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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207465/two-rare-variants-of-left-vertebral-artery
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Rajani Singh
Though the variations of vertebral artery are clinically asymptomatic yet abnormalities are of diagnostic importance either prior to vascular surgery in the neck region or in patients of intravascular diseases such as arteriovenous malformations or cerebral aneurysms. Therefore, the aim of the study is to bring out 2 variations in the configuration of vertebral artery and their clinical implication. During dissection of thorax of 2 female cadavers, 2 different variants of configurations of left vertebral arteries were observed...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166840/app-based-serious-gaming-for-training-of-chest-tube-insertion-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mirco Friedrich, Christian Bergdolt, Patrick Haubruck, Thomas Bruckner, Karl-Friedrich Kowalewski, Beat Peter Müller-Stich, Michael C Tanner, Felix Nickel
BACKGROUND: Chest tube insertion is a standard intervention for management of various injuries of the thorax. Quick and accurate execution facilitates efficient therapy without further complications. Here, we propose a new training concept comprised of e-learning elements as well as continuous rating using an objective structured assessment of technical skills (OSATS) tool. The study protocol is presented for a randomized trial to evaluate e-learning with app-based serious gaming for chest drain insertion...
February 6, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138732/limited-value-of-ga-68-dotatoc-pet-ct-in-routine-screening-of-patients-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
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Max B Albers, Damiano Librizzi, Caroline L Lopez, Jerena Manoharan, Jonas C Apitzsch, Emily P Slater, Carmen Bollmann, Peter H Kann, Detlef K Bartsch
BACKGROUND: Routine screening is recommended for patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) to enable early detection and treatment of associated neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN). Gallium(68)-DOTATOC-Positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (Ga-68-DOTATOC-PET-CT) is a very sensitive and specific imaging technique for the detection of sporadic neuroendocrine tumors. The present study evaluated the value of Ga-68-DOTATOC-PET-CT in routine screening of patients with MEN1...
January 30, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112868/preoperative-weight-loss-program-targeting-women-with-overweight-and-hypertrophy-of-the-breast-a-pilot-study
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N R W Geiker, J Horn, A Astrup
Among women with hypertrophic breasts, the clear majority are overweight or obese. Owing to increased risk of complications, women with a body mass index (BMI) above 25 kg m (-2) are precluded from reduction mammaplasty. The primary aim was to investigate if intensive weight loss could ready women with overweight for breast reduction surgery. Six women, all overweight [BMI 30.9 {28.5; 35.8} kg m (-2) ] with symptomatic hypertrophy of the breast, were included a 12-week weight loss program. All women desired reduction mammaplasty and were motivated for preoperational weight loss...
January 23, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040768/extrathymic-malignancies-associated-with-thymoma-a-forty-year-experience-at-a-single-institution
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Toshiko Kamata, Shigetoshi Yoshida, Hironobu Wada, Taiki Fujiwara, Hidemi Suzuki, Takahiro Nakajima, Takekazu Iwata, Yukio Nakatani, Ichiro Yoshino
OBJECTIVES: Patients with thymoma are reported to have an increased risk for developing second malignancies. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of second malignancies among patients with thymoma. We focused especially on the impact that lung cancer has on survival in these patients. METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-five patients who underwent surgery for thymoma in Chiba University Hospital from January 1971 to November 2012 were included in this study...
December 31, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033509/atlas-based-segmentation-in-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-evaluation-of-specific-and-generic-purpose-atlases
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Delia Ciardo, Marianna Alessandra Gerardi, Sabrina Vigorito, Anna Morra, Veronica Dell'acqua, Federico Javier Diaz, Federica Cattani, Paolo Zaffino, Rosalinda Ricotti, Maria Francesca Spadea, Marco Riboldi, Roberto Orecchia, Guido Baroni, Maria Cristina Leonardi, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa
OBJECTIVES: Atlas-based automatic segmentation (ABAS) addresses the challenges of accuracy and reliability in manual segmentation. We aim to evaluate the contribution of specific-purpose in ABAS of breast cancer (BC) patients with respect to generic-purpose libraries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One generic-purpose and 9 specific-purpose libraries, stratified according to type of surgery and size of thorax circumference, were obtained from the computed tomography of 200 BC patients...
