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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920702/esophageal-cancer-with-bone-marrow-hyperplasia-mimicking-bone-metastasis-report-of-a-case
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Hiromi Yasuda, Tadanobu Shimura, Masato Okigami, Shigeyuki Yoshiyama, Masaki Ohi, Koji Tanaka, Yasuhiko Mohri, Masato Kusunoki
A 63-year-old man visited the clinic with numbness in the right hand. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated multiple low-intensity lesions in the cervical vertebrae and sacrum, which was suspicious of cervical bone metastasis. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography revealed areas of increased fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the thoracic esophagus, sternum and sacrum. A flat, elevated esophageal cancer was identified by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, and the macroscopic appearance indicated early-stage disease...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904842/the-challenges-of-cardiothoracic-surgery-practice-in-nigeria-a-12-years-institutional-experience
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Bode Falase, Michael Sanusi, Adeola Animasahun, Ogadinma Mgbajah, Adetinuwe Majekodunmi, Onyekwelu Nzewi, Jonathan Nwiloh, David Oke
BACKGROUND: Although the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery has been practiced in Nigeria for many years, open heart surgery (OHS) has only in the last decade become relatively more frequent, mainly through visiting foreign cardiac surgical teams. At this early phase of development it is faced with multiple challenges, especially financing and local skilled manpower for which solutions have to be identified in order to ensure sustainability and future growth. This study is aimed at highlighting these obstacles to growth of cardiothoracic surgery based on our own institutional experience at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the current status of OHS activity in other cardiothoracic centers in Nigeria...
October 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858208/a-cable-driven-soft-robot-surgical-system-for-cardiothoracic-endoscopic-surgery-preclinical-tests-in-animals
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Hesheng Wang, Runxi Zhang, Weidong Chen, Xiaozhou Wang, Rolf Pfeifer
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery attracts more and more attention because of the advantages of minimal trauma, less bleeding and pain and low complication rate. However, minimally invasive surgery for beating hearts is still a challenge. Our goal is to develop a soft robot surgical system for single-port minimally invasive surgery on a beating heart. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The soft robot described in this paper is inspired by the octopus arm. Although the octopus arm is soft and has more degrees of freedom (DOFs), it can be controlled flexibly...
November 17, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812392/periesophageal-pseudoaneurysms-rare-cause-of-refractory-bleeding-treated-with-transarterial-embolization
#4
Divyanshoo R Kohli, Rachit D Shah, Daniel J Komorowski, George B Smallfield
A 43-year-old female with history of systemic lupus erythematosus, prior cytomegalovirus esophagitis treated with ganciclovir, and long segment Barrett's esophagus (Prague class C8 M9) with high grade dysplasia treated with radiofrequency ablation presented to the hospital with hematemesis. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed multiple esophageal ulcers with active arterial spurting which could not be controlled with endoscopic interventions including placement of hemostatic clips. An emergent angiogram demonstrated actively bleeding saccular dilations (pseudoaneurysms) in the esophageal branches of the lower thoracic aorta as well as left gastric artery for which gelfoam and coil embolization was initially successful...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785331/congenital-esophageal-duplication-cyst-a-rare-cause-of-dysphagia-in-an-adult
#5
Nikhil Sonthalia, Samit S Jain, Ravindra G Surude, Ashok R Mohite, Pravin M Rathi
Esophageal duplication cyst is a rare congenital embryonal gastrointestinal (GI) malformation which is diagnosed most commonly in childhood. In adults, they can present with a variety of symptoms ranging from dysphagia, chest pain, epigastric discomfort, and vomiting to more serious complications including infections, hemorrhage, and ulcerations. A 30-year-old male presented with gradually progressive dysphagia to solids for 4 months without significant weight loss. Clinical examination and routine laboratory examination were unrevealing...
