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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145324/a-rare-case-of-merkel-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-giant-intra-thoracic-mass-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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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)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139613/nipple-sparing-mastectomy-as-treatment-for-patients-with-ductal-carcinoma-in%C3%A2-situ-a-10-year-follow-up-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125177/surgical-management-of-impalement-injuries-to-the-trunk-of-dogs-a-multicentre-retrospective-study
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M Matiasovic, Z J Halfacree, A Moores, P Nelissen, S Woods, B Dean, G Chanoit, D C Barnes
OBJECTIVES: To review a large series of dogs referred for treatment of traumatic impalement injuries to the thorax and/or abdomen and to report aetiologies, injury characteristics, management and long-term outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Previously collected data on dogs that were surgically treated for impalement injuries to the trunk at six veterinary specialist referral institutions in the UK over an 11-year period were reviewed. Data included patient signalment, physiological variables, injury-specific variables, diagnostic imaging reports, surgical procedures undertaken, duration of hospitalisation, antibiotic use, complications and outcomes...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106565/optimum-position-of-transthoracic-intracardiac-line-following-cardiac-surgery
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T K Susheel Kumar, Saradha Subramanian, James Benjamin Tansey, Mayte Figueroa, David Zurakowski, Jerry Allen, Samir Shah, Anna Brauninger, Lindsey Bird, Mohammed Ali, Christopher J Knott-Craig
OBJECTIVES: The transthoracic intracardiac line placed in the right atrium provides a convenient access to the central venous system following cardiac surgery. However, it is associated with risks such as migration and bleeding. We conducted a retrospective study to determine whether position of transthoracic line with respect to site of exit from the chest makes a difference in the rate of complications. METHODS: All infants receiving a transthoracic intracardiac line in the right atrium following cardiac surgery between June 2012 and December 2015 were part of the study...
July 4, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105078/a-systematic-review-of-the-incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-following-general-surgery
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R Chebbout, E G Heywood, T M Drake, J R L Wild, J Lee, M Wilson, M J Lee
Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia and can occur de novo following a surgical procedure. It is associated with increased inpatient and long-term mortality. There is limited evidence concerning new-onset atrial fibrillation following abdominal surgery. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of and risk factors for postoperative atrial fibrillation in the general surgical population. A systematic search of the Embase, MEDLINE and Cochrane (CENTRAL) databases was conducted. Studies were included in the review if they reported cases of new-onset atrial fibrillation within 30 days of the index operation...
November 4, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100176/a-left-thoracic-approach-in-a-prone-position-for-thoracoscopic-thoracic-duct-ligation-in-a-patient-with-post-esophagectomy-chylothorax-a-case-report
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Kiyotomi Maruyama, Kou Shimada, Toshikazu Hamanaka, Shinsuke Sugenoya, Kuniyuki Gomi, Motohiro Mihara, Shoji Kajikawa, Yusuke Sato
INTRODUCTION: We debate whether or not to approach from right thorax for the left chylothorax after esophagectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 50s-year-old female underwent right-sided thoracoscopic esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy for esophageal carcinoma (type 0-IIa, 3.4×2.2cm, T1bN0M0, Stage IA), followed by reconstruction with esophagogastric anastomosis through the posterior mediastinum. The thoracic duct was excised and ligated. The left thoracic drainage increased to 2115mL/day on the fifth postoperative day...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099006/a-26-year-old-man-with-dyspnea-and-chest-pain
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Saurabh Mittal, Akanksha Jain, Sudheer Arava, Vijay Hadda, Anant Mohan, Randeep Guleria, Karan Madan
A 26-year-old smoker male presented with a history of sudden onset dyspnea and right-sided chest pain. Chest radiograph revealed large right-sided pneumothorax which was managed with tube thoracostomy. High-resolution computed tomography thorax revealed multiple lung cysts, and for a definite diagnosis, a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery-guided lung biopsy was performed followed by pleurodesis. This clinicopathologic conference discusses the clinical and radiological differential diagnoses, utility of lung biopsy, and management options for patients with such a clinical presentation...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049837/clinical-application-of-projection-mapping-technology-for-surgical-resection-of-lung-metastasis
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Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Etsuro Hatano, Atsushi Yoshizawa, Hiroshi Date
Indocyanine green fluorescent image-guided surgery was developed to identify primary and metastatic nodules of various malignancies. However, currently, surgeons need to identify the fluorescent image on a monitor, which impedes surgical procedures. Herein, we developed a novel projection mapping device that can cast the real-time fluorescent image onto the surface of the targeted organ. We performed surgical resection of a lung metastasis of hepatoblastoma using this technique. The projection mapping technique clearly detected the pulmonary lesion, and no other lesions were identified in the ipsilateral thorax...