December 26, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028308/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pleura-a-rare-complication-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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Kiran Joglekar, Christopher Jackson, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), also known as Marjolin ulcer, is a rare complication of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Metastatic SCC from HS typically involves the axial skeleton or abdominopelvic viscera. Metastatic disease to the lungs is a rare phenomenon with only three reported cases of lung parenchyma. We present a biopsy proven case of metastatic SCC to the pleura from gluteal HS. CASE REPORT A 46-year-old male with a history of recently diagnosed Marjolin ulcer secondary to gluteal HS was transferred to our intensive care unit for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to recurrent pleural effusion...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995554/a-randomized-trial-to-assess-the-contribution-of-a-novel-thorax-support-vest-corset-in-preventing-mechanical-complications-of-median-sternotomy
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Philippe P Caimmi, Maurizio Sabbatini, Emmanouil I Kapetanakis, Silvia Cantone, Marcus V Ferraz, Mario Cannas, Ugo F Tesler
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical complications of median sternotomy may cause significant morbidity and mortality in cardiac surgical patients. This study was aimed at assessing the role of Posthorax support vest (Epple, Inc., Vienna, Austria) in the prevention of sternal complications and the improvement of anatomical healing in patients at high risk for mechanical sternal dehiscence after cardiac surgery by mean of median sternotomy. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, study was performed and 310 patients with predisposing factors for sternal dehiscence after sternotomy for cardiac surgery were included...
December 19, 2016: Cardiology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979469/review-of-primary-extra-adrenal-myelolipoma-of-the-thorax
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Cheng Shen, Kun Zhou, Yutian Lai, Jun Fan, Lunxu Liu, Guowei Che
Extra-adrenal myelolipoma happens in adrenal glands, and the thoracic location is extremely unusual. This is the first study involving 36 of patients with thoracic myelolipoma of English literature by investigating the clinical data, pathologic findings, radiological manifestation, and treatment strategy of all patients. Imageologic diagnosis including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans is useful to identify the feature of extra-adrenal myelolipoma...
January 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921449/reduction-mammaplasty-with-the-modified-round-block-technique-in-chinese-patients-and-its-anatomy-study
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Wei Ding, Yinjia Ding, Hua Jiang
BACKGROUND: Although reduction mammaplasty is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery, it is associated with some serious complications, especially in cases of severe hypertrophy or advanced ptosis, including necrosis of the nipple and areola, absence of normal sensation of the nipple-areolar complex, and loss of lactational function for future nursing. A thorough understanding of the breast anatomy is vital for successful reduction mammaplasty. This article describes the blood supply and innervation of the breasts, and introduces a modified round block technique for reduction mammaplasty based on this anatomy...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889373/-infant-respiratory-distress-revealing-jeune-syndrome
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J Page, E Bodart, J-L Hennecker
Jeune syndrome (asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy) is a rare autosomal recessive osteochondrodysplasia with a variable degree of severity, clinically characterized by respiratory distress with a narrow chest and limb shortness. The reported incidence is one to five in 500,000 live births. Most patients develop severe respiratory failure during the first 2 years of life, leading to death in 60-80 % of cases. Survivors may suffer from renal, hepatic, or pancreatic complications. Expanding thoracic surgery can be used for severe cases...
January 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888350/totally-implantable-vascular-access-device-tivad-placement-a-modified-technique-that-takes-post-procedure-aesthetic-aspects-into-account
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Gabriel Liberale
Major progress has been made in breast cancer reconstruction surgery. The standard technique for totally implanted vascular access device (TIVAD) implantation generally requires an incision for port insertion on the anterior part of the thorax that leaves a scar in the middle of the neckline in patients who have undergone mastectomy with complex breast reconstruction. The aim of this technical note is to report our revised surgical technique for TIVAD placement. In patients with breast cancer, we take a lateralized approach, performing an oblique incision on the lowest part of the deltopectoral groove...
November 25, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869490/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-causing-cardiac-arrest-in-a-30-year-old-woman
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H J Manson, Y M Goh, P Goldsmith, P Scott, P Turner
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) usually presents in infancy with respiratory failure requiring urgent surgical correction. Mortality in this group of patients remains poor and persistent pulmonary hypertension is a significant contributor. It is therefore rare for patients to reach adulthood undiagnosed. CDH is often identified incidentally in adults but when symptoms arise, they relate to the organ involved, and include gastrointestinal symptoms of dyspepsia and obstruction, as well as respiratory complaints such as dyspnoea...