October 2016: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780945/endoscopic-resection-of-a-giant-esophageal-lipoma-causing-sudden-choking
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Dong Ho Jo, Hyung Ku Chon, Sun Ho Woo, Tae Hyeon Kim
Most esophageal lipomas are discovered incidentally and are small and asymptomatic. However, large (>4 cm) lipomas may cause various symptoms, including dysphagia, regurgitation, or epigastric discomfort. We present a 45-year-old woman with intermittent sudden choking and globus pharyngeus. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound revealed an approximately 10.0×1.5 cm pedunculated subepithelial tumor in the upper esophagus, identified as the cause of her symptoms. A thoracic computed tomography scan revealed a fat attenuated longitudinal mass along the upper esophagus, suggestive of a lipoma...
October 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760947/-a-case-of-her2-positive-siewert-type-i-adenocarcinoma-of-the-esophagogastric-junction-treated-via-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-followed-by-radical-resection
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Tetsushi Nakajima, Tsutomu Sato, Kazuki Kano, Yukio Maezawa, Kenki Segami, Hirohito Fujikawa, Kousuke Ikeda, Takanobu Yamada, Takashi Ogata, Haruhiko Cho, Takaki Yoshikawa
A 63-year-old man with dysphagia was referred to our hospital. He was found to have a type 2 tumor extending from the lower thoracic esophagus to the esophagogastric junction via upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. A biopsy revealed adenocarcinoma with overexpression of the human epidermal growth factor type 2(HER2). The tumor was type I according to Siewert's classification, as the epicenter of the tumor was 27mm to the oral side from the esophago-gastric junction. The clinical diagnosis was T3N1M1, stage IV according to the Japanese Classification of Gastric Carcinoma, and T3N2M0, stage III per the Japanese Classification of Esophageal Cancer...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723693/-video-assisted-surgery-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-thoracic-and-abdominal-injuries
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K M Kurbonov, F I Makhmadov, K R Nazirboev, A A Aminov
AIM: to prove the efficacy and safety of video-assisted techniques in diagnosis and treatment of victims with thoracic and abdominal trauma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It was analyzed treatment of 249 patients with thoracic (n=82), abdominal (n=122) and thoracoabdominal injuries (n=35) who were divided into 2 groups depending on treatment. Control group of conventional diagnosis and treatment included 130 (52%) patients. Group 2 consisted of 119 (48%) patients in whom differentiated surgical approach combined with current technologies was applied...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651932/trends-and-current-status-of-general-thoracic-surgery-in-japan-revealed-by-review-of-nationwide-databases
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REVIEW
Meinoshin Okumura
Nationwide databases of cases treated for thoracic disease have been established by several academic associations in Japan, which contain information showing trends and current status in regard to surgical treatment. The Japanese Association of Thoracic Surgery (JATS), Japanese Association of Chest Surgery (JACS), Japan Lung Cancer Society (JLCS), Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS), and Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy (JSRE) have maintained databases of lung cancer cases treated in Japan. In 1986, the number of general thoracic surgery cases was 15,544, which increased to 75,306 in 2013...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27621869/usefulness-of-conventional-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-the-diagnosis-staging-and-molecular-characterization-of-pulmonary-neoplasias-by-thin-prep-based-cytology-experience-of-a-single-oncological-institute
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Maria Teresa Ramieri, Ferdinando Marandino, Paolo Visca, Tommaso Salvitti, Enzo Gallo, Beatrice Casini, Francesca Romana Giordano, Claudia Frigieri, Mauro Caterino, Sandro Carlini, Massimo Rinaldi, Anna Ceribelli, Annarita Pennetti, Pier Luigi Alò, Mirella Marino, Edoardo Pescarmona, Massimo Filippetti
BACKGROUND: Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration (c-TBNA) contributed to improve the bronchoscopic examination, allowing to sample lesions located even outside the tracheo-bronchial tree and in the hilo-mediastinal district, both for diagnostic and staging purposes. METHODS: We have evaluated the sensitivity, accuracy, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of the c-TBNA performed during the 2005-2015 period for suspicious lung neoplasia and/or hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy at the Thoracic endoscopy of the Thoracic Surgery Department of the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27612924/per-oral-endoscopic-tunneling-for-restoration-of-the-esophagus-a-novel-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-technique-for-therapy-of-complete-esophageal-obstruction
#11
Mihir S Wagh, Peter V Draganov
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Total aphagia from complete esophageal obstruction (CEO) can be seen in patients with head-neck or thoracic malignancies undergoing chemoradiation or surgery. Combined antegrade and retrograde endoscopy (via G-tube tract) is often performed for esophageal reconstruction but is limited by the length of the obstructed esophagus. We describe per-oral endoscopic tunneling for restoration of the esophagus (POETRE), for patients with longer segments of esophageal obstruction...
