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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/28807744/primary-stenting-is-not-necessary-in-benign-central-venous-stenosis
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Lynsey E Rangel, Sean P Lyden, Daniel G Clair
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate central venous stenosis (CVS) etiologies and presentation within a vascular surgery practice. We evaluated endovascular treatment modalities and the patency rates of our interventions. METHODS: 5 year retrospective review of endovascular intervention for CVS. Patient demographics, medical comorbidities, and variables were collected including etiology, indwelling device, previous upper extremity (UE) deep venous thrombosis (DVT), long term UE indwelling device (defined as greater than 30 days), malignancy status, hypercoagulable disorders, history of radiation or mediastinal fibrosis or masses, and anticoagulation and/or antiplatelet therapy...
August 11, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796590/subsolid-lung-nodule-classification-a-ct-criterion-for-improving-interobserver-agreement
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Marie-Pierre Revel, Inès Mannes, Joseph Benzakoun, Claude Guinet, Thomas Léger, Philippe Grenier, Audrey Lupo, Ludovic Fournel, Guillaume Chassagnon, Sébastien Bommart
Purpose To evaluate an objective computed tomographic (CT) criterion for distinguishing between part-solid (PS) and nonsolid (NS) lung nodules. Materials and Methods This study received institutional review board approval, and patients gave informed consent. Preoperative CT studies in all patients who underwent surgery for subsolid nodules between 2008 and 2015 were first reviewed by two senior radiologists, who subjectively classified the nodules as PS or NS. A second reading performed 1 month later used predefined classification criteria and involved a third senior radiologist as well as three junior radiologists...
August 8, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795891/experience-using-closed-incision-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-sternotomy-patients
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B Philip, P McCluskey, J Hinchion
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative delayed wound healing, surgical site infections (SSIs), and other wound complications are associated with increased morbidity and health-care costs. In cardiothoracic surgery, wound complications can have life-threatening consequences. In recent years, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been applied over closed surgical incisions to help reduce tension and protect from external contamination. We report our initial experiences using a closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) over clean, closed sternotomy incisions at an Irish tertiary referral centre...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794967/pleural-effusion-as-a-rare-manifestation-of-mediastinal-teratoma-a-case-report
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Ebrahim Razi, Aida Imani, Iman Ansari, Tehereh Khamechian, Abdolhossein Davoodabadi
Pleural effusion as one of the most common manifestations of pulmonary diseases is a rare symptom of anterior mediastinal teratoma that might mislead general physicians. In this study we report a rare case of pleural effusion and anterior mediastinal teratoma accompanying each other. The patient was a 21-year-old woman who suffered from dyspnea, cough, fever and manifestations of pleural effusion were obvious in chest X Ray (CXR). Computed tomography scan showed a cystic mass with lipid component. After thoracotomy, a mass was taken out from medial lobe of right lung and the results of pathology showed the mature mediastinal teratoma...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790290/-postoperative-intrathoracic-hemorrhage-perioperative-prevention-and-management
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Yoshimasa Maniwa
Postoperative intrathoracic hemorrhage is sometimes diagnosed in the thoracic cavity, while the patient is in the recovery room after undergoing thoracic surgery such as lung resection with thoracotomy or mediastinal surgery with a median sternotomy. The information from the chest tube is important to identify this kind of postoperative complication. When the condition becomes severe, the patient may develop hemorrhagic shock due to hemothorax and re-exploration to assess for bleeding and hemostasis may be required...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790274/-prevention-and-treatment-of-mediastinitis-following-cardiac-surgery
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Kojiro Furukawa, Shigeki Morita
Mediastinitis after cardiac surgery occurs about 1% of the time and is associated with adverse effects on both short- and long-term outcomes. Therefore, prevention of mediastinitis is very important. However, when this complication occurs, a radical cure should be performed using a safe and reliable method. Many pre-, intra-, and post-operative risk factors have been reported. Perioperative management based on an understanding of the pathological condition that causes this complication is an effective prevention strategy...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790251/-resection-of-a-posterior-mediastinal-tumor-using-intraoperative-motor-evoked-potential-monitoring-report-of-a-case
