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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449480/reconstruction-of-mediastinal-vessels-for-invasive-thymoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-25-cases
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Yifeng Sun, Chang Gu, Jianxin Shi, Wentao Fang, Qingquan Luo, Dingzhong Hu, Shijie Fu, Xufeng Pan, Yong Chen, Yu Yang, Haitang Yang, Heng Zhao, Haiquan Chen
BACKGROUND: Discuss an appropriate strategy for treatment of invasive thymoma invading adjacent great vessels. METHODS: A retrospective study on 25 patients with invasive thymoma invading neighboring great vessels was performed. The corresponding data including clinical presentation, operation procedure, adjuvant radio-chemotherapy and follow-up were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty of 25 (80%) patients with invasive thymoma underwent complete resection of the tumor along with vessel reconstruction...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429206/stent-insertion-for-malignant-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-effectiveness-and-long-term-outcome
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Su Niu, Yuan-Shun Xu, Long Cheng, Chi Cao
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical effectiveness and long-term outcome of stent insertion for malignant superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From June 2010 to April 2016, 47 patients with malignant SVC syndrome were treated with stent insertion in our center. Data regarding the technical success, clinical success, and long-term outcome were collected and analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: SVC stent insertion was successfully performed in all patients...
April 20, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394008/large-thoracic-tumor-without-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Patelis, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Ioannis Tomos, Anna Garmpi, Michael Spartalis, Efstathios A Antoniou, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Periklis Tomos
A 62 year-old male with long-standing smoking history presented with hemoptysis. Plain chest x-ray showed abnormal findings proximate to the right pulmonary hilum. Bronchoscopy revealed a fragile exophytic tumor of the right wall of the lower third of the trachea, infiltrating the right main bronchus (75% stenosis) and the right upper lobar bronchus (near total occlusion). Contrast-enhanced chest CT demonstrated a 7.2x4.9 cm tumor contiguous to the above-mentioned structures, mediastinal lymph node pathology, and a vessel coursing inferiorly to the left of the aortic arch and anterior to the left hilum...
April 10, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168806/transcaval-core-biopsy-in-malignant-superior-vena-cava-obstruction-potential-for-single-stage-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Julian Maingard, Mark Brooks
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is secondary to obstruction of venous flow from the superior vena cava to the right atrium. Endovascular stenting is particularly useful when severe or rapidly progressive disease requires urgent treatment. In suspected mediastinal malignancy, transcaval biopsy can be combined with endovenous stenting to provide diagnosis and treatment in a single procedure. Three patients were referred for investigation and treatment of SVCS over a 20 month period. Under fluoroscopic guidance Cook Medical transjugular biopsy sets (with 20-gauge QuickCore biopsy needles) were used and two or three core biopsy samples were obtained...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007450/a-review-of-open-and-endovascular-treatment-of-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-of-benign-aetiology
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G S Sfyroeras, C N Antonopoulos, G Mantas, K G Moulakakis, J D Kakisis, E Brountzos, C R Lattimer, G Geroulakos
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of central venous catheters, ports, pacemakers, and defibrillators has increased the incidence of benign superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). This study aimed at reviewing the results of open and endovascular treatment of SVCS. METHOD: Medical literature databases were searched for relevant studies. Studies with more than five adult patients, reporting separate results for the SVC were included. Nine studies reported the results of endovascular treatment of SVCS including 136 patients followed up for a mean of 11-48 months...
December 19, 2016: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933378/a-train-track-technique-in-anatomic-reconstruction-of-svc-bifurcation-complicated-by-cardiac-tamponade-an-introspection
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Karunakaravel Karuppasamy, Mohammed Al-Natour, Ram Kishore Gurajala
This report describes a stenting technique used to anatomically reconstruct superior vena cava (SVC) bifurcation in a patient with benign SVC syndrome. After recanalizing the SVC bifurcation, we exchanged two 0.035-in. wires for two 0.018-in. wires, deployed the SVC stent over these two wires ("train-track" technique), and stented each innominate vein over one wire. However, our decisions to recanalize both innominate veins, use the "buddy-wire" technique for SVC dilation, and dilate the SVC to 16 mm before stent deployment likely contributed to SVC tear, which was managed by resuscitation, SVC stent placement, and pericardial drainage...
