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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021485/spontaneous-regression-of-epithelioid-angiosarcoma-in-a-young-woman
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Suya Hori, Motoko Tachihara, Daisuke Tamura, Kazuyuki Kobayashi, Kyosuke Nakata, Hiroshi Kamiryo, Yasuhiro Sakai, Tomoo Itoh, Takanori Hirose, Yoshihiro Nishimura
A 20-year-old Japanese woman with a history of pulmonary atresia was referred to our hospital after the detection of an abnormal mass in the right lung and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. A cytological specimen obtained by transbronchial brushing indicated that the pathological diagnosis was non-small cell lung cancer. During the follow-up period, the tumor spontaneously regressed. At four months after the diagnosis, she experienced sudden bleeding from the small intestine. The histological characteristics of the small intestine tumor were compatible with the cytological characteristics of the lung tumor...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020679/a-preclinical-evaluation-comparing-the-performance-of-a-novel-19-g-flexible-needle-to-a-commercially-available-22-g-ebus-tbna-sampling-needle
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Kasia Czarnecka-Kujawa, Alain Tremblay, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Anna Sczaniecka, Sujeeth Parthiban, Lawrence Kunz, David Dillard, Xavier Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: Needle samples may not provide sufficient diagnostic material for the assessment of mediastinal lymph nodes. OBJECTIVE: The study compared the specimen size and diagnostic performance of a new 19-G endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) needle to that of a standard 22-G EBUS-TBNA needle in a swine model of granulomatous lymphadenopathy. METHODS: Granulomatous inflammation was induced in mediastinal lymph nodes (LNs) of 10 domestic swine by injection of talc slurry...
October 12, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017220/-bronchitis-plastica-acute-dyspnea-and-branching-airway-casts
#3
P Wischmann, S Keymel, M Kelm, S Krüger
A 65 year old female presented to the emergency department with dyspnea and progressive cough with very viscous elongated secretion plugs. She suffered from multiple cardiac comorbidities and chronic heart failure. The CT scan of the thorax demonstrated extensive pulmonary infiltrates, unspecific mediastinal lymphadenopathy and enlargement of pulmonary lymph vessels. Bronchoscopy was performed and showed extensive occlusive bronchial casts. We diagnosed a case of bronchitis plastica. Therapy with inhalative heparin led to clinical improvement...
October 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016342/case-report-histoplasmosis-in-himachal-pradesh-india-an-emerging-endemic-focus
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Vikram K Mahajan, Rashmi Kaul Raina, Suman Singh, Rattan Sagar Rashpa, Anuradha Sood, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Karaninder S Mehta, Ritu Rawat, Vikas Sharma
We describe four cases of histoplasmosis indigenous to Himachal Pradesh (India) that will be of considerable public health interest. A 48-year-old human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative man with cervical and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, adrenal mass, and bone marrow involvement was treated as disseminated tuberculosis without benefit. Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis was diagnosed from the fungus in smears from adrenal mass. Another 37-year-old HIV-positive man was on treatment of suspected pulmonary tuberculosis...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975027/second-lung-malignancy-and-richter-syndrome-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-case-report-and-literature-review
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Ghassen Soussi, Selsabil Daboussi, Samira Mhamdi, Zied Moatemri, Hela Ghedira, Chiraz Aichaouia, Mohsen Khadhraoui, Faouzi El Mezni, Rezaik Cheikh
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is the most frequent lymphoproliferative disease. Transformation into Richter disease and occurrence of second malignancies involving the lungs are rare complications. The hallmarks of any thoracic involvement are still unknown. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 56-year-old male patient, with history of tobacco smoking, who presented with recurrent hemoptysis, fatigue and weight loss. Physical examination was normal except a slightly enlarged supraclavicular lymph node...
