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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636733/idiopathic-pretracheal-deep-neck-space-infection-with-mediastinal-extension-a-series-of-3-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Samuel Roberts, Lyndon Chan, Robert Eisenberg
Idiopathic pretracheal deep neck space infection is an extremely rare condition with potentially devastating complications. We present a series of 3 cases of pretracheal deep neck space infection that arose in the absence of trauma or a congenital lesion and that exhibited mediastinal spread. To the best of our knowledge, these cases represent the first reported series of this rare condition to be published in the English-language literature. All cultures grew Streptococcus milleri, and all patients had a favorable outcome...
June 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635204/esophago-pulmonary-fistula-manifesting-as-recurrent-pneumonias-and-migrating-mediastinal-calcifications
#2
Jadd Kebbe, Sai Yendamuri, Charles Roche, Kassem Harris, Samjot Singh Dhillon
A 43-year old man presented with recurrent pneumonias, episodes of hemoptysis and an enlarging right lower lobe mass. A clear diagnosis was not previously established in spite of multiple radiological evaluations and biopsies. Meticulous review of his CT imaging showed that he had subcarinal calcification on his prior CT scans, which had decreased in size and now multiple new small areas of calcifications were seen in the right lower lobe lesion. An esophago-pulmonary fistula due to migration of mediastinal calcifications was suspected which was identified on careful review of the CT chest and confirmed by esophagogastroduodenoscopy...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635203/post-pneumonectomy-and-post-lobectomy-syndromes-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#3
Grigoris Stratakos, Vlassis Vitsas, Nikos Koufos, Charalambos Zissis, Philip Emmanouil, Nikos Koulouris
The post-pneumonectomy syndrome is a rare complication consisting of rotation and herniation of the mediastinal structures, the remaining lung and the respective bronchi, into the contralateral hemithorax. This situation may produce symptomatic airway obstruction and varies in its presentation and severity. We describe one case of right and one of left pneumonectomy syndrome as well as one case of post-lobectomy syndrome. We review the literature on the pathophysiology, the clinical, radiological and bronchoscopic characteristics of this rare entity and discuss all available therapeutic alternatives...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634685/poor-predictive-value-of-positive-interim-fdg-pet-ct-in-primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#4
Julien Lazarovici, Marie Terroir, Julia Arfi-Rouche, Jean-Marie Michot, Sacha Mussot, Valentina Florea, Maria-Rosa Ghigna, Peggy Dartigues, Cynthia Petrovanu, Alina Danu, Christophe Fermé, Vincent Ribrag, David Ghez
PURPOSE: Though commonly used to assess response to therapy, the prognostic value of interim FDG-PET/CT in Primary Mediastinal Large B-cell Lymphoma (PMBCL) is unclear. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study on 36 consecutive patients treated at our institution for a PMBCL between 2006 and 2014. All patients with a positive interim FDG-PET/CT had undergone histological restaging consisting either in a surgical debulking of the residual lesion (15 patients) or a CT-guided core needle biopsy (two patients)...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634566/adhesive-enhanced-sternal-closure-feasibility-and-safety-of-late-sternal-reentry
#5
Aaron J Spooner, Holly E M Mewhort, Lisa M DiFrancesco, Paul W M Fedak
This clinical case report describes sternal reentry performed years after adhesive-enhanced sternal closure using Kryptonite bone cement. This report provides novel data on the late effects of this innovation. We observed that sternal reentry is feasible and safe. The adhesive did not weaken from biodegradation over a period of several years. There was no evidence of adherence to adjacent soft tissues or other nonbony deep mediastinal structures. Surgeons who receive patients who require redoing cardiac surgery after adhesive-enhanced closure with Kryptonite can be reassured that sternal reentry is safe and feasible...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634559/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-with-marked-lymphatic-involvement-a-report-of-two-autopsy-cases
#6
Reiko Ideguchi, Kazuto Ashizawa, Saori Akashi, Michiko Shindo, Kazunori Minami, Toshio Fukuda, Junji Irie, Minoru Fukuda, Masataka Uetani
We herein report two cases of malignant pleural mesothelioma with marked lymphangiosis. The patients included a 68-year-old man and a 67-year-old man who both had a history of exposure to asbestos. Computed tomography (CT) on admission showed pleural effusion with pleural thickening. In both cases, a histopathological examination of the pleura confirmed the diagnosis of epithelioid malignant mesothelioma. They received chemotherapy, but the treatment was only palliative. The chest CT assessments during admission revealed marked pleural effusion and mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634489/a-study-of-patients-with-primary-mediastinal-germ-cell-tumors-treated-using-multimodal-therapy
#7
Yutaro Tanaka, Takehiko Okamura, Takashi Nagai, Daichi Kobayashi, Takahiro Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Akita, Yoshinobu Moritoki, Takahiro Yasui
OBJECTIVES: Primary mediastinal germ cell tumors (PMGCTs) are rare, which often makes them difficult to treat. Herein, we examined patients with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment. METHODS: We examined 6 patients (median age: 25 years, range: 19-27 years) with PMGCTs who underwent multimodal treatment between April 2001 and March 2015. Three patients had seminomas, 2 patients had yolk sac tumors, and 1 patient had choriocarcinoma. The median observation period was 32...
