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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145318/an-unusual-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-with-enlarged-lymph-nodes-relapsing-polychondritis-a-case-report
#1
Wei Liu, Hongli Jiang, Han Jing, Bing Mao
INTRODUCTION: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a common initial presentation leading to a diagnostic challenge. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 3-month history of moderate-to-high fever was reported in an otherwise healthy 54-year-old man. Enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans of his chest showed a remarkable progressive enlargement of bilateral cervical, supraclavicular, hilar, and mediastinal lymph nodes within 2 weeks. Bronchofibroscopy manifested obvious luminal stenosis with swelling, thick pale mucosa, and disappearing of structures of trachea cricoid cartilage, followed by a 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography-computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) with intense symmetric FDG uptake in larynx, tracheobronchial tree, and hilar, mediastinal, and axillary lymph nodes being demonstrated...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145248/esophageal-duplication-cyst-with-hemivertebrae-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Yanfang Liu, Ling Zhou, Shuixue Li, Jun He, Abudusaimi, Kai Li, Aziguli, Haixia Yao
BACKGROUND: Esophageal duplication cysts (EDCs) are rare congenital anomalies that can be associated with symptomatic spinal abnormalities, but presentations due to EDC symptoms are rarely found in the presence of spinal abnormalities. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-month-old infant weighing approximately 5.0 kg presented with a 2-month pulmonary infection and more recent difficulty swallowing and nutritional intolerance that did not improve with medical treatment. Contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography showed a well-defined, mediastinal, homogeneous, low-density cystic mass of 11...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145106/metachronous-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastasis-from-ascending-colon-cancer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kosuke Toda, Kenji Kawada, Yoshiharu Sakai, Hiroshi Izumi
INTRODUCTION: Metachronous mediastinal lymph node metastasis without pulmonary metastasis is extremely rare in colorectal cancer, which makes the clinical diagnosis difficult and treatment strategy unclear. PRSENTATION OF CASE: A case was a 59-year-old man, who had undergone right hemicolectomy for ascending colon cancer 2 years and 8 months previously, presented with enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography revealed FDG was accumulated only into the mediastinal lymph nodes...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143913/chylothorax-post-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-an-anterior-mediastinal-tumor
#4
Hironori Ishibashi, Yuya Ishikawa, Ayaka Asakawa, Sachiko Imai, Masashi Kobayashi, Kenichi Okubo
Chylothorax after anterior mediastinal surgery is rare. We treated a 39-year-old woman who presented with progressive dyspnea over 6 months. Chest computed tomography revealed a 12-cm round mass in the right anterior mediastinum. She underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for successful excision of the tumor; however, the surgery was complicated by the development of chylothorax. It was treated surgically with no recurrence of the tumor and/or chylothorax for 2 years. Chylothorax should be recognized as a postsurgical complication of anterior mediastinal tumors...
November 16, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143191/evaluation-of-the-solitary-pulmonary-nodule-size-matters-but-do-not-ignore-the-power-of-morphology
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REVIEW
Annemie Snoeckx, Pieter Reyntiens, Damien Desbuquoit, Maarten J Spinhoven, Paul E Van Schil, Jan P van Meerbeeck, Paul M Parizel
Subsequent to the widespread use of multidetector computed tomography and growing interest in lung cancer screening, small pulmonary nodules are more frequently detected. The differential diagnosis for a solitary pulmonary nodule is extremely broad and includes both benign and malignant causes. Recognition of early lung cancers is vital, since stage at diagnosis is crucial for prognosis. Estimation of the probability of malignancy is a challenging task, but crucial for follow-up and further work-up. In addition to the clinical setting and metabolic assessment, morphological assessment on thin-section computed tomography is essential...
November 15, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143106/nonsuppressing-normal-thymus-on-chemical-shift-mr-imaging-and-anterior-mediastinal-lymphoma-differentiation-with-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-by-using-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient
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Adriano Massimiliano Priola, Sandro Massimo Priola, Dario Gned, Maria Teresa Giraudo, Andrea Veltri
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate usefulness of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in differentiating anterior mediastinal lymphoma from nonsuppressing normal thymus on chemical-shift MR, and to look at the relationship between patient age and ADC. METHODS: Seventy-three young subjects (25 men, 48 women; age range, 9-29 years), who underwent chemical-shift MR and diffusion-weighted MR were divided into a normal thymus group (group A, 40 subjects), and a lymphoma group (group B, 33 patients)...
