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Chest wall resection

Meena Bedi, David M King, Carlos Mendez, Barbara Slawski, John A Charlson, Donald A Hackbarth, John C Neilson
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled blood glucose impacts key phases of the wound healing process. Various factors have been associated with postoperative wound complications in soft tissue sarcomas; however, the association of postoperative early morning blood glucose with wound complications, if any, remains to be determined. Because blood glucose levels may be modified, understanding whether glucose levels are associated with wound complications has potential therapeutic importance. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purposes of this study were (1) to evaluate if postoperative early morning blood glucose is associated with the development of wound complications in soft tissue sarcomas; (2) to determine a blood glucose cutoff that may be associated with an increased risk of wound complications; and (3) to evaluate if patients with diabetes have higher postoperative blood glucose and an associated increased risk of wound complications...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Marco Chiappetta, Dania Nachira, Maria Teresa Congedo, Elisa Meacci, Venanzio Porziella, Stefano Margaritora
BACKGROUND:  The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors in patients affected by non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with chest wall (CW) involvement, analyzing different strategies of treatment and surgical approaches. METHODS:  Records of 59 patients affected by NSCLC with CW involvement underwent surgery were retrospectively reviewed, from January 2000 to March 2013. RESULTS:  Induction therapy was administered to 18 (30...
March 6, 2018: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
QiHao Ong, Janice Wong, Sanjay Sinha, Nand Kejriwal
We report a case of desmoid fibromatosis of the chest wall. A 70-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with right shoulder blade pain and paresthesia over the right upper breast. Chest X-ray and computed tomography demonstrated a 5 cm right apical mass in the chest. Biopsy of the mass demonstrated features of desmoid fibromatosis. The patient subsequently underwent surgical resection of the mass and received adjuvant radiation therapy for microscopic positive margins. In conclusion, although desmoid tumour of the chest is rare, it is worth considering in the differential diagnoses of chest wall tumours...
May 2018: Respirology Case Reports
Masahiko Takata, Yoshifumi Miyamoto, Yoshimasa Maniwa
We report a rare case of giant cell tumor of the rib. A 33-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of a recently appearing mass and pain in the right chest wall. Chest computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass of 8-cm in diameter arising from and destroying the right 7th rib. The tumor was resected together with the 6th, 7th, and 8th ribs and the adjacent muscle and diaphragm. The pathological diagnosis was giant cell tumor of the bone. The patient has been free from recurrence or metastasis for 4 years after the operation...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
Shunda Hong, Jian Jiang, Fuqing Zhou, Jiaqi Liu
RATIONALE: Primary pulmonary meningiomas are extremely rare, and only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature. Imaging findings of primary pulmonary meningiomas have been reported even more rarely. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present the case of a 54-year-old male patient with cough and sputum lasting for 20 years. This was a case of primary pulmonary meningioma with initial suspicion of a chest wall intercostal neurinoma. DIAGNOSES: A lung lesion was detected on chest computed tomography (CT) imaging 4 years ago...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xia Lin, Yingming Xiang, Hongcan Shi, Fangbiao Zhang
Due to the extreme rarity of primary intrapulmonary solitary fibrous tumours (SFTs), their clinical course, imaging characteristics, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis are poorly understood. The present study therefore assessed the diagnosis and management of primary intrapulmonary SFTs and systematically reviewed previously reported cases in the literature. A total of 5 patients who underwent resection for primary intrapulmonary SFTs were enrolled in the present study and their clinical course, tumour characteristics, management and survival were assessed in this retrospective study...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
Jörg Fuchs, Cristian Urla, Monika Sparber-Sauer, Andreas Schuck, Ivo Leuschner, Thomas Klingebiel, Gunnar Blumenstock, Guido Seitz, Ewa Koscielniak
PURPOSE: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common pediatric soft tissue sarcoma. In 7% of the cases it is localized at the chest wall or intrathoracically. The aim of this study was to analyze the multimodal treatment concepts and outcomes of children suffering from intrathoracic and chest wall RMS treated within three different Cooperative Soft Tissue Sarcoma (CWS) trials and one registry (Soft Tissue Sarcoma Registry, SoTiSaR). METHODS: Data of 51 patients with thoracic RMS enrolled in three different CWS trials (CWS-86, -91, -2002P) and one registry (SoTiSaR) were analyzed retrospectively...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Mateusz Wichtowski, Dawid Murawa, Katarzyna Kulcenty, Karolina Zaleska
Breast cancer is the most common cause of skin metastases in women. The probability of their occurrence ranges from about 5% in the entire population to as much as 30% in the late stages of the disease. Although rarely life-threatening, they have a major impact on the quality of life of patients with this diagnosis, being the cause of pain, effusion, ulceration, infection, and psychological discomfort. Available methods of treatment, both local and systemic, often fail to provide adequate control of the disease...
