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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929524/off-pump-cabg-with-lower-sternotomy-in-a-patient-with-dialysis-access-graft-crossing-the-sternum
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Michael Magarakis, Tomas A Salerno, Alejandro E Macias, Nicolas A Brozzi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929066/surgical-treatment-of-retrosternal-goitre
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Kiera Welman, Richard Heyes, Paras Dalal, Sarah Hough, Marciano Bunalade, Vladimir Anikin
This study aims to evaluate surgical approaches to the management of retrosternal goitre. Between 2004 and 2014, 35 patients (eight males; mean age 67.4 ± 10.9 years) with retrosternal goitre (mainly right-sided in 9, left-sided in 14 and bilateral in 12) underwent surgery. A palpable neck mass was found in 11 (31.4%), stridor in 10 (28.6%) and thyrotoxicosis in 4 (11.4%) cases. 4 (11.4%) patients were asymptomatic. Tracheal compression was detected radiologically in 27 (77.2%) patients with deviation in 18 (51...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929034/giant-cervical-goiter-with-posterior-mediastinal-extension
#3
Ashraf Zahra, Osama Abdallah, Gamal A Farag
Most cervico-mediastinal goiters are situated in the anterior mediastinal compartment, but according to the literature, 10-15 percent of them are located in the posterior mediastinum. Although most anterior mediastinal goiters can be removed by using the transcervical approach, cervico-mediastinal goiters in the posterior mediastinal may require additional extracervical incisions. We report the case of a huge cervico-mediastinal goiter extending from the neck retrotracheally to the posterior mediastinum. Surgical removal is the treatment of choice in such cases...
July 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928618/congenital-left-atrial-appendage-aneurysm-atypical-presentation
#4
Mehdi Bamous, Mahdi Aithoussa, Ayoub Abetti, Abdelatif Boulahya
Congenital left atrial appendage aneurysm is a rare condition caused by dysplasia of the atrial muscles. We report a case of a 14-year-old boy, with a 5-month history of cough and in sinus rhythm. Transthoracic echocardiography and computerized tomographic angiography confirmed the aneurysm of the left atrial appendage which was resected through median sternotomy on cardiopulmonary bypass. This case is presented not only for its rarity but also for its atypical clinical presentation.
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901717/preliminary-result-with-incisional-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-and-pectoralis-major-muscle-flap-for-median-sternotomy-wound-infection-in-a-high-risk-patient-population
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Federico Lo Torto, Ambra Monfrecola, Juste Kaciulyte, Pedro Ciudad, Donato Casella, Diego Ribuffo, Bruno Carlesimo
Deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) represents a dangerous complication that can follow open-heart surgery with median sternotomy access. Muscle flaps, such as monolateral pectoralis major muscle flap (MPMF), represent the main choices for sternal wound coverage and infection control. Negative pressure incision management system has proven to be able to reduce the incidence of these wounds' complications. Prevena(TM) represents one of these incision management systems and we aimed to evaluate its benefits. A total of 78 patients with major risk factors that presented post-sternotomy DSWI following cardiac surgery was selected...
September 13, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901231/single-stage-repair-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-and-ventricular-septal-defect-a-comparison-of-surgical-strategies-and-resource-utilization
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Connor Callahan, David Saudek, Amanda Shillingford, Sara Creighton, Garick Hill, William Johnson, James S Tweddell, Michael E Mitchell, Ronald K Woods
BACKGROUND: We sought to compare clinical outcomes and resource utilization for two surgical approaches for single-stage repair of coarctation of the aorta and ventricular septal defect (VSD). METHODS: This was a retrospective chart review of 21 consecutive neonates and infants undergoing single-stage repair of coarctation of the aorta and VSD. Group 1 included 13 patients with both arch repair and VSD repair completed via sternotomy. Group 2 included eight patients with off-pump arch repair via left thoracotomy followed by repositioning and VSD repair via sternotomy...
