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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125330/benign-and-malignant-enlarged-chest-nodes-staging-by-diffusion-weighted-mri-an-alternative-to-mediastinoscopy
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Monica Sigovan, Pia Akl, Caroline Mesmann, Francois Tronc, Salim Si Mohamed, Philippe Douek, Loic Boussel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of diffusion weighted MRI with background suppression (DWIBS) in differentiating between malignant and benign mediastinal lymph-nodes. METHODS: Consecutive patients with enlarged mediastinal lymph-nodes underwent MRI DWIBS within 10 days prior to mediastinoscopy. Relative contrast ratios (RCR) were computed on b800 and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps by dividing the node signal with the chest muscle signal, using manually drawn regions of interest (ROIs) by radiologists, blinded to pathology...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110950/validity-of-the-updated-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-staging-guideline-in-lung-cancer-patients
#2
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/29054303/cost-savings-of-standardization-of-thoracic-surgical-instruments-the-process-of-lean
#3
Kyle H Cichos, Paul L Linsky, Benjamin Wei, Douglas J Minnich, Robert J Cerfolio
BACKGROUND: Our objective is to show the effect that standardization of surgical trays has on the number of instruments sterilized and on cost. METHODS: We reviewed our most commonly used surgical trays with the 3 general thoracic surgeons in our division and agreed upon the least number of surgical instruments needed for mediastinoscopy, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, robotic thoracic surgery, and thoracotomy. RESULTS: We removed 59 of 79 instruments (75%) from the mediastinoscopy tray, 45 of 73 (62%) from the video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery tray, 51 of 84 (61%) from the robotic tray, and 50 of 113 (44%) from the thoracotomy tray...
October 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033676/the-role-of-fluorodeoxy-d-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-nodal-staging-of-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-in-sequential-surgical-algorithm
#4
Yuyang Zhang, Yolanda Elam, Patricia Hall, Hadyn Williams, Darko Pucar, Vijay Patel
With nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), accurate mediastinal nodal staging is crucial to determine whether a patient is or is not a surgical candidate. Traditionally, computed tomography (CT) and fluorodeoxy-D-glucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT are the initial steps followed by tissue sampling through mediastinoscopy and/or thoracotomy, which are invasive procedures. There is controversy regarding the possibility of omission of the invasive diagnostic procedures and solely relying on noninvasive presurgical staging CT and FDG PET/CT results...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962713/uniportal-video-assisted-thoracic-surgery-esophagectomy
#5
REVIEW
Sekhniaidze Dmitrii, Kononets Pavel
Several minimally invasive approaches for esophagectomy have been described, including robot-assisted esophagectomy and hybrid techniques, total transhiatal laparoscopic approach, esophagectomy using right thoracoscopy, combined laparoscopic and right thoracoscopic esophagectomy, and esophageal resection through mediastinoscopy. However, very few publications have focused on the uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach. The authors describe their technique of the minimally invasive esophagectomy using uniportal VATS as the thoracic step...
November 2017: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812120/risk-adapted-robotic-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-inoperable-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Susanne Temming, Martin Kocher, Erich Stoelben, Lars Hagmeyer, De-Hua Chang, Konrad Frank, Khosro Hekmat, Juergen Wolf, Wolfgang W Baus, Robert Semrau, Christian Baues, S Marnitz
PURPOSE: To evaluate efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) with CyberKnife® (Accuray, Sunnyvale, CA, USA) in a selected cohort of primary, medically inoperable early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. METHODS: From 2012 to 2016, 106 patients (median age 74 years, range 50-94 years) with primary NSCLC were treated with SBRT using CyberKnife®. Histologic confirmation was available in 87 patients (82%). For mediastinal staging, 92 patients (87%) underwent (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography (18-FDG-PET) and/or endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided lymph node biopsy or mediastinoscopy...
August 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800837/outcomes-of-invasive-mediastinal-nodal-staging-versus-positron-emission-tomography-staging-alone-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-treated-with-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Caitlin A Schonewolf, Vivek Verma, Carl M Post, Abigail T Berman, Melissa A Frick, Anil Vachani, Chi Lin, Charles B Simone
BACKGROUND: The benefit of invasive mediastinal nodal staging (IMNS) in addition to positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) is undefined for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). This multi-institutional investigation aimed to evaluate outcomes and patterns of failure in patients staged with PET/CT with or without additional IMNS. METHODS: Two academic centers assessed all consecutive patients staged with PET/CT for early-stage, primary lung NSCLC (cT1-2aN0M0) treated with SBRT...