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Motoaki Yasukawa, Tsunenori Takatani, Masahiko Kawaguchi, Takeshi Kawaguchi, Norikazu Kawai, Takashi Tojo, Shigeki Taniguchi
A 20-year-old man with a posterior mediastinal tumor incidentally found on a chest X-ray was referred to our hospital. Chest computed tomography showed a 3 cm nodule located on the left side of the 10-11th thoracic vertebra, where the artery of Adamkiewicz is presumed to arise. He underwent left thoracotomy to remove the lesion. The tumor was safely resected with the assistance of intraoperative motor evoked potential(MEP) monitoring. The postoperative diagnosis was a benign schwannoma. In thoracic surgery for posterior mediastinal tumors, intraoperative MEP monitoring is useful for preventing paraplegia...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790246/-ciliated-muconodular-papillary-tumor-of-the-lung
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Masataka Segawa, Yoshinori Doki, Yoshifumi Shimada, Hiroki Tatsu, Katsuhiko Saito, Masayoshi Touge
A ciliated muconodular papillary tumor (CMPT) has been reported to be a low-grade malignant tumor or benign tumor, consisting of ciliated columnar cells and goblet cells with basaloid cell proliferation, occur in the peripheral lung. We present a case of CMPT in this report. A 42-year-old male was referred to our department due to a nodule detected in the peripheral left lower lobe of lung. The nodule was resected via wedge resection based on a suspected diagnosis of carcinoma. Intraoperative analysis of the frozen sections was suggestive of mucinous adenocarcinoma...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790237/-prophylactic-effectiveness-of-vacuum-assisted-closure-for-high-risk-patients-undergoing-cardiovascular-surgery-through-median-sternotomy
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Ippei Takazawa, Yoshio Misawa, Satoshi Uesugi, Akira Sugaya, Hirohiko Akutsu, Souki Kurumisawa, Hirotaka Satoh, Arata Muraoka, Kei Aizawa, Shinichi Ohki, Koji Kawahito
Vacuum-assisted closure(VAC) therapy is mainly used for tissue defects. VAC therapy can remove exudate that could impair the healing process. We applied VAC therapy in patients considered at high risk of surgical site infection who underwent cardiovascular surgery via standard median sternotomy. Risk factors included advanced heart failure, obesity, diabetes mellitus, steroid administration, immunosuppressant administration, and chronic renal failure, etc. VAC therapy was used in 134 patients. Only 3 of these patients (2...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782727/adequacy-of-intra-operative-nodal-staging-during-surgical-resection-of-nsclc-influencing-factors-and-its-relationship-to-survival
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Tim Edwards, Haval Balata, Mohamed Elshafi, Philip Foden, Paul Bishop, Eustace Fontaine, Mark Jones, Piotr Krysiak, Kandadai Rammohan, Rajesh Shah, Philip Crosbie, Richard Booton, Matthew Evison
INTRODUCTION: Adequate intra-operative lymph node sampling is a fundamental part of lung cancer surgery but adherence to standards is not well known. This study sought to measure the adequacy of intra-operative lymph node sampling at a regional Thoracic Surgery Centre and a tertiary lung cancer centre in the United Kingdom. METHODS: This retrospective study analysed the pathological reports from NSCLC resections over a four year period 2011-2014. Adequacy of sampling was assessed against IASLC recommendations of at least three mediastinal lymph node stations, station 7 in all patients, stations 5/6 in left upper lobe tumours and station 9 in lower lobe tumours...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782248/risk-stratification-in-the-investigation-of-pulmonary-nodules-in-a-high-risk-cohort-pet-ct-outperforms-clinical-risk-prediction-algorithms
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Glenna Gibson, Aravind Ravi Kumar, Karin Steinke, Farzad Bashirzadeh, Rebecca Roach, Morgan Windsor, Robert Ware, David Fielding
BACKGROUND: Clinical prediction models and 18F-FDG-PET/CT are used for assessment of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) however biopsy is still required before treatment which carries risk. AIM: To determine combined predictive benefit of one such model combined with modern PET/CT data to improve decision making about biopsy prior to treatment and possibly reduce costs. METHOD: Patients with a SPN undergoing 18F-FDG-PET/CT from January 2011-December 2012 were retrospectively identified...
August 7, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780666/comparison-of-intubation-and-tracheotomy-in-patients-with-deep-neck-infection
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Laura Tapiovaara, Leif Bäck, Katri Aro
Possible airway compromise further complicates treatment of deep neck infections (DNI). Airway management is crucial, but factors affecting the method of choice are unclear. We retrospectively evaluated adult DNIs in a single tertiary center covering 10 years, with special attention on airway management. Patient data were retrieved from electronic data files from 2007 to 2016, and included adult patients with DNI operated through the neck. Of the 202 patients, 127 (63%) were male, with a median age of 47 years...
