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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730784/single-center-retrospective-analysis-of-162-cases-with-thymoma-complicating-myasthenia-gravis
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Qing Lin, Ye Zhang, Liuchun Yang
PURPOSE: We conducted this study to retrospectively analyze the clinical effects of surgical resection for patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) complicated with thymoma. METHODS: 162 patients with myasthenia gravis complicated with thymoma, that were admitted to our hospital and underwent surgical disease resection from Nov. 1993 to Nov. 2015, were selected for this study. Analyzed were the pathology (2004 WHO), Masaoka clinical stage, myasthenia gravis types (Osserman types), myasthenic crisis during the perioperative period, and the relationship between recurrence and survival rates during follow-up visits...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728907/sequential-extended-thoracoscopic-sympathicotomy-for-palmo-axillo-plantar-hyperhidrosis
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Khaled Elalfy, Sameh Emile, Hossam Elfeki, Ahmed Elmetwally, Mohamed Farag, Waleed Gado
BACKGROUND: Palmo-axillo-plantar hyperhidrosis (HH) exists in approximately 70% to 100% of patients complaining of HH. Many studies have documented variable effects of thoracoscopic sympathicotomy (TS) on plantar sweating. The present trial evaluated sequential extended thoracoscopic sympathicotomy for the treatment of palmo-axillo-plantar HH regarding its feasibility and outcome on each domain of HH, particularly the plantar domain METHODS: Forty-two patients with severe palmo-axillo-plantar HH underwent sequential extended (T3 to T12) thoracoscopic sympathicotomy...
July 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728783/enhanced-recovery-pathway-versus-standard-care-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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Alessandro Brunelli, Caroline Thomas, Padma Dinesh, Andrew Lumb
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare outcomes after video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy or segmentectomy before and after introduction of an enhanced recovery program. METHODS: Data from 600 patients undergoing video-assisted lobectomy or segmentectomy between April 2014 and January 2017 were analyzed. A comparative analysis was performed between patients undergoing operation before (365 patients) and after (235 patients) the start of the enhanced recovery program...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728715/robotic-lobectomy-and-segmentectomy-technical-details-and-results
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Benjamin Wei, Robert J Cerfolio
Robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy can be considered for patients fit for conventional lobectomy. Contraindications include prohibitive lung function or medical comorbidities, multistation N2, gross N2 disease, or evidence of N3 disease. Team training, familiarity with equipment, troubleshooting, and preparation are critical for successful robotic lobectomy. Similar to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, robotic lobectomy is associated with decreased blood loss, blood transfusion, air leak, chest tube duration, duration of stay, and mortality compared with thoracotomy...
August 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721567/modified-double-layer-anastomosis-for-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-an-effective-way-to-prevent-leakage-and-stricture
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Yong Yuan, Xiao-Xi Zeng, Yong-Fan Zhao, Long-Qi Chen
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage and stricture contribute to a large number of mortality and morbidity after esophagectomy. The aim of this work is to evaluate the outcome of modified double-layer hand-sewn esophagogastric anastomosis during minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer. METHODS: The clinicopathological data of 176 consecutive esophageal cancer patients who underwent cervical esophagogastric anastomosis using modified double-layer hand-sewn technique after radical esophagectomy were retrospectively reviewed...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718991/learning-curve-for-the-thoracoscopic-repair-of-esophageal-atresia-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula
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Hiroomi Okuyama, Yuko Tazuke, Takehisa Ueno, Hiroaki Yamanaka, Yuichi Takama, Ryuta Saka, Noriaki Usui, Hideki Soh, Takeo Yonekura
AIM: Thoracoscopic repair (TR) of esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) remains a considerable challenge, even for the most experienced pediatric surgeons. The aim of this study is to report the outcomes of our experience with TR of EA/TEF and to determine the learning curve for this procedure. METHODS: Eleven consecutive cases that had undergone TR of EA/TEF at our institutes were included in this study. The medical charts were reviewed retrospectively...
