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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155978/results-of-repeated-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-recurrent-pneumothorax-after-primary-spontaneous-pneumothorax
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Sukki Cho, Sanghoon Jheon, Dong Kwan Kim, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Dong Myung Huh, Sungsoo Lee, Kyoung Min Ryu, Deog Gon Cho
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify the causes of recurrent pneumothorax and to evaluate the results of repeated video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for recurrent pneumothorax after VATS wedge resection for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted on 188 patients with recurrent PSP, of a population of 1414 patients who underwent VATS wedge resection for PSP. Reoperations were performed when an air leak persisted longer than 3 days after closed thoracostomy, when a visible bulla of greater than 1 cm on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) was observed and when rerecurrence took place after other treatments...
November 16, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152497/molecular-analysis-driven-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-resections-in-bilateral-synchronous-lung-cancers-from-the-test-tube-to-the-operatory-room
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REVIEW
Sergio Nicola Forti Parri, Barbara Bonfanti, Alessandra Cancellieri, Dario De Biase, Rocco Trisolini, Stefania Zoboli, Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli, Giovanni Tallini
Synchronous cancers are not such rare clinical conditions. Nevertheless, even after the 8th edition of the TNM classification of the lung cancer, the surgical approach for patients presenting with synchronous bilateral lung cancer is still under debate. The resection of both lesions in the case of synchronous bilateral lung cancer is reasonable, but, on the other hand, is the lobectomy the correct choice in the event of the single primary with a contralateral metastatic lesion? In this case report, we describe how the molecular analysis and the detection of the EGFR, KRAS and TP53 mutations in both tumours have determined in a patient the two tumours as primary and both the right surgical approach...
October 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132701/postoperative-outcome-after-pulmonary-surgery-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-elderly-patients
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Deniece D E M A Detillon, Eelco J Veen
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is the main cause of cancer-related death in the Netherlands. Surgery offers the best potential cure, but lower rates of surgery are recorded for octogenarians because of concerns regarding morbidity and mortality. METHODS: We analyzed the Dutch Lung Surgery Audit database to determine the postoperative outcome of lung cancer resections for patients aged 60 years or more between January 2013 and December 2014. Three groups were compared: patients aged 80 years or more, patients aged 70 to 79 years, and patients aged 60 to 69 years...
November 10, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121474/outcomes-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-versus-open-lobectomy-for-early-stage-lung-cancer-in-older-adults
#4
Nicole Ezer, Minal Kale, Keith Sigel, Sameer Lakha, Grace Mhango, Emily Goodman, Daniel Nicastri, Scott Swanson, Alfred Neugut, Juan P Wisnivesky
RATIONALE: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and open lobectomy are both standard of care for treatment of early stage NSCLC because of equivalent long-term survival. OBJECTIVE: To evaluated whether the improved peri-operative outcomes associated with VATS are explained by differences in case volume and specialty training. METHODS: We analyzed the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results-Medicare linked registry to identify stage I-II NSCLC in patients above 65 years of age...
November 9, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120928/oncologic-considerations-in-the-elderly
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Mohamed K Kamel, Jeffrey L Port
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Elderly patients presenting with thoracic malignancies tend to be largely undertreated because of a presumption that this group will incur a high treatment-associated morbidity and mortality. The current review highlights the current practice and recent updates in the surgical management of thoracic malignancies, mainly lung cancer, in the elderly population. RECENT FINDINGS: Lung resections appears to be relatively safe in the elderly patients presenting with lung cancer...
November 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110950/validity-of-the-updated-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-staging-guideline-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Akif Turna, Hüseyin Melek, H Volkan Kara, Burcu Kılıç, Ezel Erşen, Kamil Kaynak
OBJECTIVE: The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) has proposed a revised preoperative lymph node staging guideline for patients with potentially resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We aimed to assess the validity of this revised ESTS guideline and survival results in our patient cohort. METHODS: A total of 571 patients with potentially resectable NSCLC seen between January 2004 and November 2013 were included in the study. The preoperative mediastinal staging was performed by video-assisted cervical mediastinoscopy or video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy in all patients except those with peripheral cT1N0 nonadenocarcinoma tumors...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106491/short-term-outcomes-of-single-versus-multi-port-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-in-mediastinal-diseases
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Qiuyuan Li, Alan Sihoe, Haifeng Wang, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Yuming Zhu, Dong Xie, Gening Jiang
OBJECTIVES: Although there is growing interest in single-port video-assisted thoracic surgery for a number of thoracic operations, there is still not enough known about its use for mediastinal pathologies. The present study was aimed at assessing the safety and efficacy of single-port video-assisted thoracic surgery in comparison with the multi-port variants in terms of short-term perioperative outcomes. METHODS: From July 2013 to December 2015, 285 consecutive non-myasthenic adult patients undergoing single- or multi-port video-assisted thoracic surgery for mediastinal diseases including thymoma were retrospectively reviewed...
