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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167004/-a-programmed-procedure-of-prosthetic-reconstruction-of-the-superior-vena-cava-%C3%A2-for-thoracic-tumors-via-median-thoracotomy
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Shijie Zhang, Xiangzheng Liu, Weiming Huang, Jian Li
BACKGROUND: The involvement of superior vena cava is a common condition in locally advanced thoracic tumors. Patients may benefit from the high risk operation. This study proposed a programmed procedure to optimize surgical techniques, which can facilitate the safety of operation via median thoracotomy. METHODS: A total of 35 patients with thoracic disease involved superior vena cava underwent prosthetic vascular reconstruction via median thoracotomy. All patients were confirmed locally advanced without distant metastasis including 16 pulmonary neoplasm and 19 mediastinal disease...
November 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161788/aggressive-supratentorial-ependymoma-rela-fusion-positive-with-extracranial-metastasis-a-case-report
#2
Seong-Ik Kim, Yoojin Lee, Seung Ki Kim, Hyoung Jin Kang, Sung-Hye Park
Ependymoma is the third most common pediatric primary brain tumor. Ependymomas are categorized according to their locations and genetic abnormalities, and these two parameters are important prognostic factors for patient outcome. For supratentorial (ST) ependymomas, RELA fusion-positive ependymomas show a more aggressive behavior than YAP1 fusion-positive ependymomas. Extracranial metastases of intra-axial neuroepithelial tumors are extremely rare. In this paper, we report a case of aggressive anaplastic ependymoma arising in the right frontoparietal lobe, which had genetically 1q25 gain, CDKN2A homozygous deletion, and L1CAM overexpression...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151482/radiation-induced-coronary-artery-disease-manifested-at-very-late-phase
#3
Shu Inami, Shichiro Abe, Ryo Watanabe, Fumiya Saito, Masashi Sakuma, Akiko Haruyama, Hirohisa Amano, Takuo Arikawa, Shigeru Toyoda, Teruo Inoue
We report the case of a 51-year-old female, in whom coronary artery disease such as occlusion of septal perforators was manifested, on the occasion of hospitalization with congestive heart failure. The patient had a history of radiation therapy for a mediastinal tumor 19 years previously. As she had no conventional coronary risk factors, the cause of the coronary artery disease is thought to have been related to the radiation therapy. As survival rates of cancer patients improve as a consequence of therapeutic advances, we should be aware of the possibility of coronary artery disease as a very late complication of radiation therapy, even in patients who have no coronary risk factors...
November 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147442/metastatic-malignant-paraganglioma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#4
Carlo Angelo Prades, Bassel Atassi, Hamid Nazeer
Metastasis is a rare presentation of non-secretory paraganglioma. Consequently, there is no standard of care for the treatment of metastatic malignant paraganglioma. The most widely used chemotherapy regimen for non-resectable cases includes cyclophosphamide, vincristine, and dacarbazine (CVD). CVD has been previously studied with variable therapeutic response. However, yttrium-90 (Y90) radioembolization has not been previously studied in the treatment of hepatic metastasis in patients diagnosed with malignant paraganglioma...
June 2017: World Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146413/ct-fluoroscopy-guided-core-needle-biopsy-of-anterior-mediastinal-masses
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T Iguchi, T Hiraki, Y Matsui, H Fujiwara, J Sakurai, Y Masaoka, M Uka, T Tanaka, H Gobara, S Kanazawa
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively evaluate the safety, diagnostic yield, and risk factors of diagnostic failure of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy-guided biopsies of anterior mediastinal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Biopsy procedures and results of anterior mediastinal masses in 71 patients (32 women/39 men; mean [±standard deviation] age, 53.8±20.0years; range, 14-88years) were analyzed. Final diagnoses were based on surgical outcomes, imaging findings, or clinical follow-up findings...
