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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819093/non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#1
Paolo K Soriano, Muhammad F Iqbal, Omar M Siddiqui, Jeff F Wang, Meghna R Desai
BACKGROUND Primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) are aggressive and carry a poor five-year disease free survival rate even with aggressive treatment. We describe a young adult male with primary mediastinal NSGCT presenting with airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CASE REPORT The patient presented with four weeks of nonproductive cough, weight loss, and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest computed topography (CT) imaging demonstrated a right-sided mediastinal mass determined as a yolk sac tumor on biopsy...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815081/robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-thoraco-laparoscopic-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-in-the-upper-mediastinum
#2
Sylvia van der Horst, Teun Johannes Weijs, Jelle Pieter Ruurda, Nadia Haj Mohammad, Stella Mook, Lodewijk Adriaan Anton Brosens, Richard van Hillegersberg
BACKGROUND: Patients with upper third esophageal cancer or esophageal cancer with upper mediastinal paratracheal lymph node metastases are often precluded from surgery because of technical difficulties. With the aid of robotic surgery, an excellent overview and reach of the thoracic inlet can be accomplished. In this way, patients with upper mediastinal esophageal cancer are eligible for esophageal resection with curative intent. The aim of this study was to review the results of a consecutive series of patients who underwent robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) for tumors of the upper 1/3 of the esophagus or positive lymph nodes in the upper mediastinum...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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/28812120/risk-adapted-robotic-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-inoperable-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Susanne Temming, Martin Kocher, Erich Stoelben, Lars Hagmeyer, De-Hua Chang, Konrad Frank, Khosro Hekmat, Juergen Wolf, Wolfgang W Baus, Robert Semrau, Christian Baues, S Marnitz
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CyberKnife® (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) in a selected cohort of primary, medically inoperable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, 106 patients (median age 74 years, range 50-94 years) with primary NSCLC were treated with SBRT using CyberKnife®. Histologic confirmation was available in 87 patients (82%). For mediastinal staging, 92 patients (87%) underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (18-FDG-PET) and/or endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided lymph node biopsy or mediastinoscopy...
August 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811720/endoscopic-occlusion-with-silicone-spigots-for-the-closure-of-refractory-esophago-bronchiole-fistula-after-esophagectomy
#5
Masaya Uesato, Tsuguaki Kono, Yasunori Akutsu, Kentarou Murakami, Akiko Kagaya, Yorihiko Muto, Akira Nakano, Mizuho Aikawa, Tomohide Tamachi, Hiroyuki Amagai, Takahiro Arasawa, Yasuhide Muto, Hisahiro Matsubara
A 65-year-old man with cT1bN0M0 stage I middle thoracic esophageal cancer underwent subtotal esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction through the posterior mediastinal route after preoperative carbon-ion radiotherapy and chemotherapy in a clinical trial. Anastomotic leakage occurred, but it spontaneously improved. At six months after the operation, he was rehospitalized with a cough and dysphagia. An esophago-bronchiole fistula and stenosis of the gastric tube were observed. He first underwent stent placement in the gastric tube...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807744/primary-stenting-is-not-necessary-in-benign-central-venous-stenosis
#6
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/28800837/outcomes-of-invasive-mediastinal-nodal-staging-versus-positron-emission-tomography-staging-alone-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Caitlin A Schonewolf, Vivek Verma, Carl M Post, Abigail T Berman, Melissa A Frick, Anil Vachani, Chi Lin, Charles B Simone
BACKGROUND: The benefit of invasive mediastinal nodal staging (IMNS) in addition to positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) is undefined for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This multi-institutional investigation aimed to evaluate outcomes and patterns of failure in patients staged with PET/CT with or without additional IMNS. METHODS: Two academic centers assessed all consecutive patients staged with PET/CT for early-stage, primary lung NSCLC (cT1-2aN0M0) treated with SBRT...
July 14, 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782727/adequacy-of-intra-operative-nodal-staging-during-surgical-resection-of-nsclc-influencing-factors-and-its-relationship-to-survival
#8
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/28777164/mr-imaging-of-mediastinal-masses
#9
Brett W Carter, Sonia L Betancourt, Marcelo F Benveniste
The mediastinum contains vital vascular and nonvascular structures and organs, and a wide variety of abnormalities may arise from this region of the thorax. Although mediastinal masses may be initially detected on chest radiography, cross-sectional imaging plays an important role in the identification and evaluation of mediastinal lesions, enabling the formulation of focused differential diagnoses and ultimately guiding management. Computed tomography (CT) is considered the imaging modality of choice for evaluating most mediastinal masses; however, the role of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging continues to expand, as it is superior to CT in differentiating between cystic and solid masses, identifying cystic and solid components within complex lesions, and distinguishing thymic hyperplasia and normal thymus from thymic epithelial neoplasms and other neoplasms...
August 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775084/small-cell-lung-cancer-presenting-as-unilateral-rhinorrhoea
#10
Adam Haymes, Sridhayan Mahalingam, Natasha Choudhury
The metastatic spread of infraclavicular malignancies to the nasal cavity is rare. We describe the case of a 58-year-old man who presented with a 4-month history of right-sided rhinorrhoea, maxillary hypoesthesia, hyposmia and hypogeusia. Clinical examination revealed an irregular mass within the right nasal cavity. Immunohistochemical analyses of biopsies were consistent with small cell carcinoma of indeterminate origin. A positron emission tomography scan demonstrated extensive mediastinal lymphadenopathy with collapse-consolidation of the right lung's middle lobe and no other sites of metastasis...
