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Onur Fevzi Erer, Pinar Cimen, Mehmet Unlu, Nuran Katgi
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a technique for the detection of mediastinal abnormalities. A total of 548 EBUS procedures were performed for various indications, and in four cases (0.7%), filling defects in central pulmonary arteries were demonstrated fortuitously during the procedure. Subsequently, all patients underwent contrast-enhanced CT of the thorax to confirm the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). In three of the four cases, there was a concomitant lung cancer. PTE can be incidentally detected during EBUS; therefore, pulmonary arteries should be examined carefully during EBUS in all patients, particularly in patients with suspected or proven malignancy...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Philip W Chiu, Anthony Y Teoh, Vivien W Wong, Hon Chi Yip, Shannon M Chan, Simon K Wong, Enders K Ng
Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is technically challenging. Da Vinci Robotic system could improve surgical dissection with additional degree of freedom from robotic arms. This study aimed to assess the feasibility and safety of performing MIE using Da Vinci Robotic system among patients with esophageal cancers. From 2009 to 2013, consecutive patients with esophageal cancers who received robotic-assisted MIE were recruited. We excluded tumors with suspected invasion to adjacent organs. Preoperative staging included EUS, CT thorax and abdomen and bronchoscopy...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Louise Dunphy, Prashanth Shetty, Rabinder Randhawa, Kharil Amir Rani, Yaw Duodu
A 39-year-old man, born in India but resident in the UK for 10 years, was travelling in America when he became feverish with an altered mentation. He reported a 10-day history of fever, photophobia, headache and fatigue. His medical history included hypothyroidism and migraine. He was a non-smoker, did not consume alcohol and denied a history of drug use. He was transferred to the emergency department. Laboratory investigations confirmed hyponatraemia (sodium 128 mmol/L). A chest radiograph confirmed no focal consolidation...
October 7, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Alex Cheen Hoe Khoo, Fadzilah Hamzah, Choo Khoon Ong
Nonosseous uptake in Tc-hydroxymethylene bone scintigraphy should always be evaluated for any possibility of pathological changes. We share interesting images of a 60-year-old woman initially investigated for suspected osteomyelitis of the left femur but found to have an extraosseous uptake in the right hemithorax on bone scintigraphy. Plain chest radiograph followed by contrast-enhanced CT of the thorax revealed the presence of a lung mass in the right lower lobe with no lymphadenopathy. CT-guided biopsy yielded fibrocollagenous tissue, partly lined by benign pneumocytes...
January 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Seth J Kligerman, Aaron Auerbach, Teri J Franks, Jeffrey R Galvin
Castleman disease is a complex lymphoproliferative disease pathologically divided into two subtypes, the hyaline vascular variant (HVV) and the plasma cell variant (PCV). The HVV is the most common, is thought to represent a benign neoplasm of lymph node stromal cells, and is treated with surgical resection. It is most commonly found in the mediastinum, where it classically appears as a unicentric, avidly enhancing mass at computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging. This appearance can mimic other avidly enhancing mediastinal masses, and location, clinical history, laboratory data, and nuclear medicine single photon emission CT (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) studies can help narrow the differential diagnosis...
September 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Teoman Aydın, Özgür Taşpınar, Yasar Keskin, Müge Kepekçi, Meryem Güneşer, Adil Çamlı, Hakan Seyithanoğlu, Huriye Kızıltan, Ali Hikmet Eriş
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous radiculomyelitis(TBRM) is one of the complications of neurological tuberculosis and includes cases of arachnoiditis, intradural spinal tuberculoma or granuloma, and spinal cord complications of tuberculous meningitis (TBM). Here, we report a case of TBRM which presented with acute paraplegia. CASE DETAILS: Neurological examination on admission revealed flaccid paralysis, bilateral extensor plantar responses, and exaggerated deep tendon reflexes...
