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Fen Xue, Duanshu Li, Chaosu Hu, Zhuoying Wang, Xiayun He, Yi Wu
Poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma (PDTC) is a rare and aggressive malignancy with high rates of invasion and distant metastasis. This study was to explore the ability of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) combined with chemotherapy to manage unresectable PDTC. Between February 2011 and April 2012, 5 patients with unresectable PDTC were treated by IMRT at our institution and were included in this analysis. The median radiotherapy dose to the gross tumor volume (GTV) was 66 Gy/33 fractions/6.4 weeks...
October 20, 2016: Oncotarget
W B Lei, Q H Liu, L P Chai, X L Zhu, Z F Wang, Q M Li, H C Tang, A Y Jiang, Y H Wen, W P Wen
Objective: To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of the integrallty submucosal resection of adult-onset laryngeal papilloma by CO2 laser. Methods: A group of 64 cases (36 males and 28 females, multipe lesions 54 cases and single lesion 10 cases, aged 18-75 years, mean age 43.13 years) with adult-onset laryngeal papilloma encountered in the first affliated hospital of Sun Yatsen university from 2009 to 2015 was retrospectively analyzed. All cases were treated with integrallty submucosal dissection of the tumor by CO2 laser, and observed the changes of tumor integral scope, inter-operative, operative processes, postoperative voice quality, postoperative scarring, and the tracheotomy conditions, which were analysed and evaluated...
October 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Junji Kawada, Masaya Nishino, Yohei Hosoda, Hiromitsu Hoshino, Miho Okano, Kenichi Nagai, Masaki Okuyama, Yongkook Kim, Toshimasa Tsujinaka
Patients with esophageal cancer often have various comorbidities, and these sometimes limit treatment choices. We report a case of esophageal cancer surgically treated using laparoscopic transhiatal esophagectomy after chemoradiotherapy in an elderly man with interstitial lung disease. A 77-year-old man who had undergone upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examination was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of esophageal cancer and interstitial lung disease. We diagnosed T4 esophageal cancer, and administered chemoradiotherapy...
October 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Herbert H Dedo
The tools described in this article are verified to be Greco-Roman medical and surgical instruments for the eye, ear, nose, and throat. They include three myrtle leaf-shaped scalpels, three ear spoons, a "Q-tip," a forceps, a needle, and two arrow-pointed scalpels. One of the arrow-pointed scalpels is nearly identical to a Juerger keratome, suggesting that in Roman times, cataracts were extracted, not just "couched" into the posterior chamber. The description presented here goes beyond traditional archeological claims, because as a head and neck surgeon, I evaluated these instruments from a surgeon's point of view...
October 18, 2016: Laryngoscope
Yukiyoshi Hyo, Kenji Fukutsuji, Hisaki Fukushima, Tamotsu Harada
Cases of thermal burns of the larynx in infants and in patients with mental illness have been reported, but those in older people are rare. We report two cases of thermal burns of the larynx in older people caused by ingestion of microwave-heated food (meat and potato stew or a bean-jam filled bun). Both patients were users of full dentures. Conservative therapy was effective in one patient, while tracheotomy was performed in the other patient at the time of the initial examination. Hot food is expelled from the mouth as a reflective response, preventing thermal burns of the larynx...
