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ground glass nodule

Po An Chen, Eric P Huang, Lu Yang Shih, En Kuei Tang, Chu Chun Chien, Ming Ting Wu, Fu Zong Wu
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical validity and correlation with pathologic invasiveness in the pulmonary adenocarcinoma spectrum based on the novel qualitative computed tomography criterion for subsolid nodule (SSN) classification, which classified SSN into pure ground-glass nodule, heterogeneous ground-glass nodule, and part-solid nodule. In addition, we compared the performance of the conventional and novel classifications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The computed tomography images of 41 SSN nodules were interpreted by six observers independently, and the SSN characteristics were classified according to both the conventional and the novel classification systems...
March 9, 2018: Academic Radiology
Brett W Carter, John P Lichtenberger, Marcelo K Benveniste, Patricia M de Groot, Carol C Wu, Jeremy J Erasmus, Mylene T Truong
Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. To formulate effective treatment strategies and optimize patient outcomes, accurate staging is essential. Lung cancer staging has traditionally relied on a TNM staging system, for which the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) has recently proposed changes. The revised classification for this eighth edition of the TNM staging system (TNM-8) is based on detailed analysis of a new large international database of lung cancer cases assembled by the IASLC for the purposes of this project...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
X-W Wang, W-F Chen, W-J He, Z-M Yang, M Li, L Xiao, Y-Q Hua
AIM: To investigate the differential diagnosis value of preoperative computed tomography (CT) features between pre/minimally invasive and invasive adenocarcinoma in pulmonary mixed ground glass nodules (mGGNs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The histopathological data and CT images of 146 mGGNs in 141 patients were reviewed retrospectively. Logistic regression analysis and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis were performed to identify the CT features differentiating between pre/minimally invasive and invasive adenocarcinoma and to evaluate their accuracy...
March 7, 2018: Clinical Radiology
Xizhao Sui, Hui Zhao, Feng Yang, Ganwei Liu, Libao Hu, Chen Chen, Jian Gao, Jun Wang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting successful microcoil localization for subsequent thoracoscopic resection of pulmonary small nodules and ground-glass nodules. Microcoil has been useful for preoperative localization. Nevertheless, microcoil may dislocate before video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. METHODS: The medical data of patients with pulmonary solid nodules and ground-glass nodules, who underwent computed tomography-guided microcoil localization before thoracoscopic surgery, were retrospectively reviewed...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
X Wang, Y H Xu, Z Y Du, Y J Qian, Z H Xu, R Chen, M H Shi
Objective: This study aims to analyze the relationship among the clinical features, radiologic characteristics and pathological diagnosis in patients with solitary pulmonary nodules, and establish a prediction model for the probability of malignancy. Methods: Clinical data of 372 patients with solitary pulmonary nodules who underwent surgical resection with definite postoperative pathological diagnosis were retrospectively analyzed. In these cases, we collected clinical and radiologic features including gender, age, smoking history, history of tumor, family history of cancer, the location of lesion, ground-glass opacity, maximum diameter, calcification, vessel convergence sign, vacuole sign, pleural indentation, speculation and lobulation...
February 23, 2018: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
Takaomi Hanaoka, Makoto Kurai, Mitsuyo Okada, Satoshi Ishizone, Fumitoshi Karasawa, Akira Iizuka
BACKGROUNDS: Chest low-dose CT screening (LDCTS) has been finding unprecedented numbers of peripheral non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC) at an early stage and increased the number of patients with surgical indication. It is important to explore the influence of preoperative watchful-waiting time (WWT) on surgical outcomes. Objective is to clarify relationship between WWT and surgical outcomes of LDCTS-finding NSCLC from the view point of treatment delay. METHODS: Total 283 cases of NSCLC, found by LDCTS and consecutively resected, were surveyed for preoperative WWT and surgical outcomes...
February 28, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
J G Cohen, E Reymond, M Medici, M Lederlin, S Lantuejoul, F Laurent, A C Toffart, A Moreau-Gaudry, A Jankowski, G R Ferretti
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of computed tomography-texture analysis (CTTA) in differentiating between in-situ and minimally-invasive from invasive adenocarcinomas in subsolid lung nodules (SSLNs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two radiologists retrospectively reviewed 49 SSLNs in 44 patients. There were 27 men and 17 women with a mean age of 63±7 (SD) years (range: 47-78years). For each SSLN, type (pure ground-glass or part-solid) was assessed by consensus and CTTA was conducted independently by each observer using a filtration-histogram technique...