July 18, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709495/unusual-case-of-coexistent-pulmonary-cryptococcosis-and-tuberculosis-in-an-immuno-competent-host
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Sunila Jain, Vrushali Mahajan, Arvind Kumar
Coexistence of pulmonary cryptococcosis with other infections has commonly been described in immuno-suppressed individuals. In immuno-competent hosts, such coexistence is rare and mostly described in disseminated disease or uncommonly involving different sites. The simultaneous coinfection of cryptococcosis and tuberculosis of lung in an immuno-competent host is extremely rare with only one previously reported case in the literature. This is the second such case and the first to be reported in India. We describe a case of a 36-year-old immuno-competent male who presented with haemoptysis and cough...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709050/anomalous-v-2-of-the-left-pulmonary-vein-detected-using-three-dimensional-computed-tomography-in-a-patient-with-lung-cancer-a-case-report
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Masato Aragaki, Yasuaki Iimura, Yusuke Yoshida, Naoto Hasegawa
We report one of the rare anatomical variations of the pulmonary vein wherein the left V2 drained into the inferior pulmonary vein. A 63-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of an abnormal shadow in the left lower lung field that was noted on chest X-ray. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a tumor in the left lower lobe. A biopsied tumor specimen was diagnosed as an adenocarcinoma, and thus, left lower lobectomy was performed. Preoperative three-dimensional CT revealed that an anomalous V2 of the left lung drained from the superior segment into the inferior pulmonary vein...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706850/pneumothorax-caused-by-cystic-and-nodular-lung-metastases-from-a-malignant-uterine-perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-pecoma
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Shouichi Okamoto, Moegi Komura, Yasuhisa Terao, Aiko Kurisaki-Arakawa, Takuo Hayashi, Tsuyoshi Saito, Shinsaku Togo, Akira Shiokawa, Keiko Mitani, Etsuko Kobayashi, Toshio Kumasaka, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) are mesenchymal neoplasms with immunoreactivity for both melanocytic and smooth muscle markers. PEComas occur at multiple sites, and malignant PEComas can undergo metastasis, recurrence and aggressive clinical courses. Although the lung is a common metastatic site of PEComas, they usually appear as multiple nodules but rarely become cystic or cavitary. Here, we describe a female patient whose lungs manifested multiple cystic, cavity-like and nodular metastases 3 years after the resection of uterine tumors tentatively diagnosed as epithelioid smooth muscle tumors with uncertain malignant potential...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698428/-thoracoscopic-pericardial-fenestration-for-refractory-pericardial-effusion-with-cardiac-tamponade-report-of-a-case
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Jun Maeda
We performed thoracoscopic pericardial fenestration for a 70-year-old man who suffered from refractory pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade. Under general anesthesia with differential lung ventilation, pericardial fenestration followed by needle aspiration of the enough pericardial effusion to obtain the working space was carried out by thoracoscopic surgery through the left thoracic space. Postoperative course was uneventful and reaccumulation of the pericardial fluid has not been observed more than 2 years after surgery...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698427/-metastatic-atypical-meningioma-of-the-lung-report-of-a-case
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Tomomi Isono, Hirokazu Tanaka, Shinya Uematsu, Nobuhisa Yamazaki, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Toshihide Shimada, Masaharu Nakade
A 56-years-old woman, who had undergone a complete resection for atypical meningioma (grade 2 of World Health Organization classification)8 years before was admitted to our hospital to treat a mass on the right middle lobe detected by chest X-ray. The mass was resected successfully by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and pathological diagnosis of the tumor was a metastatic atypical meningioma. We experienced a rare case of extracranial pulmonary metastasis of meningioma. Grade 2 meningioma is thought to have malignant potential of local recurrence and extracranial metastasis compared to grade 1 meningioma, so long-term observation may be necessary after resection of atypical meningioma...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698416/-second-pneumothorax-in-an-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-patient-initially-treated-by-bullaectomy-twenty-two-years-ago
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Yamato Suzuki, Shinsaku Ueda, Satoshi Suzuki
A 2nd pneumothorax developed in a 40-years-old man after his 1st bilateral pneumothoraces were successfully treated by bullaectomies 22 years ago. For the past 10 years, he has suffered major complications such as repeated bleeding into the digestive tract due to vascular-type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS). Although preoperative computed tomography demonstrated multiple bullae at the apex of the right lung, any abnormal findings suggesting tissue fragility was not found. At surgery, visceral pleura of the right lung had an almost normal appearance through a thoracoscope...
July 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697892/bronchopleural-fistula-after-pneumonectomy-risk-factors-and-management-focusing-on-open-window-thoracostomy
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Antonio Mazzella, Alessandro Pardolesi, Patrick Maisonneuve, Francesco Petrella, Domenico Galetta, Roberto Gasparri, Lorenzo Spaggiari
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate principal risk factors and different therapeutic approaches for postpneumonectomy bronchopleural fistula (BPF), focusing on open window thoracostomy (OWT). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients treated by pneumonectomy for lung cancer between 1999 and 2014. We evaluated preoperative, operative, and postoperative data; interval between operation and fistula formation; and size, treatment, and predicting factors of BPF. Cumulative incidence curves for the development of BPF were drawn according to the Kaplan-Meier method...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697196/fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-findings-in-a-pediatric-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-and-differential-diagnosis
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Jianhao Xie, Chao Ma, Jun Tang
An 11 years old boy was referred to our hospital. He complained for the last three months for intermittent cough and shortness of breath after exercise which worsened recently. Airways computed tomography (CT) showed an abnormal endobronchial tumor, obstructing the right main bronchus and also atelectasis in the upper lobe of the right lung. Bronchoscopy showed a wet on its surface mass obstructing the right main bronchus. Biopsy showed a mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC). The fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) scan showed in the same area a mass with slightly increased (18)F-FDG uptake (maximum standardized uptake value, SUVmax: 3...