December 2017: Breast Care
Stjepan Hmelik, Margareta Dobrenić, Dražen Huić
Pulmonary artery sarcomas (PAS's) are extremely rare malignant tumors that arise from the endothelial lining of the pulmonary arteries. On CT scans PAS's appear as intraluminal filling defects in the pulmonary arteries, mimicking pulmonary embolism (PE). Due to the similarities in radiographic features as well as in clinical presentation, PAS's are usually misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism. Since PASs are F-18 FDG avid, F-18 FDG PET/CT scan is a useful imaging tool for differentiating between these two conditions, as shown in this case report...
2018: Nuclear Medicine Review. Central & Eastern Europe
Kamran Harati, Jonas Kolbenschlag, Jens Bohm, Hiltrud Niggemann, Hamid Joneidi-Jafari, Ingo Stricker, Marcus Lehnhardt, Adrien Daigeler
Data on prognostic factors and treatment outcomes for chest wall soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are sparse. Wide resections with negative margins are the mainstay of therapy, but the prognostic impact of surgical margins remains controversial. The purpose of the present study was to determine the significance of microscopic margins through a long-term follow-up. The associations between local recurrence-free survival (LRFS), overall survival (OS) and potential prognostic factors were retrospectively assessed in a consecutive series of 110 patients who were suitable for surgical treatment with curative intent...
February 2018: Oncology Letters
Osman Nuri Dilek, Emine Özlem Gür, Turan Acar, Serpil Aydoğmuş
INTRODUCTION: Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common female cancer and also distant metastases to the chest wall associated with these tumors are seen less common. Surgical treatment options for metastases of endometrial cancer are limited. CASE: A 57-year-old patient who underwent total abdominal hysterectomy + bilateral salpingo oophorectomy and received adjuvant chemotherapy for endometrioid-type adenocarcinoma of the endometrium and tuba is presented...
February 12, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Matthew Hughes, Jason Bernard, Matthew Szarko
STUDY DESIGN: An in vitro biomechanical study into the effect of rib deconstruction on the flexibility in ovine ribs, using three-point bending. OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and possible effectiveness of a more conservative costoplasty using an in vitro animal model. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Costoplasty remains useful in the treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, rib hump, and associated chest wall deformities. However, traditional costoplasty increases morbidity and blood loss...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
Jianru Xiao, Shaohui He, Jian Jiao, Wei Wan, Wei Xu, Dan Zhang, Weibo Liu, Nanzhe Zhong, Tielong Liu, Haifeng Wei, Xinghai Yang
PURPOSE: Multi-level reconstruction incorporating the chest wall and ribs is technically demanding after multi-segmental total en bloc spondylectomy (TES) of thoracic spinal tumours. Few surgical techniques are reported for effective reconstruction. A novel and straightforward technical reconstruction through posterior-lateral approach was presented to solve the extensive chest wall defect and prevent occurrences of severe respiratory dysfunctions after performing TES. The preliminary outcomes of surgery were reviewed...
February 5, 2018: International Orthopaedics
A Vairinho, A Al Hindi, M Revol, A Legras, K Rem, Y Guenane, S Cristofari, T Sorin
INTRODUCTION: Soft tissue and bone radionecrosis are rare but serious complications may occur late after radiotherapy. CASE REPORT: We report the case of an 86-year-old woman with a history an infiltrating ductal carcinoma of the left breast, treated by total mastectomy, left axillary dissection and adjuvant radiotherapy. Eighteen years later, the first radionecrosis lesions appeared and grew progressively in a 6-month period. These lesions are deep, involving the anterior aspect of the 4th to the 6th ribs and infiltrating the chest wall to the left cardio-thoracic space communicating largely with the pericardium...
