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Guillaume Chaussé, Tina Kader, Gad Abikhzer, Stephan Probst
A 44-year-old woman was found to have new diffuse lung uptake on a follow-up whole-body I scan 1 year after being treated with surgery and radioactive iodine for papillary thyroid cancer. However, subsequent CT thorax and thyroglobulin levels were both unremarkable. Shortly after, she presented with respiratory symptoms, exhibiting end-expiratory wheezing on auscultation. Metacholine challenge test confirmed asthma. Symptoms improved under inhaled corticosteroids and beta-2 agonists. Resolution of lung uptake was confirmed on a second I imaging 6 months later...
April 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Stephanie Voss, Albrecht Will, Rüdiger Lange, Bernhard Voss
BACKGROUND: Sternal dehiscence after median sternotomy is a challenging problem in cases of frail bone, fractures or complete sternectomy. Plate osteosynthesis offers a promising approach to restore sternal integrity. However, there is only scarce data on mid-term outcome. METHODS: Mid-term data on 34 patients with unstable thorax after open-heart surgery, requiring sternal refixation with the Synthes™ Titanium Sternal Fixation System© (TSFS) between 2005 and 2011 were analyzed...
February 26, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Shehan Wickramasinghe, Boris Ruggiero, Liang Low
INTRODUCTION: Acute wrap failure post fundoplication is a rare but recognized complication and can be due to patient factors, disease factors and surgical factors. Herniation of the stomach into the thorax can mimic a pneumothorax clinically and radiologically and thus lead to bad outcomes for patients. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 20-year-old male who presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening upper abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting followed by acute onset dyspnoea, six days post a laparoscopic repair of a small hiatus hernia and a Nissen fundoplication...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Johana Béné, Olivier Carpentier, Sonia Sabanowski, Marie-Laure Laroche, Marie-Noëlle Beyens, Marc Lambert, Sophie Gautier
While physicians increasingly recognize nicorandil-related mucocutaneous ulcerations, there are still misdiagnoses, particularly in the case of unusual location and late onset ulceration after nicorandil introduction. The goal of our study was to remind clinicians about the link between nicorandil use and the development of cutaneous ulcerations and to highlight the risk of misdiagnosis. We describe five reports diagnosed by the same dermatologist, complemented by an analysis of the French pharmacovigilance database (FPVD) from 1 January 1994 to 5 January 2017...
January 31, 2018: Thérapie
G Leschber
More than 200 years ago the first attempts at thoracoscopy were made but only after its introduction 25 years ago has video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) experienced rapid progress. Due to worldwide cooperation and international networking tremendous progress of the technique was made by thoracic surgeons on all continents developing the technique into a less invasive operating procedure on the thorax. For patients this meant improvement in the quality of life and ultimately better survival rates following lung cancer surgery...
February 21, 2018: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
Kristyna Buzkova, Martin Muller, Ales Rara, Karel Roubik, Tomas Tyll
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During laparoscopic surgery, a capnoperitoneum is created to optimize the operating space for surgeons. One effect of this is abdominal pressure which alters the physiological thoraco-abdominal configuration and pushes the diaphragm and lungs cranially. Since the lung image acquired by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) depends on the conditions within the thorax and abdomen, it is crucial to know the diaphragm position to determine the effect of diaphragm shift on EIT thorax image...
February 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
W P Zuidema, J W A Oosterhuis, G W Zijp, S M van der Heide, A F W van der Steeg, L W E van Heurn
BACKGROUND: An early observation after chest wall correction is direct inspection from the PE patient of their "new" thorax. Changes in self-perception may give raise to other psychological adaptations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early changes in the fields of self-esteem, body image and QoL. METHODS: Prospective observational longitudinal multicenter cohort study. Self-esteem, emotional limitations and general health were assessed using the Child Health Questionnaire (CHQ) in patients under 18 and the World Health Organization Quality of Life Questionnaire-bref (WHOQOL-bref) was used for body image, psychological domain and overall QoL in patients over 16 years of age...