November 13, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143913/chylothorax-post-thoracoscopic-surgery-for-an-anterior-mediastinal-tumor
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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/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/29127917/a-giant-mediastinal-liposarcoma-weighing-3500g-resected-with-clam-shell-approach-a-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#8
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/29124039/surgical-management-of-stage-iiia-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#9
REVIEW
Paul E Van Schil, Lawek Berzenji, Suresh K Yogeswaran, Jeroen M Hendriks, Patrick Lauwers
According to the eighth edition of the tumor-node-metastasis classification, stage III non-small cell lung cancer is subdivided into stages IIIA, IIIB, and IIIC. They represent a heterogeneous group of bronchogenic carcinomas with locoregional involvement by extension of the primary tumor and/or ipsilateral or contralateral lymph node involvement. Surgical indications have not been definitely established but, in general, long-term survival is only obtained in those patients in whom a complete resection is obtained...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122656/programmed-death-1-ligands-pd-l1-and-pd-l2-show-distinctive-and-restricted-patterns-of-expression-in-lymphoma-subtypes
#10
Poonam K Panjwani, Vivek Charu, Monique DeLisser, Hernan Molina-Kirsch, Yasodha Natkunam, Shuchun Zhao
The success of immunotherapy using immune checkpoint blockade in solid tumors and in relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia holds promise for targeted therapy in hematologic malignancies. Since efficacy of immunomodulatory therapy is correlated with numbers of cells that express programmed death (PD-1) ligands, we evaluated the expression of PD-L1 and PD-L2 proteins using immunohistochemistry in over 702 diagnostic lymphoma biopsies. In classical Hodgkin lymphoma, PD-L1 and PD-L2 were expressed in 82% and 41% of cases respectively, and PD-L1 but not PD-L2 expression correlated with Epstein Barr Virus in tumor cells...
November 6, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119017/pulmonary-metastasectomy-an-overview
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REVIEW
Francesco Petrella, Cristina Diotti, Arianna Rimessi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Metastasectomy is the most frequent surgical resection undertaken by thoracic surgeons, being the lung the second common site of metastases. The present oncological criteria for pulmonary metastasectomy are: (I) the primary cancer need to be controlled or controllable; (II) no extrathoracic metastasis-that is not controlled or controllable-exists; (III) all of the tumor must be resectable, with adequate pulmonary reserve; (IV) there are no alternative medical treatment options with lower morbidity. General favourable prognostic features in patients with pulmonary metastases are: (I) one or few metastases; (II) long disease free interval; (III) normal CEA levels in colorectal cancers...
October 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118007/pd-1-expression-and-clinical-pd-1-blockade-in-b-cell-lymphomas
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Zijun Y Xu-Monette, Jianfeng Zhou, Ken H Young
PD-1 blockade targeting the PD-1 immune checkpoint has demonstrated unprecedented clinical efficacy in the treatment of advanced cancers including hematologic malignancies. This article reviews the landscape of PD-1/PD-L1 expression and current PD-1 blockade immunotherapy trials in B-cell lymphomas. Most notably, in relapsed/refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, which frequently has increased PD-1(+) tumor-infiltrating T cells, 9p24 genetic alteration and high PD-L1 expression, anti-PD-1 monotherapy has demonstrated remarkable objective response rates (ORR) of 65-87% and durable disease control in phase I/II clinical trials...
November 8, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113271/significance-of-imaging-and-clinical-features-in-the-differentiation-between-primary-and-secondary-pulmonary-lymphoma
#13
Yuhao Dong, Miaoyu Zeng, Bin Zhang, Lujun Han, Entao Liu, Zhouyang Lian, Jing Liu, Changhong Liang, Shuixing Zhang
The aim of the present study was to analyze the differences in imaging and clinical features between primary pulmonary lymphoma (PPL) and secondary pulmonary lymphoma (SPL) to provide insight into pulmonary lymphoma for an improved clinical diagnosis. A retrospective study of 38 patients with pulmonary lymphoma (19 PPL and 19 SPL) treated between September 1, 2006, and December 31, 2015, was performed. The clinical manifestations, and computed tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography-CT images of each case were collected...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110950/validity-of-the-updated-european-society-of-thoracic-surgeons-staging-guideline-in-lung-cancer-patients
#14
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/29110925/a-novel-imrt-planning-study-by-using-the-fixed-jaw-method-in-the-treatment-of-peripheral-lung-cancer-with-mediastinal-lymph-node-metastasis
#15
Hao Wang, Hua Chen, Hengle Gu, Yan Shao, Xuwei Cai, Xiaolong Fu, Zhiyong Xu
Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) is an important technology in cancer radiotherapy. In the current planning system, such as in the Pinnacle(3) system, jaw positions are automatically set to cover all target volumes, and many medical centers in developing countries are not equipped with linear accelerators with a jaw tracing function. As solitary lesions are often located in patients, the resulting radiation leakage and transmission increase the dose exposure in surrounding critical organs, although blocked by multileaf collimator (MLC) leaves...