September 6, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609778/early-adverse-events-of-per-oral-endoscopic-myotomy
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Yuki B Werner, Daniel von Renteln, Tania Noder, Guido Schachschal, Ulrike W Denzer, Stefan Groth, Jan F Nast, Jan F Kersten, Martin Petzoldt, Gerhard Adam, Oliver Mann, Alessandro Repici, Cesare Hassan, Thomas Rösch
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The recently developed technique of per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been shown to be effective for the therapy of esophageal motility disorders. Limited information is available about POEM adverse events (AE). METHODS: POEM was performed with the patients under general anesthesia in 241 patients (58% male, mean age 47.4 ± 16.4 years) during 61 months. Main outcome was the rate of intra- and post-procedural adverse events (AE). Post-procedural checks comprised clinical and laboratory examination, and endoscopy, with further follow-ups being performed at 3, 6 and 12 months, respectively...
September 5, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574612/secondary-aorto-esophageal-fistula-after-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-endovascular-repair-treated-by-covered-esophageal-stenting
#13
Mary Tao, Eran Shlomovitz, Gail Darling, Graham Roche-Nagle
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair for thoracic aortic aneurysms is an accepted alternative to open surgery, especially in patients with significant comorbidities. The procedure itself has a low risk of complications and fistulas to surrounding organs are rarely reported. An 86-year-old patient was admitted to our hospital with gastro intestinal (GI) bleeding and a suspected aortoesophageal fistula. Eight months prior, the patient had undergone a stent graft repair of a mycotic thoracic aneurysm. Computerized tomography angiography and upper GI endoscopy confirmed an aortoesophageal fistula, which was treated by esophageal stenting...
August 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27543651/surgical-management-without-resection-of-the-oesophagus-for-aorto-oesophageal-fistula-secondary-to-aortic-arch-aneurysm-rupture
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Atsushi Omura, Masato Yoshida, Yojiro Koda, Nobuhiko Mukohara
A 79-year-old moderately frail man with a history of graft replacement for descending thoracic aortic aneurysm and chronic kidney disease presented with the onset of haemoptysis. Computed tomography demonstrated aorto-oesophageal fistula secondary to aortic arch aneurysm rupture. Emergency surgery was performed through a median sternotomy. Cardiopulmonary bypass was established via femoral artery inflow and bicaval venous drainage. After establishing circulatory arrest, the aortic arch was excised. Resection of the aortic aneurysm and debridement were performed during antegrade cerebral perfusion and lower body perfusion from femoral artery inflow using balloon occlusion of the previous graft...
August 19, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514901/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-monthly-oral-administration-of-afoxolaner-plus-milbemycin-oxime-nexgard-spectra-%C3%A2-merial-in-the-prevention-of-adult-spirocerca-lupi-establishment-in-experimentally-infected-dogs
#15
Frederic Beugnet, Dionne Crafford, Christa de Vos, Dawid Kok, Diane Larsen, Josephus Fourie
The nematode Spirocerca lupi (Rudolphi, 1809) is widely distributed but mostly occurs sporadically with stable populations only in certain geographic areas. This helminth mainly infects dogs and wild canids. Primary pathology relates to migration of third stage larvae (L3) damaging the thoracic aorta and establishment of adults in nodules in the oesophagus. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of milbemycin oxime in combination with afoxolaner (NexGard Spectra(®), Merial), administered monthly, in preventing establishment of adult worms after experimental infection...