June 30, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106318/single-versus-multi-incisional-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Ahmed A Abouarab, Mohamed Rahouma, Mohamed Kamel, Galal Ghaly, Abdelrahman Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) is conventionally performed through multiple small incisions (C-VATS). Recent studies have reported encouraging results with the single-incision VATS (S-VATS) over the conventional technique. However, these studies were either small in size, unfocused, nonuniform, retrospective, lacking follow-up information, or focused on pain. We aim to validate previously reported results in a single large meta-analysis, including only the best evidence studies available...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104195/-injection-of-high-concentration-glucose-solution-for-pleural-coating-reduces-postoperative-recurrence-of-spontaneous-pneumothorax-a-short-term-retrospective-study
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Kenji Tsuboshima, Teppei Wakahara, Yasumi Matoba, Hidenori Yamana, Hiroaki Oue, Yoshihisa Watanabe, Toru Ono
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is the standard treatment for patients with spontaneous pneumothorax (SP). However, postoperative recurrence is not infrequent even with an absorbable covering sheet used to reinforce the visceral pleura. Recent reports suggest that intraoperative injection of a highly concentrated glucose solution into the thoracic cavity provides effective prophylaxis against postoperative SP recurrence. Since September 2015, we have been injecting 50 ml of 50 % glucose solution intraoperatively for pleural coating (GPC) around an absorbable sheet to prevent postoperative SP recurrence...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082850/subxiphoid-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-synchronous-bilateral-lung-resection
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Xueying Yang, Linlin Wang
OBJECTIVES: With advancements in medical imaging and current emphasis on regular physical examinations, multiple pulmonary lesions increasingly are being detected, including bilateral pulmonary lesions. Video-assisted thoracic surgery is an important method for treating such lesions. Most of video-assisted thoracic surgeries for bilateral pulmonary lesions were two separate operations. Herein, we report a novel technique of synchronous subxiphoid uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery for bilateral pulmonary lesions...
October 30, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078686/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-in-hemothorax
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REVIEW
Stefano Sanna, Luca Bertolaccini, Jury Brandolini, Desideria Argnani, Marta Mengozzi, Alessandro Pardolesi, Piergiorgio Solli
The management of hemothorax (spontaneous or, more often, due to thoracic trauma lesions), follows basic tenets well-respected by cardiothoracic surgeons. In most, a non-operative approach is adequate and safe, with a defined group of patients requiring only tube thoracostomy. Only a minority of patients need a surgical intervention due to retained hemothorax, persistent bleeding or incoming complications, as pleural empyema or entrapped lung. In the early 1990s, the rapid technological developments determined an increase of diagnostic and therapeutical indications for multiport video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) as the gold standard therapy for retained and persistent hemothorax, allowing an earlier diagnosis, total clots removal and better tubes placement with less morbidity, reduced post-operative pain and shorter hospital stay...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078684/thymic-minimally-invasive-surgery-state-of-the-art-across-the-world-central-south-america
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REVIEW
Ricardo Mingarini Terra
Literature suggests that, for thymectomy in myasthenia or resection of thymic tumors, minimally invasive surgery is equivalent to open surgery with regard to long-term outcomes. However, it could bring some benefits in the immediate results as complication rate or length-of-stay. There are doubts about the worldwide adoption of the method, though. In Latin America, the implementation of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) started in the 1990s, but it progressed slowly. The main barriers were associated costs and training...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078680/nonintubated-uniportal-vats-pulmonary-anatomical-resections
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REVIEW
Carlos Galvez, Jose Navarro-Martinez, Sergio Bolufer, Francisco Lirio, Julio Sesma, Juan Manuel Corcoles
Nonintubated procedures have widely developed during the last years, thus nowadays major anatomical resections are performed in spontaneously breathing patients in some centers. In an attempt for combining less invasive surgical approaches with less aggressive anesthesia, nonintubated uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomies and segmentectomies have been proved feasible and safe, but there are no comparative trials and the evidence is still poor. A program in nonintubated uniportal major surgery should be started in highly experienced units, overcoming first a learning period performing minor procedures and a training program for the management of potential crisis situations when operating on these patients...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078672/robotic-lobectomies-when-and-why