July 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
Walter Bugiantella, Federico Crusco, Nicola Avenia, Rondelli Fabio
UNLABELLED: Splenosis is the autoimplantation of splenic tissue to ectopic sites after spleen injury. Although splenosis most commonly occurs in the abdomen, it may occur in the thorax in case of diaphragm rupture. Thoracic splenosis (TS) is often asymptomatic and is diagnosed incidentally in the course of chest examination. We describe the case of a man, with a history of thoracoabdominal trauma, undergoing routine chest radiography with the evidence of radio-opaque images close to the inferior left curvature of the cardiac shadow, which resulted to be nodules of TS at the contrast enhanced CT scan...
2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Md Arshad Ejazi, Md Mazhar Alam, Mohammad Shameem, Rakesh Bhargava, C G Adil Wafi, Salauddin
Phrenic nerve palsy causing hemidiaphragm paralysis is a very uncommon feature of thoracic aortic aneurysm. In one case, a 30 year male complained of chronic dull aching chest pain, and hoarseness of voice; posteroanterior view chest radiograph revealed large spherical radiopacity on the left upper lung zone with smooth lobulated margin with elevated left hemidiaphragm. On Colour Doppler sonography, lesion was anechoic on gray scale sonography but on Doppler analysis revealed intense internal vascularity within it with characteristic "Ying Yang" sign...
July 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Dukhabandhu Naik, Kumaradoss Felix Jebasingh, Ramprasath, Gnanamuthu Birla Roy, Mazhuvanchary Jacob Paul
Ectopic anterior mediastinal parathyroid adenoma is a rare cause of Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Imaging studies such as Technetium-99m ((99m)Tc) sestamibi parathyroid scan along with a Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomogram (SPECT), and contrast enhanced Computerized Tomogram (CT) of the neck and thorax can precisely localize the ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma. We report a 40-year-old gentleman who presented with persistent pain in the right shoulder following trivial trauma. His biochemical investigations showed an elevated serum calcium of 11...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Federico Caobelli, Tim Wollenweber, Udo Bavendiek, Christian Kühn, Christian Schütze, Lilli Geworski, James T Thackeray, Johann Bauersachs, Axel Haverich, Frank M Bengel
AIMS: High-energy resolution and sensitivity of novel cadmium-zinc-telluride (CZT) detector equipped SPECT systems facilitate simultaneous imaging of multiple isotopes and may enhance the detection of molecular/cellular signals. This may refine the detection of endocarditis. This study was designed to determine the feasibility and diagnostic accuracy of simultaneous imaging of inflammation with (111)In-labeled white blood cells (WBCs) and myocardial perfusion with (99m)Tc-sestamibi, for localization of WBCs relative to the valve plane in suspected endocarditis...
July 28, 2016: European Heart Journal
Ji Hyun Kim, Jae Hoon Jeong, Sung-Hyun Park, Jin Seon Jeong, Young-Joon Ryu, Seo-Young Song
Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) have a strong tendency to metastasize, and the most common sites are the lungs, bones and liver. Late recurrence is another feature of the RCC, with lesions appearing ≥10 years after surgical treatment. However, fibrosis has rarely been associated with the disease. The present study reports a case of recurrent RCC that manifested as a fibrotic mass within the thorax. A 48-year-old man presented with dyspnea that had persisted for 3 days. The patient had undergone a right radical nephrectomy for stage II clear cell carcinoma of the kidney 6 years previously...
June 2016: Oncology Letters
Dhruva Sharma, Vivek Rawat, Rajkumar Yadav
Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a disease which results from malignant proliferation of plasma cells. It is commonly encountered in elderly patients. Diffuse bony lesions are the most frequent thoracic involvement with MM. We report a case of 42-year-old male patient who came with pain and full swelling in the right chest wall since two years. On CT scan of thorax, heterogenously enhancing soft tissue density lesion with lytic sclerotic destruction of right 4(th) rib seen. En-bloc resection of third and fourth rib was done and plasmacytoma was confirmed on biopsy...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
W H Nijhof, M Hilbink, G J Jager, C H Slump, M J C M Rutten
AIM: To investigate the association between a non-invasive cardiac output (CO) measurement and the scan delay, as derived from a test bolus injection protocol. The secondary objective was to determine which factors affect the relationship between the CO and scan delay. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five patients referred for a contrast-enhanced (thorax-)abdomen CT examination were included in this feasibility study. A test bolus examination was performed prior to the abdominal CT...
