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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431708/extramedullary-plasmacytoma-arising-from-the-anterior-mediastinum
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Kiyoshi Sato, Satoshi Fumimoto, Takehisa Fukada, Yoshio Ichihashi, Kaoru Ochi, Hidetoshi Satomi, Takuya Morita, Nobuharu Hanaoka, Yoshikatsu Okada, Takahiro Katsumata
Plasmacytomas are a localized proliferation of plasma cells in the bone marrow and soft tissue. Extramedullary plasmacytomas are rare and typically solitary plasma cell neoplasms originating from extraosseous organs and tissues. A 31-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a rapidly growing abnormal shadow on a chest roentgenogram. Chest computed tomography showed that the lesion was located in the anterior mediastinum. She underwent surgery, and the tumor was diagnosed as an extramedullary plasmacytoma...
May 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430590/treatment-of-esophageal-cancer-with-radiation-therapy-a-pan-chinese-survey-of-radiation-oncologists
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Yun Zhang, Jing Liu, Wencheng Zhang, Weiye Deng, Jinbo Yue
Lots of controversies were found about the treatment in relation to radiation therapy (RT) for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We designed a questionnaire of these controversies to do a pan-Chinese survey of radiation oncologists (ROs). For operable ESCC, 53% ROs chose surgery plus postoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT), while 40% chose preoperative CRT plus surgery. For target volume of postoperative RT, most ROs (92%) would delineate tumor bed plus involved lymph nodes region before surgery. For definitive RT, most ROs (81%) would give patients higher RT dose to 60-65Gy...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427403/preoperative-carbohydrate-load-and-intraoperatively-infused-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-positively-impact-nosocomial-morbidity-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-double-blind-controlled-randomized-trial
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Gibran Roder Feguri, Paulo Ruiz Lúcio de Lima, Danilo de Cerqueira Borges, Laura Ramos Toledo, Larissa Nadaf Batista, Thaís Carvalho E Silva, Neuber José Segri, José Eduardo de Aguilar-Nascimento
BACKGROUND: A strategy of limited preoperative fasting, with carbohydrate (CHO) loading and intraoperative infusion of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFA), has seldom been tried in cardiovascular surgery. Brief fasting, followed by CHO intake 2 h before anesthesia, may improve recovery from CABG procedures and lower perioperative vasoactive drug requirements. Infusion of ω-3 PUFA may reduce occurrences of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) and shorten hospital stays...
April 20, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426673/lymph-node-volume-predicts-survival-but-not-nodal-clearance-in-stage-iiia-iiib-nsclc
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Vishesh Agrawal, Thibaud P Coroller, Ying Hou, Stephanie W Lee, John L Romano, Elizabeth H Baldini, Aileen B Chen, David Kozono, Scott J Swanson, Jon O Wee, Hugo J W L Aerts, Raymond H Mak
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) patients have poorer survival and local control with mediastinal node (N2) tumor involvement at resection. Earlier assessment of nodal burden could inform clinical decision-making prior to surgery. This study evaluated the association between clinical outcomes and lymph node volume before and after neoadjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT imaging of patients with operable LA-NSCLC treated with chemoradiation and surgical resection was assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424839/reirradiation-of-recurrent-node-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-after-previous-stereotactic-radiotherapy-for-stage%C3%A2-i-disease-a%C3%A2-multi-institutional-treatment-recommendation
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Carsten Nieder, Dirk De Ruysscher, Laurie E Gaspar, Matthias Guckenberger, Minesh P Mehta, Patrick Cheung, Arjun Sahgal
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines have been developed for early-stage and locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, many common clinical scenarios still require individualized decision making. This is true for locoregional relapse after initial stereotactic radiotherapy (stereotactic body radiation therapy or stereotactic ablative radiotherapy; SBRT or SABR), an increasingly utilized curative treatment option for stage I NSCLC. METHODS: A consortium of expert radiation oncologists was established with the aim of providing treatment recommendations...
April 19, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403869/debulking-surgery-for-venous-hemangioma-arising-from-the-epicardium-report-of-a-case
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Daichi Shikata, Takahiro Nakagomi, Yujiro Yokoyama, Yukiko Yamada, Masato Nakajima, Toshio Oyama, Taichiro Goto
BACKGROUND: Cardiac hemangiomas are rare benign vascular tumors that can occur in any cardiac layer: endocardium, myocardium, or epicardium. Histologically, cardiac hemangiomas may be classified as capillary, cavernous, or arteriovenous; venous hemangiomas are extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old man reported experiencing precordial discomfort. Computed tomography revealed a massive tumor adjacent to the right ventricle. The right coronary artery was found to be located at the center of the tumor...