July 14, 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794637/the-role-of-mediastinoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-non-lung-cancer-diseases
#8
Serdar Onat, Gungor Ates, Alper Avcı, Tekin Yıldız, Ali Birak, Cihan Akgul Ozmen, Refik Ulku
BACKGROUND: Mediastinoscopy is a good method to evaluate mediastinal lesions. We sought to determine the current role of mediastinoscopy in the investigation of non-lung cancer patients with mediastinal lymphadenopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical parameters (age, gender, histological diagnosis, morbidity, mortality) of all patients without lung cancer who consecutively underwent mediastinoscopy in Hospital of Faculty of Medicine of Dicle University between June 2003 and December 2016...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742537/update-in-natural-orifice-translumenal-endoscopic-surgery-notes
#9
Joern Bernhardt, Sarah Sasse, Kaja Ludwig, Peter N Meier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The recent developments and clinical applications of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES)-procedures and technologies are going to be presented. RECENT FINDINGS: In experimental as well as clinical settings, NOTES-procedures are predominantly performed in hybrid technique. Current experimental studies focus on the implementation of new surgical approaches as well as on the training of procedures. One emphasis in the clinical application is transrectal and transanal interventions...
September 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684006/evolution-in-the-surgical-care-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-in-the-mid-south-quality-of-surgical-resection-cohort
#10
MULTICENTER STUDY
Nicholas R Faris, Matthew P Smeltzer, Fujin Lu, Carrie L Fehnel, Nibedita Chakraborty, Cheryl L Houston-Harris, E Todd Robbins, Raymond S Signore, Laura M McHugh, Bradley A Wolf, Lynn Wiggins, Paul Levy, Vishal Sachdev, Raymond U Osarogiagbon
Surgery is the most important curative treatment modality for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We examined the pattern of surgical resection for NSCLC in a high incidence and mortality region of the United States over a 10-year period (2004-2013) in the context of a regional surgical quality improvement initiative. We abstracted patient-level data on all resections at 11 hospitals in 4 contiguous Dartmouth Hospital Referral Regions in North Mississippi, East Arkansas, and West Tennessee...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642455/diagnostic-value-of-video-assisted-mediastinoscopy-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-mediastinal-lymphadenectasis-without-pulmonary-abnormalities
#11
Feng Zhu, Dong-Chun Ma, Ning Xu, Xian-Quan Xu, Li-Ping Lv, Lei Tang, Xian-Kui Zha, Jian-Ping Xu, Xu-Hong Min
BACKGROUND Mediastinal diseases are difficult to diagnose due to diverse origins and complex anatomical structure of the mediastinal tissues. The prospective study aimed to compare the diagnostic efficiency of video-assisted mediastinoscopy (VAM) and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for mediastinal lesions without pulmonary abnormalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS We divided 100 mediastinal lymphadenectasis patients without pulmonary abnormalities into a VAM group and an EBUS group...
June 23, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639854/rapid-on-site-evaluation-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspirations-for-the-diagnosis-of-lung-cancer-a-perspective-from-members-of-the-pulmonary-pathology-society
#12
Deepali Jain, Timothy Craig Allen, Dara L Aisner, Mary Beth Beasley, Philip T Cagle, Vera Luiza Capelozzi, Lida P Hariri, Sylvie Lantuejoul, Ross Miller, Mari Mino-Kenudson, Sara E Monaco, Andre Moreira, Kirtee Raparia, Natasha Rekhtman, Anja Christiane Roden, Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri, Gilda da Cunha Santos, Erik Thunnissen, Giancarlo Troncone, Marina Vivero
CONTEXT: - Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has emerged as a very useful tool in the field of diagnostic respiratory cytology. Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of EBUS-TBNA not only has the potential to improve diagnostic yield of the procedure but also to triage samples for predictive molecular testing to guide personalized treatments for lung cancer. OBJECTIVE: - To provide an overview of the current status of the literature regarding ROSE of EBUS-TBNA in the diagnosis of lung cancer...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621292/is-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-an-effective-diagnostic-procedure-in-restaging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
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Erdoğan Cetinkaya, Ozan Usluer, Aydın Yılmaz, Nuri Tutar, Ertan Çam, Mehmet Akif Özgül, Nilgün Yılmaz Demirci
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Selecting the diagnostic procedure for mediastinal restaging after chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy in Stage IIIA-N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients remains a problem. The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for the evaluation of mediastinal lymph nodes in the restaging of NSCLC patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present multicentric study retrospectively analyzed the results of Stage IIIA-N2 NSCLC patients who had undergone EBUS for mediastinal restaging after preoperative chemotherapy or radiotherapy or both...
May 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618894/pneumonic-tularaemia-experience-of-58-cases-from-2000-to-2012-in-northern-finland
#14
Sara A Väyrynen, Elina Saarela, Janne Henry, Sini Lahti, Terttu Harju, Heikki Kauma
BACKGROUND: Pneumonic tularaemia is less common clinical form of tularaemia compared with the ulceroglandular form, with only a limited number of case reports and case series in Europe. In Finland, Northern Ostrobothnia is an endemic area of tularaemia with occasional seasonal outbreaks. METHODS: In our study, a consecutive series of 58 pneumonic tularaemia cases diagnosed and treated in Oulu University Hospital in 2000-2012 were retrospectively analysed in terms of epidemiology, clinical course, and prognosis...