2017: Advances in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633275/phrenic-nerve-reconstruction-and-bilateral-diaphragm-plication-after-lobectomy
#8
Shuichi Shinohara, Tetsu Yamada, Mitsuhiro Ueda, Hiroyoshi Ishinagi, Takahisa Matsuoka, Shinjiro Nagai, Katsunari Matsuoka, Yoshihiro Miyamoto
A 49-year-old man with left phrenic nerve paralysis caused by mediastinal tumor resection 28 years earlier was found to have a nodule in the right upper lobe. The right phrenic nerve was severed during right upper lobectomy but was reconstructed along with bilateral plication of the diaphragm. The patient was weaned from the ventilator during the daytime on postoperative day 13 and was discharged home on postoperative day 48. Three months postoperatively, chest fluoroscopic imaging showed recovery of movement of the right diaphragm...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633261/mediastinal-abscess-caused-by-an-expanded-polytetrafluoroethylene-membrane
#9
Kanji Matsuzaki, Toru Tsukada, Masataka Sato, Yasunori Watanabe, Akihiko Ikeda, Taisuke Konishi, Tomoaki Jikuya
A 76-year-old man who had undergone tricuspid annuloplasty 13 years earlier was admitted to our hospital because of a high fever. Although he was treated with antibiotics for pneumonia, a mild fever persisted. Computed tomography and gallium scintigraphy revealed a mediastinal abscess with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) membrane. There were no positive cultures or sternal changes indicating poststernotomy mediastinitis. The membrane was removed by a left parasternal approach without resternotomy, and its total removal was essential for the patient's recovery...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633222/endosonographic-mediastinal-lymph-node-staging-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-how-i-teach-it
#10
EDITORIAL
Ricardo L Oliveira, Moishe Liberman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632689/18f-fdg-uptake-in-ischemic-colitis-during-follow-up-of-a-patient-with-lung-cancer
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Sofia C Vaz, Carla Oliveira, Joana C Castanheira, Ângelo F Silva, Durval C Costa
A 61-year-old man with previous history of lung adenocarcinoma underwent 2 F-FDG PET/CT investigations. The first for assessment of enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes revealed an area of increased FDG uptake in the sigmoid colon (located at the right pelvis). Colonoscopy showed a segmental area of ischemic sigmoid colitis, confirmed on histology postbiopsy. The asymptomatic man had no risk factors, and no specific treatment was administered, apart from supportive measures. One year later, there was no significantly abnormal uptake on PET/CT...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631863/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-safe-as-it-sounds
#12
REVIEW
Preyas J Vaidya, Mohammed Munavvar, Joerg D Leuppi, Atul C Mehta, Prashant N Chhajed
Real-time endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has earned its place as a standard of care in the evaluation of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. It is a minimally invasive and a safe procedure with high diagnostic accuracy and efficacy. The increased usage of EBUS-TBNA worldwide has thrown light on its possible complications including death. The complications range from minor to life threatening in few and may occur either early or later in the course after the procedure...
June 20, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631657/citrobacter-freundii-as-a-cause-of-acute-suppurative-thyroiditis-in-an-immunocompetent-adult-female
#13
Gursimran Kaur Mohi, Priya Datta, Jagdish Chander, Arjun Das
Acute suppurative thyroiditis (AST) is an uncommon condition, in the patients with preexisting thyroid disease or immunosuppression. The most common cause of AST is bacterial, and the most common bacteria are Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella species. Due to various complications such as septicemia, septic thrombophlebitis, necrotizing mediastinitis, or pericarditis, prompt diagnosis and treatment are the keys to reduce mortality and morbidity. Here, we describe a case of a 40-year-old female with AST caused by Citrobacter freundii...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630248/chest-x-ray-of-a-patient-with-history-of-pleural-effusion
#14
Ewa Konik, John Schirger
The presented chest X-ray depicts the thoracic duct anatomy of a 50-year-old man who underwent heart transplantation. His postoperative course was complicated by Candida mediastinitis, treated with débridements and closure of the anterior chest wound with myocutaneous flaps. Postoperatively, he had persistent output from a right-sided chest tube. The fluid appeared milky and its triglycerides level was elevated at 254 mg/dL. The drainage persisted despite a low fat diet. The interventional radiologist identified a leak in the upper thoracic duct...
