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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052567/interventional-bronchoscopic-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-tracheobronchial-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma
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Hui Chen, Jie Zhang, Xiao-Jian Qiu, Juan Wang, Ying-Hua Pei, Yu-Ling Wang
BACKGROUND: Tracheobronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a rare airway tumor in adults for which surgery is considered a first-line treatment. However, some patients already lost the best opportunity of a surgical intervention when diagnoses are confirmed, and surgery causes considerable trauma resulting in partial loss of pulmonary function. Moreover, the tumor is resistant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. These factors make the treatment of tracheobronchial MEC challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of interventional bronchoscopic therapy in adult patients with tracheobronchial MEC...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051894/a-diagnostic-surprise-primary-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-of-the-lung
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Ankur Sinha, Ravikaran Patti, Prabhsimranjot Singh, William Solomon, Yizhak Kupfer
An 81-year-old male presented to the emergency room with a 3-month history of progressive shortness of breath, productive cough with white sputum, and generalized weakness with 10-pound weight loss in 2 months. On presentation, the patient was afebrile, with blood pressure of 93/55 mm Hg and oxy-hemoglobin saturation of 92% on 2 liters of oxygen via nasal cannula. Complete blood count with differential was significant for white count of 12 400/mL. Brain natriuretic peptide level was 454 ng/mL. Postero-anterior chest radiograph showed multiple round opacities in the lung fields...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051783/a-case-of-pulmonary-carcinoid-in-pregnancy-and-review-of-carcinoid-tumours-in-pregnancy
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D Kevat, M Chen, D Wyld, N Fagermo, K Lust
Carcinoid tumours are rare slow growing tumours which arise from primitive neuroendocrine cells. The effect of the pregnant state on carcinoid tumours and vice versa remains unclear, as does the optimal management of carcinoid tumours during the pregnancy including labour. We report the rare case of a 36 year old primigravida woman with large bilateral pulmonary carcinoid tumours. The patient's disease was minimally symptomatic with no clinical suspicion of carcinoid syndrome. Under close observation, the pregnancy progressed well and the patient proceeded to a spontaneous vaginal delivery of a healthy child...
September 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050847/anomalous-origin-of-the-left-coronary-artery-from-the-pulmonary-artery-presenting-in-adulthood-a-french-nationwide-retrospective-study
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Laura Le Berre, Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Alain Fraisse, Dominique Boulmier, Maria Jimenez, Bruno Gallet, Karine Warin Fresse, Jacques Mansourati, Patrice Guerin
Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital heart disease usually diagnosed during the first months of life. Without surgical treatment, ALCAPA carries a high mortality risk, and disease presentation in adulthood is rare. We describe the diagnosis and management of patients presenting with ALCAPA in adulthood. This multicenter French nationwide retrospective study included adult patients diagnosed from 1980 to 2014. Eleven adult patients (mean age: 38 ± 17 years) were analyzed...
August 25, 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050800/a-ruptured-pulmonary-arteriovenous-fistula-after-laparoscopic-operation
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Hong-Wei Shang, Sheng-Bin Sun, Guang-Yao Ma, Xing-Ming Mei, Chao Li, Kang Yang
Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF) is a rare anomaly in the lung, and hemothorax or massive hemoptysis due to spontaneous rupture of the fistula sac is even rarer. The patient described here was a 47-year-old woman who presented with massive hemoptysis resulting from the rupture of her PAVF just after laparoscopic operation. To our knowledge, this may be the first case ever reported that the rupture of PAVF may be correlated with a laparoscopic operation. The patient survived without adverse events after emergency pulmonary lobectomy...
August 22, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050131/-desquamative-interstitial-pneumonia-report-of-one-case-and-review-of-literature
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Y Ju, H X Ke, X F Zhong, F Fang, Y M Li
Objective: To analyze the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of desquamative interstitial pneumonia(DIP). Methods: The clinical manifestation, radiology, and pathology were analyzed in one patient with DIP in Beijing Hospital following review of the literatures. Results: The patient was a 55-year-old male presented with cough, shortness of breath and hypoxemia.Previous history of smoking and exposure to a variety of metals. A CT scan of the chest revealed diffuse ground-glass densities. A diagnosis of desquamative interstitial pneumonia (DIP) was confirmed by a thoracoscopic open lung biopsy...
