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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732155/misdiagnosis-of-primary-pleural-dlbcl-as-tuberculosis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#1
Xinmei Yang, Xiaofang Xu, Binbin Song, Qiang Zhou, Ying Zheng
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL presents with pleural involvement at an advanced stage; however, primary pleural lymphomas without any other site of involvement are rare, and the possibility of misdiagnosis is high, particularly in developing countries, where tuberculosis or other severe pulmonary infections remain a major health concern. Furthermore, lymphoma and tuberculosis share a number of common clinical characteristics, such as fever, night sweats, feeling of satiety after a small meal, fatigue and unexplained weight loss, among others...
June 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716451/pancreaticopleural-fistula-a-rare-cause-of-pleural-empyema
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Wies Vanderbruggen, Vicky Dhooghe, Bart Bracke, Vera Hartman, Geert Roeyen, Dirk Ysebaert, Paul Van Schil, Thiery Chapelle
AIM: Pancreaticopleural fistula (PPF) is a rare complication of acute or chronic pancreatitis. When the pancreatic duct disrupts, pancreatic fluid may leak into the retroperitoneum and fistulate into the pleural cavity. Patients usually present with thoracic complaints, making it hard to suspect an abdominal etiology. Although PPF is uncommon, one must consider this diagnosis in patients with thoracic complaints and a history of alcohol abuse or pancreatitis. METHODS: We present an illustrative case and review of the literature on PPF...
May 2, 2018: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701368/three-year-experience-on-477-patients-undergoing-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Susana Lareiro, Pedro Fernandes, Luis Vouga, José Miranda, Miguel Guerra
INTRODUCTION: Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) technique has been described both for diagnostic and therapeutic indications. Outcomes after uniportal VATS have never been reported in Portuguese large series. We review the safety and efficiency of our initial experience with uniportal VATS. METHODS: In a retrospective study of prospectively collected data, 477 uniportal VATS procedures were analyzed between June 2014 and June 2017. All procedures were performed without rib spreading...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696515/use-of-bioglue%C3%A2-to-seal-a-difficult-to-treat-air-leak-in-a-complicated-empyema-patient
#4
Vasileios Kouritas, Emmanouel Kefaloyannis, Peter Tcherveniakov
Surgical sealants have been used in thoracic surgery in an effort to reduce air leak duration, intercostal drain duration, length of stay and complications. They are instilled over a defect usually treated with other means. We herein present the technique of controlling a difficult to treat defect by directly instilling Bioglue™ alone into a crater, caused during empyema Video-assisted thoracic surgery in a 50-year-old patient with a trapped lung. This deep crater had caused a significant air leak rendering intraoperative ventilation challenging...
April 25, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651513/-chest-trauma-from-a-surgical-perspective
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Philipp Lichte, Sebastian Kalverkamp, Jan Spillner, Frank Hildebrand, Philipp Kobbe
Patients with multiple injuries in particular frequently also suffer from chest trauma. During the initial phase the identification and treatment of life-threatening injuries is essential and tension pneumothorax is of particular importance during this phase. The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) algorithm should be followed for structured treatment. In most cases treatment by insertion of a chest tube is sufficient but for some injuries an emergency thoracotomy is unavoidable as a life-saving intervention...
May 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628834/comparison-of-analgesic-efficacy-and-safety-of-continuous-epidural-infusion-versus-local-infiltration-and-systemic-opioids-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-decortication-in-pediatric-empyema-patients
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Priyanka Pradeep Karnik, Nandini Malay Dave, Madhu Garasia
Introduction: The stripping of the densely innervated and inflamed parietal pleura in empyema during video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) decortication can lead to significant pain and major postoperative respiratory compromise. Hence, we compared the analgesic efficacy of continuous epidural infusion versus local infiltration and systemic opioids in children undergoing VATS decortications. Methodology: Following ethics approval and informed consent, forty patients from 1 to 12 years of age were randomized into two groups, Group E (epidural) and Group L (local infiltration) after induction of anesthesia...
April 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587923/-application-of-vsd-in-6-cases-of-postoperative-infection-a-clinical-experience-sharing
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Jilong Ma, Jing Zhao, Qizhou Bai, Shengliang He, Jun Yu, Yunjiu Gou
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection is one of the common postoperative complications of thoracic surgery, and its harm is related to infection degree and location. Light causes local pain, prolonged hospitalization and increased cost. Severe infection can lead to severe infection, even septic shock and life-threatening. Therefore, proper treatment of incision infection can help to promote recovery, reduce the burden of disease and lay a good foundation for further treatment. The traditional surgical treatment of wound infection includes thorough drainage, intensive dressing change and antibiotic use...