2017: Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972005/phenotypic-characterisation-of-eif2ak4-mutation-carriers-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-diagnosed-clinically-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Charaka Hadinnapola, Marta Bleda, Matthias Haimel, Nicholas Screaton, Andrew J Swift, Peter Dorfmüller, Stephen D Preston, Mark Southwood, Jules Hernandez-Sanchez, Jennifer Martin, Carmen Treacy, Katherine Yates, Harm Bogaard, Colin Church, Gerry Coghlan, Robin Condliffe, Paul A Corris, Simon R Gibbs, Barbara Girerd, Simon Holden, Marc Humbert, David G Kiely, Allan Lawrie, Rajiv D Machado, Robert MacKenzie Ross, Shahin Moledina, David Montani, Michael Newnham, Andrew J Peacock, Joanna Pepke-Zaba, Paula J Rayner-Matthews, Olga Shamardina, Florent Soubrier, Laura Southgate, Jay Suntharalingam, Mark R Toshner, Richard C Trembath, Anton Vonk Noordegraaf, Martin R Wilkins, Stephen J Wort, John Wharton, Stefan Gräf, Nicholas W Morrell
Background -Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease with an emerging genetic basis. Heterozygous mutations in the gene encoding the bone morphogenetic protein receptor type 2 (BMPR2) are the commonest genetic cause of PAH, whereas biallelic mutations in the eukaryotic translation initiation factor 2 alpha kinase 4 gene (EIF2AK4) are described in pulmonary veno-occlusive disease and pulmonary capillary haemangiomatosis (PVOD/PCH). Here, we determined the frequency of these mutations and define the genotype-phenotype characteristics in a large cohort of patients diagnosed clinically with PAH...
September 28, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951780/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-combining-with-immunohistochemistry-and-genotype-in-lung-cancer-a-single-center-55-cases-retrospective-study
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Aiqun Liu, Liwen Qian, Yi Zhong, Xiaoling Lu, Yongxiang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of EBUS-TNA for mediastinal mass or suspected lung cancer patients with mediastinal or hilar lymph node enlarged. Further to investigate the clinical value of EBUS-TBNA combining with immunohistochemistry and genotype in lung cancer. METHODS: A total of 55 patients with mediastinal, and/or hilar lymphadenopathy, and/or mediastinal mass previously detected by CT or PET/CT scan and who underwent EBUS-TBNA...
November 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932613/primary-pulmonary-lymphoma-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-in-a-young-female
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Divya Salhan, Prakash Verma, Tun Win Naing, Ebad Ur Rehman, Saroj Kandel, Danillo Enriquez, Joseph Quist, Frances Schmidt
Primary Pulmonary Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (PPDLBCL) is an extremely rare entity, which exhibits an aggressive behavior by compressing local blood vessels. It represents only 0.04% of all lymphoma cases and is extremely rare in young age. We present a case of a primary pulmonary lymphoma with superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) in a young female. 27-year-old African American female presented with fever, cough, and facial puffiness for 2 weeks and unintentional weight loss. Chest examination showed decreased breath sounds and dullness on percussion on right side...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932580/benign-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-with-uncontrolled-pleural-effusion-by-calcified-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy-surgical-management
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Yoon Pyo Lee, Eun Mi Chun, Yoo Kyung Kim, Kwan Chang Kim
This report describes a rare case of benign superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) accompanying recalcitrant pleural effusion developed secondary to extrinsic compression by anthracotic calcified mediastinal lymphadenopathy which was corrected by surgical bypass graft. An 81-year-old female presented with recalcitrant pleural effusion for several months despite of medical treatments. SVCS developed progressively without any other radiological evidence of malignancy or active infection on initial chest computed tomography (CT)...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927679/-mediastinitis-after-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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D Basille, F De Dominicis, E Magois, C Andrejak, P Berna, V Jounieaux
INTRODUCTION: Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive procedure used for the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy. OBSERVATION: We describe a case of mediastinitis appearing 15 days after an EBUS-TBNA procedure in a 79 years old male patient. The mediastinitis was treated surgically by thoracotomy with a wide excision of infected tissue requiring transplantation of a serratus anterior muscle flap pedicled on a branch of the thoracodorsal artery...
