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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333842/an-adolescent-with-idiopathic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-case-report
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Emine Atag, Nilay Bas Ikizoglu, Yasemin Gokdemir, Ela Erdem Eralp, Gursu Kiyan, Dilek Yilmazbayhan, Bulent Karadag
Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) is a rare disorder recently included in rare idiopathic interstitial pneumonias according to the updated American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification. IPPFE is characterized by pleural and subpleural parenchymal fibrosis causing volume loss predominantly in the upper lung lobes. Age of onset is variable, IPPFE mainly occurs in third and fourth decades. We present a 16 year old patient with a 2-year history of exertional dyspnea, nonproductive cough and weight loss...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333007/utility-of-cluster-of-differentiation-5-and-cluster-of-differentiation-117-immunoprofile-in-distinguishing-thymic-carcinoma-from-pulmonary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-study-on-1800-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-cases
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Vidya Jha, Preeti Sharma, Ashish Kumar Mandal
Background: Mediastinum harbors a mixed bag of neoplastic lesions with varied therapeutic and prognostic implications. Distinguishing pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma from thymic carcinoma is a challenging task owing to rather nonspecific clinicoradiological features and a considerable overlap in histomorphological features. Thus, we evaluated the diagnostic utility of cluster of differentiation 5 (CD5) and CD117 immunohistochemical markers in distinguishing these tumors. Materials and Methods: The archives of department of histopathology were retrospectively reviewed from June 2012 to May 2016...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332656/germ-cell-tumor-causing-pleural-effusion-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#3
Surabhi Jaggi, Reetu Kundu, Sanjeev Binji, Uma Handa, Varinder Saini
Straw colored pleural fluid with raised adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels in young healthy adults usually raises suspicion of tuberculosis, sometimes leading to laxity in carrying thorough physical examination and missing out some important clues with potential disastrous consequences. A 35-year-old male was diagnosed to have left pleural effusion and anti-tubercular treatment was started on the basis of straw colored, lymphocyte-predominant pleural fluid with significantly raised ADA levels. When there was no improvement after 1 month of treatment he was investigated further and found to have a mediastinal mass along with hydro-pneumothorax...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332607/the-role-of-t2-weighted-gradient-echo-in-the-diagnosis-of-tumefactive-intrahepatic-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-diffuse-hepatic-iron-overload-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abel A Belay, Andrew M Bellizzi, Alan H Stolpen
BACKGROUND: Extramedullary hematopoiesis is the proliferation of hematopoietic cells outside bone marrow secondary to marrow hematopoiesis failure. Extramedullary hematopoiesis rarely presents as a mass-forming hepatic lesion; in this case, imaging-based differentiation from primary and metastatic hepatic neoplasms is difficult, often leading to biopsy for definitive diagnosis. We report a case of tumefactive hepatic extramedullary hematopoiesis in the setting of myelodysplastic syndrome with concurrent hepatic iron overload, and the role of T2*-weighted gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging in differentiating extramedullary hematopoiesis from primary and metastatic hepatic lesions...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330908/defining-expanded-areas-in-ebus-sampling-ebus-guided-trans-and-intra-pulmonary-artery-needle-aspiration-with-review-of-transvascular-ebus
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Ravindra M Mehta, Pavankumar R Biraris, Vallandramam Pattabhiraman, Arjun Srinivasan, Abhinav Singla, Sunil Kumar, Michael Cutaia
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has revolutionized the diagnostic approach to mediastinal diseases. Lesions located lateral to the pulmonary artery (trans-PA, Station 5), or in the lumen of the PA (intra-PA) are in the 'blind-spot' of EBUS. OBJECTIVES: We describe a case series where EBUS guided trans-pulmonary or intra-pulmonary aspiration (EBUS-TIPNA) was used for diagnosis. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 10 patients who had EBUS-TIPNA over 3 years in 2 centers...
January 13, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330673/vacuum-assisted-closure-therapy-of-paradoxical-reaction-in-tuberculous-lymphadenopathy-caused-by-mycobacterium-africanum
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H F Geerdes-Fenge, P Pongratz, J Liese, E C Reisinger
A 26-year-old HIV-negative male from Ghana was treated for cervical, intrathoracic and abdominal lymph node tuberculosis (TB) and tuberculous hepatitis. Penetration of the thoracic trachea by a mediastinal lymph node had caused bronchomucosal TB. Sputum culture grew M. africanum, sensitive to all first-line antituberculous drugs. Four weeks after the beginning of directly observed treatment with isoniazid, rifampin, pyrazinamide and ethambutol, the right cervical lymph node increased in size, liquefied and caused a spontaneous fistula...
