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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920842/utility-of-electrocardiography-ecg-gated-computed-tomography-ct-for-preoperative-evaluations-of-thymic-epithelial-tumors
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Yoshiyuki Ozawa, Masaki Hara, Motoo Nakagawa, Yuta Shibamoto
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of invasion to the adjacent organs is important for the thymic epithelial tumors on CT. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the utility of electrocardiography (ECG)-gated CT for assessing thymic epithelial tumors with regard to the motion artifacts produced and the preoperative diagnostic accuracy of the technique. MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty thymic epithelial tumors (36 thymomas and 4 thymic carcinomas) were examined with ECG-gated contrast-enhanced CT using a dual source scanner...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895343/cervical-mediastinoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-lymphadenopathy-in-south-asia
#2
Sulaiman Bashir Hasan, Fazal Wahab Khan, Shiraz Hashmi, Ahsan Ehtesham, Rizwana Ahmed Magsi, Syed Shahabuddin
We planned to determine the clinical utility and safety of mediastinoscopy in the pathologic diagnosis of mediastinal lymphadenopathy and to determine disease patterns in a tertiary care setting in Karachi. The retrospective review comprised record of patients who underwent mediastinoscopy over 25 years between July, 1990 and August, 2015. Of the 122 patients, records were complete for 88(72%). Mean age was 42.5±12.9 years and 55(62.5%) were male. Overall, 60(68.2%) patients had benign inflammatory diseases; 25 (28...
October 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893684/ct-findings-of-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-can-recognizable-features-be-found
#3
Dongjun Lee, Ji Young Rho, Seunghun Kang, Koun Joy Yoo, Hye Jeong Choi
The purpose of this study was to clarify the recognizable computed tomography (CT) features of small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC).Contrast enhanced CT scans were reviewed retrospectively for mass location, mediastinal extension, and other concomitant findings in 142 patients with pathologically proven SCLC. SCLC was classified into hilar mass only (type I), hilar mass with ipsilateral mediastinal extension (type II), hilar mass with bilateral mediastinal extension (type III), and peripheral mass (type IV). When mediastinal lymphadenopathy (m-LAP) was indistinguishable from a hilar mass, we defined it as a mediastinal conglomerate mass (m-CM)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890990/percutaneous-computed-tomography-guided-aspiration-and-biopsy-of-intrathoracic-lesions-results-of-265-procedures
#4
Zafar Neyaz, Hira Lal, Anuj Thakral, Alok Nath, Ram Naval Rao, Ritu Verma
CONTEXT: Percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided needle aspiration and biopsy technique have developed over time as a method for obtaining tissue specimen. Although this is a minimally invasive procedure, complications do occasionally occur. AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic yield and complications of 265 percutaneous CT-guided aspiration and biopsy procedures performed on various intrathoracic lesions. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Data of percutaneous CT-guided aspiration and biopsy procedures of intrathoracic lesions performed over a 4 year period were retrospectively analyzed...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884195/lymph-node-ratio-as-a-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-pathological-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Masaya Tamura, Isao Matsumoto, Daisuke Saito, Shuhei Yoshida, Munehisa Takata, Hirofumi Takemura
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate whether the lymph node ratio (LNR) was associated with the prognosis of patients, who underwent surgery for pathological N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: A total of 182 patients were diagnosed with pathological N2 disease and underwent complete resection surgeries with systematic lymphadenectomies. We counted the number of positives and removed lymph nodes to calculate a ratio between them (LNR)...
November 25, 2016: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882677/utility-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-in-diagnosing-non-specific-inflammatory-intrathorcacic-lymphadenitis
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Huizhen Yang, Shenglan Wang, Jiajun Teng, Baohui Han, Jiayuan Sun
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has emerged as a minimally invasive technique for diagnosing intrathoracic malignancies and some benignancies; however, there are no data available on the utility of EBUS-TBNA for the diagnosis of non-specific inflammatory intrathoracic lymphadenitis. METHODS: A prospective analysis was performed from 104 patients with enlarged lymphadenopathy suspected of non-specific lymphadenitis referred for EBUS-TBNA between October 2009 and March 2012...
