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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146413/ct-fluoroscopy-guided-core-needle-biopsy-of-anterior-mediastinal-masses
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T Iguchi, T Hiraki, Y Matsui, H Fujiwara, J Sakurai, Y Masaoka, M Uka, T Tanaka, H Gobara, S Kanazawa
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the safety, diagnostic yield, and risk factors of diagnostic failure of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy-guided biopsies of anterior mediastinal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Biopsy procedures and results of anterior mediastinal masses in 71 patients (32 women/39 men; mean [±standard deviation] age, 53.8±20.0years; range, 14-88years) were analyzed. Final diagnoses were based on surgical outcomes, imaging findings, or clinical follow-up findings...
November 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124039/surgical-management-of-stage-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Paul E Van Schil, Lawek Berzenji, Suresh K Yogeswaran, Jeroen M Hendriks, Patrick Lauwers
According to the eighth edition of the tumor-node-metastasis classification, stage III non-small cell lung cancer is subdivided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. They represent a heterogeneous group of bronchogenic carcinomas with locoregional involvement by extension of the primary tumor and/or ipsilateral or contralateral lymph node involvement. Surgical indications have not been definitely established but, in general, long-term survival is only obtained in those patients in whom a complete resection is obtained...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119017/pulmonary-metastasectomy-an-overview
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REVIEW
Francesco Petrella, Cristina Diotti, Arianna Rimessi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Metastasectomy is the most frequent surgical resection undertaken by thoracic surgeons, being the lung the second common site of metastases. The present oncological criteria for pulmonary metastasectomy are: (I) the primary cancer need to be controlled or controllable; (II) no extrathoracic metastasis-that is not controlled or controllable-exists; (III) all of the tumor must be resectable, with adequate pulmonary reserve; (IV) there are no alternative medical treatment options with lower morbidity. General favourable prognostic features in patients with pulmonary metastases are: (I) one or few metastases; (II) long disease free interval; (III) normal CEA levels in colorectal cancers...
October 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110950/validity-of-the-updated-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-staging-guideline-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Akif Turna, Hüseyin Melek, H Volkan Kara, Burcu Kılıç, Ezel Erşen, Kamil Kaynak
OBJECTIVE: The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) has proposed a revised preoperative lymph node staging guideline for patients with potentially resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to assess the validity of this revised ESTS guideline and survival results in our patient cohort. METHODS: A total of 571 patients with potentially resectable NSCLC seen between January 2004 and November 2013 were included in the study. The preoperative mediastinal staging was performed by video-assisted cervical mediastinoscopy or video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy in all patients except those with peripheral cT1N0 nonadenocarcinoma tumors...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110925/a-novel-imrt-planning-study-by-using-the-fixed-jaw-method-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-lung-cancer-with-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastasis
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Hao Wang, Hua Chen, Hengle Gu, Yan Shao, Xuwei Cai, Xiaolong Fu, Zhiyong Xu
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is an important technology in cancer radiotherapy. In the current planning system, such as in the Pinnacle(3) system, jaw positions are automatically set to cover all target volumes, and many medical centers in developing countries are not equipped with linear accelerators with a jaw tracing function. As solitary lesions are often located in patients, the resulting radiation leakage and transmission increase the dose exposure in surrounding critical organs, although blocked by multileaf collimator (MLC) leaves...
October 27, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106886/surgical-treatment-for-early-small-cell-lung-cancer-variability-in-practice-and-impact-on-survival
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Elliot Wakeam, James P Byrne, Gail E Darling, Thomas K Varghese
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection with lobectomy is recommended for T1/T2 N0 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients after negative mediastinal staging. We sought to characterize variation in surgical therapy for early SCLC and determine the effect of a hospital's practice patterns on patient survival. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was examined from 2004 to 2013. Risk- and reliability-adjusted hierarchical logistic regression was used to estimate the adjusted odds of resection by hospital...