August 3, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775077/chronic-rejection-of-cardiac-allografts-is-associated-with-increased-lymphatic-flow-and-cellular-trafficking
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Lindsey A Edwards, Anna K Nowocin, Nazila V Jafari, Lucy Meader, Kathryn Brown, Aurélien Sarde, Carolyn Lam, Alex Murray, Wilson Wong
Background -Cardiac transplantation is an excellent treatment for end-stage heart disease. However, rejection of the donor graft, particularly by chronic rejection leading to cardiac allograft vasculopathy, remains a major cause of graft loss. The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in the alloimmune response, facilitating trafficking of antigen presenting cells (APCs) to draining lymph nodes (dLN). The encounter of APCs with T lymphocytes in secondary lymphoid organs is essential for the initiation of alloimmunity...
August 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754097/lymphangioleiomyomatosis-multifocal-micronodular-pneumocyte-hyperplasia-and-sarcoidosis-more-pathological-findings-in-the-same-chest-ct-or-a-single-pathological-pathway
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Fabiano Di Marco, Giuseppina Palumbo, Silvia Terraneo, Gianluca Imeri, Elena Lesma, Nicola Sverzellati, Angela Peron, Lorenzo Gualandri, Maria Paola Canevini, Stefano Centanni
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune hepatitis/primary biliary cirrhosis overlap syndrome, lymphangioleiomyomatosis/tuberous sclerosis complex (LAM-TSC), and sarcoidosis are three rare diseases. Here we present, to the best of our knowledge, the first description of a patient with the coexistence of these three diseases. CASE PRESENTATION: A 47-year-old woman affected by LAM-TSC and primary biliary cirrosis/autoimmune hepatitis overlap syndrome. During her follow up a high resolution chest CT scan (HRTC) confirmed the presence of both multiple cysts and micronodular opacities consistent with multifocal micronodular pneumocytes hyperlasia (MMPH), and revealed multiple hilar-mediastinal symmetrical lymphadenopathies suggestive of sarcoidosis...
July 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749284/mediastinal-lymphoma-and-chylothorax-in-a-striped-skunk-mephitis-mephitis
#13
Mátyás Liptovszky, Zoltán Kerekes, Edina Perge, Péter Vajdovich, Endre Ákos Papp, Viktor Molnár
Tumors are infrequently reported in skunks, with only a few case reports published in the literature. Chylothorax associated with mediastinal lymphoma was diagnosed in a captive 7-yr-old male striped skunk ( Mephitis mephitis ). The animal presented with anorexia and apathy. Supportive care and prednisolone improved the animal's clinical status for 2 wk preceding its death. Histopathology supported the clinical findings, and the tumor was classified as a mediastinal non-Hodgkin lymphoma, stage 2b, which has not been documented in the literature...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747963/review-of-sarcoidosis-in-a-province-of-south-korea-from-1996-to-2014
#14
Min-Seok Kim, Cheol-Kyu Park, Hong-Joon Shin, Hyeong-Won Seo, Jinsun Chang, Seong Ahn, Tae-Ok Kim, Jung-Hwan Lim, In-Jae Oh, Yong-Soo Kwon, Yu-Il Kim, Sung-Chul Lim, Young-Chul Kim
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) of mediastinal lymph nodes, the incidence of histopathologically-confirmed sarcoidosis has increased. METHODS: The electronic medical records of Chonnam National University (CNU) Hospital and CNU Hwasun Hospital (CNUHH) were searched for confirmed cases of sarcoidosis diagnosed between 1996 and 2014. Cases were selected using a combination of clinical, radiological, and pathological evidence...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740931/the-relationship-between-cardiac-radiation-dose-and-mediastinal-lymph-node-involvement-in-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#15
Laura K McNew, Stephen R Bowen, Olga Gopan, Matthew J Nyflot, Shilpen A Patel, Jing Zeng, Ramesh Rengan
PURPOSE: The results from Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0617, a dose escalation trial that compared treatment with 60 Gy versus 74 Gy for patients with stage III non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), suggested that in these patients, the heart dose from radiation therapy correlates with survival. In particular, the study noted that patients with a high heart V5 and V30 had a poorer overall survival; however, the exact cause of this correlation is not known. We hypothesize that heart dose may be a surrogate for mediastinal nodal involvement, which has prognostic value in NSCLC...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740696/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-thymectomy-and-resection-of-a-giant-thymoma-in-a-patient-witness-of-jehova
#16
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
#17
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/28740677/assessment-of-thoracic-vasculature-in-patients-with-central-bronchogenic-carcinoma-by-unenhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography-comparison-between-2d-free-breathing-truefisp-2d-breath-hold-truefisp-and-3d-respiratory-triggered-space
#18
Lili Wang, Peng Lv, Shuohui Yang, Mengsu Zeng, Jiang Lin
BACKGROUND: Preoperative assessment of the integrity of major thoracic vessels in central bronchogenic carcinoma is vital for tumor staging and treatment planning. Contrast-enhanced CT is currently the first choice of modality for this purpose in clinical practice with limitations including exposure to ionizing radiation and the use of iodinated contrast material. MRI has been increasingly employed for the staging of lung cancer. More recently, unenhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) which is totally non-invasive and contrast-free has been reported able to show thoracic vessels...
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
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733723/an-individualized-radiation-dose-escalation-trial-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-based-on-fdg-pet-imaging
#20
Marie Wanet, Antoine Delor, François-Xavier Hanin, Benoît Ghaye, Aline Van Maanen, Vincent Remouchamps, Christian Clermont, Samuel Goossens, John Aldo Lee, Guillaume Janssens, Anne Bol, Xavier Geets
AIM: The aim of the study was to assess the feasibility of an individualized 18F fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)-guided dose escalation boost in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients and to assess its impact on local tumor control and toxicity. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 13 patients with stage II-III NSCLC were enrolled to receive a dose of 62.5 Gy in 25 fractions to the CT-based planning target volume (PTV; primary turmor and affected lymph nodes)...
July 21, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
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