February 2, 2018: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
Stelios C Wilson, Shane D Morrison, Lavinia Anzai, Jonathan P Massie, Grace Poudrier, Catherine C Motosko, Alexes Hazen
BACKGROUND: Chest wall masculinization by means of mastectomy is an important gender affirming surgery for transmasculine and non-binary patients. Limited data exist comparing commonly used techniques in masculinizing top surgery, and most are single institution studies. METHODS: A systematic review was performed on primary literature dedicated specifically to the technical aspects and outcomes of mastectomy for masculinizing top surgery. For each study, patient demographics and surgical outcomes were compared...
February 2, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Kotaro Miyazawa, Shigeru Yoshioka, Masayuki Shiobara, Kazuo Wakatsuki, Syuka Arai, Kosuke Suda, Toshiaki Aida, Tetsutaro Miyoshi, Hirofumi Saito, Kazuto Yamazaki
A 77-year-old men with abdominal pain suffered from gall bladder hemorrhage and liver abcess was admitted for intensive care of severe acute cholangitis. He had hemobilia which was treated by the endoscopic retrograde bile duct drainage. After 2 months treatment with rest for purulent myelitis, he had neoplastic change of liver abcess diagnosed as intrahepatic bile duct cancer by percutaneous core needle biopsy. He underwent surgery as central bisegmentectomy and left the hospital at home 3 months later after rehabilitation for surgical site infection...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Akemi Watanabe, Hiroyuki Fukunari, Yousuke Kawai, Makoto Aoki, Satoshi Saito, Yuya Umebayashi, Kenji Shitara, Tetsuji Hayashi, Gen Watanabe, Hiroshi Ajioka
A 63-year-old man presented with the chief complaint of an unpleasant feeling in the chest after a meal.Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed interminglement of ulcer infiltration type lesions and protruding lesions in the lower esophagus.A large type 1 protruding lesion was located mainly in the esophagogastric junction(EGJ)and it progressed towards the stomach.A hypertrophic and protruding lesion on the lower esophageal wall and a 6 cm tumor in the major axis of the fornix were observed on thoracic and abdominal CT, and an endocrine cell carcinoma or basaloid carcinoma were suggested after biopsy...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Gen Tsujio, Shinichiro Kashiwagi, Takaharu Hatano, Yuka Asano, Wataru Goto, Koji Takada, Satoru Noda, Tsutomu Takashima, Naoyoshi Onoda, Hisashi Motomura, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
The rate of local recurrence after mastectomy is reportedly similar to that of one-stage reconstruction. Most recurrences are in the skin or chest wall, while recurrence in the reconstructed breast is rare and the causes are uncertain. We report a case of a 42-year-old female who underwent partial mastectomy for left breast cancer with cT4aN0M1(PUL), cStage IV after endocrine therapy 3 years ago. Histopathological diagnosis was solid-tubular carcinoma. She had been treated with only endocrine therapy but diagnosed with local recurrence in the left breast...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Yingming Xiang, Shaosong Tu, Fangbiao Zhang
RATIONALE: Mediastinal solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms. Complete resection is considered as the effective treatment and the prognosis is quite good. Rapid metastasis after surgery is extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this case report we describe a 42-year-old man who present with a mediastinal malignant SFTs. Enhanced computed tomography of chest revealed a 4.5 × 4.0-cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. DIAGNOSES: The tumor is composed of massive proliferation of atypical spindle cells...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Chest wall neoplasms mainly include malignancies, metastatic in particular. Differential diagnosis should include clinical data; tumor location, extent, delineation; the degree of homogeneity; the presence of calcifications; the nature of bone destruction and the degree of vascularization. The aim of the paper is to present both the benefits and limitations of ultrasound for the diagnosis of chest wall neoplasms. The neoplastic process may be limited to the chest wall; it may spread from the chest wall into the intrathoracic structures or spread from the inside of the chest towards the chest wall...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
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