September 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898794/surgical-management-of-late-bullet-embolization-from-the-abdomen-to-the-right-ventricle-case-report
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Ramos Mayo Alan Elison, Diaz Elizondo Jose Antonio, Segura Marin Hector, Lopez Garnica Dolores, Treviño Garza Francisco Xavier
INTRODUCTION: Secondary embolus from gun projectile is a rare entity, it represents a clinical and therapeutic dilemma because the potential complications involving central and peripheral circulation. Each case reported in the literature represents a challenge because their unique and different clinical scenarios. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the management of a 33-year-old man with past history of a gunshot wound on left flank with no evidence of any exit wounds, treated with exploratory laparotomy without removing the gunshot bullet from the abdomen...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895190/safe-sternal-reentry-in-all-age-groups-with-the-rultract-resternotomy-retractor%C3%A2
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Karl Reyes, Lisa Schnabel, Susan Cooke, Mark Bleiweis
In patients undergoing repeat sternotomy, the risk of injury to cardiac structures can be reduced by utilizing a technique that provides sustained visualization of structures adherent to underside of the sternum. We discuss the use of a retractor specifically designed for this purpose: the Rultract Resternotomy Retractor™.
September 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894066/-thymoma-with-pure-red-cell-aplasia-report-of-a-case
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Masanobu Hayakawa, Kazuyuki Oda
A thymoma with pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is relatively rare. A 71-year-old woman complainted of dizziness and her blood cell count showed a severe anemia. She was diagnosed as PRCA by bone marrow aspiration biopsy, which showed marked decrease in number of erythroblasts. In addition, the chest computed tomography revealed a solid tumor in the anterior mediastinum. She underwent extended thymothymectomy through median sternotomy. The resected specimen was 10.5×9.7 cm in diameter. The pathological diagnosis was type AB thymoma of the World Health Organization classification, and Masaoka stage I...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894061/-successful-repair-of-chronic-expanding-hematoma-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-by-lower-partial-sternotomy-approach-report-of-a-case
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Takateru Yamamoto, Kouhei Takahashi, Katsuaki Tsukioka, Tetsuya Kono
Chronic expanding hematoma (CEH) after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is extremely rare. We reported a case of successful surgical repair of CEH through lower partial sternotomy approach. The patient was a 73-year-old man who underwent CABG. Fifteen years after the operation, he was admitted to referral hospital because of dyspnea on exertion. Echocardiography and computed tomography revealed a giant intrapericardial mass, which was pressing on the inferior wall of the ventricle. To avoid injury of the aorta and the patent bypass graft in the reentry of the chest, we selected lower partial sternotomy approach...
September 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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/28882138/a-dual-therapy-of-off-pump-temporary-left-ventricular-extracorporeal-device-and-amniotic-stem-cell-for-cardiogenic-shock
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Toshinobu Kazui, Phat L Tran, Tia R Pilikian, Katie M Marsh, Raymond Runyan, John Konhilas, Richard Smith, Zain I Khalpey
BACKGROUND: Temporary mechanical circulatory support device without sternotomy has been highly advocated for severe cardiogenic shock patient but little is known when coupled with amniotic stem cell therapy. CASE PRESENTATION: This case reports the first dual therapy of temporary left ventricular extracorporeal device CentriMag with distal banding technique and human amniotic stem cell injection for treating a severe refractory cardiogenic shock of an 68-year-old female patient...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878879/if-i-had-a-hammer
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M Tarazi, N Mayooran, J Hinchion
We present the case of a 64-year-old man who was referred to our service after sustaining a self-inflicted nail-gun injury to his chest. He received three nails penetrated into his chest. Computer tomography revealed no massive haemorrhage or damage to major vessels. He underwent an emergency sternotomy, two nails caused pericardial perforation and myocardial injury were noted easily and removed easily via sternotomy. Myocardial injury showed a trajectory near the junction of the left anterior descending artery and the diagonal artery with no significant bleeding appreciated...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878585/selective-upper-body-perfusion-technique-for-removal-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-extending-into-the-inferior-vena-cava-and-right-atrium
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Selim Aydin, Bora Cengiz, Banu Vural Gokay, Anar Mammadov, Remzi Emiroglu, Saadettin Eskicorapci, Ersin Erek
Invasion of a renal cell carcinoma thrombus into the inferior vena cava and right atrium is infrequent. Reaching and completely excising a tumor from the inferior vena cava is particularly challenging because the liver covers the surgical field. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who underwent surgery for a renal cell carcinoma of the right kidney that extended into the inferior vena cava and right atrium. During dissection of the liver to expose the inferior vena cava, transesophageal echocardiograms revealed right atrial mass migration into the tricuspid valve...