February 6, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
W M Huang, Y F Xu, Z K Yang, S J Zhang, X Z Liu, J Li
Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of diagnosis and treatment of pleuroperitoneal communication in patients on peritoneal dialysis by computerized tomography (CT) peritoneography and thoracoscopic surgery. Methods: The records of 8 pleuroperitoneal communication patients treated by thoracoscopic surgery in Peking University First Hospital from January 2012 to March 2017 were retrospectively reviewed.CT peritoneography was performed before surgical treatment. Iopamiro (50 ml∶15 g) was mixed with 2 L of peritoneal dialysate solution, and then was instilled into the peritoneal cavity through the Tenckhoff catheter...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Manuela Robella, Marco Vaira, Alice Borsano, Claudio Mossetti, Michele DE Simone
BACKGROUND/AIM: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease characterized by mucinous ascites and widespread peritoneal implants. It usually originates from the rupture of an adenoma/adenocarcinoma of the appendix. Although this tumor is only superficially invasive and does not metastasize, it could be a fatal disease. Extra-abdominal spread of PMP is an unusual occurrence with few reports in medical literature. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old man was diagnosed with PMP according to the findings of thorax and abdomen CT scan and cytologic and histological examinations...
February 2018: Anticancer Research
Ezra N Teitelbaum, Lee L Swanstrom
Traditional surgeries involve accessing body cavities, such as the abdomen and thorax, via incisions that divide skin and muscle. These operations result in postoperative pain and convalescence, and a risk of complications such as wound infection and hernia. The development of flexible endoscopy allowed diseases as varied as gastrointestinal bleeding and colon adenomas to be treated without incisions, but this technique is restricted by its endoluminal nature. A novel category of surgical endoscopic procedures has recently been developed that uses flexible endoscopic techniques to enter and access the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract...
February 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
F Simunovic, U Wittel, B Passlick, S Wiesemann, M Czerny, M Südkamp, G B Stark, H Bannasch
BACKGROUND: The resection of large soft-tissue sarcoma requires reconstruction with free flaps. The choice of recipient vessels is crucial for the success of surgery. PATIENTS: We report four cases with large soft-tissue sarcomas with complex anatomical relationships: two tumors of the thigh surrounding the femoral neurovascular structures and two tumors of the abdomen with infiltration of the thorax and the abdomen. All cases received multimodal interdisciplinary treatment...
January 16, 2018: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
Aniruddha Ramesh Janai, Wilfried Bellinghausen, Edwin Turton, Carmine Bevilacqua, Waseem Zakhary, Martin Kostelka, Farhad Bakhtiary, Joerg Hambsch, Ingo Daehnert, Florian Loeffelbein, Joerg Ender
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to highlight anesthetic and perioperative management and the outcomes of infants with complete atrioventricular (AV) canal defects. DESIGN: This retrospective descriptive study included children who underwent staged and primary biventricular repair for complete AV canal defects from 1999 to 2013. SETTING: A single-center study at a university affiliated heart center. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred and fifty-seven patients with a mean age at surgery of 125 ± 56...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Brittany Dixon, Eben Clattenburg, Arun Nagdev
The Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Trauma Anesthesiology Society Guidelines recommend prompt and effective multimodal analgesia for rib fractures that combines regional anesthesia (RA) techniques with pharmacotherapy to treat pain, optimize pulmonary function, and reduce opioid related complications. However, RA techniques such as epidurals and paravertebral blocks, are generally underutilized or unavailable for emergency department (ED) patients. The recently described serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) is a promising technique, but failures with posterior rib fractures have been observed...
December 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Felix Stief, Andrea Meurer, Johanna Wienand, Michael Rauschmann, Marcus Rickert
BACKGROUND: Self-report measures are used to evaluate surgery outcome but are not necessarily indicative of actual disabilities. RESEARCH QUESTION: The aim of the present study was to determine the association between self-report assessments of quality of life and objective measures of function in patients with symptomatic lumbar degenerative disease. Additionally, we evaluated the effect of lumbar spinal fusion surgery on this relationship. METHODS: Before and 6 month after surgery 26 patients completed self-report questionnaires and assessments of 3D gait analysis and trunk range of motion (ROM) during standing...