April 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535878/a-rare-case-of-spontaneous-empyema-by-clostridium-perfringens
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Sijan Basnet, Izza Mir, Elan Mohanty, Rashmi Dhital, Biswaraj Tharu, Dilli Ram Poudel
Empyema caused by clostridial infections is rare especially in the absence of invasive thoracic procedures. We present the case of an 81-year-old man without a history of preceding trauma who presented with shortness of breath and nonproductive cough and grew Clostridium perfringens only in the pleural cavity. He was predisposed to the infection due to his swallowing dysfunction. He was treated with penicillin and chest tube placement for drainage and subsequently improved.
2018: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492898/stem-cells-application-in-thoracic-surgery-current-perspective-and-future-directions
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Francesco Petrella, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Two main fields of clinical applications of stem cells in thoracic surgery have been explored: (a) regenerative medicine, that is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology dealing with the replacement, engineering or regeneration of cells, tissues and organs to restore normal function; (b) drug loading and delivery, that is an emerging field proposing stem cells as vectors to deliver anti-cancer agents for targeted therapies.Bronchopleural fistula is a pathological connection between the bronchus and the pleural cavity that may develop after lung resection, thus causing pleural empyema due to colonization by resident airway bacteria; stem cells and regenerative medicine approach can effectively contribute to impaired bronchial healing, thus preventive a septic and ventilator catastrophe...
March 1, 2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443771/endoscopic-bronchial-occlusion-for-postoperative-persistent-bronchopleural-fistula-with-computed-tomography-fluoroscopy-guidance-and-virtual-bronchoscopic-navigation-a-case-report
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Masahiro Yanagiya, Jun Matsumoto, Masaaki Nagano, Masashi Kusakabe, Yoko Matsumoto, Ryutaro Furukawa, Sayaka Ohara, Kazuhiro Usui
RATIONALE: The development of postoperative bronchopleural fistula (BPF) remains a challenge in thoracic surgery. We herein report a case of BPF successfully treated with endoscopic bronchial occlusion under computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy and virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN). PATIENT CONCERNS: A 63-year-old man underwent right upper lobectomy with concomitant S6a subsegmentectomy for lung adenocarcinoma. On postoperative day 24, he complained of shaking chills with high fever...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442395/paediatric-thoracic-empyema-in-the-tropical-north-queensland-region-of-australia-epidemiological-trends-over-a-decade
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Anil Gautam, Gregory G Wiseman, Marika L Goodman, Simon Ahmedpour, Daniel Lindsay, Adele Heyer, Harry Stalewski, Robert E Norton, Andrew V White
AIM: The Townsville Hospital and Health Service is the regional referral centre for children in the north of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people make up 7-10% of the population. Increasing numbers of children with paediatric thoracic empyema (pTE) are being referred to Townsville Hospital and Health Service for management. This study aims to describe the incidence rates, epidemiology, microbiology and trends of this disease in North Queensland over a 10-year period...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370933/assessment-of-the-charlson-comorbidity-index-score-chads2-and-cha2ds2-vasc-scores-in-predicting-death-in-patients-with-thoracic-empyema
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Jengyuan Wu, Chienming Liu, Shangsen Lee, Yuhung Kuo, Tengfu Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Patients with thoracic empyema have an increased risk of mortality, but their absolute rate of mortality depends on age and comorbidities. OBJECTIVE: This study seeks to assess the predictive value of the Charlson Comorbidity Index score (CCIS), CHADS2 and CHA2DS2-VASc scores for mortality risk in patients with empyema thoracis. METHODS: From Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database we identified a total of 484 participants diagnosed with thoracic empyema...
March 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325875/fatal-thoracic-empyema-involving-campylobacter-rectus-a-case-report
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A Noël, A Verroken, L Belkhir, H Rodriguez-Villalobos
We report the case of a 69-year-old man admitted for septic shock secondary to necrotic pneumoniae complicated by thoracic empyema of fatal issue. Microbiological examination of pleural liquid revealed a mixed anaerobic flora involving Campylobacter rectus and Actinomyces meyeri. Campylobacter rectus is an infrequent anaerobic pathogen of oral origin To our knowledge, this is the first case report of fatal C. rectus - associated thoracic empyema, and only the second reported case in which identification was successfully performed by MALDI-TOF MS...
February 2018: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316546/tuberculosis-associated-chylothorax-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Srinivas Rajagopala, Roopa Kancherla, Ramanathan Palaniappan Ramanathan
Tuberculosis (TB) is a rare cause of chylothorax. We describe a case and the results of a systematic review of all reported cases of TB-chylothorax. We identified 37 cases of TB-chylothorax. The symptoms at presentation were constitutional (85.7%; 30/35), dyspnea (60.6%; 20/33), and cough (54.5%; 18/33). Chylothorax developed subsequent to the diagnosis of TB in 27.8% (10/36) of the patients, after a median of 6.75 weeks (IQR 4-9). Chylothorax developed during an immune reconstitution syndrome (IRS) in 16.7% (10/36) of the patients, including immunocompetent ones...