October 26, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106810/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-endorsement-of-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-evidence-based-guideline
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Bryan J Schneider, Megan E Daly, Erin B Kennedy, Mara B Antonoff, Stephen Broderick, Jill Feldman, Shruti Jolly, Bryan Meyers, Gaetano Rocco, Chad Rusthoven, Ben J Slotman, Daniel H Sterman, Brendon M Stiles
Purpose The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) produced an evidence-based guideline on treatment with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. ASCO has a policy and set of procedures for endorsing and/or adapting clinical practice guidelines that have been developed by other professional organizations. Methods The ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer was reviewed for developmental rigor by methodologists...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105350/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-with-the-flexible-19-gauge-needle
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Rocco Trisolini, Filippo Natali, Marco Ferrari, Vanina Livi, Daniela Paioli, Micaela Romagnoli, Alessandra Cancellieri
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Endosonography has become standard of care in the diagnostic work-up of mediastinal lymphadenopathy and peribronchial lung lesions, but its success rate in some specific settings/conditions may be hampered by limited needle flexibility and size. We report on our initial experience with the 19G Flex needle, characterized by larger size and greater flexibility as compared with the currently available cytology needles. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data on the first 13 consecutive patients submitted to endosonography with the 19G Flex needle...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090354/molecular-alterations-in-a-new-cell-line-ku-lu-mppt3-established-from-a-human-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-a-micropapillary-pattern
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Yukiko Matsuo, Kazu Shiomi, Dai Sonoda, Masashi Mikubo, Masahito Naito, Yoshio Matsui, Tsutomu Yoshida, Yukitoshi Satoh
PURPOSE: Lung adenocarcinomas with a micropapillary pattern (MPP) are characterized by more frequent and pronounced vascular invasion, higher incidence and more advanced lymph node involvement and poorer prognosis than papillary adenocarcinomas without an MPP. Here we established a new lung cancer cell line featuring micropapillary structure. METHODS: A 73-year-old never-smoker Japanese female, presenting with an abnormal chest shadow, was diagnosed with a clinical T2aN0M0 Stage IB lung adenocarcinoma and underwent left upper lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078639/nodal-upstaging-effects-of-instrumentation-and-three-dimensional-view-in-clinical-stage-i-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Alper Toker, Mehmet Oğuzhan Özyurtkan, Erkan Kaba
Nodal upstaging after surgical intervention for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is defined as the presence of unsuspected pathologic hilar (pN1) or mediastinal (pN2) disease detected during the final histopathologic evaluation of surgical specimens. The prevalence of pathologic nodal upstaging is used as a quality measure for the definition of the completeness of the nodal dissection. Risk factors for nodal upstaging may be patient-related (history of tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes mellitus), or tumor-related (central tumor, higher T stage, higher SUVmax value, or adenocarcinoma)...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069017/lymph-node-dissection-and-survival-in-patients-with-early-stage-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-a-10-year-cohort-study
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Yang Shen-Tu, Feng Mao, Yan Pan, Wenli Wang, Liang Zhang, Hui Zhang, Baijun Cheng, Haifa Guo, Zhiqiang Wang
It is still debatable whether complete mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND) is associated with better survival than mediastinal lymph node sampling (MLNS) in surgical treatment of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to assess the impact of lymph node dissection on long-term survival among stage I NSCLC patients.In this cohort study, 317 stage I NSCLC Chinese patients in Shanghai Chest Hospital were followed up for at least 10 years to evaluate the impact of different lymph node dissection modes on their survival...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058973/post-recurrence-survival-analysis-of-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Kanghoon Lee, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Dong Kwan Kim, Yong-Hee Kim, Seung-Ill Park, Se Hoon Choi, Junhee Han
Background The aim of this retrospective study was to review recurrence patterns of stage I non-small-cell lung cancer and identify prognostic factors for post-recurrence survival. Methods Among 940 patients with pathological stage I non-small-cell lung cancer who underwent curative resection, 261 experienced a recurrence; of these, 188 had adenocarcinoma and 62 had squamous cell carcinoma. Oligo-recurrence was defined as 1-3 recurrent lesions restricted to a single organ. Potentially curative local treatment included surgery, stereotactic radiotherapy, and photodynamic therapy...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038400/-surgical-treatment-of-t3-lung-cancer-with-invasion-of-chest-wall-and-other-adjacent-organs
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Hirofumi Adachi, Nobuhito Ueda, Yasushi Mizukami, Jun Arikura
We conducted a retrospective investigation in patients who underwent surgery for T3 lung cancer with invasion of chest wall and other adjacent organs. Fifty patients who underwent surgery for T3 lung cancer with invasion of adjacent organs were investigated. The chest wall was the most frequently invaded organ, followed by the pericardium and mediastinal pleura. In cases of chest wall invasion, patients underwent en bloc resection and, when a complete resection was judged feasible, extrapleural resection. Six patients with superior sulcus tumor underwent surgery after preoperative treatment...