September 16, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898881/performance-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-the-diagnosis-of-isolated-mediastinal-and-hilar-lymphadenopathy
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Chung-Chun Tyan, Tiago Machuca, Kasia Czarnecka, Hyang Mi Ko, Gilda da Cunha Santos, Scott L Boerner, Andrew Pierre, Marcelo Cypel, Tom Waddell, Gail Darling, Marc de Perrot, Shaf Keshavjee, William Geddie, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Although many studies have assessed the diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in the context of a specific disease, few studies have assessed the overall diagnostic yield, sensitivity, and negative predictive value in patients with isolated mediastinal and hilar lymphadenopathy (IMHL). OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the performance of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosing IMHL in a population with a high prevalence of concurrent or preexisting non-pulmonary malignancy...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878661/the-successful-treatment-of-pulmonary-pleomorphic-carcinoma-with-pembrolizumab-a-case-report
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Yoko Matsumoto, Tamaki Miura, Hajime Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Usui
Pulmonary pleomorphic carcinomas are rare malignant tumors, and no standard treatments have been established. We herein report the successful treatment of a patient with pulmonary pleomorphic carcinoma with pembrolizumab. A 51-year-old man who was a current smoker presented to our hospital due to dyspnea and hemosputum. Chest X-ray showed right-sided pneumothorax with pleural effusion; chest tube drainage was therefore performed. Computed tomography after chest tube drainage showed a cavitary nodule in the right upper lobe and right hilar and bilateral mediastinal lymphadenopathy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864395/bronchoscopic-techniques-in-the-management-of-patients-with-tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Michele Mondoni, Alice Repossi, Paolo Carlucci, Stefano Centanni, Giovanni Sotgiu
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to prevent Mycobacterium tuberculosis transmission. Bronchoscopy can play a primary role in pulmonary TB diagnosis, particularly for suspected patients with scarce sputum or sputum smear negativity, and with endobronchial disease. Bronchoscopic needle aspiration techniques are accurate and safe means adopted to investigate hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes in cases of suspected TB lymphadenopathy...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857979/coccidioidomycosis-involving-lungs-and-skin-a-mimicker-of-metastatic-disease
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Barbara Saenz-Ibarra, Victor G Prieto, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Auris Huen, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Michael T Tetzlaff, Jonathan L Curry, Doina Ivan, Phyu P Aung
Coccidioidomycosis is the major systemic mycoses, considered to be 1 of the most infectious fungal diseases. In symptomatic patients, the most common manifestation is pulmonary disease, but many other organs can be affected. Disseminated disease occurs in 1%-5% of all patients affected by coccidioidomycosis and can affect any organ, with the skin, central nervous system, and musculoskeletal system being reported as the most prevalent. Here, we report a 42-year-old male farmer from the west Texas who presented with an approximately 2-month history of progressive shortness of breath and dyspnea on exertion, weight loss, and night sweats...
August 24, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857362/diagnostic-performance-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-mediastinal-lymph-node-sampling-in-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-prospective-study
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Macarena R Vial, Oisin J O'Connell, Horiana B Grosu, Mike Hernandez, Laila Noor, Roberto F Casal, John Stewart, Mona Sarkiss, Carlos A Jimenez, David Rice, Reza Mehran, David E Ost, George A Eapen
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Standard nodal staging of lung cancer consists of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), followed by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) if PET/CT shows mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Sensitivity of EBUS-TBNA in patients with N0/N1 disease by PET/CT is unclear and largely based on retrospective studies. We assessed the sensitivity of EBUS-TBNA in this setting. METHODS: We enrolled patients with proven or suspected lung cancer staged as N0/N1 by PET/CT and without metastatic disease (M0), who underwent staging EBUS-TBNA...
August 30, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852808/technical-aspects-of-mediastinal-ultrasound-for-pediatric-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#16
REVIEW
Kara-Lee Pool, Charlotte C Heuvelings, Sabine Bélard, Martin P Grobusch, Heather J Zar, Dorothy Bulas, Brian Garra, Savvas Andronikou
Diagnosing childhood pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) may be challenging due to difficulties in obtaining adequate sputum samples, paucibacillary disease and the low sensitivity of diagnostic tests. Chest radiography is an important diagnostic tool for pulmonary TB, but it involves radiation exposure, requires facilities that can house X-ray equipment and has poor inter-reader agreement. The cardinal radiologic finding of mediastinal lymphadenopathy may be detected using mediastinal ultrasound (US). We describe technical aspects of performing mediastinal US, which may assist diagnosis of paediatric pulmonary TB...
August 29, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840026/ectopic-right-parietal-pleural-thymic-carcinoma-a-rare-case-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Haoshuai Zhu, Yiyan Lei, Jianyong Zou, Chunhua Su, Bo Zeng, Yan Li, Honghe Luo
Ectopic thymic carcinoma is extremely rare. We present a case of a 73-year-old male patient with ectopic right parietal pleural thymic carcinoma and performed a literature review. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest demonstrated a sharp-edged soft tissue mass with intense enhancement measuring 47 mm × 29 mm with a broader base adjacent to the right axillary chest wall at the level of the 5th rib. There was no hilar or mediastinal lymphadenopathy or evidence of a mediastinal tumor or pleural nodules. A totally extra-pleural tumor resection and partial right lung resection was performed...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815081/robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-thoraco-laparoscopic-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-in-the-upper-mediastinum
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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