October 27, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106886/surgical-treatment-for-early-small-cell-lung-cancer-variability-in-practice-and-impact-on-survival
#16
Elliot Wakeam, James P Byrne, Gail E Darling, Thomas K Varghese
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection with lobectomy is recommended for T1/T2 N0 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients after negative mediastinal staging. We sought to characterize variation in surgical therapy for early SCLC and determine the effect of a hospital's practice patterns on patient survival. METHODS: The National Cancer Database was examined from 2004 to 2013. Risk- and reliability-adjusted hierarchical logistic regression was used to estimate the adjusted odds of resection by hospital...
October 26, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106810/stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-endorsement-of-the-american-society-for-radiation-oncology-evidence-based-guideline
#17
Bryan J Schneider, Megan E Daly, Erin B Kennedy, Mara B Antonoff, Stephen Broderick, Jill Feldman, Shruti Jolly, Bryan Meyers, Gaetano Rocco, Chad Rusthoven, Ben J Slotman, Daniel H Sterman, Brendon M Stiles
Purpose The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) produced an evidence-based guideline on treatment with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for patients with early-stage non-small-cell lung cancer. ASCO has a policy and set of procedures for endorsing and/or adapting clinical practice guidelines that have been developed by other professional organizations. Methods The ASTRO Evidence-Based Guideline for Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Early-Stage Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer was reviewed for developmental rigor by methodologists...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106050/radiological-pathological-correlation-of-malignant-teratoma-with-liposarcomatous-transformation-proven-by-repeated-transthoracic-needle-biopsy
#18
Hyo-Jae Lee, Hyun Ju Seon, Yoo-Duk Choi
A mediastinal germ cell tumor with a sarcomatous component is extremely rare and is accompanied by a poor prognosis. Clinical and radiologic diagnosis is very difficult. Herein, we report a rare case of anterior mediastinal malignant teratoma containing a growing liposarcomatous component and detail the diagnostic process. The case was diagnosed by repeated transthoracic needle biopsy and correlated with changes in follow-up chest computed tomography and serum tumor markers. We also provide a review of the literature...
November 6, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105350/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-with-the-flexible-19-gauge-needle
#19
Rocco Trisolini, Filippo Natali, Marco Ferrari, Vanina Livi, Daniela Paioli, Micaela Romagnoli, Alessandra Cancellieri
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Endosonography has become standard of care in the diagnostic work-up of mediastinal lymphadenopathy and peribronchial lung lesions, but its success rate in some specific settings/conditions may be hampered by limited needle flexibility and size. We report on our initial experience with the 19G Flex needle, characterized by larger size and greater flexibility as compared with the currently available cytology needles. METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data on the first 13 consecutive patients submitted to endosonography with the 19G Flex needle...
November 4, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104205/-mediastinal-hemangioma-mimicking-a-mature-cystic-teratoma-report-of-a-case
#20
Jun Nakano, Toshihiro Ikeda
A 16-year old young man was referred to our hospital due to abnormal mass of mediastinum on chest radiography. Chest computed tomography scan revealed 45 mm mass in diameter with low density areas and ring shaped calcification at right upper mediastinum. However, chest magnetic resonance imaging showed no existence of fat nor calcification. Although no typical findings was observed, surgical resection was performed because mature cystic teratoma was undeniable. At complete video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, tumor was found to be in the upper mediastinum covered with mediastinal pleura and with dense fibrous structures around it, and was resected with surrounding fat tissue...
November 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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