November 7, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876071/bilateral-single-port-thoracoscopic-extended-thymectomy-for-management-of-thymoma-and-myasthenia-gravis-case-report
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Francesco Paolo Caronia, Alfonso Fiorelli, Ettore Arrigo, Sebastiano Trovato, Mario Santini, Attilio Ignazio Lo Monte
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopy is become a widely accepted approach for the resection of anterior mediastinal masses, including thymoma. The current trend is to reduce the number of ports and minimize the length of incisions to further decrease postoperative pain, chest wall paresthesia, and length of hospitalization. Herein, we reported an extended resection of thymoma in a patient with myasthenia gravis through an uniportal bilateral thoracoscopic approach. CASE PRESENTATION: A 74 years old woman with myasthenia gravis was referred to our attention for management of a 3...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872781/two-invasive-thymomas-incidentally-found-during-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#8
Navid Omidifar, Maral Mokhtari, Mansoureh Shokripour
Thymoma, the most common neoplasm of the anterior mediastinum, is a rare tumor of thymic epithelium that can be locally invasive. We reported 2 cases of invasive thymoma incidentally found during routine coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery at Faghihee Hospital of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences of Iran in a period of about 6 months. The 2 patients were male and above 60 years old. They had no clinical symptoms and radiological evidence of mediastinal mass before detection of the tumor during operation...
2016: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872536/phrenic-nerve-palsy-as-initial-presentation-of-large-retrosternal-goitre
#9
Arsheed Hussain Hakeem, Imtiyaz Hussain Hakeem, Fozia Jeelani Wani
Unilateral phrenic nerve palsy as initial presentation of the retrosternal goitre is extremely rare event. This is a case report of a 57-year-old woman with history of cough and breathlessness of 3 months duration, unaware of the thyroid mass. She had large cervico-mediastinal goiter and chest radiograph revealed raised left sided hemidiaphragm. Chest CT scan did not reveal any lung parenchymal or mediastinal pathology. The patient underwent a total thyroidectomy through a cervical approach. The final pathology was in favor of multinodular goitre...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867588/an-unusual-case-of-incomplete-carney-triad-an-18-year-old-girl-suffering-from-multiple-benign-tumors
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Guan Shi, Yong Cui, Ying He, Min Gong
Carney triad is a rare syndrome that involves gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), pulmonary chondroma and extra-adrenal paraganglioma. Patients presenting GIST and pulmonary chondroma account for 72.7% of all incomplete Carney triad cases. Clinically, it is mainly diagnosed by radiological images and pathological results. Some studies have elucidated the pathogenesis of Carney triad. Surgical resection is the preferred treatment for Carney triad. Generally speaking, the prognosis of patients with Carney triad has been satisfied...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861371/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-clippers-with-intracranial-epstein-barr-virus-infection-a-case-report
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Yue Ma, Xiaolong Sun, Wen Li, Yi Li, Tao Kang, Xiai Yang, Wen Jiang
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids (CLIPPERS) is an inflammatory disorder in the central nervous system (CNS) with distinct clinical, radiological, and pathological features. The pathophysiology of CLIPPERS still remains unclear and the reports are quite few. Although the radiological lesions were reported to be located predominantly in the pons, brachium pontis, and cerebellum, other adjacent structures such as the white matter and spinal cord were very recently reported as involved regions in CLIPPERS...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858883/diagnostic-value-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-ebus-tbna-in-solitary-mediastinal-hilar-lymphadenectasis-or-peribronchial-lesions-six-cases-reports-and-review-of-literature
#12
Yan-Bin Chen, Jun-Hong Jiang, Jing-Yu Mao, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: Patients with isolated mediastinal or hilar lymphadenopathy, or peribronchial lesions, are common presentation to clinicians. Due to the difficulty in tissue sampling, the pathological diagnosis is not so easy. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is an established, highly effective, minimally invasive technique for sampling. The current study was conducted to investigate the value of EBUS-TBNA in patients of solitary mediastinal, hilar lymphadenectasis, or peribronchial lesions...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855672/nut-midline-carcinoma-mimicking-a-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report
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Yohei Harada, Takafumi Koyama, Kengo Takeuchi, Kazufusa Shoji, Kazuei Hoshi, Yu Oyama
BACKGROUND: NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) is a rare and highly aggressive malignancy. Although more information on NMC has been recently accumulating in the literature, most oncologists and pathologists remain unfamiliar with the clinical and pathologic features of this disease. The clinical features of NMC sometimes mimic those of other malignancies, and NMC can therefore be overlooked if the diagnosis is not suspected. We present the case of a young male with NMC arising in the mediastinum with elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein levels suggestive of an extragonadal nonseminomatous germ-cell tumor...
November 17, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845836/diffuse-pulmonary-lymphangiomatosis-mdct-findings-after-direct-lymphangiography
#14
Xiaoli Sun, Wenbin Shen, Song Xia, Tingguo Wen, Rengui Wang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the findings of MDCT performed after direct lymphangiography in patients with diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients (13 male and 10 female patients) diagnosed with diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis on the basis of clinical features and findings from imaging, bronchoscopy, and pathologic analysis were retrospectively evaluated. All patients underwent pulmonary MDCT after direct lymphangiography, surgical operation or open lung biopsy, and histopathologic examination...