October 6, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
Daisuke Taniguchi, Hiroshi Saeki, Yuichiro Nakashima, Ryosuke Tsutsumi, Sho Nishimura, Kensuke Kudou, Yu Nakaji, Hirotada Tajiri, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Takafumi Yukaya, Ryota Nakanishi, Masahiko Sugiyama, Hideto Sonoda, Kippei Ohgaki, Eiji Oki, Yoshihiko Maehara
A 65-year-old man with cT3N2M0 stage III cervical esophageal cancer underwent subtotal esophagectomy and gastric tube reconstruction through the retrosternal route after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. The anastomosis was located adjacent to the left side of the trachea, and a circular stapler was used for anastomosis. Postoperative anastomotic leakage occurred, and an esophagotracheal fistula between the esophagogastric anastomotic site and cartilage portion of the trachea was observed on postoperative day 44...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Richard Nicollas, Eric Moreddu, Claire Le Treut-Gay, Stéphane Roman, Julien Mancini, Jean-Michel Triglia
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this retrospective study is to compare the management and outcome of surgical treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis in children and infants with and without an associated neurological disorder. PATIENTS AND METHOD: In a series of children operated on for subglottic stenosis (SGS), patients with an associated neurological disorder were identified. The following criteria were compared in children with and without neurological disease: grade of stenosis, age, technique (Crico-Tracheal Resection (CTR), Laryngo-Tracheo-Plasty (LTP) in single and 2 stage, laser), analyzing duration, preoperative tracheostomy, decannulation rate, preoperative gastrostomy, and number of days in intensive care unit and in hospital...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Mitsuyoshi Yoshida, Junko Ikeda, Yukiko Urikane, Takashi Kashiwada, Yumiko Kaseda, Tatsuo Kohriyama
Some patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome require respiratory management by tracheotomy and/or nutritional management by tube feeding; however, few studies have reported the follow-up course in these patients. The objective of this study was to investigate the follow-up course of tracheotomy and gastrostomy in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome. The study subjects were 50 patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (25 males, 25 females; mean age, 51.1 ± 18.7 years) who were admitted to the Hiroshima City Rehabilitation Hospital during the period from April 2008 to December 2015...
September 29, 2016: Dysphagia
Yang Li-Qiao, Zhang Jian-Wei, Li Jing-Jie, Zhang Cheng-Mi
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the risk factors of intraoperative anesthesia adverse events (IAAEs) in children with laryngeal diseases. METHODS: We retrospectively recruited 118 children with laryngeal diseases who underwent surgical therapy. Based on medical history and preoperative imaging diagnosis, the baseline data, including sex, age, weight, onset age, the number of operation, the degree of airway obstruction, the nature of disease, the location of disease, complications, tracheotomy, and trachea intubation, were defined and recorded...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
H W Wu, L Sun, D M Li, H Jing, B Xu, C T Wang, L Zhang
Objective: To summarize the short- and mid-term results on endovascular repair of primary retrograde Stanford type A aortic dissection with an entry tear in distal aortic arch or descending aorta. Methods: Between December 2009 and December 2014, 21 male patients of primary retrograde Stanford type A aortic dissection with a mean age of (52±9) years received endovascular repair in Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jinling Hospital. Among the 21 cases, 17 patients were presented as ascending aortic intramural hematoma, 4 patients as active blood flow in false lumen and partial thrombosis, 8 patients as ulcer on descending aorta combined intramural hematoma in descending aorta, and 13 patients as typical dissection changes...
October 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Anne-Lyse Jaquot, Emmanuel Vega, Xavier Molders, Walter Daveluy, François Kopciuch, Anne Benoit, Etienne Allart
OBJECTIVE: Management of tracheotomy is a key point of the coma arousal phase. Tracheal lesions can interfere with the decannulation of the patient. The objectives of our study were to determine the incidence of post-tracheotomy tracheal lesions in patients with brain injury, identify their associated factors and to specify their impact on rehabilitation. MATERIAL/PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively included brain-injured patients hospitalized in the neurosurgical intensive care unit then in the coma arousal unit of the Lille university hospital between January 2012 and December 2014...
September 2016: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Mineko Oka, Rumi Ueha, Takaharu Nito, Tatsuya Yamasoba
INTRODUCTION: Fibrovascular polyps (FVPs) are benign tumors that commonly occur in the cervical esophagus. Few cases of FVPs of the hypopharynx have been reported, but there has been no English review concerning hypopharyngeal FVPs (hFVPs). Here, we report a case of a vast hFVP, and we also review 13 hFVP cases found in the English literature (PubMed search) including our case. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 41-year-old man with respiratory distress and regurgitation of a mass was referred to our hospital...