November 15, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143098/cervicofacial-and-mediastinal-emphysema-after-balloon-eustachian-tuboplasty-bet-a-retrospective-multicenter-analysis
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Theodoros Skevas, Carsten V Dalchow, Sara Euteneuer, Holger Sudhoff, Götz Lehnerdt
PURPOSE: Balloon Eustachian tuboplasty (BET) is a new treatment modality addressing chronic obstructive dysfunction of the Eustachian tube (ET). So far, BET has been deemed a safe procedure under general anesthesia with only minor adverse effects. However, individual cases of postoperative emphysema have been reported. In the present retrospective multicenter analysis we determined the incidence rate of this potentially life threatening complication after BET. METHODS: In total we collected data from 3,670 BET procedures performed on 2,272 patients in four tertiary care ENT departments...
November 15, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142855/single-port-thoracoscopic-treatment-of-thoracic-duct-injury-after-thyroidectomy-with-neck-dissection
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Serkan Teksoz, Ezel Ersen, Akif Enes Arikan, Sina Ferahman, Kamil Kaynak, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Yusuf Bukey
Chylous leakage is a complication of thyroidectomy accompanied by bilateral neck dissection with incidence of 0.5-6.2%. A 51-year-old female patient underwent total thyroidectomy, bilateral and central neck dissection for papillary thyroid carcinoma. In post-operative 4(th) day, left sided chylous leakage was observed as 1,500 cc/day through neck drain. Leakage did not cease after 1-month conservative treatment so single port thoracoscopic intervention was performed. Under general anesthesia, patient was placed in left lateral decubitus position...
October 2017: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142582/pseudoaneurysm-of-left-proximal-common-carotid-artery-following-penetrating-trauma
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Rehana Shaikh, Saba Sohail, Parvez Ahmed Shaikh, Qamar-Un-Nisa Nisa
A 33-year male with history of penetrating trauma to left upper chest in 2006, presented through Medical unit to Radiology Department with complain of hemoptysis. Chest X-ray showed a soft tissue lesion in left upper lobe with a linear metallic foreign body. Contrast enhanced CT scan of chest and later CTA was performed which showed a saccular aneurysm arising from mediastinal part of left common aortic artery surrounded by thrombosis with a cylindrical linear metallic foreign body. He was planned for endovascular repair with stenting which he could not afford due to financial constraints...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139101/-endobronchial-ultrasound-ebus-an-update-2017
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K Darwiche, F Özkan, C Wolters, S Eisenmann
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) with the two modalities curved and radial EBUS significantly improved the diagnostics in several pulmonary diseases. The examination and staging of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes in patients with known or suspected lung malignancy as well as the evaluation of unknown pulmonary or mediastinal lesions can be achieved with minimal invasive means when using EBUS. More invasive surgical procedures for diagnostic purposes can be omitted. The diagnostic yield also increases when EBUS is applied in sarcoidosis or mediastinal lymph node tuberculosis but only to some extend in case of lymphoma...
November 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138655/endobronchial-localization-of-hodgkin-s-disease
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Lamyae Amro, Siham Jridi, Hafsa Sajiai, Hind Serhane, Salma Aït Batahar
The endobronchial localization of Hodgkin's disease is a rare entity which is often confused with endobronchial tuberculosis in our setting. We report the case of a 16 years old female who presented with 6 months history of dry cough, hemoptysis, dyspnea, dysphagia and dysphonia. The chest radiography showed a mediastinal and pulmonary opacity. The chest CT scan found enlarged mediastinal lymph nodes. The bronchial biopsy and peripheral lymph node biopsy confirmed Hodgkin's disease with endobronchial localization...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137875/contribution-of-11-c-choline-pet-ct-in-prostate-carcinoma-biochemical-relapse-with-serum-psa-level-below-1-ng-ml
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F J Gómez-de la Fuente, I Martínez-Rodríguez, M de Arcocha-Torres, R Quirce, J Jiménez-Bonilla, N Martínez-Amador, I Banzo
OBJECTIVE: (11)C-choline PET/CT has demonstrated good results in the restaging of prostate cancer (PCa) with high serum prostate specific antigen (PSA), but its use in patients with low serum PSA is controversial. Our aim was to evaluate the contribution of (11)C-choline PET/CT in patients with PCa, biochemical relapse and PSA <1 ng/ml. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Fifty consecutive patients (mean age: 65.9±5.6 years) with biochemical relapse of PCa and serum PSA <1ng/ml were evaluated retrospectively...