February 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867576/resection-with-preserved-histologic-morphology-of-a-rare-tumour-via-bronchoscopic-cryosurgery
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Jessica Han Ying Tan, Angela Maria Takano, Anne Ann Ling Hsu
Tracheobronchial leiomyoma is a rare pulmonary neoplasm accounting for <2% of benign tumours of the lower airway. Published case series reported bronchoscopic resectability with laser ablation for lesions located in the large airway. Surgery was performed for tumours with wide-based and tumours located in segmental bronchus or lung parenchyma. This is the first reported case of complete bronchoscopic cryoresection of leiomyoma arising from the subsegmental bronchi and illustrating the cryopreservation of its histologic morphology...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852363/-hemothorax-caused-by-primary-pleural-chondrosarcoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literatureyuan
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Y Q Yuan, L Y Zhu, H H Zeng, R Zhou, P Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical features of one case of spontaneous hemothorax caused by primary pleural chondrosarcoma and therefore to improve the understanding of this disease. Methods: The clinical features of a case with primary pleural chondrosarcoma were analyzed retrospectively and the related literatures were reviewed.The literature review was carried out with "primary pleural, chondrosarcoma" in Chinese and English respectively, as the search terms in Wanfang Data, CNKI and PubMed database from January 1980 to October 2015...
November 12, 2016: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830889/sectioned-images-and-surface-models-of-a-cadaver-for-understanding-the-free-vascularized-anterior-rib-flap
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Dong Sun Shin, Hyung Jun Kim, Bong Chul Kim
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to describe the vascularized anterior rib flap on sectioned images and surface models using Visible Korean for medical education and clinical training in the field of mandibular reconstructive surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Serially sectioned images of the thorax were obtained from a cadaver. Significant structures in the sectioned images were outlined and stacked to create a surface model. RESULTS: The PDF file (8...
November 10, 2016: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823841/minimally-invasive-repair-of-pectus-excavatum-in-children-results-of-a-modified-nuss-procedure
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A Durry, C Gomes Ferreira, T Tricard, P Gicquel, F Becmeur
INTRODUCTION: Pectus excavatum (PE) is the most common deformity of the anterior thoracic wall. The Nuss technique allows the thorax to be reshaped with the aid of a retrosternal metallic bar. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the complication rate between the original Nuss technique and a lightly modified approach. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We performed a retrospective single-center observational study based on the medical files of patients operated for PE in the Pediatric Surgery Unit between July 2004 and July 2015...
November 4, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806818/delayed-presentation-of-forgotten-thyroid-goiter-25-years-after-thyroidectomy
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Fazal Wahab Khan, Ayesha Muhammad, Mohsin Abbas, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Benish Fatima, Saulat H Fatimi
Forgotten goiter is a rare occurrence (2 - 16% of retrosternal thyroid cases) that depicts recurrence of retrosternal thyroid mass due to growth of remnant thyroid tissue overlooked during an initial thyroidectomy. The patient is a 59-year female who presented with dyspnea and stridor 25 years after total thyroidectomy. She was diagnosed as having a mediastinal mass on radiographic imaging. There were only localized pressure symptoms due to mass effect. The mass was excised employing an extra-cervical approach and using a partial sternotomy...
October 2016: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793168/physical-function-and-pain-after-surgical-or-conservative-management-of-multiple-rib-fractures-a-follow-up-study
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Monika Fagevik Olsén, Margareta Slobo, Lena Klarin, Eva-Corina Caragounis, David Pazooki, Hans Granhed
BACKGROUND: There is scarce knowledge of physical function and pain due to multiple rib fractures following trauma. The purpose of this follow-up was to assess respiratory and physical function, pain, range of movement and kinesiophobia in patients with multiple rib fractures who had undergone stabilizing surgery and compare with conservatively managed patients. METHODS: A consecutive series of 31 patients with multiple rib fractures who had undergone stabilizing surgery were assessed >1 year after the trauma concerning respiratory and physical function, pain, range of movement in the shoulders and thorax, shoulder function and kinesiophobia...
October 28, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789847/acidosis-induced-by-carbon-dioxide-insufflation-decreases-heparin-potency-a-risk-factor-for-thrombus-formation
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Karin A M Gorter, Marco C Stehouwer, Bart P Van Putte, Eline A Vlot, Rolf T Urbanus
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of CO2 insufflation during open heart surgery in our hospital, we incidentally observed thrombus formation in the dissected heart, in the pericardium and in the cardiotomy reservoir of the cardiopulmonary bypass system. Furthermore, we measured very high levels of pCO2, causing severe acidosis, in stagnant blood in the pericardium and cardiotomy reservoir. OBJECTIVES: In this in vitro study, we assessed the influence of acidosis and hypothermia on heparin potency and thrombin formation...
October 26, 2016: Perfusion
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