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REVIEW
Sara Ricciardi, Giuseppe Cardillo, Carmelina Cristina Zirafa, Federico Davini, Franca Melfi
During the last decade, an abundance of papers has supported minimally invasive pulmonary resections (MIPR) vs. traditional open approach. Both video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and robotic thoracic surgery have shown better perioperative outcomes and equivalent oncologic results compared with thoracotomy, confirming the effectiveness of the MIPR. Despite the profound changes and improvements that have taken place throughout the years and the increasing use of robotic system worldwide, the controversy about the application of robotic surgery for lung resections is still open...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078667/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-pneumothorax-and-blebs-bullae
#15
REVIEW
Luca Bertolaccini, Alessandro Pardolesi, Jury Brandolini, Piergiorgio Solli
The last British Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines of 2010 for the management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) stated that, after the first recurrence, the treatment of PSP should be a surgical operation, like a bullectomy accompanying with a procedure for inducing pleural adhesions. Therefore, the surgical approach is considered the best treatment to minimise the risk of recurrence in patients who experienced a PSP. There is substantial evidence in the literature demonstrating that the minimally invasive approach should be preferred to the thoracotomic procedure since it can reduce the postoperative pain and it is associated with a faster recovery of the physical and working activity...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078664/for-which-thoracic-operation-is-u-vats-superior
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REVIEW
Kyoji Hirai, Yutaka Enomoto, Jitsuo Usuda
In this special issue, I review the types of thoracic surgery that uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (U-VATS) is most suited to.
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078661/definitions-and-standard-indications-of-minimally-invasive-techniques-in-thymic-surgery
#17
Marcin Zieliński
BACKGROUND: The minimally invasive thoracic procedures are those performed through the intercostal, subxiphoid, subcostal or transcervical incisions. In most of these procedures (with exception of some transcervical procedures) the video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) technique is used for performance of an operation under guidance of a video monitor. METHODS: According to the definition the minimally invasive procedures do not include the sternal manubriotomy (upper sternal split), transverse sternotomy and subcutaneous longitudinal sternotomy...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078658/minimally-invasive-surgical-procedures-for-thymic-disease-in-asia
#18
REVIEW
Meinoshin Okumura, Yasushi Shintani, Mitsunori Ohta, Yoshihisa Kadota, Masayoshi Inoue, Hiroyuki Shiono
Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) procedures for thymic tumors and myasthenia gravis were introduced in Asia in the middle 1990s in at least two regions, Hong Kong and Japan. To overcome difficulties in obtaining a wide view of the anterior mediastinum, several methods for lifting the sternum or anterior chest wall have been presented, mainly by Japanese surgeons. More recently, single port VATS through a subxiphoid incision was also introduced in Japan. The long-term outcome of a VATS extended thymectomy for myasthenia gravis has been shown to be comparable to that of a trans-sternal extended thymectomy, while the long-term outcome of a VATS thymectomy for thymic epithelial tumors remains to be elucidated...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078655/subxiphoid-complex-uniportal-video-assisted-major-pulmonary-resections
#19
Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Francisco Lirio, Julio Sesma, Firas Abu Akar
In recent years, the search for a less invasive and thus, less painful approach has driven technical innovation in modern thoracic surgery. In this context, subxiphoid uniportal approach has emerged as an alternative to avoid intercostal space manipulation and decrease postoperative pain and intercostal nerve chronic impairment. Subxiphoid uniportal major lung resections have been safe and effective procedures when performed by experienced surgeons even in complex cases or unexpected intraoperative situations...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078653/uniportal-anatomic-combined-unusual-segmentectomies
#20
Diego González-Rivas, Francisco Lirio, Julio Sesma
Nowadays, sublobar anatomic resections are gaining momentum as a valid alternative for early stage lung cancer. Despite being technically demanding, anatomic segmentectomies can be performed by uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach to combine the benefits of minimally invasiveness with the maximum lung sparing. This procedure can be even more complex if a combined resection of multiple segments from different lobes has to be done. Here we report five cases of combined and unusual segmentectomies done by the same experienced surgeon in high volume institutions to show uniportal VATS is a feasible approach for these complex resections and to share an excellent educational resource...
2017: J Vis Surg
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