January 12, 2018: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330321/osteopontin-promotes-protective-antigenic-tolerance-against-experimental-allergic-airway-disease
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Themis Alissafi, Evangelia Kourepini, Davina C M Simoes, Nikolaos Paschalidis, Maria Aggelakopoulou, Tim Sparwasser, Louis Boon, Hamida Hammad, Bart N Lambrecht, Vily Panoutsakopoulou
In the context of inflammation, osteopontin (Opn) is known to promote effector responses, facilitating a proinflammatory environment; however, its role during antigenic tolerance induction is unknown. Using a mouse model of asthma, we investigated the role of Opn during antigenic tolerance induction and its effects on associated regulatory cellular populations prior to disease initiation. Our experiments demonstrate that Opn drives protective antigenic tolerance by inducing accumulation of IFN-β-producing plasmacytoid dendritic cells, as well as regulatory T cells, in mediastinal lymph nodes...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329989/reassessment-of-right-middle-lobe-lung-cancer-comparison-of-segments-4-and-5-tumors
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Yoshinori Handa, Yasuhiro Tsutani, Takuhiro Ikeda, Hideaki Hanaki, Yoshihiro Miyata, Hidenori Mukaida, Morihito Okada
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to elucidate the clinical behavior of right middle lobe lung cancer, with focus on the tumor location. METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively 711 patients who underwent lobectomy or bilobectomy for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (upper lobe, 346; middle lobe, 82; lower lobe, 283). Factors affecting survival were assessed by log-rank tests and Cox regression analyses. RESULTS: The prognosis of patients with segment 5 tumors (n = 39) was significantly worse than that of patients with segment 4 tumors (n = 43; 5-year overall survival [OS] rates, 69...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329734/the-morphological-changes-of-bronchovascular-bundles-within-subsolid-nodules-on-hrct-correlate-with-the-new-iaslc-classification-of-adenocarcinoma
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L Liu, N Wu, W Tang, F Xu, L-N Zhou, P-Q Ma, L Li, X Liang
AIM: To observe the morphological changes of bronchovascular bundles within subsolid nodules on high-resolution (HR) computed tomography (CT) and analyse the correlation with the new adenocarcinoma classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen lesions (absent consolidation on mediastinal window) were reviewed retrospectively. CT features including dimensions, contour, morphological changes of the blood vessels, and bronchi/bronchioles, vacuole signs, and their correlation with histopathology were evaluated...
January 9, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329150/comparison-of-iodine-density-measurement-among-dual-energy-computed-tomography-scanners-from-3-vendors
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Hyungjin Kim, Jin Mo Goo, Chang Kyung Kang, Kum Ju Chae, Chang Min Park
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to analyze the effect of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) scanners and fluid characteristics on iodine quantification and to calculate the measurement variability range induced by those variables. METHODS: We performed an experimental phantom study with 4 mediastinal iodine phantoms. Each phantom contained 6 tubes of different iodine concentrations (0, 1.0, 2.5, 5.0, 10.0, and 20.0 mg/mL) diluted in a specific solvent, which was water, 10% amino acid solution, 20% lipid emulsion, or 18% calcium solution, respectively...
January 12, 2018: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327976/endoscopic-treatment-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-induced-esophageal-perforation
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Till Herbold, Seung-Hun Chon, Peter Grimminger, Martin K H Maus, Henner Schmidt, Hans Fuchs, Sebastian Brinkmann, Marc Bludau, Christian Gutschow, Wolfgang Schröder, Arnulf H Hölscher, Jessica M Leers
BACKGROUND: Perforation of the esophagus is the most severe complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and can lead to mediastinitis, pleural empyema, or peritonitis. Currently, the majority of patients receive operative treatment with only 6% treated endoscopically. We report our experience with endoscopic and conservative approaches. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all patients treated for esophageal perforation and included all patients with perforation caused by TEE...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327422/prognosis-and-distribution-of-lymph-nodes-metastases-in-resectable-primary-pulmonary-lymphoepithelioma-like-carcinoma-a-large-cohort-from-a-single-center
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Xiangyang Yu, Yingsheng Wen, Rongqing Qin, Yongbin Lin, Xuewen Zhang, Weidong Wang, Yongqiang Chen, Lanjun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma is a rare subtype of lung cancer. Until now, the characteristics of lymph nodes metastases in resectable cases have not yet been reported. METHODS: In this study, a total of 87 consecutive patients with primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma that received surgical treatment were investigated from October 1999 to August 2016. The clinical and radiological data and follow-up information were extracted from hospital records in detail...
January 12, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326803/treatment-of-early-stages-hodgkin-lymphoma-during-pregnancy
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Agustin Avilés, Maria-Jesus Nambo, Natividad Neri
Background: To assess maternal and fetal outcome of women and newborns who received chemotherapy during pregnancy to treat Hodgkin lymphoma (HL)in early stages (IA, IIA), we performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of 44 pregnant women with HL and early stages, diagnosed and treated between 1988 to 2013, at a tertiary reference cancer center. Methods: We analyzed data on HL characteristics and treatment, with a particular attention to maternal and fetal complications; in children, we performed a longer follow-up to detect any anomaly in physical development, scholar performance, psychological, cardiac, neurological function, and intelligence tests...
