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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943940/leptomeningeal-metastasis-of-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Guozi Yang, Zhenyu Pan, Ning Ma, Limei Qu, Tingting Yuan, Xiaochuan Pang, Xu Yang, Lihua Dong, Shixin Liu
Pulmonary large-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is a rare and malignant form of lung cancer with a poor prognosis for patients. The common sites of metastases are the liver, adrenal glands, bone and brain. LCNEC rarely metastasizes to the small intestine, ovaries, tonsils, mandible, vulva or spine. To the best of our knowledge, there have been no reports of leptomeningeal metastasis of LCNEC to date. The present case report describes an unusual case of leptomeningeal metastasis from pulmonary LCNEC alongside a review of the literature...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939542/comparation-of-two-operative-methods-for-treating-laterocollis-and-torticollis-subtypes-of-spasmodic-torticollis-follow-up-of-121-cases
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Xinyuan Li, Shiting Li, Benfang Pu, Chunhui Hua
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effects and complications of microvascular decompression(MVD) and neurectomy of spinal accessory nerve in the treatment of laterocollis and torticollis subtypes spasmodic torticollis (ST). METHODS: Clinical data were retrospectively collected from 121 patients with laterocollis and torticollis subtypes of ST from Jan 1, 2012 to Jan 1, 2016. Among all the patients, 80 were treated by MVD and 41 were treated by neurectomy of spinal accessory nerve...
September 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937463/combined-anterior-posterior-fixation-and-fusion-for-completely-dislocated-hangman-s-fracture-a-retrospective-analysis-of-11-cases
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Jianxi Wang, Huajiang Chen, Peng Cao, Wen Yuan, Xiaodong Wu, Gang Liu, Renhu Li, Fazhi Zang, Liangyu Shi, An Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective clinical study. PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness and feasibility of combined anterior-posterior fixation and fusion for the treatment of completely dislocated hangman's fracture. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: A completely dislocated hangman's fracture describes the complete anterior displacement of the C2 vertebral body onto the C3 body. This type of fracture is exceptionally unstable, and for which the management is challenging...
October 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932725/ileocolonic-transposition-esophagogastric-bypass-as-an-antireflux-treatment-for-corrosive-esophageal-injury
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Yuda Handaya, Mukhamad Sunardi
Because most surgeons perform an esophagectomy and colonic transposition as the main reconstruction method for patients with esophageal stenosis caused by swallowing corrosive materials, we report 2 cases in which ileocolonic transposition was used to treat such patients. Both patients displayed stenosis in the middle third of the esophagus. Their chief complaint was dysphagia. Ileocolonic transposition using vascularization of the Drummond and ileal arteries was followed by a prepared ileocolic graft by ligating ileocolic vessels...
August 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927123/diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-of-carotid-body-tumor-a-retrospective-analysis-of-58-patients
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Qingquan Hua, Zhen Xu, Yang Jiang
The aim of the present study was to illustrate the diagnosis and treatment of carotid body tumor (CBT) based on our experience of previous patients. A total of 58 patients (62 lesions) with CBT who received surgery between October 2003 and October 2013 were included. In total, 17 lesions were categorized into Shamblin grade I, 33 were grade II, and 12 were grade III. Surgical resection of CBT was performed for 52 lesions, resection of CBT and the external carotid artery was performed for 9 lesions, and resection of CBT and the internal carotid artery was performed for 1 lesion...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906414/the-effect-of-lidocaine-jelly-on-a-taper-shaped-cuff-of-an-endotracheal-tube-on-the-postoperative-sore-throat-a-prospective-randomized-study-a-consort-compliant-article
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jiwon Lee, Yong-Cheol Lee, Je-Do Son, Jae-Yoon Lee, Hyun-Chang Kim
BACKGROUND: Postoperative sore throat (POST) following general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation is a common complication. We hypothesized that lidocaine jelly applied to the tapered cuff of the endotracheal tube (ETT) might decrease the incidence of POST most commonly arising from endotracheal intubation. METHODS: A total of 208 patients under general anesthesia were randomly assigned into 1 of 2 groups. In the lidocaine group (n = 104), the distal part of ETTs with tapered-shaped cuff was lubricated with lidocaine jelly...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898958/radiotherapy-for-laryngeal-cancer-technical-aspects-and-alternate-fractionation
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Hideya Yamazaki, Gen Suzuki, Satoaki Nakamura, Ken Yoshida, Koji Konishi, Teruki Teshima, Kazuhiko Ogawa
