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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642455/diagnostic-value-of-video-assisted-mediastinoscopy-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-mediastinal-lymphadenectasis-without-pulmonary-abnormalities
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Feng Zhu, Dong-Chun Ma, Ning Xu, Xian-Quan Xu, Li-Ping Lv, Lei Tang, Xian-Kui Zha, Jian-Ping Xu, Xu-Hong Min
BACKGROUND Mediastinal diseases are difficult to diagnose due to diverse origins and complex anatomical structure of the mediastinal tissues. The prospective study aimed to compare the diagnostic efficiency of video-assisted mediastinoscopy (VAM) and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for mediastinal lesions without pulmonary abnormalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS We divided 100 mediastinal lymphadenectasis patients without pulmonary abnormalities into a VAM group and an EBUS group...
June 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629896/randomized-phase-ii-study-of-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-panitumumab-followed-by-consolidation-chemotherapy-in-potentially-operable-locally-advanced-stage-iiia-n2-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nrg-oncology-rtog-0839
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Martin J Edelman, Chen Hu, Quynh-Thu Le, Jessica S Donington, Warren D D'Souza, Adam P Dicker, Billy W Loo, Elizabeth M Gore, Gregory M M Videtic, Nathaniel R Evans, Joseph W Leach, Maximilian Diehn, Steven J Feigenberg, Yuhchyau Chen, Rebecca Paulus, Jeffrey D Bradley
INTRODUCTION: Multimodality therapy has curative potential in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (LASCLC). Mediastinal nodal sterilization (MNS) after induction chemoradiotherapy (CRT) can serve as an intermediate marker for efficacy. NRG Oncology RTOG 0229 demonstrated the feasibility and efficacy of combining full dose radiation (61.2Gy) with chemotherapy followed by resection and chemotherapy. Based upon that experience and evidence that epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibodies are radiosensitizing, we explored adding panitumumab to CRT followed by resection and consolidation chemotherapy in LANSCLC with a primary endpoint of MNS...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621293/yield-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-subcentimetric-lymph-nodes-a-comparison-to-larger-nodes
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621248/-imaging-of-pleural-diseases-evaluation-of-imaging-methods-based-on-chest-radiography
#4
Necdet Poyraz, Havva Kalkan, Kemal Ödev, Sami Ceran
The most commonly employed radiologic method in diagnosis of pleural diseases is conventional chest radiograph. The commonest chest- X-Ray findings are the presence of pleural effusion and thickening. Small pleural effusions are not readily identified on posteroanterior chest radiograph. However, lateral decubitus chest radiograph and chest ultrasonography may show small pleural effusions. These are more efficient methods than posteroanterior chest radiograph in the erect position for demonstrating small amounts of free pleural effusions...
March 2017: Tüberküloz Ve Toraks
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621182/-non-intubated-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-vats-lobectomy-as-a-new-procedure-in-our-department
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József Furák, Zsolt Szabó, Theodor Horváth, Tibor Géczi, Balázs Pécsy, Tibor Németh, Aurél Ottlakán, Zsolt Molnár, György Lázár
AIM: Due to the emerging experience in VATS (video assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomies, in some centers the so called "non-intubated" VATS lobectomies (NITS - non-intubated thoracic surgery) gained increased authority, during which endotracheal intubation and muscle relaxation of the patient is not carried out, thus surgery is being performed with the patient breathing spontaneously. The recent study deals with our initial experience gained during uniportal NITS VATS lobectomies. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Between 24...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616904/-the-diagnostic-value-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-needle-aspiration-biopsy-for-lung-or-mediastinal-lymph-node-cancer-and-tuberculosis
#6
Ye Wang, Hui Zhu, Sai Yang, Ke Wang, Pan-Wen Tian, Jing-Yu Shi, Qing-Bing Han, Yong-Xiao Luo, Feng-Min Luo, Wei-Min Li
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosing lung or mediastinal lymph node cancer and tuberculosis. METHODS: Clinical and pathological data of 553 patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA from January 2013 to September 2016 in West China Hospital of Sichuan University were reviewed. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of EBUS-TBNA for diagnosing lymph node tumor and tuberculosis of hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes were calculated...