November 15, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821820/-surgical-case-of-the-composite-tumor-of-primary-lung-cancer-and-follicular-bronchiolitis
#15
Nobuhiro Tanaka, Yosuke Shimizu, Yasuo Hashizume
A case was a 72-year-old female who was pointed out abnormal findings on her chest X-ray taken at the medical checkup. Chest computed tomography revealed a tumor with 3.1 cm in diameter at the right lower lobe and multiple small nodules in both lung lobes. We initially suspected lung cancer with intrapulmonary metastases. However, only tumor at the right lower lobe increased in size and the size of other small nodules was not changed. Therefore, we performed the right lower lobectomy with mediastinal nodal dissection and the partial resection of right middle lobe to establish the diagnosis...
November 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818957/myelolipoma-of-the-posterior-mediastinum-in-a-patient-with-chronic-dyserythropoietic-anemia
#16
Cristiano Claudino Oliveira, Gilmar Felisberto, Viviane Hellmeister Camolese, Erica Nishida Hasimoto, Daniele Cristina Cataneo, Antônio José Maria Cataneo, Julio De Faveri
Myelolipoma (ML) is an uncommon benign mesenchymal neoplasia composed of mature adipose and hematopoietic tissues of uncertain etiology. Less than 3% of MLs occur in the mediastinal topography. The main differential diagnosis involves extramedullary hematopoiesis; therefore, pathological evaluation is essential for the definitive diagnosis. The authors report the case of a 50-year-old man diagnosed with congenital dyserythropoiesis and secondary hemosiderosis, who presented a posterior mediastinal tumor. The tumor was resected...
July 2016: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812495/lung-cancer-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome-diagnosed-by-intravascular-biopsy-using-ebus-tbna
#17
Daegeun Lee, Seong Mi Moon, Dongwuk Kim, Juwon Kim, Haseong Chang, Bumhee Yang, Suk Hyeon Jeong, Kyung Jong Lee
Since superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is a critical condition, immediate diagnostic approach and therapy are imperative to avoid potentially life-threatening complications. Here, we report a case of lung cancer with SVCS, which was diagnosed through intravascular tumor biopsy using endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). EBUS-TBNA enabled us to obtain tissue sufficient for diagnosis, without significant complications. Prompt diagnosis was followed by appropriate anticancer treatment and improvement in the symptoms...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806315/primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-transcriptional-regulation-by-mir-92a-through-foxp1-targeting
#18
Martha Romero, Guillaume Gapihan, Luis Jaime Castro-Vega, Andrés Acevedo, Li Wang, Zhao Wei Li, Morad El Bouchtaoui, Mélanie Di Benedetto, Philippe Ratajczak, Jean-Paul Feugeas, Catherine Thieblemont, Carlos Saavedra, Anne Janin
BACKGROUND: Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) shares pathological features with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), and molecular features with classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL). The miR-17~92 oncogenic cluster, located at chromosome 13q31, is a region that is amplified in DLBCL. METHODS: Here we compared the expression of each member of the miR-17~92 oncogenic cluster in samples from 40 PMBL patients versus 20 DLBCL and 20 cHL patients, and studied the target genes linked to deregulated miRNA in PMBL...
October 28, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795778/-primary-mediastinal-large-b-cell-lymphoma-in-women-about-five-cases
#19
Safaa Ouassou, Laila Herrak, Leila Achachi, Fatima Nachite, Kaoutar Znati, Mustapha El Ftouh
Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBL) is a lymphoma occurring in the anterior mediastinum starting from the cells B of the thymique medullary zone. This is a rare entity characterized by epidemiological, clinical and evolutionary peculiarities as well as by pathological and immunohistochemical peculiarities. We report a case series of 5 patients with diagnosed PMBL hospitalized in Pulmonology Department of Ibn Sina Hospital between January 2012 and May 2016. The average age was 34 years, the median of consultation time was 2 months...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794400/pre-and-postoperative-care-for-stage-i-iii-nsclc-which-quality-of-care-indicators-are-evidence-based
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Rachel C Numan, Martijn Ten Berge, Jacobus A Burgers, Houke M Klomp, Johanna W van Sandick, Paul Baas, Michel W Wouters
Identification of evidenced-based Quality of Care (QoC) indicators for lung cancer care is essential to quality improvement. The aim of this review was to identify evidence-based quality indicators for the pre- and postoperative care of stage I-III Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) provided by the lung physician. To obtain these indicators, a search in PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane library database was performed. English literature published between 1980 and 2012 was included and search terms regarding 'lung neoplasms', 'quality of care', 'pathology', 'diagnostic methods', 'preoperative and postoperative treatment' were used...
November 2016: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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