August 2017: Texas Heart Institute Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868317/aorto-cutaneous-fistula-and-false-aneurysm-of-the-ascending-aorta-five-years-after-its-prosthetic-replacement-for-stanford-type-a-acute-aortic-dissection
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Pierre Demondion, Dorian Verscheure, Pascal Leprince
Aorto-cutaneous fistula and false aneurysm of the ascending aorta in patients who previously underwent Stanford Type A acute aortic dissection are rare and severe complications. Surgical correction remains a demanding challenge. In a case of false aneurysm rupture during redo sternotomy, selective cannulation of the right axillary and left carotid arteries allowed an efficient method of cerebral perfusion.
April 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868316/a-rare-and-late-complication-after-left-ventricular-assist-device-explantation
#16
George Gradinariu, André R Simon, Jullien Gaer
Late complications can arise after explantation of a left ventricular assist device. We report the case of a patient who presented at the age of 19 years with peri-partum cardiomyopathy and was initially managed with a biventricular support device, which was subsequently upgraded to an ambulatory left ventricular assist device. This was successfully explanted after myocardial recovery via a minimally invasive approach 7 months later. The patient re-presented 5 years following explantation with hemoptysis. At redo sternotomy, a 10-cm remnant of the outflow graft was found to be eroding the surface of the right lung...
April 2017: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859368/surgical-strategy-of-esophageal-resection-and-reconstruction-for-aortoesophageal-fistula
#17
T Nakamura, M Yamamoto, T Yamazato, S Kanaji, H Takahashi, T Inoue, T Oshikiri, H Tanaka, S Suzuki, Y Okita, Y Kakeji
Aortoesophageal fistula is a critical and life-threatening disease. The cardiovascular strategy for graft replacement has been widely discussed. However, the surgical strategy of esophageal resection and reconstruction for aortoesophageal fistula has rarely been discussed. The objective of this study is to establish a surgical strategy and procedure of esophageal resection and reconstruction for aortoesophageal fistula. Eleven patients with aortoesophageal fistula who underwent aortic graft replacement and esophagectomy between 2008 and 2015 at Kobe University Hospital were enrolled in this study...
September 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854949/pulmonary-tumor-embolism-secondary-to-soft-tissue-and-bone-sarcomas-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Nicholas Latchana, Vincent C Daniel, Robert W Gould, Raphael E Pollock
BACKGROUND: Tumor embolisms (TE) are an underappreciated source of pulmonary embolisms in sarcoma. Most evidence in the literature is limited to case reports and none have described the presence of TE secondary to myxofibrosarcoma. We report the first case of myxofibrosarcoma TE and perform a review of the literature for TE secondary to bone and soft tissue sarcomas (STS). CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old female presented with debilitating pain of the right upper extremity secondary to a recurrent soft tissue sarcoma...
August 30, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846532/randomized-trial-of-sternal-closure-for-low-risk-patients-rigid-fixation-versus-wire-closure
#19
Graham Graham, Jeevan Kumar, Shinya Unai, Diehl T James, Hitoshi Hirose Md
BACKGROUND: A previous retrospective analysis of our cardiac surgery patients showed shortened ventilation time and hospital stay among patients receiving rigid sternal fixation compared to sternal wire fixation. We performed a prospective randomized study to further investigate these outcomes and determine if rigid closure can provide reduced pain after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing cardiac surgery between July 2011 and May 2014 were prospectively randomized into wire closure (Group C) or rigid fixation using sternal plates (Group R) groups...
August 28, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843324/minimally-invasive-heart-valve-surgery
#20
REVIEW
Ismail Bouhout, Marie-Catherine Morgant, Denis Bouchard
Minimally invasive valve surgery represents a recent and significant advance in modern heart surgery. Indeed, many less invasive approaches for both the aortic and mitral valves have been developed in the past 2 decades. These procedures were hypothesized to result in less operative trauma, which might translate into better patient outcomes. However, this clinical benefit remains controversial in the literature. The aim of this review is to discuss the evidence surrounding minimally invasive heart valve surgery in the current era...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
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