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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221285/robot-assisted-thoracic-surgery-for-complex-procedures
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Shuenn-Wen Kuo, Pei-Ming Huang, Mong-Wei Lin, Ke-Cheng Chen, Jang-Ming Lee
Background: As an option for minimally invasive thoracic surgery, robot-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) has shown comparable perioperative outcomes to those achieved by traditional video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). It is unknown whether RATS might have any potential benefits in more complex thoracic surgical procedures, which usually require open surgery instead of VATS. The current study presents a preliminary result regarding the use of RATS in complex thoracic operations in an attempt to address this unresolved question...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219945/vats-plication-of-the-diaphragm-a-descriptive-observational-10-year-southampton-experience
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Rhona J Taberham, Adnan Raza, Aiman Alzetani, Edwin B Woo, Martin H Chamberlain, George Koulaxouzidis, Khalid M Amer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to report the safety and efficacy of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) plication of the diaphragm at our institution between 2006 and 2016. METHODS: Adult patients selected on etiology and combination of investigations including plain chest x-ray, computed tomography of chest and abdomen, lung functions in supine and sitting positions, radiological/ultrasonic screening for diaphragmatic movement, and phrenic nerve conduction studies...
December 6, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096349/extramedullary-hematopoiesis-mimicking-mediastinal-tumor-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-spherocytosis-case-report
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Jae Bum Park, Song Am Lee, Yo Han Kim, Woo Surng Lee, Jae Joon Hwang
INTRODUCTION: Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is a rare disorder, defined as the appearance of hematopoietic elements outside the bone marrow or peripheral blood. The exact mechanism of this development is still unknown. We herein report a case of intrathoracic EMH, manifesting as a posterior mediastinal tumor in a patient with hereditary spherocytosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 45-year-old man who presented with anemia, jaundice and abdominal pain was diagnosed with hereditary spherocytosis...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078639/nodal-upstaging-effects-of-instrumentation-and-three-dimensional-view-in-clinical-stage-i-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Alper Toker, Mehmet Oğuzhan Özyurtkan, Erkan Kaba
Nodal upstaging after surgical intervention for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is defined as the presence of unsuspected pathologic hilar (pN1) or mediastinal (pN2) disease detected during the final histopathologic evaluation of surgical specimens. The prevalence of pathologic nodal upstaging is used as a quality measure for the definition of the completeness of the nodal dissection. Risk factors for nodal upstaging may be patient-related (history of tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes mellitus), or tumor-related (central tumor, higher T stage, higher SUVmax value, or adenocarcinoma)...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078623/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-argentinian-experience
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Gustavo Bondulich, Diego Gonzalez Rivas
The acceptance of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for minor and major thoracic procedures is growing in South America. This study presents the experience with uniportal VATS in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a retrospective study, 181 patients were operated with uniportal VATS technique between December 2013 and October 2016. Uniportal procedures included minor and major procedures. Uniportal VATS were analyzed en terms of morbidity, mortality, conversion rate, hospital stay. A total of 181 patients were analyzed...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078588/video-assisted-and-minimally-invasive-open-chest-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-mediastinal-tumors-and-masses
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REVIEW
George Rakovich, Jean Deslauriers
This article reviews the anatomy of the mediastinum as well as indications, limitations, techniques, and results of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and other minimally-invasive open-chest surgery approaches currently used for the surgical management of mediastinal tumors and masses. It is written by two surgeons with vastly different backgrounds and thoracic surgical experience. One of them is young and very familiar with VATS approaches and technologies while the other is a senior surgeon relatively unfamiliar with minimally-invasive techniques...
2017: Journal of Visualized Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988020/management-of-mediastinal-parathyroid-adenoma-via-minimally-invasive-thoracoscopic-surgery-case-report
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Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, Hina Inam, Farida Karim Chagan, Usama Khalid Choudry
INTRODUCTION: The most common cause of chronic hypercalcemia is primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). However, owing to the diverse presentation of hypercalcemia, the diagnosis often goes unnoticed culminating as a continuum of recurrence of symptoms. Nephrolithiasis, decreased bone mineral density and peptic ulcer disease are the main clinical sequelae. Among the causes of PHPT 80% are caused by parathyroid adenomas (PA). However, only rarely, these adenomas are found ectopically. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 66-year-old female with a history of recurrent renal stones and peptic ulcer disease...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856831/metachronous-solitary-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastases-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-by-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-twice-report-of-a-case
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Masatake Taniguchi, Masanobu Hyodo, Kenji Tezuka, Shoichi Shinohara, Hirofumi Hayashi, Yasuhiro Inoue, Hirotake Satoh, Munetoshi Tsukahara, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Masaki Okada, Yoshikazu Yasuda
Solitary mediastinal lymph node metastasis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is rare. We report a case of metachronically solitary mediastinal metastases of HCC treated by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) twice. A 66-year-old man underwent repeated laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation or trans-arterial catheter chemo-embolization against HCC for more than 10 years. The level of alpha fetoprotein protein was elevated, and radiological modalities including FDG-PET revealed solitary mediastinal tumor metachronically...
