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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815081/robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-thoraco-laparoscopic-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-in-the-upper-mediastinum
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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/28814592/fever-and-generalised-lymphadenopathy-in-an-hiv-positive-patient-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Bernardo Neves, Pedro Raimundo, Pedro Farinha
Fever and generalised lymphadenopathy is a common presentation of a variety of diseases and a thorough investigation is often necessary for appropriate diagnosis.We present a 53-year-old male patient admitted with fever, weight loss of 15 kg in 3 months and abdominal discomfort. Examination was only remarkable for axillary and inguinal lymphadenopathy. Blood tests showed normocytic normochromic anaemia, cholestasis and a previously unknown HIV-1 infection with lymphocyte CD4 +count of 239 cells/mm(3) and viral load 3...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794637/the-role-of-mediastinoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-non-lung-cancer-diseases
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Serdar Onat, Gungor Ates, Alper Avcı, Tekin Yıldız, Ali Birak, Cihan Akgul Ozmen, Refik Ulku
BACKGROUND: Mediastinoscopy is a good method to evaluate mediastinal lesions. We sought to determine the current role of mediastinoscopy in the investigation of non-lung cancer patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical parameters (age, gender, histological diagnosis, morbidity, mortality) of all patients without lung cancer who consecutively underwent mediastinoscopy in Hospital of Faculty of Medicine of Dicle University between June 2003 and December 2016...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775084/small-cell-lung-cancer-presenting-as-unilateral-rhinorrhoea
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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/28768982/multicentric-reticulohistiocytosis-with-dermatomyositis-like-eruptions
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Natsuki Shima, Takamasa Murosaki, Takao Nagashima, Masahiro Iwamoto, Yusuke Amano, Naomi Nakano, Mamitaro Ohtsuki, Seiji Minota
A 68-year-old man presented with polyarthritis, proximal muscle weakness, and erythema of the face, arms, neck, and anterior chest that resembled the V-neck sign. Initially, dermatomyositis (DM) was considered because of the erythema, polyarthritis, and muscle weakness. He also had mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy on contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Unexpectedly, a biopsy of the forehead skin revealed numerous multinucleated giant cells. A biopsy of a solitary nodule on the dorsum of his right middle finger revealed similar multinucleated giant cells with ground-glass cytoplasm, leading to the diagnosis of multicentric reticulohistiocytosis (MRH)...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756815/establishment-of-a-predictive-diagnostic-model-for-acute-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-in-elderly-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
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Hong Li Xiao, De Li Xin, Yan Wang, Li Jian Cui, Xiao Ya Liu, Song Liu, Li Hong Song, Chun Ling Liu, Cheng Hong Yin
We established a diagnostic model to predict acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae (M. pneumonia) infection in elderly Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients. We divided 456 patients into acute and non-acute M. pneumoniae infection groups. Binary logistic regression and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were used to establish a predictive model. The following independent factors were identified: age ⋝ 70 years; serum cTNT level ⋝ 0.05 ng/mL; lobar consolidation; mediastinal lymphadenopathy; and antibody titer in the acute phase ⋝ 1:40...
July 2017: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756634/necrotizing-sarcoid-granulomatosis-a-distinctive-form-of-pulmonary-granulomatous-disease
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REVIEW
Georgia Karpathiou, Anna Batistatou, Panagiotis Boglou, Dimitrios Stefanou, Marios E Froudarakis
OBJECTIVES: To define the characteristics of necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis (NGS) a very rare pulmonary disease hardly recognized by pulmonologists and pathologists. DATA SOURCE: PubMed was searched for the term necrotising or necrotizing sarcoid granulomatosis. STUDY SELECTION: All cases reported in the English literature were included. RESULTS: NGS is presented at all ages (range 8-68 years) with a median age of 42 years old...
July 29, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
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/28737580/nivolumab-induced-development-of-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-in-renal-cell-carcinoma
#9
Meng Zhang, Geoffrey Schembri
A 64-year-old woman with metastatic clear cell renal carcinoma who had been on nivolumab immunotherapy for 10 months was referred for a FDG PET scan to monitor disease progress. New bilateral mediastinal and hilar FDG-avid lymphadenopathy was noted. Pathology on subsequent mediastinal nodal biopsy showed well-formed epithelioid granulomas with no evidence of malignancy consistent with sarcoidosis. This case illustrates that pulmonary sarcoidosis can be induced by immunotherapy in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma...