Early laryngeal, especially glottic, cancer is a good candidate for radiotherapy because obvious early symptoms (e.g. hoarseness) make earlier treatment possible and with highly successful localized control. This type of cancer is also a good model for exploring the basic principles of radiation oncology and several key findings (e.g. dose, fractionation, field size, patient fixation, and overall treatment time) have been noted. For example, unintended poor outcomes have been reported during transition from 60Cobalt to linear accelerator installation in the 1960s, with usage of higher energy photons causing poor dose distribution...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894382/apatinib-in-the-treatment-of-advanced-lung-adenocarcinoma-with-kras-mutation
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Da-Xiong Zeng, Chang-Guo Wang, Jian-An Huang, Jun-Hong Jiang
Activating KRAS mutations in lung adenocarcinoma are characterized with treatment resistance and poor prognosis. As a small molecule inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR-2) tyrosine kinase, apatinib has been proven successful in advanced gastric cancer and breast cancer. In this study, we show the result of apatinib as salvage treatment in lung adenocarcinoma patients with KRAS mutation. Four advanced lung adenocarcinoma patients with KRAS mutation were orally administered apatinib (250 mg/d) after second-line treatment...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892942/multifocal-presentation-of-a-laryngeal-disorder
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T K Prakash, S Abhilash, G Rajeshwari, H Sundararaju
Multifocal presentation of a laryngeal disorder is very rare. We report a case of a 48-year-old man, who presented to our hospital with hoarse voice for two years. Stroboscopic evaluation followed by surgery was done and the specimens were sent for histopathological examination from three different anatomical sites of larynx which were diagnosed as one-benign lesion, second-benign lesion but ability of malignant transformation and the third-a malignancy.
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884487/radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-large-cervical-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa-and-globus-sensation-closing-the-treatment-gap
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Ivan Kristo, Erwin Rieder, Matthias Paireder, Katrin Schwameis, Gerd Jomrich, Werner Dolak, Thomas Parzefall, Martin Riegler, Reza Asari, Sebastian F Schoppmann
OBJECTIVES: Symptomatic cervical heterotopic gastric mucosa also addressed as cervical inlet patch (CIP) may present in varying shapes and causes symptoms of laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) like globus sensations, hoarseness and chronic cough. Unfortunately, argon plasma coagulation, standard treatment of small symptomatic CIP, is limited in large CIP mainly due to concerns of stricture formation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate radiofrequency ablation (RFA), a novel minimal-invasive ablation method, in the treatment of CIP focusing on large symptomatic patches...
September 7, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872578/comparison-of-polyvinyl-chloride-and-tin-stylets-for-postoperative-sore-throat-and-hoarseness-a-randomised-trial
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Ryosuke Mihara, Nobuyasu Komasawa, Toshiaki Minami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870235/soy-isoflavones-inducing-overt-hypothyroidism-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-thyroiditis-a-case-report
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Yuya Nakamura, Isao Ohsawa, Yoshikazu Goto, Mayumi Tsuji, Tatsunori Oguchi, Naoki Sato, Yuji Kiuchi, Motonori Fukumura, Masahiro Inagaki, Hiromichi Gotoh
BACKGROUND: Many people have thyroid conditions that make them susceptible to hypothyroidism. If the foods they eat may interfere with the production of thyroid hormone, which can lead to development of serious hypothyroidism. The danger of health drinks should always be noted. CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old Japanese woman was previously diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis caused by a goiter and had an elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone level (6.56 μIU/ml), a high anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody level (>600 IU/ml), and a high antithyroglobulin level (> 4000 IU/ml) but normal levels of free triiodothyronine (3...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870054/-paracondylar-lateral-cervical-approach-for-resection-of-jugular-foramen-schwannomas-a-retrospective-analysis-of-15-cases
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X Y Wang, X R Yuan, Y W Liao, D Y Liu, Y Y Xie, J Yuan, J Su, Z J Zhao, Q Liu
Objective: To explore the effects of paracondylar-lateral cervical approach for resection of the jugular foramen schwannoma(JFS). Methods: A total of 15 patients with JFS operated via the paracondylar-lateral cervical approach between December 2011 and March 2016 at Department of Neurosurgery in Xiangya Hospital of Central South University were retrospectively analyzed. There were 7 males and 8 females, aging from 22 to 77 years with a mean age of (41.9±15.8) years.There were 12 patients who accepted primary surgery, 3 patients who accepted secondary surgery...