April 12, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403848/laparoscopic-treatment-of-abdominal-unicentric-castleman-s-disease-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Umberto Bracale, Francesco Pacelli, Marco Milone, Umberto Marcello Bracale, Maurizio Sodo, Giovanni Merola, Teresa Troiani, Enrico Di Salvo
BACKGROUND: Castleman's disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder of unknown etiology that most commonly presents as a mediastinal nodal mass. It is exceptionally uncommon for Castleman's disease to present in the mesentery and, only 53 cases have ever been described in the literature. Standard treatment for this lymphoproliferative disorder involving a single node is a complete "en bloc" surgical resection which has proven to be a curative approach in almost all cases without recurrence after 20 years of follow up...
April 12, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395501/multidisciplinary-team-approach-for-the-management-of-patients-with-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-searching-the-evidence-to-guide-the-decision
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REVIEW
In-Jae Oh, Sung-Ja Ahn
Locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LA-NSCLC) is composed of heterogeneous subgroups that require a multidisciplinary team approach in order to ensure optimal therapy for each patient. Since 2010, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has recommended chemoradiation therapy (CRT) for bulky mediastinal disease and surgical combination for those patients with single-station N2 involvement who respond to neoadjuvant therapy. According to lung cancer tumor boards, thoracic surgeons make a decision on the resectability of the tumor, if it is determined to be unresectable, concurrent CRT (CCRT) is considered the next choice...
March 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386210/re-evaluation-of-the-role-of-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-as-a-japanese-style-radical-surgery
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Harushi Udagawa, Masaki Ueno, Shusuke Haruta, Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Aya Mizuno, Yu Ohkura
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of thoracoscopic surgery in radical esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy. MATERIALS AND METHOD: The subjects were 329 consecutive patients who, without preoperative chemoradiotherapy, underwent R0 radical esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy for thoracic squamous cell esophageal cancers during 1998-2013. Open thoracotomy was applied in 212 (O), and thoracoscopic surgery in 117 (V). Survivals according to TNM Stages and Efficacy index (EI) were analyzed...
2017: Esophagus: Official Journal of the Japan Esophageal Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382275/harlequin-syndrome-following-resection-of-mediastinal-ganglioneuroma
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Yeong Jeong Jeon, Jongbae Son, Jong Ho Cho
Harlequin syndrome is a rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system characterized by unilateral facial flushing and sweating. Although its etiology is unknown, this syndrome appears to be a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. To the best of our knowledge, thus far, very few reports on perioperative Harlequin syndrome after thoracic surgery have been published in the thoracic surgical literature. Here, we present the case of a 6-year-old patient who developed this unusual syndrome following the resection of a posterior mediastinal mass...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376631/surgical-approach-to-posterior-mediastinal-lesions-and-long-term-outcomes
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Celalettin I Kocaturk, Celal B Sezen, Cemal Aker, Cem E Kalafat, Salih Bilen, Ali C Kutluk, Kemal Karapinar, Sertan Erdogan, Ozkan Saydam
Background Posterior mediastinal lesions are classified as solid lesions and cysts. The treatment for both types is surgery. We evaluated the surgical outcomes and recurrence rates after video-assisted thoracic surgery and thoracotomy for posterior mediastinal lesions. Methods Data of 66 resections for posterior mediastinal masses between 2000 and 2014 were reviewed retrospectively. Twenty-two patients were treated by video-assisted thoracic surgery (group V) and 44 underwent thoracotomy (group T); 29 (43.9%) were female and 37 (56...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375941/two-tumors-in-1-what-should-be-the-therapeutic-target-pediatric-germ-cell-tumor-with-somatic-malignant-transformation
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Cecile Faure Conter, Brice Fresneau, Estelle Thebaud, Amandine Bertrand, Frederique Dijoud, Angelique Rome, Cecile Dumesnil, Marie Pierre Castex, Anguella Ghanem, Daniel Orbach
BACKGROUND: Germ cell tumors with somatic malignant transformation (GCT with SMT) are rare in children and poorly described. Data are missing to determine if therapies should target the GCT, the SMT compound, or both simultaneously. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective national study was conducted in the Société Française des cancers de l'Enfant (SFCE) Centers. Medical records from patients aged 0 to 18 years diagnosed with GCT with SMT between 2000 and 2015 were analyzed...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375439/stability-of-cervical-esophagogastrostomy-via-hand-sewn-anastomosis-after-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Y Akiyama, T Iwaya, F Endo, Y Shioi, T Chiba, T Takahara, K Otsuka, H Nitta, K Koeda, M Mizuno, Y Kimura, A Sasaki
The aim of the present study is to evaluate the outcome of hand-sewn esophagogastric anastomosis during radical esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. The outcomes of 467 consecutive esophageal cancer patients who underwent cervical esophagogastric anastomosis using interrupted and double-layered sutures after radical esophagectomy via right thoracotomy or thoracoscopic surgery were retrospectively reviewed. Anastomotic leakage, including conduit necrosis, occurred in 11 of 467 patients (2.4%); 7 of 11 (63.6%) cases experienced only minor leakage, whereas the other four (36...