April 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928836/atrial-septal-defect-repair-gone-wrong
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Richard Bloomingdale, Said Ashraf, Shaun Cardozo
Isolated atrial septal defect (ASD) accounts for 13% of congenital heart disorders. The anatomic location, size, and coexistence of other cardiac anomalies determine outcomes of repair. Surgical closure was the first-choice treatment until the 1990s and remains the only treatment for large defects. We describe a case of a 64-year-old woman who underwent surgical repair for an ASD as a child in 1959. She presented with dyspnea to the hospital almost 53 years after the surgery. Diagnostic cardiac imaging revealed interesting anatomy of the repair surgery...
December 8, 2016: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866966/complications-of-vascular-access-superior-vena-cava%C3%A2-syndrome
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Anil K Agarwal, Hooman Khabiri, Nabil J Haddad
Stenosis or occlusion of central veins in hemodialysis patients is common, especially with previous intravascular catheter or device use. Superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction is emerging as a frequent chronic complication of central vein cannulation that not only jeopardizes the availability of vascular access for hemodialysis, but can become a life-threatening emergency. Clinical features of SVC syndrome can be subtle or dramatic, including facial swelling and shortness of breath, which require expeditious attention and intervention...
February 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843801/interrupted-aortic-arch-with-isolated-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-in-patient-with-turners-syndrome
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M Obadah Kattea, Osama A Smettei, Abdulrahman Kattea, Rami M Abazid
We present a case of 13-year-old female with Turner syndrome (TS), who presented with unexplained lower limbs swelling and ejection systolic murmur at the left second intercostal space. Suspicion of mild aortic coarctation was made by echocardiography. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) showed a complete interruption of the aortic arch (IAA) below the left subclavian artery with persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) and absent right SVC, defined as an isolated PLSVC. The patient underwent successful surgical correction after unsuccessful trial of transcatheter stent placement...
October 2016: Avicenna Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817953/mechanically-assisted-bidirectional-cavopulmonary-shunt-in-neonates-and-infants-an-acute-human-pilot-study
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Osami Honjo, Sandra L Merklinger, John B Poe, Anne-Marie Guerguerian, Hargen Zhang, Katherine L Taylor, Glen S Van Arsdell
OBJECTIVE: Poor survival following surgical palliation for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) raises the question of the need for a paradigm shift. This is the first human study to investigate the possibility of primary "in-series" palliation in neonates and infants with HLHS in an acute setting with the aid of 2 types of mechanical assist: superior vena cava (SVC)-to-pulmonary artery (PA) pump assist and SVC-to-right atrium (RA) oxygenation assist. METHODS: By rearranging the cannula sites and flow rates for modified ultrafiltration, 2 types of mechanically assisted bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) circulation were simulated for 20 minutes...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27751268/follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-with-tumour-thrombus-extending-into-superior-vena-cava-and-right-atrium-a-case-report
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Geetesh Manik, John Jose, B Hygriv Rao
Intra-cardiac extension of tumour thrombus of follicular carcinoma of thyroid is uncommon. We report a case of advanced thyroid carcinoma where tumour thrombus was well profiled with CT scan and transesophageal echo images and extension was noted from SVC into right atrium, with clinical features of superior vena cava syndrome. The clinical significance of the "ring sign" is discussed.
September 2016: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721870/congenital-absence-of-superior-vena-cava-with-no-manifestation-of-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Chan Soon Park, Jeong Jae Kim, Jin Joo Park
Total absence of superior vena cava (SVC) is a very rare anomaly, and the patient usually suffers from SVC syndrome or conduction disturbances. We report an asymptomatic 27 year-old male, with complete absence of SVC. Transthoracic echocardiography and computed tomography demonstrated the absence of SVC and other congenital cardiac anomalies, but the presence of prominent collateral vessels that allow a sufficient venous return.
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645987/surgical-treatment-of-benign-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Michele Gallo, Adam N Protos, Jaimin R Trivedi, Mark S Slaughter
The obstruction of blood flow through the superior vena cava (SVC) into the right atrium may present as a severe clinical syndrome. One of the benign causes of SVC obstruction is the long-term use of indwelling catheters and wires, increasing the chances of SVC thrombosis. The treatment of the benign SVC syndrome is focused on achieving long-term durability and patency of the superior venocaval system and normal life expectancy. We report the successful surgical management of a patient with severe symptomatic SVC syndrome and emphasize technical details that might be of value in treating this challenging pathologic condition...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27604674/intrapericardial-development-of-a-bronchogenic-cyst-case-report
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C Grozavu, A Fera, M Iliaş, D Pantile
INTRODUCTION: Bronchogenic cysts, commonly located in the mediastinum or lung parenchyma, arise from abnormal budding of the tracheobronchial tree. Since an unknown percentage of asymptomatic adult patients with bronchogenic cysts remain undiagnosed, the true natural history ofthese cysts in adults is uncertain and the available series reflect a significant selection bias in favor of the symptomatic individual. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 42-year-old female who presented with adull central chest pain, which gradually worsened overseveral weeks...