September 2016: Clinical Radiology
Zeeshan Ahmed, Suresh Singh, Akshay Mangal, Alka Mittal
Primary spermatic cord malignant mesothelioma is an extremely rare tumour with only 12 cases reported so far. It is an aggressive tumour with a high recurrence rate. A 45-year-old man presented with a slow growing right inguinal swelling for the past 1 year. Physical examination revealed a well-circumscribed, hard, non-reducible swelling palpable along the medial extent of the inguinal canal with no cough impulse. Fine-needle aspiration cytology suggested metastatic carcinoma. Contrast-enhanced CT of the thorax and abdomen did not reveal any primary...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Zoe Grabinski, Mirza Beg, Prateek Wali
HPS has been described in 9-20% of children with end-stage liver disease. We present a case of a previously, asymptomatic nine-yr-old incidentally found to have low oxygen saturation. Physical exam was remarkable for digital clubbing, splenomegaly and orthodeoxia. Laboratory evaluation revealed a low platelet count, hyperammonemia, and prolonged coagulation studies. Sonography showed evidence of splenomegaly and portal venous hypertension. High resolution CT thorax and CTA were normal. HPS was confirmed by agitated saline contrast enhanced echocardiography and Tc-99m MAA scan with evidence of intrapulmonary vascular dilatations...
May 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
Fahim U Hassan, Hosahalli K Mohan
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate post-therapy iodine-131 single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography ((131)I-SPECT/CT) imaging in comparison to conventional planar (131)I whole-body imaging, and to assess its clinical impact on the management of patients. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed planar (131)I whole-body and (131)I-SPECT/CT imaging findings in 67 patients who underwent (131)I therapy for thyroid cancer. Two nuclear medicine physicians reviewed the scans independently...
December 2015: European Thyroid Journal
David Groheux, Alexandre Cochet, Olivier Humbert, Jean-Louis Alberini, Elif Hindié, David Mankoff
Many studies have pointed out the role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT (or (18)F-FDG PET) in patients with clinical stage III or II breast cancer. (18)F-FDG PET/CT might advantageously replace other staging procedures, such as bone scanning and possibly contrast-enhanced CT of the thorax or abdomen-pelvis. We discuss the findings, locoregional or distant, that can be expected in different categories of breast cancer and their impact on prognosis and management. We also discuss the role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in restaging and how (18)F-FDG PET/CT compares with conventional techniques in restaging for patients with suspected disease recurrence...
February 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Yuan Cao, Ying Chen, L I Yang, Zi-Hua Qian, Shu-Gao Han, Qing-Hai Li, Ri-Sheng Yu
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) presents as a rare separate clinical pathological entity, and pleural DSRCT is very rare. Following review of the English literatures it was revealed that, to date, <15 cases of primary DSRCT of the pleura have been reported worldwide. Among these, there are few computed tomography (CT) findings of pleural DSRCT which have previously been described in detail. The present study reports a pathologically proven case of pleural DSRCT, with varying contrast CT findings in a 72-year-old female, which appeared as a large (12...
November 2015: Oncology Letters
Dilip K Das, Zafar A Sheikh, Taiba A Alansary, Thasneem Amir, Fatma N Al-Rabiy, Thamradeen A Junaid
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) can be associated with a variety of malignant neoplasms, the most common being malignant lymphoma, especially Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL). In this report, we describe the fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytologic features of a case with concurrent LCH and HL in a lymph node. A 20-year-old man presented with an enlarged left upper cervical lymph node. FNA smears from the swelling revealed numerous CD1a+ and S-100+ Langerhans-type cells (LCs) along with many eosinophils, neutrophils, and lymphocytes; there were also large atypical cells with enlarged nuclei having prominent nucleoli...
February 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
D Brady, L P Lavelle, S H McEvoy, D J Murphy, A Gallagher, B Gibney, M W Butler, F Shortt, M McMullan, A Fabre, D A Lynch, S Abbara, S C Donnelly, J D Dodd
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April 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
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