August 30, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854409/spontaneous-regression-of-anterior-mediastinal-seminoma-with-normalization-of-%C3%AE-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-levels
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Zaiqiang Yu, Daisuke Kimura, Takao Tsushima, Ikuo Fukuda
INTRODUCTION: Although spontaneous regression (SR) of anterior mediastinal seminoma is very rare with normalization of β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) level, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) is the most effective solution for definite diagnosis of indeterminate anterior mediastinal masses. DIAGNOSIS, THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS, AND OUTCOMES: A rare case of an asymptomatic 37-year-old man with an anterior mediastinal mass that was detected on a routine chest X-ray is presented...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815070/supracarinal-dissection-of-the-oesophagus-and-lymphadenectomy-by-mie
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REVIEW
Harushi Osugi, Kousuke Narumiya, Kenji Kudou
Since 1995, video-assisted thoracoscopic oesophagectomy (VATS), according the same surgical principles as the Japanese open surgery, has been completed in 700 patients with oesophageal cancer. Our indication for VATS is (I) no extensive pleural adhesion; (II) no contiguous tumor spread; (III) pulmonary function capable of sustaining single-lung ventilation, and (IV) non radiated patients. We use 4 ports around a 5 cm mini-thoracotomy on 5th intercostal space. We laid emphasis on utilizing magnifying effect of video (5 to 20 magnifications), obtained by positioning the camera at close vicinity to the dissection...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523132/uniportal-transcervical-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-vats-approach-for-pulmonary-lobectomy-combined-with-transcervical-extended-mediastinal-lymphadenectomy-temla
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Marcin Zieliński, Mariusz Rybak, Katarzyna Solarczyk-Bombik, Michal Wilkojc, Wojciech Czajkowski, Sylweriusz Kosinski, Edward Fryzlewicz, Tomasz Nabialek, Juliusz Pankowski
BACKGROUND: To present the technique of uniportal transcervical video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) approach for pulmonary lobectomy combined with transcervical extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy (TEMLA). METHODS: Transcervical extended approach utilizes a typical a 5-8 centimeters collar incision in the neck. The critical technical point enabling a wide access to the chest is an elevation of the sternal manubrium with a special retractor (modified Rochard frame, Asculap-Chifa Company)...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523131/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-the-middle-east-experience
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Firas Abu Akar, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas, Mahmoud Ismail, Maher Deeb, Yefim Reichenshtein, Irith Hadas-Halpern, Rachel Tauber, Daniel Fink
BACKGROUND: The application of uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for both minor and major thoracic procedures is gaining widespread use across the globe. Believing its advantages, both in superb surgical results and less morbidity, our center has the privilege to be one of the first centers in the Middle East to introduce this surgical technique into our standard practice. This study presents our initial experience using this technique in 192 procedures and demonstrates the results of postoperative pain level in a sample of 90 patients...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509648/video-assisted-extirpation-of-cranial-mediastinal-masses-in-dogs-18-cases-2009-2014
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Melissa A MacIver, J Brad Case, Eric L Monnet, Geraldine B Hunt, Philipp D Mayhew, Michelle L Oblak, Jeffrey J Runge, Ameet Singh, Daniel D Smeak, Michele A Steffey, Sarah E Boston
OBJECTIVE To characterize clinical findings, surgical procedures, complications, and outcomes in dogs undergoing extirpation of masses from the cranial mediastinum via video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) and establish preliminary guidelines for case selection when considering VATS for thymectomy in dogs. DESIGN Retrospective case series. ANIMALS 18 client-owned dogs that underwent extirpation of a cranial mediastinal mass by means of VATS at 5 academic referral hospitals from 2009 through 2014. PROCEDURES Medical records were reviewed and data extracted regarding signalment, clinical signs, physical examination findings, diagnostic imaging results, surgical approach and duration, cytologic and histologic examination results, complications, outcome, and cause of death, when applicable...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445254/the-clinical-features-treatment-and-prognosis-of-primary-mediastinal-malignant-melanoma-a-case-report
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ZiHai Li, Hui Jia, Baijiang Zhang, Yongming Zhang, Hui Li, Pingping Song
RATIONALE: Primary malignant melanoma (MM) of the mediastinum is exceedingly rare; a review of the English-language literature reveals only a small number of case reports. In this paper, we discuss a case of primary mediastinal MM and present a review of the relevant literature on its clinical features and treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 52-year-old male presenting with back pain was admitted to our hospital for treatment. Imaging examination revealed an anterior mediastinal mass and no evidence of other metastatic or primary lesions...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337576/robotic-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-minimally-invasive-approach-for-management-of-mediastinal-tumors