October 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033013/clinical-prognosis-of-superior-versus-basal-segment-stage-i-non-small-cell-lung%C3%A2-cancer
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Yoshinori Handa, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Norifumi Tsubokawa, Keizo Misumi, Hideaki Hanaki, Yoshihiro Miyata, Morihito Okada
BACKGROUND: Despite its extensive size, variations in the clinicopathologic features of tumors in the lower lobe have been little studied. The present study investigated the prognostic differences in tumors originating from the superior and basal segments of the lower lobe in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. METHODS: Data of 134 patients who underwent lobectomy or segmentectomy with systematic nodal dissection for clinical stage I, radiologically solid-dominant, non-small cell lung cancer in the superior segment (n = 60) or basal segment (n = 74) between April 2007 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 12, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032612/correlation-between-cxcr4-cxcr7-cxcl12-chemokine-axis-expression-and-prognosis-in-lymph-node-positive-lung-cancer-patients
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Masakazu Katsura, Fumihiro Shoji, Tatsuro Okamoto, Shinichiro Shimamatsu, Fumihiko Hirai, Gouji Toyokawa, Yosuke Morodomi, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Yoshinao Oda, Yoshihiko Maehara
The CXCR4/CXCR7/CXCL12 chemokine axis plays important roles in the migration of tumor cells during cancer development by modulating site-specific distant metastasis including to regional lymph nodes. We investigated the correlation of these chemokine expressions to prognosis in lymph-node-positive non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. A total of 140 surgically resected specimens of primary site (PS) and metastatic lymph nodes (MLN) of NSCLC involving hilar and/or mediastinal lymph nodes (N1-2) were collected...
October 15, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027754/afatinib-treatment-of-a-squamous-lung-cancer-after-tumor-progression-of-nivolumab
#16
Yinghua Jin, Qiuying Jiang, Tao Xin
Nivolumab prolonged disease control in a patient with advanced squamous lung cancer that was refractory to multiple treatments. The rapid eradication of cancer after the administration of nivolumab caused hemoptysis and repeated infection. Six months after immunotherapy, mediastinal lymph node metastasis developed and afatinib effectively relieved dysphonia associated with nerve paralysis.
October 13, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021485/spontaneous-regression-of-epithelioid-angiosarcoma-in-a-young-woman
#17
Suya Hori, Motoko Tachihara, Daisuke Tamura, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Kyosuke Nakata, Hiroshi Kamiryo, Yasuhiro Sakai, Tomoo Itoh, Takanori Hirose, Yoshihiro Nishimura
A 20-year-old Japanese woman with a history of pulmonary atresia was referred to our hospital after the detection of an abnormal mass in the right lung and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. A cytological specimen obtained by transbronchial brushing indicated that the pathological diagnosis was non-small cell lung cancer. During the follow-up period, the tumor spontaneously regressed. At four months after the diagnosis, she experienced sudden bleeding from the small intestine. The histological characteristics of the small intestine tumor were compatible with the cytological characteristics of the lung tumor...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975027/second-lung-malignancy-and-richter-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Ghassen Soussi, Selsabil Daboussi, Samira Mhamdi, Zied Moatemri, Hela Ghedira, Chiraz Aichaouia, Mohsen Khadhraoui, Faouzi El Mezni, Rezaik Cheikh
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most frequent lymphoproliferative disease. Transformation into Richter disease and occurrence of second malignancies involving the lungs are rare complications. The hallmarks of any thoracic involvement are still unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient, with history of tobacco smoking, who presented with recurrent hemoptysis, fatigue and weight loss. Physical examination was normal except a slightly enlarged supraclavicular lymph node...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973110/association-of-pathologic-nodal-staging-quality-with-survival-among-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-after-resection-with-curative-intent
#19
Matthew P Smeltzer, Nicholas R Faris, Meredith A Ray, Raymond U Osarogiagbon
Importance: Pathologic nodal stage is the most significant prognostic factor in resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer NSCLC staging project revealed intercontinental differences in N category-stratified survival. These differences may indicate differences not only in cancer biology but also in the thoroughness of the nodal examination. Objective: To determine whether survival was affected by sequentially more stringent definitions of pN staging quality in a cohort of patients with NSCLC after resection with curative intent...
September 28, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942077/transcervical-extended-mediastinal-lymphadenectomy-experience-from-a-north-american-cancer-center
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Sai Yendamuri, Athar Battoo, Grace Dy, Hongbin Chen, Jorge Gomez, Anurag K Singh, Mark Hennon, Chukwumere E Nwogu, Elisabeth U Dexter, Miriam Huang, Anthony Picone, Todd L Demmy
BACKGROUND: Accurate staging of the mediastinum is a critical element of therapeutic decision making in non-small cell lung cancer. We sought to determine the utility of transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA) in staging non-small cell lung cancer for large central tumors and after induction therapy. METHODS: A retrospective record review was performed of all patients who underwent TEMLA at our institution from 2010 to 2015. Clinical stage as assessed by positron emission tomography integrated with computed tomography (PET-CT), stage as assessed by TEMLA, final pathologic stage, lymph node yield, and clinical characteristics of tumors were assessed along with TEMLA-related perioperative morbidity...
November 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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