient characteristics and outcomes of combined thoracic and cardiovascular surgery for thoracic malignancies. METHODS: Surgical resections of lung cancer, mediastinal tumor and pulmonary artery sarcoma invading great vessels or heart structures were reviewed from the literature...
July 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528058/metachronous-germ-cell-tumors-of-the-mediastinum
#13
Shuhei Hakiri, Koji Kawaguchi, Takayuki Fukui, Koichi Fukumoto, Shota Nakamura, Kohei Yokoi
We report a rare case of mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumor arising after 2 complete resections of mediastinal mature teratomas 18 and 10 years prior. After three cycles of chemotherapy for the mediastinal nonseminomatous germ cell tumor, the serum α-fetoprotein and β-human chorionic gonadotropin levels were normalized. However, chest radiography revealed that the mediastinal tumor had remarkably increased in size, and thus growing teratoma syndrome was diagnosed. The patient underwent urgent resection of the tumor, and a pathologic examination showed an encapsulated mature teratoma without any malignant viable cells...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510616/salvage-high-dose-chemotherapy-in-female-patients-with-relapsed-refractory-germ-cell-tumors-a-retrospective-analysis-of-the-european-group-for-blood-and-marrow-transplantation-ebmt
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U De Giorgi, S Richard, M Badoglio, E Kanfer, J H Bourrhis, E Nicolas-Virelizier, K Vettenranta, B Lioure, S Martin, P Dreger, M K Schuler, K Thomson, E Scarpi, G Rosti, F Selle, G Mangili, F Lanza, M Bregni
Background: High-dose chemotherapy (HDC) with hematopoietic progenitor cell transplantation is a standard option for relapsed/refractory testicular germ-cell tumor (GCT), but only few data have been reported in female patients with GCT. We conducted a retrospective analysis of female patients with GCT treated with HDC and registered with the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Patients and methods: Between 1985 and 2013, 60 registered female patients with GCT, median age 27 years (range 15-48), were treated with salvage HDC...
August 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476019/mediastinal-lesions-across-the-age-spectrum-a-clinicopathological-comparison-between-pediatric-and-adult-patients
#15
Tingting Liu, Lika'a Fasih Y Al-Kzayer, Xiao Xie, Hua Fan, Shamil Naji Sarsam, Yozo Nakazawa, Lei Chen
The objective of this study was to identify the differences in histopathological distribution and clinical features of mediastinal lesions (MLs) across the age spectrum in Chinese series of patients and to compare with the available literature. A total of 409 cases of MLs, including 137 pediatric and 272 adult patients from a single institution, was reviewed and categorized into groups according to age. Among the 409 cases, the age showed a bimodal distribution with an increased incidence of MLs among (< 10 year) and (60-< 70 year) age groups...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467339/the-primitive-extratesticular-seminoma-diagnosis-of-a-rare-pathology
#16
Luca Saba
 Background: The Primitive Extratesticular Seminoma is a very rare condition and represents 3% of germ cell tumors; it is an indeterminate origin disease, whose diagnosis is often complicated by a nonspecific and highly variable clinical finding. CASE PRESENTATION: A caucasian 55 years old male, non-smoker, arrived to our centre with cough, severe respiratory distress and dysphagia, in a context of the superior vena cava syndrome. A Computed Tomography was performed, which shows the presence of a mediastinal anterior mass with aorto-pulmonary window and left paracardiac invasion...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441376/nut-midline-carcinoma-a-rare-malignancy
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Sameer Al Diffalha, Nidal Al Aukla, Saleh Hasan, Shohreh Dickinson, Farah Khalil
Nuclear protein of the testis (NUT) midline carcinoma can present in the head, neck, and mediastinum. In general, it presents in young adult men and has a poor prognosis. We report on a case of NUT midline carcinoma of the mediastinum in a man 27 years of age without any prior malignancy. Due to the location of the tumor, mediastinal lymphoma and germ cell tumor were initially considered; however, immunohistochemistry was performed using NUT antibody that revealed it to be NUT midline carcinoma. Although guidelines exist for squamous cell carcinoma of the head, neck, and mediastinum, no such specific guidelines are available for NUT midline carcinoma, which looks morphologically similar to squamous cell carcinoma but behaves more aggressively and carries a poor prognosis...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407803/orchitis-reveals-an-extragonadal-primary-mediastinal-thymic-seminoma-a-coincidence-or-not
#18
Athanasios Tampakis, Ekaterini Christina Tampaki, Christos Damaskos, Themistoklis Feretis, Irene Thymara, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Periklis Tomos, Gregory Kouraklis
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal thymic seminomas are rare male germ cell tumors with extragonadal origin that appear predominately with a cystic appearance. CASE PRESENTATION: A 22-year-old male was referred to our department for further investigation of a mediastinal mass discovered incidentally during routine chest X-ray. The patient has denied any symptoms including dyspnea, chest pain, cough, fever, dysphagia, hemoptysis, weight loss, and weakness. His past medical history was remarkable for orchitis, for which he had undergone a bilateral testicular biopsy, without the latter however, indicating the presence of a germ cell tumor or a premalignant lesion...
April 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407756/alpha-fetoprotein-elevation-in-nut-midline-carcinoma-a-case-report
#19
Lorenzo D'Ambrosio, Erica Palesandro, Marina Moretti, Giuseppe Pelosi, Alessandra Fabbri, Fabrizio Carnevale Schianca, Massimo Aglietta, Giovanni Grignani
BACKGROUND: Nuclear protein in testis (NUT) midline carcinoma is a rarely diagnosed and potentially under-recognized type of squamous carcinoma that is considered one of the most aggressive human solid tumors. Alpha-fetoprotein elevation has been associated with chronic liver diseases and a limited number of cancers. In particular, in presence of a mediastinal mass in a young man, alpha-fetoprotein elevation is considered nearly pathognomonic of a non-seminoma germ-cell tumor. CASE PRESENTATION: A 22-year old man without any comorbidity was diagnosed with a large mediastinal mass with skeletal and lymph node metastases...
April 13, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397369/incidental-primary-mediastinal-choriocarcinoma-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-in-a-patient-presenting-with-transient-ischemic-attack-and-stroke
#20
Ivo M B Francischetti, Antonio Cajigas, Mark Suhrland, Joaquim M Farinhas, Samer Khader
We describe a case of a 41-year old male patient with no significant prior medical history who presents with symptoms of Transient Ischemic Attack and stroke. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the brain identified areas of ischemia in the left side, and angiography showed occlusion of the left Medial Cerebral Artery (MCA). Cardiac Transthoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) for stroke evaluation incidentally noted a mediastinal abnormality leading to cancer work-up. Computer Tomography (CT) and (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET-CT scan of the chest incidentally revealed an avid 6 cm paraesophagial/subcarinal mass...
August 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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