May 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614235/pulmonary-spindle-cell-carcinoma-with-unusual-morphology-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#7
Dian-Jun Qi, Bing Liu, Liang Feng, Lin Zhao, Ping Yan, Jiang Du, Qing-Fu Zhang
RATIONALE: Pulmonary spindle cell carcinoma (PSCC) is a highly malignant carcinoma that often exhibits the histopathological characteristic of cell pleomorphism. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we report a PSCC case in a 59-year-old woman with multiple metastases. The pathological manifestation of this case did not show high-grade pleomorphism or atypia, and was easily mimicked by other borderline or low-grade malignant tumors such as an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT)...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609021/the-critical-role-of-ebus-tbna-cytology-in-the-staging-of-mediastinal-lymph-nodes-in-lung-cancer-patients-a-correlation-study-with-positron-emission-tomography-findings
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Mohammed T Lilo, Derek B Allison, Bouchra K Younes, Min Cui, Fred B Askin, Edward Gabrielson, Qing Kay Li
BACKGROUND: The sensitivity and specificity of positron emission tomography (PET) have been significantly improved for the identification of malignancies in recent years; however, it is still necessary to confirm PET findings in a lymph node (LN) by direct tissue sampling. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is the most commonly used approach for diagnosing and staging mediastinal LNs, particularly in lung cancer patients with locally advanced disease...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607626/mid-esophageal-diverticulum-mimicking-an-aortic-aneurysm-on-chest-radiography
#9
Geena Benjamin, Shivaprakash Basavanthaiah Hiremath, Srikiran Thayille Kandy, Charamel Sankaran Kesavan
BACKGROUND: Mid-esophageal region is an uncommon location of esophageal diverticula, a condition usually diagnosed in elderly individuals. CASE REPORT: We report a case of an elderly male with incidental finding of mediastinal lesion, which was initially thought to be an aortic aneurysm. Further evaluation demonstrated a mid-esophageal diverticulum at the level of the carina. We present patient's medical history and imaging, followed by a discussion on symptoms and management...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605955/solitary-thymic-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-13-years-after-surgery
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Akira Fukunaga, Yuji Sasamura, Akio Takada, Yoshihiro Murakami, Hirotake Abe, Mamoru Miyasaka
A 59-year-old woman was noted to have an anterior mediastinal mass on computed tomography at a regular follow-up 13 years after initial surgery for left breast cancer. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an anterior mediastinal mass. A total thymectomy with excision of surrounding lymphoid tissue was performed. Pathological examination of the resected tumor confirmed the diagnosis of thymic metastasis from breast cancer. The patient has been alive for 6 years after thymectomy. Metastases to the thymus are rare, but long-term survival can be expected with appropriate treatment...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603648/color-doppler-sonography-patterns-in-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-of-mediastinal-lymph-nodes
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Mario Nosotti, Alessandro Palleschi, Davide Tosi, Paolo Mendogni, Ilaria Righi, Rosaria Carrinola, Lorenzo Rosso
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is commonly used for the pathological diagnosis in patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Even though the accuracy of EBUS-TBNA is considered high, several authors have tried to outline characteristic ultrasound criteria for malignant mediastinal lymph-node identification to maximize this accuracy. Recently, a color-Doppler patterns classification has been proposed by Nakajima to target suspected mediastinal lymph-nodes...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603647/multicentric-study-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-lung-cancer-staging-in-italy
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Nicola Rotolo, Andrea Imperatori, Mario Nosotti, Luigi Santambrogio, Alessandro Palleschi, Lorenzo Dominioni, Giorgio Crosta, Pierfranco Foccoli, Gianluca Pariscenti, Eliseo Passera, Luigi Bortolotti, Giovanni Falezza, Maurizio Infante, Elisa Daffrè, Maria Cattoni, Lorenzo Rosso
BACKGROUND: Multi-institutional studies of endobronchial-ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for mediastinal staging in lung cancer are scarce. It is unclear if the high diagnostic performance of EBUS-TBNA reported by experts' guidelines can be generally achieved. METHODS: This is a retrospective study performed in five tertiary referral centers of thoracic surgery in Italy, to assess the EBUS-TBNA diagnostic performance in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603645/understanding-local-performance-data-for-ebus-tbna-insights-from-an-unselected-case-series-at-a-high-volume-uk-center
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Vandana Jeebun, Richard Neil Harrison
BACKGROUND: We reviewed the diagnostic performance of endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) on an unselected large cohort of patients who underwent the procedure in our institution in the past 3 years and to compare against published standards and existing literature. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent EBUS from January 2013 to December 2015 were included in the retrospective analysis, with a minimum of 6 months of clinico-radiological follow up...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602157/thymic-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-rare-and-aggressive-tumor-a-case-report
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Efared Boubacar, Gabrielle Atsame-Ebang, Sani Rabiou, Ammor Fatimazahra, Asmae Mazti, Ibrahim S Sidibé, Layla Tahiri, Nawal Hammas, Ouadnouni Yassine, Smahi Mohamed, Chbani Laila, El Fatemi Hinde
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors are a large group of tumors with a wide spectrum of behavior, affecting mainly the digestive system and the lung. The thymus is very rarely affected. CASE PRESENTATION: A 28-year-old Arab woman presented with chronic chest pain and dyspnea. A computed tomography scan showed a huge anterior mediastinal mass invading neighboring structures. A mediastinotomy was performed with biopsies of the mass. Pathological findings were consistent with a thymic large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600662/mri-in-thoracic-tuberculosis-of-children
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Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Madhurima Sharma, Akshay Kumar Saxena, Joseph L Mathew, Meenu Singh, Niranjan Khandelwal
OBJECTIVE: To explore the utility of lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with thoracic tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: This prospective study of forty children (age range of 5 to 15 y) with thoracic TB was approved by the institutional ethics committee. Chest radiograph, lung MRI and computed tomography (CT) scan were performed in all children. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) of MRI were calculated and kappa test of agreement was used to determine the strength of agreement between the MRI and CT findings...