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Pejman Radkani, Devendra Joshi, Tushar Barot, Roy Williams
In spite of difficult anatomic access for tumors of mediastinum, surgical resection remains the best diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Widespread acceptance of video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) is restricted by the limiting nature of instruments and suboptimal visualization. Robotic assisted minimally invasive surgery seems to hold most promise in remote, narrow anatomical regions. After obtaining approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB), a retrospective review of prospectively collected database on patients that underwent Robotic VATS between 2009 and 2013 was conducted...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294675/-tumor-of-posterior-mediastinum-rare-case-of-extramedullar-myelolipoma
#16
Tamás Zombori, Noémi Tóth, József Furák, Zsolt Berényi, László Tiszlavicz
CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old male with acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis was treated in summer of 2015. The CT scan has revealed a mass on the right side of 11th thoracic vertebra in the adipose tissue with a sharp edge towards the lung and containing a small amount of contrast agent. The radiologist recommended histological sampling of the mass. The tumor was removed by Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (VATS) in August of 2015. The patient was discharged on the fifth postoperative day without complication...
March 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176005/prognosis-of-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-pulmonary-metastasectomy-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer-lung-metastases-an-analysis-of-154-cases
#17
Fenghao Sun, Li Chen, Mengkun Shi, Xiaodong Yang, Ming Li, Xinyu Yang, Xiyu Dai, Cheng Zhan, Yu Shi, Qun Wang
PURPOSE: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is widely used in thoracic surgery and increasingly applied to pulmonary metastasectomy. The purpose of this study was to identify prognostic factors of patients undergoing VATS pulmonary metastasectomy from colorectal cancer (CRC). METHODS: Between January 2005 and June 2015, a total of 154 patients underwent VATS pulmonary metastasectomy from CRC. Patient demographic data and characteristics of the primary tumor and pulmonary metastasis were analyzed to identify factors significantly correlated with prognosis...
June 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149567/minimalist-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-biopsy-of-mediastinal-tumors
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Federico Tacconi, Paola Rogliani, Benedetto Cristino, Francesco Gilardi, Leonardo Palombi, Eugenio Pompeo
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal tumors often require surgical biopsy to achieve a precise and rapid diagnosis. However, subjects with mediastinal tumors may be unfit for general anesthesia, particularly when compression of major vessels or airways does occur. We tested the applicability in this setting of a minimalist (M) uniportal, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) strategy carried out under locoregional anesthesia in awake patients (MVATS). METHODS: We analyzed in a comparative fashion including propensity score matching, data from a prospectively collected database of patients who were offered surgical biopsy for mediastinal tumors through either MVATS or standard VATS...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149548/safety-and-feasibility-of-uniportal-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-locally-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#19
Junqiang Fan, Jie Yao, Qi Wang, Zhibo Chang
BACKGROUND: Conventional video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is a feasible and safe surgery in high-volume centers with significant VATS experience. Uniportal VATS lobectomy has been recently been reported to be a promising, less invasive approach. The purpose of this study is to explore the safety and feasibility of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (U-VATS) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced NSCLC...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846176/mediastinoscopy-assisted-transhiatal-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-single-institutional-cohort-study
#20
Tsutomu Nomura, Takeshi Matsutani, Nobutoshi Hagiwara, Itsuro Fujita, Yoshiharu Nakamura, Hiroshi Makino, Masao Miyashita, Eiji Uchida
We compared the therapeutic outcomes of mediastinoscopy-assisted transhiatal esophagectomy (MATHE) with transthoracic esophagectomy (TTE), and with video-assisted thoracoscopic esophagectomy (VATS-E) for the treatment of esophageal cancer. Twenty patients underwent MATHE in our institute from 2001 to 2005 were enrolled. We evaluated the therapeutic outcomes, including perioperative complications and long-term prognosis after surgery, and compared these with 15 patients who underwent TTE during the same time period and 15 who underwent VATS-E at a later date...
December 2016: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
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