December 19, 2017: Gait & Posture
Konstantinos Tigkiropoulos, Omiros Chalvatzoulis, Eleftherios Chalvatzoulis, Kyriakos Stavridis, Dimitrios Karamanos, Ioannis Lazaridis, Andreas Efstathiou, Nikolaos Saratzis
Purpose: To present a rare case of a patient with a 12-cm posttraumatic right subclavian artery aneurysm successfully treated with aneurysmectomy and innominate-axillary bypass. Case report: A 54-year-old man presented to the emergency department due to progressive dyspnea and hoarseness of voice. His medical record was unremarkable except that he had right-sided pneumothorax and multiple rib fractures from a car accident 16 years ago. A chest X-ray showed a mass in the upper lobe of the right lung, and the patient was hospitalized for further investigation...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
Daniel A C F Wong-Chung, Janneke J P Schimmel, Marinus de Kleuver, Noël L W Keijsers
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of posterior spinal fusion (PSF) and curve type on upper body movements in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients during gait. METHODS: Twenty-four girls (12-18 years) with AIS underwent PSF. 3D-Gait-analyses were performed preoperatively, at 3 months and 1 year postoperatively. Mean position (0° represents symmetry) and range of motion (ROM) of the trunk (thorax-relative-to-pelvis) in all planes were assessed. Lower body kinematics and spatiotemporal parameters were also evaluated...
February 2018: European Spine Journal
Sergio Susmallian, Asnat Raziel
BACKGROUND A Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a rare congenital condition consisting of a posterolateral defect in the diaphragm. A para-esophageal hernia (PEH) is a rare variant of hiatus hernia. BH and PEH may present with gastric volvulus or incarceration, requiring emergency treatment. Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred treatment, particularly for elderly patients and patients with comorbidities. The occurrence of BH with concomitant PEH is a very rare event. We describe a case of an octogenarian patient with BH and concomitant PEH treated laparoscopically...
November 29, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Nicola Tartaglia, Alessandra Di Lascia, Pasquale Cianci, Alberto Fersini, Francesca Sanguedolce, Roberta Iadarola, Sabino Capuzzolo, Vincenzo Neri, Antonio Ambrosi
INTRODUCTION: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a heterogeneous group of tumors. NET of colon represent less than 1% of colonic tumors. Synchronous liver metastases, present in 75-80%, are considered significant adverse prognostic indicators. Liver is the second commonest site for metastasis in patients with colorectal neuroendocrine tumors. Available treatment options include surgical resection, chemotherapy, biotherapy. Surgery is the gold standard for curative therapy and it is strictly related to the localization, the grade of tumor, and the stage of disease...
November 20, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
Feng-Wei Kong, Miao Zhang, Heng Wang, Cun-Tao Lu, Wen-Bin Wu, Yuan-Yuan Liu
RATIONALE: Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive neuroendocrine-derived cutaneous cancer. Ectopic or single metastatic MCC located in thorax is extremely rare; meanwhile, its definite management has not been elucidated yet. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 64-year-old female patient with a giant mass located in her left thorax was presented for stuffy pain of left chest for 6 months and fever for half a month. She underwent radical resection of vulvar MCC 10 years ago...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Víctor Lago, Vincenzo Maisto, Julia Gimenez-Climent, Jose Vila, Carlos Vazquez, Rafael Estevan
The objective was to determine the 10-year oncological safety of nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) in patients diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The use of NSM preserves the nipple-areola complex (NAC). As residual fibroglandular breast tissue can remain behind the spared NAC, its use for patient with breast cancer is controversial. The oncologic outcomes and complication rates after performing NSM compared to other techniques are still under debate and a concern when treating patients with breast cancer...
November 15, 2017: Breast Journal
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