June 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629896/randomized-phase-ii-study-of-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-panitumumab-followed-by-consolidation-chemotherapy-in-potentially-operable-locally-advanced-stage-iiia-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nrg-oncology-rtog-0839
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Martin J Edelman, Chen Hu, Quynh-Thu Le, Jessica S Donington, Warren D D'Souza, Adam P Dicker, Billy W Loo, Elizabeth M Gore, Gregory M M Videtic, Nathaniel R Evans, Joseph W Leach, Maximilian Diehn, Steven J Feigenberg, Yuhchyau Chen, Rebecca Paulus, Jeffrey D Bradley
INTRODUCTION: Multimodality therapy has curative potential in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LASCLC). Mediastinal nodal sterilization (MNS) after induction chemoradiotherapy (CRT) can serve as an intermediate marker for efficacy. NRG Oncology RTOG 0229 demonstrated the feasibility and efficacy of combining full dose radiation (61.2Gy) with chemotherapy followed by resection and chemotherapy. Based upon that experience and evidence that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies are radiosensitizing, we explored adding panitumumab to CRT followed by resection and consolidation chemotherapy in LANSCLC with a primary endpoint of MNS...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626633/mediastinal-hemangioendothelioma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#16
Davide Patrini, Laura Scolamiero, Reena Khiroya, David Lawrence, Elaine Borg, Martin Hayward, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos
BACKGROUND: Epithelioid haemangioendothelioma (EHE) is a rare low-grade vascular neoplasm that can arise in the lung, liver, soft tissues or, less commonly, bone. Due to its low prevalence of less than one in a million and its non-specific clinical features, EHE is often misdiagnosed and managed inappropriately. Here we discuss the case of a 58 year-old gentleman with mediastinal EHE and review existing literature on pulmonary EHE (PEH). CASE HISTORY: A 58 year-old gentleman presented to our outpatient Clinic with chest discomfort and palpitations...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625645/eus-b-fna-vs-conventional-eus-fna-for-left-adrenal-gland-analysis-in-lung-cancer-patients
#17
Laurence M M J Crombag, Artur Szlubowski, Jos A Stigt, Olga Schuurbiers, Daniël A Korevaar, Peter I Bonta, Jouke T Annema
INTRODUCTION: In patients with lung cancer, left adrenal glands (LAG) suspected for distant metastases (M1b) based on imaging require further evaluation for a definitive diagnosis. Tissue acquisition is regularly performed using conventional EUS-FNA. The aim of this study was to investigate the success rate of endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration using the EBUS scope (EUS-B-FNA) for LAG analysis. METHODS: This is a prospective multicenter study in consecutive patients with (suspected) lung cancer and suspected mediastinal and LAG metastases...
June 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624157/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-and-cytology-for-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-lymph-nodes
#18
Hussein Okasha, Shaimaa Elkholy, Mohamed Sayed, Ahmed Salman, Yahia Elsherif, Emad El-Gemeie
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Intra-abdominal and mediastinal lymphadenopathy are often difficult to diagnose, particularly in the absence of a primary lesion. Endosonography (EUS)-guided fine-needle aspiration and cytology (FNAC) has provided an easy and safe access to these lymph nodes, sparing the use of invasive and costly interventions. The main aim of this study is to assess the specificity, sensitivity, and predictive value of EUS-guided FNAC in the diagnosis of benign and malignant lymph nodes...
June 14, 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624000/aneurysms-of-the-azygos-vein
#19
REVIEW
Maximilian Kreibich, Matthias Siepe, Jochen Grohmann, Gregor Pache, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
OBJECTIVE: Azygos vein aneurysms (AVAs) are uncommon and infrequently diagnosed. When confronted with a patient presenting with an AVA, physicians can rely on only a few case reports after an extensive literature search. To date, no guideline, no rule, and no review on the optimal treatment strategy for these patients exist. METHODS: A PubMed and MEDLINE database search for papers and case reports describing AVA was performed. Cases from our own institutions were also reviewed...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623994/placement-of-tunneled-cuffed-vascular-catheter-through-superior-vena-cava-puncture
#20
Songhui Zhai, Qiuyan Zhao, Yanhuan Feng, Yang Yu, Li Zhou, Tianlei Cui, Ping Fu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of placement of tunneled cuffed catheters through direct percutaneous puncture of the superior vena cava (SVC) in patients with occluded right and left innominate veins. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all patients with right and left innominate vein occlusions who underwent tunneled catheter placement with direct SVC puncture between January 2012 and December 2014. Under fluoroscopic guidance with the patient in a supine position, a 5F catheter was placed at the distal end of the SVC through the femoral vein, iliac vein, or hepatic vein...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
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