November 11, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137108/tuberculosis-presenting-as-isolated-bronchonodal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-case-report
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Kyungsoo Bae, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Ho Cheol Kim, Young Sun Suh, Gi Dong Lee, Ju-Young Kim, Dae Hyun Song
RATIONALE: Lymph node is a preferred site for extrapulmonary tuberculosis (TB). In the thorax, mediastinal tuberculous lymph nodes can erode adjacent structures such as heart, aorta, and esophagus, forming fistula, and causing fatal consequences. However, tuberculous bronchonodal fistula as a complication of lymph node TB in adults is rarely known in terms of imaging or clinical findings. Here, a case of isolated tuberculous bronchonodal fistula appearing as the first presentation of TB in a 74-year-old male with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is reported...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136038/midterm-outcomes-of-single-port-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-major-pulmonary-resection
#14
Kook Nam Han, Hyun Koo Kim, Young Ho Choi
INTRODUCTION: Single-port thoracoscopic surgery has widened the current minimally invasive surgical techniques toward more less invasive procedures in terms of reducing the number of incisions. However, the current status of oncologic outcome with this technique is not well known for lung cancer surgery. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the oncologic outcomes in early stage lung cancer for impact of the survival outcomes with our experience of conversion to a single-port approach from the conventional three-port approach...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135528/postoperative-harlequin-syndrome-case-report-of-a-rare-but-clinically-striking-condition
#15
Ashley T Kydes, Ashley M Kelley, Samir R Pandya, Samuel M Barst
We present a case of a 2-year-old boy who underwent thoracoscopic resection of a left paraspinal mediastinal mass and developed Harlequin syndrome postoperatively. Harlequin syndrome is a rare neurological condition characterized by unilateral hyperhidrosis and erythema of the head and neck. Our discussion highlights this condition and other differential diagnoses that may present similarly in the postoperative period.
November 9, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133770/posterior-mediastinal-intraspinal-intradural-intramedullary-lipoma-through-a-kovalevsky-canal-in-the-thoracic-spine
#16
Da-Jiang Ren, Uwe Max Mauer, Ulrich Kunz, Fang Li, Tian-Sheng Sun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132697/treatment-of-postsurgical-chylothorax
#17
Janani S Reisenauer, Carlos A Puig, Chris J Reisenauer, Mark S Allen, Emily Bendel, Stephen D Cassivi, Francis C Nichols, Rob K Shen, Dennis A Wigle, Shanda H Blackmon
BACKGROUND: Postoperative chylothorax can be managed by any or all of observation, parenteral nutrition, surgical duct ligation, pleurodesis, or thoracic duct embolization. The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of standard therapies, such as surgical duct ligation and observation, compared with newer treatment methods (thoracic duct embolization). METHODS: A prospectively maintained database at a single institution was used to identify and review patients with postoperative chylothorax from 2008 to 2015...
November 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127917/a-giant-mediastinal-liposarcoma-weighing-3500g-resected-with-clam-shell-approach-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#18
Yasoo Sugiura, Toshinori Hashizume, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Etsuo Nemoto
INTRODUCTION: Liposarcoma is rare in the mediastinum and is less than 1% of all mediastinal tumors. In the present report, we demonstrated our case and summarized the principal treatment of the mediastinal liposarcoma with literature review. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 50-year-old man presented at our hospital with complain of dyspnea. Chest radiography showed remarkable cardiomegaly. Computed tomography revealed an anterior mediastinal tumor from the level of the cephalic vein to the diaphragm of bilateral thoracic cavity with fat component...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127250/malignant-peripheral-nerve-sheath-tumours-of-the-pericardium-in-a-patient-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1-the-diagnostic-value-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-and-i-123-mibg-spect-ct
#19
Mathieu Charest, Josephine Pressacco, Jaramie Thomas-Gittens
A 25 year old female with known neurofibromatosis type 1 with a large anterior mediastinal mass was investigated. F18-FDG PET-CT revealed a radiotracer avid anterior mediastinal mass with SUVmax of 4.3 and demonstrating a hypoactive center. The Iodine-123 MIBG SPECT-CT study performed subsequently did not demonstrate any uptake, thereby excluding for the most part the diagnoses of paraganglioma or neuroblastoma. At final pathology, a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour (MPNST) of the pericardium with areas of chondrosarcomatous and angiosarcomatous differentiation was diagnosed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126866/advances-in-diagnosis-and-management-of-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#20
REVIEW
Fernando Cabanillas, Bijal Shah
The management of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) has been gradually evolving since the discovery of its 2 major forms, the germinal center B-like (GCB) and activated B-cell (ABC) types. Although the reference standard for the identification of these cell types is considered gene expression profiling (GEP), currently the only method commercially available is immunohistochemistry (IHC). The application of various IHC-based algorithms and their correlation with GEP and clinical outcome are discussed. Because of the adverse prognostic implications of the non-GCB type and its potential effects on treatment selection, the recently revised World Health Organization classification has included these biologic cell types...
November 7, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
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