August 5, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775107/a-garden-of-parathyroid-adenomas
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Zeyad T Sahli, Farah Karipineni, Martha A Zeiger
Despite improvements in parathyroidectomy success rates, patients with persistent primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) after initial surgery continue to challenge clinicians. Some of the challenges are due to ectopic parathyroid adenomas, including thymic, intrathyroidal, carotid sheath and mediastinal glands, and others are because of supernumerary glands. While uncommon in PHPT, multigland disease is also an important consideration in patients requiring reoperative surgery for persistent disease. For this reason, localisation studies including sestamibi, ultrasound, CT scan and venous sampling for abnormal glands may be an essential component of the preoperative workup...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765351/place-atrium-to-water-seal-paws-assessing-wall-suction-versus-no-suction-for-chest-tubes-after-open-heart-surgery
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Tamara Kruse, Sharon Wahl, Patricia Finch Guthrie, Sue Sendelbach
BACKGROUND: Traditionally chest tubes are set to -20 cm H2O wall suctioning until removal to facilitate drainage of blood, fluid, and air from the pleural or mediastinal space in patients after open heart surgery. However, no clear evidence supports using wall suction in these patients. Some studies in patients after pulmonary surgery indicate that using chest tubes with a water seal is safer, because this practice decreases duration of chest tube placement and eliminates air leaks. OBJECTIVE: To show that changing chest tubes to a water seal after 12 hours of wall suction (intervention) is a safe alternative to using chest tubes with wall suction until removal of the tubes (usual care) in patients after open heart surgery...
August 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763695/anterior-mediastinal-solitary-fibrous-tumor-resection-by-da-vinci-%C3%A2-surgical-system-in-obese-patient
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Dario Amore, Marco Rispoli, Marcellino Cicalese, Ilaria De Rosa, Giuseppe Rossi, Antonio Corcione, Salvatore Buono, Carlo Curcio
INTRODUCTION: Solitary fibrous tumors are uncommon soft tissue tumors initially reported only in the pleura but, in recent years, they have been described at many extra pleural sites, such as mediastinum. The treatment of choice is the extensive surgical resection that is curative for most benign lesions. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: We present the case of solitary fibrous tumor of the anterior mediastinum in obese patient (BMI: 34.3) undergoing complete surgical resection by robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with da Vinci(®) Surgical System...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758089/diagnosis-of-churg-strauss-syndrome-presented-with-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Dayun Park, Ho Jun Lee, Kwang Hoon Lee, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ki Yeun Nam, Kyoung Hwan Lee
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare systemic vasculitis that affect small and medium-sized blood vessels and is accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and peripheral neuropathy. This report describes a case of a 52-year-old man who had a history of sinusitis, asthma, and thymus cancer and who had complained of bilateral lower extremity paresthesia and weakness for a month. Peripheral neuropathy was detected by electrodiagnostic studies. Resection of a mediastinal mass, which was diagnosed as thymic neuroendocrine carcinoma, was performed five months before his visit...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740696/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy-and-resection-of-a-giant-thymoma-in-a-patient-witness-of-jehova
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Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Ching Feng Wu, Mercedes de la Torre
A rare case of a giant thymoma in a patient witness of Jehova treated by single port thoracoscopic resection is reported. A 78-year-old man with chest pain and mild dyspnea had been previously diagnosed with giant thymoma went to our hospital and asked for second opinion of operation. Computed tomography showed a 12.5 cm × 9.5 cm × 10 cm mass in the anterior mediastinum. Under the request of this patient, he is only willing to receive minimal invasive surgery without blood transfusion. Thirty-six hours after surgical resection, the patient safely discharged from our hospital without complication...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740680/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-right-upper-lobectomy-and-systemic-mediastinal-lymph-nodes-dissection
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Jia He, Dongjie Ma, Shanqing Li
Along with the progresses that have been made in techniques and instruments, uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) became more and more popular. Here, we present the operation video of a 52-year-old female with early stage lung cancer in the right upper lobe (RUL), who underwent uniportal VATS right upper lobectomy and systemic mediastinal lymph nodes dissection performed by our team. The video demonstrated the Uniportal VATS techniques of hilar anatomy, bronchus and blood vessel separation, mediastinal lymph node areas exploration and en-bloc dissection...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740431/what-we-know-about-surgical-therapy-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-guide-for-the-medical-oncologist
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REVIEW
Sassine Ghanem, Sandy El Bitar, Sami Hossri, Chanudi Weerasinghe, Jean Paul Atallah
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of death in cancer patients. The gold standard for the treatment of early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer is lobectomy with mediastinal lymph-node dissection or systematic lymph-node sampling. The evidence behind this recommendation is based on the sole randomized controlled trial conducted to date, done by the Lung Cancer Study Group and published in 1995, which found a superiority for lobectomy over sublobar resection with regard to local recurrence rate and improved survival...
2017: Cancer Management and Research
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