September 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723801/multidisciplinary-approach-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-series-of-640-consecutive-patients-with-sarcoidosis-cohort-study-of-a-40-year-clinical-experience-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-barcelona-spain
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Juan Mañá, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nadia Villalba, Joaquim Marcoval, Adriana Iriarte, María Molina-Molina, Roger Llatjos, Olga García, Sergio Martínez-Yélamos, Vanessa Vicens-Zygmunt, Cristina Gámez, Ramón Pujol, Xavier Corbella
Cohort studies of large series of patients with sarcoidosis over a long period of time are scarce. The aim of this study is to report a 40-year clinical experience of a large series of patients at Bellvitge University Hospital, a tertiary university hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Diagnosis of sarcoidosis required histological confirmation except in certain specific situations. All patients underwent a prospective study protocol. Clinical assessment and follow-up of patients were performed by a multidisciplinary team...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712157/training-and-proficiency-in-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Inderpaul S Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Ritesh Agarwal
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is currently the modality of choice for evaluation of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. However, there is still uncertainty regarding the training methodology and the number of procedures required to attain proficiency in EBUS. Herein, we performed a systematic review of studies selected from PubMed, EmBase and Scopus databases describing the training and assessment of proficiency during EBUS, specifically studies investigating various methods for training, its outcome and the number of procedures required to overcome the learning curve for EBUS...
July 16, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709488/endobronchial-ultrasound-experience-in-a-high-tuberculosis-prevalence-setting
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Balamugesh Thangakunam, Barney Thomas Jesudason Isaac, Devasahayam Jesudas Christopher
BACKGROUND: Most of the published endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) data are from the western countries, establishing the role of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer. The etiology of mediastinal lymphadenopathy may be different in an ethnic group with a high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB). OBJECTIVE: To assess the etiology of mediastinal adenopathy in a high TB prevalence setting and to determine the performance of various tests in the diagnosis of tuberculous mediastinal lymphadenitis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689684/-ectopic-thymus-a-rare-cause-of-neck-mass-in-children
#13
S Kallel, M Mnejja, M Kessentini, A Ben Said, I Charfeddine, B Hammami, A Ghorbel
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic cervical thymus (ECT) is a rare embryological abnormality in children. It can be revealed by a compressive neck mass mistaken for a malignant tumor. Through a new case of ECT, we review the embryopathogenesis, diagnostic difficulties and therapeutic features. CLINICAL OBSERVATION: A 19-month-old girl presented a right cervical mass that quickly increased in size, causing intermittent dyspnea. The physical examination objectified a 6-cm, soft and compressible, painless right cervical tumefaction, extending from the mastoid area to the ipsilateral supraclavicular fossa...
July 6, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680616/a-case-of-bilateral-hilar-and-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-developing-during-treatment-for-mycobacterium-avium-complex
#14
Yumie Yamanaka, Akimasa Sekine, Hideaki Yamakawa, Tomohisa Baba, Koji Okudela, Tamiko Takemura, Takashi Ogura
We report a rare case of an immunocompetent patient with Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) disease in which bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy developed during anti-MAC treatment. This case indicates that Propionibacterium acnes would be present and might be a cause of sarcoidosis even in patients with MAC.
July 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669977/an-unusual-triad-of-hemophagocytic-syndrome-lymphoma-and-tuberculosis-in-a-non-hiv-patient
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Hafiz Rizwan Talib Hashmi, Rashmi Mishra, Masooma Niazi, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
BACKGROUND Lymphoma complicated with hemophagocytic syndrome and tuberculosis has been rarely reported. The clinical and radiological presentation of these potentially fatal conditions can be easily confused and there is a potential for misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT We present a 58-year-old Hispanic female who was admitted to the hospital with dizziness and fever. Her initial admission diagnosis was severe sepsis secondary to community acquired pneumonia. She was started on intravenous antibiotics. Due to mediastinal lymphadenopathy, lymphoma was considered as a differential diagnosis for which she underwent bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound-guided sampling of her mediastinal lymph nodes...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642818/nivolumab-as-salvage-treatment-in-a-patient-with-hiv-related-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-liver-failure-with-encephalopathy
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Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Francis Mogollon-Duffo, Ankita Patel, Nathan Visweshwar, Damian A Laber, Richard Kim, Michael V Jagal
BACKGROUND: We report the first case to our knowledge of a patient with relapsed/refractory classical hodgkin lymphoma and liver failure with encephalopathy along with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome infection, successfully treated with nivolumab without major side effects and encouraging prolonged disease control. CASE PRESENTATION: In December 2015, at the time of the patient's progression from his Hodgkin lymphoma after fourth line treatment, he developed persistent fevers, abdominal distension, jaundice and worsening of his liver function tests...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634559/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-with-marked-lymphatic-involvement-a-report-of-two-autopsy-cases
#17
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/28631863/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-safe-as-it-sounds
#18
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/28624157/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-and-cytology-for-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-lymph-nodes
#19
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 2017: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621293/yield-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-subcentimetric-lymph-nodes-a-comparison-to-larger-nodes
#20
Narendra S Choudhary, Vijay Bodh, Naveen Kumar, Rajesh Puri, Haimanti Sarin, Mridula Guleria, Tarun Piplani, Sonal Krishan, Rahul Rai, Randhir Sud
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Subcentimetric (defined as <1 cm at short axis) lymph nodes are considered benign and there is limited literature on the results of fine needle aspiration (FNA) of these nodes. METHODS: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided FNA was done on 189 lymph nodes in 166 patients with pyrexia of unknown origin (n = 113) or malignancy (n = 53). Subcentimetric lymph nodes (Group A) were compared to nodes with short axis diameter ≥1 cm (Group B)...
May 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
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