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Manabu Hoshi, Naoto Oebisu, Tadashi Iwai, Makoto Ieguchi, Yoshitaka Ban, Hiroaki Nakamura
Circumscribed solid nodules are common in pulmonary metastases from sarcoma, but cystic pulmonary metastases from sarcomas are extremely rare. An unusual case of a 33-year-old man presenting with left spontaneous pneumothorax in association with cystic pulmonary metastases from an epithelioid sarcoma in the left forearm was discussed in the present study. The patient underwent wide resection of an epithelioid sarcoma in the left forearm 6 years prior. Periodical computed tomography revealed a gradual increase in the number and size of bilateral multiple cystic pulmonary metastases despite repeated chemotherapy treatment...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Hideo Saka, Masahide Oki, Chiyoe Kitagawa, Yoshihito Kogure, Yuki Kojima, Akiko M Saito, Atsuko Ishida, Teruomi Miyazawa, Koji Takeda, Kazuhiko Nakagawa, Shinji Sasada, Shunichi Negoro
Background: Malignant pleural effusion is a commonly seen complication of malignancies such as lung and breast cancers. In Western countries, talc is frequently used as a standard therapeutic agent (pleurodesis agent) with the aim of alleviating symptoms including dyspnea and chest pain. Talc is not recognized as a pleurodesis agent in Japan. The aim of this study was to verify the efficacy and safety of sterilized talc (NPC-05) for the introduction of talc in Japan. Methods: The study was a single-arm, open-label, investigator-initiated trial conducted jointly at six institutions...
March 8, 2018: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
S Li, H Huang, K Xu, Z J Xu
Objective: To describe the clinical characteristics of respiratory manifestations of yellow nail syndrome. Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 2 patients with respiratory diseases associated with yellow nail syndrome. Their clinical and chest radiological data were collected. We searched PubMed, Wanfang and CNKI databases with the keywords "yellow nail syndrome, yellow nail and lung" in Chinese and English. And the relevant literatures, including 6 articles in Chinese and 81 articles in English, were reviewed...
March 12, 2018: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Winnie Hedevang Olesen, Niels Katballe, Jesper Eske Sindby, Ingrid Louise Titlestad, Poul Erik Andersen, Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen, Peter Bjørn Licht
OBJECTIVES: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax frequently recurs after chest tube management. Evidence is lacking whether patients may benefit from surgery following their first episode. METHODS: We performed a multicentre, randomized trial and enrolled young, otherwise healthy patients admitted with their first episode of primary spontaneous pneumothorax and treated using conventional chest tube drainage. Patients underwent high-resolution computed tomography on fully expanded lungs, and using web-based randomization, we assigned patients to continued conservative chest tube treatment or chest tube treatment followed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with the resection of bullae/blebs and mechanical pleurodesis...
March 2, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Karina Miura Costa, Amulya Kumar Saxena
BACKGROUND: Postoperative chylothorax occurs due to trauma to lymphatic vessels and can occur after any thoracic procedure. This study reviewed recent literature to evaluate the management and outcomes of surgical chylothorax in neonates. METHODS: PubMed database was searched for articles in English, Portuguese and Spanish from 2000 to 2016. Data were collected for surgery, chylothorax management, complications, mortality and length of hospital stay (LOS). RESULTS: Twenty studies offered 107 neonates: congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) (n = 76, 71%), cardiac malformations (n = 25, 23...
March 5, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Paolo Ceruti, Sara Lonni, Francesca Baglivo, Giampietro Marchetti
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an asbestos-related aggressive tumor, that requires proper diagnosis and management. Symptoms are nonspecific and chest computed tomography (CT) and chest ultrasound (US) are important radiological tools in the initial workup to identify early pathological signs. Performing a medical thoracoscopy (MT) is essential for a definitive diagnosis of MPM. The procedure, integrated with a prior US, allows a global evaluation of the pleural cavity and the execution of multiple targeted biopsies, with low risk of complications...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
A Kienlen, C Fernandez, Z Henni-Laleg, M Andre, V Gazaille, N Coolen-Allou
Thoracic endometriosis is a rare entity characterized by presence of endometrial tissue in pleura, lung parenchyma or airways. Most frequent manifestations are catamenial pneumothorax, hemothorax, hemoptysis and pulmonary nodules. We report here a rare case of a woman with thoracic endometriosis who developed iterative pneumothorax and pneumopericardium on bilateral bullous pulmonary dystrophy. She was a 37-year-old woman without any tobacco exposure and with previous history of pleural tuberculosis treated 5 years earlier...
March 1, 2018: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
Rachel M Mercer, Maged Hassan, Najib M Rahman
Pleurodesis is used to obliterate the pleural space, most commonly in patients with symptomatic malignant pleural effusions but also in patients with benign effusions or pneumothorax. Areas covered: Traditionally, chemical pleurodesis has been undertaken at thoracoscopy or using instillation of a slurry through a chest drain. The optimum method of achieving pleurodesis, whether surgical or medical, has yet to be proven. Evidence in the different disease areas will be reviewed, along with ongoing trial evidence, which may change practice...
February 26, 2018: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Shilpa Sharma
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February 15, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Arindam Mukherjee, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Bhagwant Rai Mittal, Sahajal Dhooria
Chylothorax is defined as presence of chyle in the pleural space. It is commonly associated with cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, malignancy or some benign disorders. Transudative chylothorax is uncommon. A 52-year-old man presented with bilateral chylothorax with preceding history of blunt trauma to the chest. On further evaluation, he was diagnosed to have a transudative chylothorax due to cirrhosis of liver with coexisting chylous ascites and evidence of peritoneopleural communication. The patient was managed with diuretics followed by chemical pleurodesis with iodopovidone...