February 21, 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Francine L Jacobson, Jeffrey N Tarascio, Sam W Fox
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February 23, 2018: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Toru Kumagai, Yasuhiko Tomita, Shin-Ichi Nakatsuka, Madoka Kimura, Kei Kunimasa, Takako Inoue, Motohiro Tamiya, Kazumi Nishino, Yoshiyuki Susaki, Takashi Kusu, Toshiteru Tokunaga, Jiro Okami, Masahiko Higashiyama, Fumio Imamura
BACKGROUND: Activating EGFR mutations, HER2, and HER3 are implicated in lung cancer; however, with the exception of EGFR gene amplification in lung adenocarcinoma harboring EGFR mutations, their involvement in disease progression during the early stages is poorly understood. In this paper, we focused on which receptor is correlated with lung adenocarcinoma progression in the presence or absence of EGFR mutation from stage 0 to IA1. METHODS: HER2 and HER3 expression and activating EGFR mutations in surgically resected lung adenocarcinoma exhibiting ground glass nodules on chest computed tomography and re-classified to stage 0 and IA1 were examined by immunohistochemistry and peptide nucleic acid-locked nucleic acid PCR clamp method, respectively...
February 23, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
Tsai-Wang Huang, Kuan-Hsun Lin, Hsu-Kai Huang, Yi-I Chen, Kai-Hsiung Ko, Cheng-Kuang Chang, Hsian-He Hsu, Hung Chang, Shih-Chun Lee
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to investigate the role of the ground-glass opacity (GGO) ratio in lung adenocarcinoma in predicting surgical outcomes. METHODS: Patients who underwent surgical resection for pulmonary adenocarcinoma between January 2004 and December 2013 were reviewed. The clinical data, imaging characteristics of nodules, surgical approaches and outcomes were analysed with a mean follow-up of 87 months. RESULTS: Of 789 enrolled patients, 267 cases were categorized as having a GGO ratio ≥0...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Mark M Hammer, Rachna Madan, Hiroto Hatabu
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary mucormycosis is an aggressive opportunistic fungal infection. We set out to evaluate the CT and MRI features of pulmonary mucormycosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Through a search of the electronic medical record from 2007 to 2017, we identified 30 patients with definite or probable mucormycosis. Two radiologists reviewed the initial chest CT examinations for the presence of features including the "reverse halo" sign, large ground-glass halo, and peripheral lesion distribution...
February 22, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Lijie Wang, Weiyu Shen, Yong Xi, Shuai Liu, Dawei Zheng, Chenghua Jin
BACKGROUND: The pure ground-glass nodule is a common clinical concern. The purpose of this study was to develop a nomogram to predict the risk of invasive pulmonary adenocarcinoma in patients with pure ground-glass nodules 1 cm or less in diameter based on the computed tomography imaging features. METHODS: We reviewed a total of 250 patients who had undergone resection of pure ground-glass nodules 1 cm or less in diameter in our hospital, including the data of histopathologic examinations after surgical resection...
February 13, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Youngkyu Moon, Jae Kil Park, Kyo Young Lee, Min Namkoong, Seha Ahn
BACKGROUND: In clinical T1N0 peripheral lung cancers, lymph node upstaging is occasionally encountered postoperatively. However, nodal upstaging is rare in lung cancers presenting as ground-glass opacities. The aim of this study was to determine if lymph node upstaging could be reliably extrapolated from parameters such the consolidation/tumor ratio of chest computed tomography. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 486 patients treated for peripheral clinical T1N0 non-small cell lung cancer, each undergoing lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection...