July 28, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049633/cardiopulmonary-bypass-does-not-induce-lung-dysfunction-after-pulmonary-thrombarterectomy-role-of-pulmonary-compliance
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Thierry Sacuto, Yann Sacuto
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary endarterectomy is a heavy surgical procedure that is performed under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and aimed to cure postembolic pulmonary hypertension. Reperfusion oedema is both the hallmark of successful surgical procedure and the most frequent postoperative complication. Post-CPB lung dysfunction was not mentioned in any report. We undertook a study to determine whether post-CPB lung dysfunction was present in these patients. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study with matching on some baseline covariates, we selected 41 patients who had undergone pulmonary endarterectomy and in whom pre-, intra- and postoperative records were complete...
July 21, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951700/adaptive-radiotherapy-in-a-case-of-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-bronchus-and-its-favourable-impact-on-treatment-outcome-a-case-report
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Suman Das, Yogaraja Dorairaja, Anandakrishnan Kuppusamy
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a very rare malignancy commonly originating from the salivary glands of the head and neck. It is again very scantily seen in sites like the bronchus. Surgical resection is the mainstay of treatment but many a times the tumour site and size preclude a favourable outcome of surgery and the patient is advised for other forms of local treatment like Radiotherapy. Here, we present a case report of a young female with primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the bronchus. The tumour was located in the carina and the left bronchus which was obstructing the airway resulting in collapse of the left lung, this resulted in shifting the mediastinum and abdominal structures in to the thorax...
November 2017: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917595/perioperative-and-oncologic-outcomes-of-nephrectomy-and-caval-thrombectomy-using-extracorporeal-circulation-and-deep-hypothermic-circulatory-arrest-for-renal-cell-carcinoma-invading-the-supradiaphragmatic-inferior-vena-cava-and-or-right-atrium
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Alessandro Nini, Umberto Capitanio, Alessandro Larcher, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Federico Dehò, Nazareno Suardi, Fabio Muttin, Cristina Carenzi, Massimo Freschi, Roberta Lucianò, Giovanni La Croce, Alberto Briganti, Renzo Colombo, Andrea Salonia, Alessandro Castiglioni, Patrizio Rigatti, Francesco Montorsi, Roberto Bertini
BACKGROUND: Radical nephrectomy (RN) and caval thrombectomy (CT) for renal cell carcinoma, with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) is a challenging surgical approach. OBJECTIVE: To assess peri-operative and oncologic outcomes of renal cell carcinoma patients treated with RN and CT, using ECC and DHCA. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: We retrospectively evaluated 46 patients who underwent RN and CT using ECC and DHCA...
September 13, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904243/solitary-fibrous-tumour-a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen
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Nicole Grech, Ernest Ellul, Neville Spiteri, Miljan Milic
Solitary Fibrous Tumours(SFT), previously known as haemangiopericytoma, are rarely encountered in surgery. They arise from mesenchyme tissue and can occur at several sites in the body - head and neck, extremities, thorax, abdomen and retroperitoneal space. In the thorax, where they arise from the pleura, and abdomen they may attain a large size before giving rise to symptoms. Most SFT behave in a benign manner. However a number of them recur locally or metastasize. Recurrences can occur several years after excision of the primary tumour...
March 29, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900998/-associated-factors-of-postoperative-relapse-and-metastasis-in-pt1bn0m0-pt4an0m0-thoracic-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Wenbiao Pan, Yangwei Xiang, Zhitao Gu, Chunyu Ji, Teng Mao, Wentao Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the associated high risk factors of postoperative relapse and metastasis for patients with confined tumors (grade pT1b-4a) without lymph-node metastases (pN0) in thoracic esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). METHODS: Clinicopathological and follow up data of ESCC patients undergoing radical surgical resection as primary treatment in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Shanghai Chest Hospital between January 2004 and December 2012 from Hospital Database were retrospectively collected...