September 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855431/us-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-for-the-treatment-of-benign-thyroid-nodules
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Wenjun Wu, Xiaohua Gong, Qi Zhou, Xiong Chen, Xiaojun Chen, Bimin Shi
The aim of this study was to define the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound(US)-guided percutaneous microwave ablation(MWA) for benign thyroid nodules with one session treatment. A total 121 benign thyroid nodules in 100 euthyroid patients underwent MWA in one medical center between August 2014 and December 2015. MWA was performed with an internally cooled antenna under local anesthesia. The volume of the nodule, cosmetic score and symptom score were compared before and after the procedure. The volume reduction rate(VRR) was also evaluated...
August 29, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855034/-clinical-characteristics-of-118-cases-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-complicated-with-primary-bronchopulmonary-carcinoma
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Songlin Zhao, Xiuhong Nie, Lin Zhang, Wei Zhang, Han Xiao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma complicated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and to optimize the early diagnoses in the coexistence of COPD and primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma. METHODS: The clinical data of 118 patients with COPD complicated with primary bronchopulmonary carcinoma were analyzed retrospectively, including age, sex, smoking history, smoking index, clinical symptoms and signs, pathological type, staging, metastasis site and lung function index...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844832/radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-an-efficient-and-safe-alternative-to-surgery
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Rosa Cervelli, Salvatore Mazzeo, Luigi De Napoli, Antonio Boccuzzi, Benedetta Pontillo-Contillo, Gabriele Materazzi, Paolo Miccoli, Roberto Cioni, Davide Caramella
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of radiofrequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules (BTNs) by applying a modification of the moving-shot technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-one BTNs in 46 patients for whom surgery was contraindicated or who refused surgery were treated with RF ablation: 31 had lesion volumes < 20 cm(3) (group A) and 20 had volumes ≥ 20 cm(3) (group B). The solid component percentage of each lesion was assessed, and any present fluid component was aspirated...
October 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843975/buckled-thyroid-cartilage-an-anatomic-variant
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Brent A Chang, Kimberly Luu, Ethan K Newton, Murray D Morrison
OBJECTIVE: Anatomic abnormalities in the larynx can cause significant and bothersome symptoms. Identified here is an anatomical variant of the thyroid cartilage. STUDY DESIGN: This study is a retrospective case series of 11 subjects diagnosed with an anatomic variant of the thyroid cartilage. METHODS: Patients with an anatomic inward buckling of the thyroid cartilage, termed here as buckled thyroid cartilage, were identified through a 20-year retrospective chart review of a tertiary care laryngology practice...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843218/clinicopathologic-findings-and-treatment-outcome-of-laryngectomized-patients-with-laryngeal-cancer-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-an-experience-in-thailand
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Noppadol Larbcharoensub, Duangkamon Wattanatranon, Juvady Leopairut, Suwimon Suntisuktana, Boonsam Roongpupaht, Chalermchai Chintrakarn, Jumroon Tungkeeratichai, Phurich Praneetvatakul, Thongchai Bhongmakapat, Wichit Cheewaruangroj, Supawadee Prakunhungsit
Objective: To evaluate the clinicopathologic findings and treatment outcome in laryngectomized patients with laryngeal cancer and hypopharyngeal cancer. Materials and Methods: The authors retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 212 patients who had been newly diagnosed and treated with laryngectomy between January 2000 and December 2010. The age, gender, clinical manifestations, associated predisposing condition, tumor WHO grade, AJCC tumor stage, maximum tumor size, anatomical involvement, type of surgery, postoperative sequelae, treatment and therapeutic outcome were analyzed...
August 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841887/a-case-of-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-nodular-goiter
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Bo Luo, Jia-Mei Chen, Jie Liu, Wen-He Li, Yu-Xiang Shi, Pan Zeng, Yong-Hui Xie, Hong-Feng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a subtype of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) that is rare and highly aggressive and that may progressively involve many organs. CNS (central nervous system), BM (bone marrow) and skin are the most common systems involved. To date, only 2 cases of IVLBCL involving the thyroid have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report a case of IVLBCL involving the thyroid and accompanied by bilateral nodular goiter...
August 25, 2017: Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835563/photo-quiz-a-55-year-old-male-with-hoarseness-of-voice-and-laryngeal-mass
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EDITORIAL
Payal Sojitra, Haiyan Chen, Swati Mehrotra, Richard Borrowdale, Paul C Schreckenberger, Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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