February 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Yoshihito Morimoto, Hidefumi Takei, Keisei Tachibana, Yoko Nakazato, Ryota Tanaka, Yasushi Nagashima, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Reisuke Seki, Takao Shinohara, Haruhiko Kondo
Objective In Japan, pleurodesis is often performed using OK-432. However, OK-432 may cause severe chest pain and fever. The risk factors for these complications are unclear. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for chest pain and fever caused by pleurodesis with OK-432. Methods The clinical data of 94 patients who underwent pleurodesis with OK-432 were retrospectively analyzed. Patients who developed chest pain (indicated by a record of rescue pain medication) and/or fever (a recorded temperature of >38°C) were identified...
February 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Rachelle Asciak, Najib M Rahman
Malignant pleural effusion is a common complication of cancer and denotes a poor prognosis. It usually presents with dyspnea and a unilateral large pleural effusion. Thoracic computed tomography scans and ultrasound are helpful in distinguishing malignant from benign effusions. Pleural fluid cytology is diagnostic in about 60% of cases. In cytology-negative disease, pleural biopsies are helpful. Current management is palliative. Previously, first-line treatment for recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusion was chest drain insertion and talc pleurodesis, with indwelling pleural catheter insertion reserved for patients with trapped lung or failed talc pleurodesis...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
Bhavna Kakkar, Munisha Agarwal, Aakanksha Sehgal, Neelam Prasad Govil
Glenn shunt is an anastomosis between superior vena cava and right pulmonary artery to palliate patients with single ventricle physiology of the heart. Chylothorax is a frequent and troublesome complication after the creation of this shunt, which if not controlled with medical management, might require pleurodesis, and thoracic duct ligation. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) causes less postoperative pain, earlier mobilization, lower overall morbidity, a shortened hospital stay with reduced cost, and a cosmetic incision...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Marc Fortin, Niloofar Taghizadeh, Alain Tremblay
BACKGROUND: Malignant pleural effusions (MPE) are a common clinical problem. Little is known about the burden of MPE and of the treatments used to alleviate its symptoms on the United States Health Care System. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to obtain a better portrait of inpatient pleural procedures performed in the United States. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of MPE-associated hospitalizations using the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project-Nationwide Inpatient Sample, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (HCUP-NIS 2012)...
February 7, 2018: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Sachinkumar Wagh, Sanjay Deshmukh, Shrikant Ankolikar
BACKGROUND: Chylothorax is a well-documented complication of thoracic trauma and is associated with high rates of morbidity and mortality. Treatment for chylothorax includes conservative measures (total parenteral nutrition, pleural drainage, and pleurodesis) and surgery (thoracic duct ligation). CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 65-year-old man who developed chylothorax after an elective surgical procedure. In this report conservative treatment aims to reduce chyle flow, to drain the pleural cavity in an effective manner, and to prevent chronic sequelae...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
Jacopo Vannucci, Guido Bellezza, Alberto Matricardi, Giulia Moretti, Antonello Bufalari, Lucio Cagini, Francesco Puma, Niccolò Daddi
Talc pleurodesis has been associated with pleuropulmonary damage, particularly long-term damage due to its inert nature. The present model series review aimed to assess the safety of this procedure by examining inflammatory stimulus, biocompatibility and tissue reaction following talc pleurodesis. Talc slurry was performed in rabbits: 200 mg/kg checked at postoperative day 14 (five models), 200 mg/kg checked at postoperative day 28 (five models), 40 mg/kg, checked at postoperative day 14 (five models), 40 mg/kg checked at postoperative day 28 (five models)...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
W M Huang, Y F Xu, Z K Yang, S J Zhang, X Z Liu, J Li
Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of diagnosis and treatment of pleuroperitoneal communication in patients on peritoneal dialysis by computerized tomography (CT) peritoneography and thoracoscopic surgery. Methods: The records of 8 pleuroperitoneal communication patients treated by thoracoscopic surgery in Peking University First Hospital from January 2012 to March 2017 were retrospectively reviewed.CT peritoneography was performed before surgical treatment. Iopamiro (50 ml∶15 g) was mixed with 2 L of peritoneal dialysate solution, and then was instilled into the peritoneal cavity through the Tenckhoff catheter...
January 16, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Peter Rodgers-Fischi, Krishna Subhash Vyas, Daniel Davenport, Sibu Pada Saha
Objectives: Management of patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax is controversial. We sought to review our experience in the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) by comparing outcomes from video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) with thoracotomy. A retrospective review of electronic and paper medical charts identified 104 consecutive operations performed at University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center for spontaneous pneumothorax management between the dates of January 2000 and January 2013...
March 2017: West Virginia Medical Journal
José M Porcel
Chest tube insertion is a common procedure usually done for the purpose of draining accumulated air or fluid in the pleural cavity. Small-bore chest tubes (≤14F) are generally recommended as the first-line therapy for spontaneous pneumothorax in non-ventilated patients and pleural effusions in general, with the possible exception of hemothoraces and malignant effusions (for which an immediate pleurodesis is planned). Large-bore chest drains may be useful for very large air leaks, as well as post-ineffective trial with small-bore drains...
January 24, 2018: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Lisa M Soler, Steven L Raymond, Shawn D Larson, Janice A Taylor, Saleem Islam
PURPOSE: The management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) in the pediatric population is not standardized. The purpose of this study was to understand the management options for a first episode of PSP in children and adolescents, and their associated outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted for patients 5-20 years old with a diagnosis of PSP at a large academic children's hospital between 2002 and 2014. Patient data were reviewed for each case...
December 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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