August 15, 2016: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511338/recurrent-dilatation-in-resistant-benign-esophageal-strictures-timing-is-significant
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Yasemin Bilgin Büyükkarabacak, Ayşen Taslak Şengül, Mehmet Gökhan Pirzirenli, Ahmet Başoğlu
BACKGROUND/AIM: Benign esophageal strictures are frequently encountered pathologies occurring due to various reasons. Repeated dilatations may be needed, particularly in resistant strictures. This study aimed to evaluate patients who underwent repeated dilatations in our clinic due to resistant esophageal strictures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients who underwent multiple dilatations in our clinic with the diagnosis of resistant benign esophageal stricture between 2007 and 2014 were studied for age, sex, etiology, symptoms, complications, number of dilatations, and intervals between dilatations...
2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27452319/imaging-diagnosis-use-of-radiography-computed-tomography-and-endoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-esophageal-perforation-by-an-extra-luminal-tracheal-ring-prosthesis-in-a-golden-retriever
#17
Hayley Paradise, Kyle G Mathews, Eli B Cohen
A 6-year-old neutered male, Golden retriever presented with regurgitation and excitement-induced coughing. Two years prior, extra-thoracic tracheal collapse was diagnosed and extra-luminal tracheal ring prostheses were placed. Radiographs at presentation showed mineralized and undulant cervical tracheal cartilages. A dorsally broad-based soft tissue opacity bulged into the caudal cervical tracheal lumen. Esophageal dysmotility and barium accumulation were identified at this level on contrast esophography. Computed tomography showed migration of a prosthetic tracheal ring, resulting in perforation of the esophagus...
July 25, 2016: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27442665/digestive-tract-sarcoidosis-french-nationwide-case-control-study-of-25-cases
#18
Etienne Ghrenassia, Arsene Mekinian, Catherine Chapelon-Albric, Pierre Levy, Jacques Cosnes, Pascal Sève, Guillaume Lefèvre, Robin Dhôte, David Launay, Virginie Prendki, Sandrine Morell-Dubois, Danielle Sadoun, Anas Mehdaoui, Michael Soussan, Anne Bourrier, Laure Ricard, Robert Benamouzig, Dominique Valeyre, Olivier Fain
Digestive tract sarcoidosis (DTS) is rare and case-series are lacking. In this retrospective case-control study, we aimed to compare the characteristics, outcome, and treatment of patients with DTS, nondigestive tract sarcoidosis (NDTS), and Crohn disease.We included cases of confirmed sarcoidosis, symptomatic digestive tract involvement, and noncaseating granuloma in any digestive tract. Each case was compared with 2 controls with sarcoidoisis without digestive tract involvement and 4 with Crohn disease.We compared 25 cases of DTS to 50 controls with NDTS and 100 controls with Crohn disease...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27427529/video-assisted-thoracic-sympathectomy-for-hyperhidrosis
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REVIEW
Jose Ribas Milanez de Campos, Paulo Kauffman, Oswaldo Gomes, Nelson Wolosker
By the 1980s, endoscopy was in use by some groups in sympathetic denervation of the upper limbs with vascular indications. Low morbidity, cosmetic results, reduction in the incidence of Horner syndrome, and the shortened time in hospital made video-assisted thoracic sympathectomy (VATS) better accepted by those undergoing treatment for hyperhidrosis. Over the last 25 years, this surgical procedure has become routine in the treatment of hyperhidrosis, leading to a significant increase in the number of papers on the subject in the literature...
August 2016: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27403095/intrathoracic-hernia-after-total-gastrectomy
#20
Yoshihiko Tashiro, Masahiko Murakami, Koji Otsuka, Kazuhiko Saito, Akira Saito, Kentaro Motegi, Hiromi Date, Takeshi Yamashita, Tomotake Ariyoshi, Satoru Goto, Kimiyasu Yamazaki, Akira Fujimori, Makoto Watanabe, Takeshi Aoki
Intrathoracic hernias after total gastrectomy are rare. We report the case of a 78-year-old man who underwent total gastrectomy with antecolic Roux-Y reconstruction for residual gastric cancer. He had alcoholic liver cirrhosis and received radical laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer 3 years ago. Early gastric cancer in the remnant stomach was found by routine upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. We initially performed endoscopic submucosal dissection, but the vertical margin was positive in a pathological result...
January 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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