2016: SpringerPlus
Daniela J Lamas, Robert L Owens, R Nicholas Nace, Anthony F Massaro, Nathan J Pertsch, Jonathon Gass, Rachelle E Bernacki, Susan D Block
OBJECTIVE: Chronically critically ill patients have recurrent infections, organ dysfunction, and at least half die within 1 year. They are frequently cared for in long-term acute care hospitals, yet little is known about their experience in this setting. Our objective was to explore the understanding and expectations and goals of these patients and surrogates. DESIGN: We conducted semi-structured interviews with chronically critically ill long-term acute care hospital patients or surrogates...
September 14, 2016: Critical Care Medicine
D Gill-Schuster
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Eri Hagiwara, Yasuhiro Gon, Kentaro Hayashi, Mai Takahashi, Yuko Iida, Hisato Hiranuma, Yoshiko Nakagawa, Tsukasa Hataoka, Kenji Mizumura, Shuichiro Maruoka, Tetsuo Shimizu, Noriaki Takahashi, Shu Hashimoto
The case subject was a 58-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with a chief complaint of respiratory discomfort. Wheezing could be heard in both lungs; treatment was initiated with inhaled steroids for suspected bronchial asthma. However, 1 week later, the respiratory discomfort had not improved and the wheezing sound had progressed to the neck area. Upper airway obstruction was suspected; therefore, chest computed tomography (CT) was performed, revealing tracheal stenosis caused by a tumor in the upper airway...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
M P Peterson, A Bygum
We report a 64-year-old man who suffered from recurrent visible swelling attacks since the age of 20 as well as episodes with severe upper airway edema, resulting in 4 emergency tracheotomies. Eventually after 44 years he was diagnosed with hereditary angioedema (HAE) type II. The aims of this report is to emphasize the importance of awareness concerning HAE, which does not respond to traditional anti-allergic therapy, and remind physicians to test for functional C1-INH deficiency.
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
Arisa Miura, Hirofumi Hino, Kazuhide Uchida, Soichiro Inoue, Takeshi Tateda
PURPOSE: The pathological mechanisms of critical illness polyneuropathy (CIP), an acute neuromuscular disorder, remain unknown. In this study, we evaluated nerve and vascular properties that might account for electrophysiological abnormalities, including reduced nerve conduction amplitude, in the early phase of CIP. METHODS: Rats were administered intravenous saline (C-group; n = 31) or lipopolysaccharide (3 mg/kg/day; L-group; n = 30) for 48 h. Subsequently, tracheotomy was performed and sciatic nerves exposed bilaterally...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
Jeffrey J Houlton, Scott E Bevans, Neal D Futran
This article discusses the lessons learned from nearly 2700 free tissue transfer procedures to reconstruct defects of the head and neck at the University of Washington. It discusses the authors' perioperative management practices regarding perioperative tracheotomy tube placement, their method of postoperative flap monitoring, and their current protocol for use of postoperative antibiotics. It reports on the reconstructive preferences for 2 difficult defects that frequently result in unfavorable outcomes: the total glossectomy defect and the pharyngolaryngectomy defect...
October 2016: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Dechao Jiao, Na Xie, Xinwei Han, Gang Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of emergency endotracheal intubation (EEI) under fluoroscopy guidance for patients with acute dyspnea or asphyxia. METHODS: From October 2011 to October 2014, of 1521 patients with acute dyspnea or asphyxia who required EEI in 6 departments, 43 patients who experienced intubation difficulty or failure were entered into this study. Data on technical success, procedure time, complications, and clinical outcome were collected...
August 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Katarzyna Szmygin-Milanowska, Anna Grzywa-Celińska, Adam Krusiński, Magdalena Cielma, Agnieszka Wawrzecka, Justyna Emeryk-Maksymiuk, Janusz Milanowski
UNLABELLED: Pneumomediastinum is a rare disorder which often occurs without symptoms. It is sometimes a result of an injury but most often it is spontaneous. Pneumothorax may be iatrogenic; one of the reasons might be tracheotomy. Pneumomediastinum in some cases may be the threat to life and health. In this rare cases surgical intervention is needed, however pneumomediastinum is usually spontaneously absorbed. AIM: The aim of this study was to present the differential diagnosis of pneumomediastinum based on the case of a 60-year-old woman with tracheostomy, diagnosed eight years ago with generalized irreversible narrowing of the trachea and bronchi (suspicion of tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica)...
August 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
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