October 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049806/results-of-treatment-for-thymic-neuroendocrine-tumours-multicentre-clinicopathological-study
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Naoko Ose, Hajime Maeda, Masayoshi Inoue, Eiichi Morii, Yasushi Shintani, Hiroshi Matsui, Hirohito Tada, Tositeru Tokunaga, Kenji Kimura, Yasushi Sakamaki, Yukiyasu Takeuchi, Kenjiro Fukuhara, Hiroshi Katsura, Teruo Iwasaki, Meinoshin Okumura
OBJECTIVES: A thymic neuroendocrine tumour (TNET) is rare, and few comprehensive reports of treatment results have been presented. To clarify the clinicopathological characteristics of TNET in affected patients, outcomes were retrospectively examined using cases accumulated in a multicentre survey. METHODS: Thirty patients (25 men and 5 women) who underwent surgical resection or biopsy procedures at 10 institutions of the Thoracic Surgery Study Group of Osaka University (TSSGO) between January 1986 and June 2015 and pathologically diagnosed with TNET were enrolled...
August 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049745/clinical-presentation-and-surgical-treatment-of-primary-pulmonary-artery-sarcoma
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Long Deng, Jiade Zhu, Jianping Xu, Shaoxian Guo, Sheng Liu, Yunhu Song
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) is a rare and devastating disease. The diagnosis modality and optimal surgical strategy remain unclear. The aim of this study was to report our surgical experience in this disease. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2017, 13 patients underwent operations for PAS at our institution. Five patients underwent tumour resection alone, whereas the other 8 patients received pulmonary endarterectomy. The medical records were retrospectively reviewed to evaluate the clinical characteristics, operative findings and the postoperative outcomes...
September 27, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049707/influence-of-staged-repair-and-primary-repair-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-and-tetralogy-of-fallot-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Evgeniy Lenko, Yuriy Kulyabin, Alexey Zubritskiy, Yuriy Gorbatykh, Yuriy Naberukhin, Nataliya Nichay, Alexander Bogachev-Prokophiev, Alexander Karaskov
OBJECTIVES: Complete atrioventricular septal defect with tetralogy of Fallot is a rare congenital heart disease. The combination of these lesions occurs in about 1% of all patients with atrioventricular canal defects and in 5-6% of patients with tetralogy of Fallot. To assess the influence of surgical strategy on the survival and reintervention rate for the left atrioventricular valve and right ventricular outflow tract. METHODS: We analyzed all related studies since 1986...
August 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049668/one-stage-definitive-repair-of-complete-atrioventricular-septal-defect-and-pulmonary-atresia-with-major-aortopulmonary-collateral-arteries
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Yujiro Ide, Masaya Murata, Hiroki Ito, Kisaburo Sakamoto
Pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries is considered the most severe end of the tetralogy of Fallot spectrum, whereas complete atrioventricular septal defect associated with tetralogy of Fallot is a rare congenital defect. However, the combination of pulmonary atresia, major aortopulmonary collateral artery and complete atrioventricular septal defect is extremely rare, and surgical repair has not been reported. We describe a successful, 1-stage correction in a 7-month-old boy with this condition, who had an additional complication of a single aortic outlet from the right ventricle and significant atrioventricular valve regurgitation...
October 11, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049527/quadruple-valve-infective-endocarditis-caused-by-abiotrophia-defectiva
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Mislav Planinc, Marko Kutlesa, Bruno Barsic, Igor Rudez
Quadruple-valve endocarditis is a challenging condition, for which there is limited treatment experience and poor overall survival. We report the first case caused by Abiotrophia defectiva that has been surgically treated both with the replacement of the aortic and pulmonary valves and the repair of the mitral and tricuspid valves with a good outcome. The patient's clinical course is described and a review of literature on this rare causative agent is given.
July 19, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049243/rare-case-of-pulmonary-lymphomatoid-granulomatosis-in-conjunction-with-tuberculosis-a-case-report
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Young Woo Ha, Chul Hwan Kim, Yong Park, Jang Wook Sohn, Min Ja Kim, Young Kyung Yoon
RATIONALE: Lymphomatoid granulomatosis is a very rare Epstein-Barr virus-driven lymphoproliferative disease. This disease has high mortality owing to its low incidence in conjunction with nonspecific presentations, which contribute to delays in diagnosis. PATIENT: An 87-year-old male had a week-long history of intermittent fever and general weakness. A chest radiograph showed multifocal patchy consolidations with nodular lesions. DIAGNOSES: Open lung biopsy using video-assisted thoracic surgery resulted in a diagnosis of grade III lymphomatoid granulomatosis...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049207/cutaneous-mucormycosis-in-a-patient-with-lupus-nephritis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Wenrong Cheng, Guoqin Wang, Min Yang, Lijun Sun, Hongrui Dong, Yipu Chen, Hong Cheng
RATIONALE: Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection but life-threatening, especially in lupus nephritis (LN). Mucormycosis may manifest as rhino-orbital-cerebral, pulmonary, cutaneous, gastrointestinal, renal, or disseminated forms. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 52-year-old woman with cutaneous mucormycosis infection who was admitted because of LN. DIAGNOSES: Histopathological analysis of the lesion confirmed the Rhizopus microspores from the family Mucoraceae...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049120/a-contemporary-medicolegal-analysis-of-outpatient-medication-management-in-chronic-pain
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Christopher R Abrecht, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, James P Rathmell, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Opioids are frequently used in chronic pain management but are associated with significant morbidity and mortality in some patient populations. An important avenue for identifying complications-including serious or rare complications-is the study of closed malpractice claims. The present study is intended to complement the existing closed claims literature by drawing on claims from a more recent timeframe through a partnership with a large malpractice carrier, the Controlled Risk Insurance Company (CRICO)...