May 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369417/video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-mediastinal-germ-cell-metastasis-resection
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Marco Nardini, Shruti Jayakumar, Marcello Migliore, Joel Dunning
Thoracoscopy can be safely used for dissection of masses in the visceral mediastinum. We report the case of a 31-year-old man affected by metastatic germ cell tumour and successfully treated with a 3-port posterior approach video-assisted thoracic surgery.
March 24, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366464/prognostic-value-of-national-comprehensive-cancer-network-lung-cancer-resection-quality-criteria
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Raymond U Osarogiagbon, Meredith A Ray, Nicholas R Faris, Matthew P Smeltzer, Carrie Fehnel, Cheryl Houston-Harris, Raymond S Signore, Laura M McHugh, Paul Levy, Lynn Wiggins, Vishal Sachdev, Edward T Robbins
BACKGROUND: The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) surgical resection guidelines for non-small cell lung cancer recommend anatomic resection, negative margins, examination of hilar/intrapulmonary lymph nodes, and examination of three or more mediastinal nodal stations. We examined the survival impact of these criteria. METHODS: A population-based observational study was done using patient-level data from all curative-intent, non-small cell lung cancer resections from 2004 to 2013 at 11 institutions in four contiguous Dartmouth Hospital referral regions in three US states...
March 30, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364180/combined-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-and-giant-cell-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Tomohito Saito, Koji Tsuta, Kento J Fukumoto, Hiroshi Matsui, Toshifumi Konobu, Yoshitaro Torii, Takashi Yokoi, Takayasu Kurata, Hiroaki Kurokawa, Yoshiko Uemura, Yukihito Saito, Tomohiro Murakawa
BACKGROUND: Combined small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) is defined as SCLC combined with elements of non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC), accounting for approximately 30% of cases of SCLC. However, combined SCLC and giant cell carcinoma (GC) is very rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 50-year-old woman with a 45 pack-year smoking history was referred to our hospital for further investigation of an abnormal left hilar shadow. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a 28-mm solid pulmonary nodule in the left lower lobe and an enlarged left hilar lymph node adjacent to the left main pulmonary artery...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360472/management-of-locally-advanced-primary-mediastinal-synovial-sarcoma
#17
Ambarish S Chatterjee, Rajiv Kumar, Nilendu Purandare, Sabita Jiwnani, George Karimundackal, C S Pramesh
Primary mediastinal synovial sarcoma (PMSS) is a relatively rare disease, and patients are treated predominantly with surgery for resectable disease. Management of locally advanced borderline resectable and unresectable PMSS is not only challenging but also lacks standard guidelines. We present three patients with PMSS, who were unresectable or borderline resectable at presentation and were treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery and postoperative radiotherapy.
March 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360448/tumefactive-fibroinflammatory-lesion-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#18
Promil Jain, Rajeev Sen, Nisha Sharma, Shilpi Bhargava, Virender Singh
Tumefactive fibroinflammatory lesions (TFLs) are rare idiopathic benign fibrosclerosing lesions that clinically simulate a malignancy. TFLs are seen more frequently in males between 10 and 74 years of age. The usual site of involvement is the head and neck region, but rarely the extremities may be involved. Coexisting fibrosclerotic processes have been reported including retroperitoneal fibrosis, sclerosing cholangitis, sclerosing mediastinal fibrosis, and orbital pseudotumors. The etiology of this poorly understood entity remains unknown...
March 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359500/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-resection-of-a-giant-midesophageal-diverticulum
#19
Francesco Paolo Caronia, Alfonso Fiorelli, Mario Santini, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte
We describe a new video-assisted technique for the management of a giant midesophageal diverticulum using a single 5-cm port. It maintained the same principles of the traditional open technique as diverticulectomy, myotomy, and fundoplication. The better visualization of the main esophageal body, diverticulum, and esophagogastric junction and the better alignment of the stapler cartridge to the longitudinal axis of the esophagus are all technical factors supporting our procedure. Heavily calcified mediastinal lymph nodes and diffuse pleural adhesions are the main contraindications...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345300/primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-multiple-detector-computed-tomography-findings-after-direct-lymphangiography
#20
Xiaoli Sun, Wenbin Shen, Xiaobai Chen, Tingguo Wen, Yongli Duan, Rengui Wang
INTRODUCTION: To analyse the findings of multiple detector computed tomography (MDCT) after direct lymphangiography in primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL). METHODS: Fifty-five patients with PIL were retrospectively reviewed. All patients underwent MDCT after direct lymphangiography. The pathologies of 16 patients were confirmed by surgery and the remaining 39 patients were confirmed by gastroendoscopy and/or capsule endoscopy. RESULTS: After direct lymphangiography, MDCT found intra- and extraintestinal as well as lymphatic vessel abnormalities...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
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