2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228443/postoperative-deep-wound-dehiscence-of-thoracotomy-with-isolation-of-corynebacterium-tuberculostearicum-surgical-site-infection-or-colonization
#15
A Tampakis, E C Tampaki, K Kontzoglou, E Patsouris, G Kouraklis, D Lardinois
OBJECTIVE: Infections with Corynebacterium tuberculostearicum are very rare as in most of the cases its isolation is associated with tissue colonization rather than infection. CASE REPORT: An 80-year old female patient was sent to the consultation hour of thoracic surgery for evaluation of a symptomatic persistent unilateral pleural effusion of her right lung. The differential diagnosis included either the presence of a chronic pleural empyema or the presence of malignancy...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218675/thoracotomy-versus-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-in-stage-iii-empyema-an-analysis-of-217-consecutive-patients
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Martin Reichert, Bernd Pösentrup, Andreas Hecker, Emmanuel Schneck, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Florian Augustin, Winfried Padberg, Dietmar Öfner, Johannes Bodner
BACKGROUND: Pleural empyema is an infectious disease of the chest cavity, with a high morbidity and mortality. According to the American Thoracic Society, pleural empyema gets graduated into three stages, with surgery being indicated in intermediate stage II and chronic stage III. Evidence for the feasibility of a minimally-invasive video-assisted thoracoscopic approach in stage III empyema for pulmonary decortication is still little. METHODS: Retrospective single-center analysis of patients conducted to surgery for chronic stage III pleural empyema from 05/2002 to 04/2014 either by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS, n = 110) or conventional open surgery by thoracotomy (n = 107)...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182741/off-label-use-of-thoracic-aortic-endovascular-stent-grafts-to-simplify-difficult-resections-and-procedures-in-general-thoracic-surgery
#17
Tanja Walgram, Nicolas Attigah, Igor Schwegler, Markus Weber, Omer Dzemali, Christian Berthold, Dirk Wagnetz, Giovanni L Carboni
OBJECTIVES: Tumour infiltration, or gross infectious involvement of the thoracic aortic wall, poses a significant intraoperative risk for fatal bleeding and therefore could compromise adequate resection or efficient surgical management of pleural infection in a considerable amount of cases. We present 3 successful cases of off-label thoracic aortic endografting to safeguard thoracic aortic wall integrity. METHODS: After all patients received thoracic stent grafts through femoral access into the descending aorta, the first patient underwent a resection of a locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the left inferior lobe cT4cN0-1cM0 after neoadjuvant chemoradiation, which had infiltrated the descending aortic wall...
April 1, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170310/13-prophylactic-antibiotics-for-penetrating-injury-a-review-of-practice-at-a-major-trauma-centre-literature-review-and-recommendations
#18
Marharyta Kamarova, Richard Kendall
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of clarity regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotics for patients presenting with penetrating injuries. A structured literature review and review of penetrating injury records in an MTC was undertaken with a view to help guide clinical practice. METHOD: Searches were conducted on Medline (1946-2017), Embase (1974-2017), and Cochrane (up to 2017) using key words pertaining to penetrating trauma, prophylactic antibiotics and infection...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150031/thoracic-surgery-in-the-pregnant-patient
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REVIEW
Brian Whang
Thoracic surgeons are sometimes asked to consult on the management of a patient who is pregnant. Conditions commonly encountered are empyema, spontaneous pneumothorax, and diaphragmatic hernia. Lung cancer is rarely seen in pregnancy, but its incidence is rising. Diagnostic imaging and perioperative management involve the navigation of fetal risks and nuances in maternal physiology. Shared decision making within a multidisciplinary framework will optimally guide the course of management.
February 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143089/surgical-treatment-of-gastro-pulmonary-fistula-following-bariatric-surgery-possible-and-safe
#20
Alon Ben Nun, David Simansky, Merav Rokah, Nona Zeitlin, Nir Golan, Ramez Abu Khalil, Michalle Soudack
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is a common surgical management of morbid obesity. Major complication rate is 3-8%. Staple line leak is one of the most serious complications. In a small group of patients, a gastro-pulmonary fistula is formed. Endoscopic and minimally invasive measures are the first line of treatment with considerable success rate. There are very poor data in the literature what should be done in cases of failure. In this paper, we report our positive experience with definitive surgical repair...
November 15, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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