June 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603650/in-the-era-of-ultrasound-technology-could-conventional-trans-bronchial-needle-aspiration-still-play-a-role-in-lung-cancer-mediastinal-staging
#15
Alfonso Fiorelli, Carlo Santoriello, Davide Di Natale, Roberto Cascone, Valentina Musella, Rossella Mastromarino, Nicola Serra, Giovanni Vicidomini, Mario Polverino, Mario Santini
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility of a combined strategy including conventional-trans-bronchial needle aspiration biopsy (C-TBNA) and endobronchial ultrasounds transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for sampling mediastinal adenopathies in patients with lung cancer in order to determinate whether in the era of ultrasound technology C-TBNA could still play a role in mediastinal staging. METHODS: It was a retrospective multicenter study including all consecutive patients with lung cancer and radiological mediastinal adenopathies undergoing TBNA for mediastinal staging (January 2014 - July 2016)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595655/nuclear-protein-in-testis-carcinoma-of-the-mediastinum-a-case-report
#16
Gonçalo Boleto, Jeanne-Marie Perotin, Claire Launois, Emmanuelle Uro-Coste, Philippe Birembaut, Sandra Dury, Hervé Vallerand, François Lebargy, Gaëtan Deslée, Juliette Vella-Boucaud
BACKGROUND: Nuclear protein in testis carcinoma is a rare and very aggressive undifferentiated cancer which characteristically arises in the midline of the head, neck, and mediastinum. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe the case of a 46-year-old white woman admitted for superior vena cava syndrome revealing a mediastinal tumor. Pathological examination of specimens obtained by mediastinoscopy revealed an undifferentiated tumor with solid growth and positive immunoreactivity for p40 and negative immunoreactivity for cytokeratin markers...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583587/management-of-multifocal-lung-cancer-results-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-survey
#17
Konstantinos Leventakos, Tobias Peikert, David E Midthun, Julian R Molina, Shanda Blackmon, Francis C Nichols, Yolanda I Garces, Christopher L Hallemeier, Stephen J Murphy, George Vasmatzis, Sarah L Kratz, William P Holland, Charles F Thomas, John J Mullon, K Robert Shen, Stephen D Cassivi, Randolph S Marks, Marie Christine Aubry, Alex A Adjei, Ping Yang, Mark S Allen, Eric S Edell, Dennis Wigle, Aaron S Mansfield
INTRODUCTION: Multifocal lung cancer is an increasingly common clinical scenario, but there is lack of high-level evidence for its optimal treatment. Thus, we surveyed members of the interdisciplinary International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer on their therapeutic approaches and analyzed the resultant practice patterns. METHODS: We described the clinical scenario of an otherwise healthy 60-year-old man with bilateral pulmonary nodules and asked the 6373 members of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer whether they would recommend surgery, and if so, the extent of surgery...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577947/indications-for-invasive-mediastinal-staging-in-patients-with-early-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-staged-with-pet-ct
#18
Sarah J Gao, Anthony W Kim, Jonathan T Puchalski, Kyle Bramley, Frank C Detterbeck, Daniel J Boffa, Roy H Decker
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE(S): Appropriate use of invasive mediastinal staging in patients with clinically node-negative NSCLC staged by PET-CT is critical in selecting patients for curative-intent therapy such as surgery or SBRT, but little data exists to guide this decision-making. We examined a large population of patients with clinical stage I NSCLC referred for mediastinoscopy or EBUS to find risk factors for occult N2 lymph nodes and determine which patients benefit from invasive staging...
July 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528064/transient-aphonia-after-mediastinoscopy
#19
Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kavian Toosi, Jessica Glover, Bharat Pancholy, Edward Hong
The most common adverse event after cervical mediastinoscopy is recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, which has an incidence of 0.6% [1]. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who experienced transient bilateral vocal cord paralysis after mediastinoscopy, which manifested in complete aphonia. This patient's ability to maintain his airway was carefully followed up, but neither endotracheal intubation nor tracheostomy was required. The vocal cord paralysis resolved without intervention after 5 hours...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467339/the-primitive-extratesticular-seminoma-diagnosis-of-a-rare-pathology
#20
Luca Saba
 Background: The Primitive Extratesticular Seminoma is a very rare condition and represents 3% of germ cell tumors; it is an indeterminate origin disease, whose diagnosis is often complicated by a nonspecific and highly variable clinical finding. CASE PRESENTATION: A caucasian 55 years old male, non-smoker, arrived to our centre with cough, severe respiratory distress and dysphagia, in a context of the superior vena cava syndrome. A Computed Tomography was performed, which shows the presence of a mediastinal anterior mass with aorto-pulmonary window and left paracardiac invasion...
April 28, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
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