June 10, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595655/nuclear-protein-in-testis-carcinoma-of-the-mediastinum-a-case-report
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Gonçalo Boleto, Jeanne-Marie Perotin, Claire Launois, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Philippe Birembaut, Sandra Dury, Hervé Vallerand, François Lebargy, Gaëtan Deslée, Juliette Vella-Boucaud
BACKGROUND: Nuclear protein in testis carcinoma is a rare and very aggressive undifferentiated cancer which characteristically arises in the midline of the head, neck, and mediastinum. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 46-year-old white woman admitted for superior vena cava syndrome revealing a mediastinal tumor. Pathological examination of specimens obtained by mediastinoscopy revealed an undifferentiated tumor with solid growth and positive immunoreactivity for p40 and negative immunoreactivity for cytokeratin markers...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577947/indications-for-invasive-mediastinal-staging-in-patients-with-early-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-staged-with-pet-ct
#17
Sarah J Gao, Anthony W Kim, Jonathan T Puchalski, Kyle Bramley, Frank C Detterbeck, Daniel J Boffa, Roy H Decker
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): Appropriate use of invasive mediastinal staging in patients with clinically node-negative NSCLC staged by PET-CT is critical in selecting patients for curative-intent therapy such as surgery or SBRT, but little data exists to guide this decision-making. We examined a large population of patients with clinical stage I NSCLC referred for mediastinoscopy or EBUS to find risk factors for occult N2 lymph nodes and determine which patients benefit from invasive staging...
July 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577940/trends-practice-patterns-and-underuse-of-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-early-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer
#18
E Wakeam, T K Varghese, N B Leighl, M Giuliani, S R G Finlayson, G E Darling
BACKGROUND: Practice guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the American Society of Clinical Oncology recommend pathologic mediastinal staging and surgical resection for patients with clinically node-negative T1/T2 small cell lung cancer (SCLC), but the extent to which surgery is used is unknown. We sought to assess trends and practice patterns in the use of surgery for SCLC. METHODS: T1 or T2N0M0 SCLC cases were identified in the National Cancer Database (NCDB), 2004-2013...
July 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576593/impact-of-omission-of-intrapulmonary-lymph-node-retrieval-on-outcome-evaluation-of-lung-cancer-patients-without-lymph-node-metastasis-a-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Xing Wang, Shi Yan, Chao Lv, Yuzhao Wang, Jia Wang, Shaolei Li, Lijian Zhang, Yue Yang, Nan Wu
INTRODUCTION: Clinical practice of retrieval of segmental (station 13) and subsegmental (station 14) lymph nodes for pathologic examination varies during lung cancer surgery. This study aimed to evaluate whether omitting retrieval of nodes from stations 13 and 14 could affect outcome evaluation for patients with pN0 non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 442 patients with NSCLC who were treated with both R0 resection and systematic mediastinal lymphadenectomy with pathologically confirmed stage pN0 NSCLC...
May 11, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575399/characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-of-node-negative-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-larger-than-5%C3%A2-cm%C3%A2
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Sukki Cho, Kwhanmien Kim, Sanghoon Jheon
OBJECTIVES: In the 7th edition of the tumour, node and metastasis staging system, a primary tumour size larger than 5 cm was shifted to Stage II. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the characteristics and prognostic factors of node-negative non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) larger than 5 cm. METHODS: We included 109 patients who underwent curative resection and had pathologically confirmed node-negative NSCLC >5 cm (Group 1). We compared the clinicopathological characteristics and prognosis of these patients with 85 patients with node-positive NSCLC >5 cm (Group 2) and 383 patients who had node-positive NSCLC ≤5 cm (Group 3)...
May 29, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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