July 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27461379/express-miniature-glaucoma-shunt-for-intractable-secondary-glaucoma-in-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-a-case-report
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Yi-Ju Ho, Chi-Hsiao Yeh, Chi-Chun Lai, Jerry Chien-Chieh Huang, Lan-Hsin Chuang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to clarify the pathogenic mechanism and to evaluate an intervention for intractable secondary glaucoma in superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome. CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old female with underlying hypertension, diabetes mellitus, ischaemic heart disease and end-stage renal disease complained of bilateral puffy eyelids for 3 months. Over three years, the patient experienced a progressive, marked face and neck swelling, which was accompanied by dyspnoea and nocturnal coughing...
July 26, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27365560/superior-vena-cava-syndrome-due-to-thrombosis-a-rare-paraneoplastic-presentation-of-bronchogenic-carcinoma
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Avradip Santra, Saumen Nandi, Saibal Mondal, Subhankar Chakraborty
Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is not an uncommon occurrence in patients with malignancy and it is often described as a medical emergency. In majority of the cases, SVC syndrome occurs due to mechanical obstruction of the SVC by extraluminal compression with primary intrathoracic malignancies. However, intraluminal obstruction due to thrombosis can also produce symptoms and signs of SVC syndrome. Clot-related SVC obstruction is mostly associated with indwelling central venous catheter and pacemaker leads, although such thrombosis can occur spontaneously in a background of a hypercoagulable state, e...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27300545/patency-of-grafts-after-total-resection-and-reconstruction-of-the-superior-vena-cava-for-thoracic-malignancy
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Hiroaki Oizumi, Kenji Suzuki, Takamitsu Banno, Takeshi Matsunaga, Shiaki Oh, Kazuya Takamochi
PURPOSES: Resection and reconstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) is used for the complete resection of advanced lung cancer and mediastinal tumors. However, the optimal postoperative management for this procedure remains to be elucidated. METHODS: 1897 patients with lung cancer and/or mediastinal tumors underwent surgical resection at our institute. Among them, 12 patients underwent combined resection and replacement with a vascular graft of the SVC. Preoperative SVC syndrome was noted in 4, and preoperative chemo and/or radiotherapy were used in 2...
December 2016: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293853/complete-response-of-myeloid-sarcoma-with-cardiac-involvement-to-radiotherapy
#18
Wen-Chi Yang, Ming Yao, Yu-Hsuan Chen, Sung-Hsin Kuo
We present a rare case of intracardiac myeloid sarcoma (MS) of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and who responds completely well to low-dose radiotherapy. This 19-year-old young man initially presented with AML and received standard chemotherapy followed by allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, he developed intracardiac isolated MS relapse with the presentation of exertional dyspnea and superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome 3 years later. He then received radiotherapy with 24 Gy at a 12 daily fractions using forward "field in field" intensity modulated radiotherapy technique...
June 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27174901/transseptal-puncture-and-catheter-ablation-via-the-superior-vena-cava-approach-for-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-patient-with-polysplenia-syndrome-and-interruption-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-contact-force-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Hiroshi Kato, Shoichi Kubota, Takuya Goto, Koichi Inoue, Naohiko Oku, Toshihiro Haba, Makoto Yamamoto
AIMS: We sought to establish the technical feasibility of transseptal puncture and left atrial (LA) ablation through the right internal jugular vein via the superior vena cava (SVC) approach in patients with an interrupted inferior vena cava (IVC). METHODS AND RESULTS: A 34-year-old man with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and polysplenia syndrome (hypoplasia of the left kidney, aplasia of the pancreas tail, bilaterally bilobed lungs, and an interrupted IVC) was referred to our hospital for radiofrequency ablation...
May 12, 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27107813/hemodialysis-catheter-associated-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-and-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Sritika Thapa, Peter B Terry, Biren B Kamdar
BACKGROUND: Hemodialysis (HD) catheters are frequently inserted into the superior vena cava (SVC), and can lead to thrombotic complications. However, to our knowledge, HD catheter-related thrombosis leading to subsequent SVC syndrome, bacteremia, and pulmonary emboli has not been described. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-year-old dialysis-dependent woman with IgA nephropathy developed facial swelling, head pressure, headache, nausea, dizziness and fever 6 weeks after right internal jugular (IJ) HD catheter placement...
April 23, 2016: BMC Research Notes
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