September 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889136/electro-navigational-bronchoscopy-for-bilateral-peripheral-lung-lesions-a-case-report
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A H Faisal, A W Sopian, H Tidi
Electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENB), one of the methods of navigational bronchoscopy is an advanced diagnostic tool allowing tissue sampling at the lung peripheries which were previously accessible only by computed tomography (CT) guidance or video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). We report a 53-year-old man who presented with a cough and dyspnea with constitutional symptoms for one month. CT thorax revealed multiple bilateral peripheral lung nodules and there were no endobronchial lesions on flexible bronchoscopy...
August 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883736/omentum-flap-as-a-salvage-procedure-in-deep-sternal-wound-infection
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Nick Spindler, Christian D Etz, Martin Misfeld, Christoph Josten, Friedrich-Wilhelm Mohr, Stefan Langer
INTRODUCTION: Deep sternal wound infections (DSWIs) are rare but devastating complication after median sternotomy following cardiac surgery. Especially in the presence of artificial material or inadequate preliminary muscle flaps, the pedicled omentum flap is due to its immunological properties, the predetermined flap in salvage procedures. METHODS: We treated 14 patients suffering a mediastinitis and open thorax using a pedicled omentoplasty as a salvage procedure because of persisting DSWIs...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868646/long-term-pulmonary-disease-among-swiss-childhood-cancer-survivors
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Rahel Kasteler, Annette Weiss, Matthias Schindler, Grit Sommer, Philipp Latzin, Nicolas X von der Weid, Roland A Ammann, Claudia E Kuehni
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary diseases are potentially severe late complications of childhood cancer treatment that increase mortality risk among survivors. This nationwide study assesses the prevalence and incidence of pulmonary diseases in long-term childhood cancer survivors (CCS) and their siblings, and quantifies treatment-related risks. METHODS: As part of the Swiss Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, we studied CCS who were diagnosed between 1976 and 2005 and alive at least 5 years after diagnosis...
September 4, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865978/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-variations-in-branching-patterns-of-the-adult-aortic-arch
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Patrick Popieluszko, Brandon Michael Henry, Beatrice Sanna, Wan Chin Hsieh, Karolina Saganiak, Przemysław A Pękala, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
OBJECTIVE: The aortic arch (AA) is the main conduit of the left side of the heart, providing a blood supply to the head, neck, and upper limbs. As it travels through the thorax, the pattern in which it gives off the branches to supply these structures can vary. Variations of these branching patterns have been studied; however, a study providing a comprehensive incidence of these variations has not yet been conducted. The objective of this study was to perform a meta-analysis of all the studies that report prevalence data on AA variants and to provide incidence data on the most common variants...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838022/-characteristics-and-treatment-strategies-for-penetrating-injuries-on-the-example-of-gunshot-and-blast-victims-without-ballistic-body-armour-in-afghanistan-2009%C3%A2-%C3%A2-2013
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Christoph Güsgen, Arnulf Willms, Ines Richardsen, Dan Bieler, Erwin Kollig, Robert Schwab
Much like other countries, Germany has recently seen terrorist attacks being planned, executed or prevented at the last minute. This highlights the need for expertise in the treatment of penetrating torso traumas by bullets or explosions. Data on the treatment of firearm injuries and, even more so, blast injuries often stems from crises or war regions. However, it is difficult to compare injuries from such regions with injuries from civilian terrorist attacks due to the ballistic body protection (protective vests, body armour) worn by soldiers...
August 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#19
Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755920/external-ventricular-drainage-preceding-the-removal-of-a-nail-from-the-intracranial-space-as-a-safe-management-strategy-for-predicted-secondary-intraventricular-hemorrhage
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Takumi Morita, Yoshinori Maki, Daisuke Yamada, Ryota Ishibashi, Masaki Chin, Sen Yamagata
BACKGROUND: Intracranial nail gun injury is a rare traumatic event and can result from a suicide attempt. Cerebral angiography is essential in the evaluation of damage to the intracranial vessels, and surgical removal of nails is generally the optimal treatment. Intraventricular hemorrhage can happen after removal of intracranial nails. Endovascular surgery or intraoperative computed tomography has been reported to be useful for detection and treatment of intraventricular hemorrhage. After the surgical removal of nails, attention should be paid for complications such as pseudoaneurysm and infection...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
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