July 12, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695874/thoracoscopic-management-of-oesophageal-mucocele-old-complication-new-approach
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Vijayaraj Pavankumar, Raja Kalayarasan, Chandrasekar Sandip, Pottakkat Biju
Oesophageal mucocele is an uncommon complication of bipolar exclusion of oesophagus. Traditionally, this condition is managed through thoracotomy which is associated with significant morbidity. The present report outlines the thoracoscopic management of oesophageal mucocele following surgical exclusion for oesophageal perforation. Left thoracoscopic oesophagectomy for oesophageal mucocele described in this report has not been published earlier.
July 7, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694575/early-thoracoscopic-plication-of-diaphragm-in-a-newborn-with-brachial-plexus-palsy-and-concurrent-phrenic-nerve-palsy
#16
Saurabh Shyam Garge, Gouri Rao Passi, Devendra Ghanekar
Phrenic nerve palsy is a rare cause of respiratory distress in a newborn. When conservative measures fail to achieve adequate ventilation, then early surgical plication has been found to be associated with good outcome. We report a case of neonate with phrenic nerve palsy in whom an early thoracoscopic diaphragmatic plication was done.
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694571/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-pediatric-empyema-by-two-port-technique-a-single-center-experience-with-167-consecutive-cases
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Sandesh V Parelkar, Shalil H Patil, Beejal V Sanghvi, Rahul Kumar Gupta, Satej S Mhaskar, Rujuta S Shah, Pooja Tiwari, Arjun A Pawar
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The aim of our study is to determine efficacy, safety, and feasibility of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in childhood empyema with a technique of only two ports and open instruments at a tertiary care center in India. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of patients below 18 years, with empyema presenting to the Department of Pediatric Surgery of a Tertiary Care Referral Hospital in India, over a period of 9 years who underwent VATS decortication...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690286/a-case-of-recurrent-pneumothorax-associated-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-treated-with-bilateral-simultaneous-surgery-and-total-pleural-covering
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Kyoshiro Takegahara, Naoyuki Yoshino, Jitsuo Usuda
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder characterized by a triad of skin tumors, renal tumors, and multiple pulmonary cysts. Our patient was a 40-year-old man with a history of recurrent bilateral pneumothorax and a family history of pneumothorax. The patient visited our department with chest pain and was diagnosed with left pneumothorax based on a chest X-ray. Thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed multiple cysts in both lungs. We performed thoracoscopic bilateral bullectomy with curative intent...
July 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689957/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-sympathectomy-for-facial-hyperhidrosis-the-influence-of-the-main-site-of-complaint
#19
Juliana Maria Fukuda, Andrea Yasbek Monteiro Varella, Marcelo Passos Teivelis, José Ribas Milanez de Campos, Paulo Kauffman, Lucas Lembrança Pinheiro, Nelson Wolosker
INTRODUCTION: Facial hyperhidrosis (FH) may lead patients to a significantly impaired quality of life (QOL). Video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy (VATS) is reserved for more severe cases refractory to common first-line agents. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of VATS for FH and to compare the results between patients with facial hyperhidrosis as main complaint (FHMC) and patients with facial hyperhidrosis as non-main complaint (FHNMC). METHODS: This was a retrospective study based on medical charts analysis from March 2000 to January 2014: 40 patients with FHMC and 136 patients with FHNMC...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689886/use-of-radiotracer-labeling-of-pulmonary-nodules-to-facilitate-excisional-biopsy-and-metastasectomy-in-children-with-solid-tumors
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Stephanie F Polites, Aodhnait S Fahy, William A Sunnock, Donald D Potter, Denise B Klinkner, Christopher R Moir, K Robert Shen, Michael B Ishitani
PURPOSE: Excision of suspected pulmonary metastases in children is challenging in the setting of multiple nodules or nodules that are small, deep, or soft. This study describes preoperative technetium macro-aggregated albumin (Tc 99m MAA) localization of pulmonary lesions to aid in intraoperative identification and resection. METHODS: Patients with past or present pediatric solid tumors who underwent resection of pulmonary nodules following CT-guided Tc 99m MAA labeling were identified...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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