February 15, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Gianpiero Manca, Federico Davini, Elisa Tardelli, Annalisa De Liperi, Fabio Falaschi, Franca Melfi, Patrick M Colletti, Domenico Rubello, Duccio Volterrani, Giuseppe Boni
PURPOSE: Incidental solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs) have become an increasingly common CT finding worldwide. Although there are currently many imaging strategies for evaluating SPNs, the differential diagnosis and management of SPNs remains complex because of overlap between benign and malignant processes. Moreover, transbronchial or percutaneous CT-guided biopsies do not always allow definitive diagnoses. In such cases, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has become the preferred surgical procedure for diagnosis and, in selected cases, for treatment of indeterminate SPNs...
February 9, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Felipe Aluja Jaramillo, Fernando R Gutierrez, Federico G Díaz Telli, Sebastian Yevenes Aravena, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Sanjeev Bhalla
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a condition characterized by increased pressure in the pulmonary circulation. It may be idiopathic or arise in the setting of other clinical conditions. Patients with PH tend to present with nonspecific cardiovascular or respiratory symptoms. The clinical classification of PH was recently revised at the World Health Organization symposium in Nice, France, in 2013. That consensus statement provided an updated classification based on the shared hemodynamic characteristics and management of the different categories of PH...
February 12, 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Donglai Chen, Chenyang Dai, Xiermaimaiti Kadeer, Rui Mao, Yongbing Chen, Chang Chen
Ground-glass nodule (GGN) is defined as a nodular shadow with ground-glass opacity that is generally associated with the early-stage lung adenocarcinoma. Nowadays, GGNs of the lung are increasingly detected with thin-section computed tomography scan. GGNs are categorized as pure GGNs and mixed GGNs according to the images from a high-resolution computed tomography. Meanwhile, it is routine to divide GGNs into different categories according to the number, solitary, or multiple, the management of which there is very different...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Shuki Maruyama, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Yuta Miyamae, Koji Koizumi
This study aimed to investigate the effects of parameter presets of the forward projected model-based iterative reconstruction solution (FIRST) on the accuracy of pulmonary nodule volume measurement. A torso phantom with simulated nodules [diameter: 5, 8, 10, and 12 mm; computed tomography (CT) density: - 630 HU] was scanned with a multi-detector CT at tube currents of 10 mA (ultra-low-dose: UL-dose) and 270 mA (standard-dose: Std-dose). Images were reconstructed with filtered back projection [FBP; standard (Std-FBP), ultra-low-dose (UL-FBP)], FIRST Lung (UL-Lung), and FIRST Body (UL-Body), and analyzed with a semi-automatic software...
February 10, 2018: Radiological Physics and Technology
Fei Yao, Jian Wang, Ju Yao, Lei Xu, Junling Qian, Yongke Cao
BACKGROUND: Anatomic segmentectomy for stage I nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has potential advantages such as preserving pulmonary function and reducing postoperative complications. However, many surgeons are deterred from this procedure for its anatomical complexity. Therefore, we presented our early experience with video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) anatomic segmentectomy compared with our most recent VATS lobectomy cases. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty patients with cT1aN0M0 (ground-glass opacity [GGO] rate >50%) NSCLC underwent VATS segmentectomy from January 2015 to December 2016...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Jing Yang, Hailin Wang, Chen Geng, Yakang Dai, Jiansong Ji
Pulmonary nodule is one of the important lesions of lung cancer, mainly divided into two categories of solid nodules and ground glass nodules. The improvement of diagnosis of lung cancer has significant clinical significance, which could be realized by machine learning techniques. At present, there have been a lot of researches focusing on solid nodules. But the research on ground glass nodules started late, and lacked research results. This paper summarizes the research progress of the method of intelligent diagnosis for pulmonary nodules since 2014...
February 7, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
Ji-Ping Huo, Cui Liu, Bei-Bei Jin, Feng-Xia Duan, Sheng-Hui Mei, Xin-Gang Li, Zhi-Gang Zhao
Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) is a rare pulmonary disorder of unknown etiology. COP with hemoptysis as the primary presenting symptom has rarely been reported. The present study reported a case of COP that resembled lung carcinoma with hemoptysis as the only clinical symptom. The patient recovered well following thoracoscope surgery. A literature review of 119 COP cases between 1995 and 2015 was presented. Cough, fever and dyspnea were the most common clinical manifestations. The most common imaging manifestations were multiple or single consolidation, lung nodules, migratory sign, reversed halo sign, and multiple ground-glass opacity...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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