2018: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324329/cystic-mediastinal-masses-and-the-role-of-mri
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Rachna Madan, Lisa Ratanaprasatporn, Linda Ratanaprasatporn, Brett W Carter, Jeanne B Ackman
While some cystic masses can be definitively diagnosed on CT, others remain indeterminate. Because of its intrinsic superior soft tissue resolution, MR is an important tool in the evaluation of select mediastinal masses that are incompletely characterized on CT. This review describes how non-vascular MR provides greater diagnostic precision in the evaluation of indeterminate cystic mediastinal masses on CT. It also emphasizes key MR pulse sequences for optimal evaluation of problematic mediastinal masses.
December 27, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322658/successful-resection-to-treat-idiopathic-azygos-vein-aneurysm
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Go Hatachi, Takuro Miyazaki, Tomohiro Obata, Yuka Kitamura, Keitaro Matsumoto, Tomoshi Tsuchiya, Naoya Yamasaki, Naoe Kinoshita, Takeshi Nagayasu
Azygos vein aneurysm is a rare disease. Surgical resection is usually performed when it ruptures. To avoid the thromboembolism, procedures that do not touch or push the aneurysm are recommended. Herein, we report a case of idiopathic azygos vein aneurysm. A 56-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital for right lateral chest pain. Chest enhanced multi-detector CT revealed an azygos vein aneurysm in the posterior mediastinal space. No thrombus in the aneurysm was detected before surgery. Video-assisted thoracic surgery was performed to treat the aneurysm...
January 11, 2018: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321934/an-elderly-woman-with-a-mediastinal-granulosa-cell-tumour-a-rare-presentation
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Garrett M Harp, Gregory N Matwiyoff, Steven J Escobar, Keith E Thompson, Addie Alkhas, Alfredo R Ramirez
Mediastinal lesions occur in a wide variety of clinical conditions. Metastatic granulosa cell tumour (GCT) in the mediastinum is a rare occurrence. We report a case of a woman who had a metastatic (GCT) in her mediastinum 40 years after treatment of the initial neoplasm. Surgical resection of the mediastinal mass revealed a low-grade epithelioid neoplasm with coffee bean-shaped nuclei and immunohistochemical stains that were consistent with metastatic GCT.
February 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320326/mediastinal-and-pleural-mr-imaging-practical-approach-for-daily-practice
#17
Constantine A Raptis, Sebastian R McWilliams, Kristy L Ratkowski, Jordi Broncano, Daniel B Green, Sanjeev Bhalla
Radiologists in any practice setting should be prepared to use thoracic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for noncardiac and nonangiographic applications. This begins with understanding the sequence building blocks that can be used to design effective thoracic MR imaging protocols. In most instances, the sequences used in thoracic MR imaging are adapted from protocols used elsewhere in the body. Some modifications, including the addition of electrocardiographic gating or respiratory triggering, may be necessary for certain applications...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320318/invited-commentary-on-mediastinal-and-pleural-mr-imaging-practical-approach-for-daily-practice
#18
Jeanne B Ackman
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January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318787/primary-mediastinal-yolk-sac-tumor-treated-with-platinum-based-chemotherapy-and-extended-resection-report-of-seven-cases
#19
Bing Liu, Gang Lin, Jingwei Liu, Haibo Liu, Xueqian Shang, Jian Li
BACKGROUND: Primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor, which is also known as endodermal sinus tumor, is a rare but lethal neoplasm, and it is a kind of mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumor. The current standard treatment in mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors is chemotherapy combined with postchemotherapy residual mass resection. We report on seven cases of primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor treated with platinum-based chemotherapy and extended resection. METHODS: We experienced seven cases of primary mediastinal yolk sac tumor between August 2014 and August 2017...
January 10, 2018: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318416/air-bubble-sign-a-new-screening-method-for-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
#20
Yoshiaki Shoji, Hiroya Takeuchi, Kazumasa Fukuda, Rieko Nakamura, Norihito Wada, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Contrast esophagography often is performed to screen for anastomotic leakage (AL) after esophagectomy. However, its sensitivity remains low. Adverse events also have been reported. This report describes a new screening method to detect AL on computed tomography (CT) after esophagectomy. METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2015, 185 patients with esophageal cancer underwent surgical resection at the authors' institution. The study comparatively reviewed patient characteristics, surgical outcomes, and findings from postoperative CT images and contrast esophagrams of 142 patients who underwent esophagectomy followed by primary gastric conduit reconstruction through a posterior mediastinum route...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
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