November 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048290/mycobacterium-shimoidei-a-rare-pulmonary-pathogen-queensland-australia
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Timothy M Baird, Robyn Carter, Geoffrey Eather, Rachel Thomson
Nontuberculous mycobacteria are human pathogens with increasing incidence and prevalence worldwide. Mycobacterium shimoidei is a rare cause of pulmonary disease, with only 15 cases previously reported. This series documents an additional 23 cases of M. shimoidei from Queensland, Australia, and highlights the pathogenicity and clinical role of this species.
November 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047321/perioperative-and-anesthetic-considerations-in-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum
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Stephen Gleich, Gregory J Latham, Denise Joffe, Faith J Ross
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) is a rare right-heart obstructive lesion with a wide anatomic and physiologic spectrum of disease, ranging from simple membranous pulmonary valve atresia with a fully developed right ventricle (RV) to a severely hypoplastic RV and ventriculocoronary (RV-coronary) fistulas. Affected neonates are dependent on prostaglandin for adequate pulmonary blood flow. Depending on the severity of disease, treatment options range from transcatheter pulmonary valve perforation and ultimate biventricular repair to staged single-ventricle palliation...
October 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047252/calcium-hydroxylapatite-pulmonary-embolism-after-percutaneous-injection-laryngoplasty
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Seong Jun Won, Seung Hoon Woo
Injection medialization laryngoplasty is a procedure that has many advantages in treating vocal fold paralysis; however, undesired complications can occur. We experienced a case of a pulmonary embolism, suspected in a patient who had undergone an injection laryngoplasty with calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA). The patient suffered dyspnea after undergoing the injection laryngoplasty. Chest embolism computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a new lesion of enhancing materials at the pulmonary vasculature in the right upper lobe...
November 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046943/congenital-pulmonary-airway-malformations-state-of-the-art-review-for-pediatrician-s-use
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Claire Leblanc, Marguerite Baron, Emilie Desselas, Minh Hanh Phan, Alexis Rybak, Guillaume Thouvenin, Clara Lauby, Sabine Irtan
Congenital pulmonary airway malformations or CPAM are rare developmental lung malformations, leading to cystic and/or adenomatous pulmonary areas. Nowadays, CPAM are diagnosed prenatally, improving the prenatal and immediate postnatal care and ultimately the knowledge on CPAM pathophysiology. CPAM natural evolution can lead to infections or malignancies, whose exact prevalence is still difficult to assess. The aim of this "state-of-the-art" review is to cover the recently published literature on CPAM management whether the pulmonary lesion was detected during pregnancy or after birth, the current indications of surgery or surveillance and finally its potential evolution to pleuro-pulmonary blastoma...
October 19, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046796/pulmonary-and-pleural-metastasis-of-intracranial-anaplastic-meningioma-in-a-3-year-old-boy-a-case-report
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Yuko Honda, Rie Shirayama, Hiromi Morita, Koichi Kusuhara
In adults, meningiomas occasionally display aggressive behavior and may occasionally metastasize. By contrast, pediatric meningiomas are rare, and there is limited information regarding their clinical characteristics, treatment and prognosis. We herein report the case of a 3-year-old boy with anaplastic meningioma with a history of local recurrence and late pulmonary metastasis. At diagnosis, a 70-mm mass lesion in was identified in the right frontal lobe, with intratumoral hemorrhage. The tumor was attached to the falx cerebri and was completely resected...
October 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046210/-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-4-girls
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Jia-Jia Dai, Qiang Chen, Li-Bo Wang
This article reports 4 girls with clinical manifestations of recurrent cough and anemia. The age of onset was less than 4 years, and three of them had shortness of breath. None of them had acute hemoptysis. All the girls had positive results of hemosiderin test for bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. As for imaging examination, 3 patients had ground-glass opacity, and 1 had interstitial change. Three girls were given the treatment for idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis and had no response. Selective bronchial arteriography was performed for the 4 girls and found bronchial artery to pulmonary circulation shunt (BPS)...
October 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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