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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323731/thymic-carcinoma-with-endobronchial-metastasis-a-case-report
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Makoto Nagamata, Yusuke Okuma, Yukio Hosomi, Tsunekazu Hishima
Thymic carcinoma is a rare cancer, accounting for only 1% to 4% of thymic epithelial tumors. Endobronchial metastasis is a rare presentation of these tumors. A 64-year-old man presented with a cough. Lung cancer was suspected because a chest radiograph showed a 7-cm mass in the left pulmonary hilum. Computed tomography showed a mass in the anterior mediastinum and an infiltrate in the upper lobe of the left lung. Bronchoscopy demonstrated bilateral polypoid tumors in the left B bronchus and the right B bronchus...
April 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301367/reconstruction-of-a-long-segment-tracheal-defect-using-an-alloderm-conduit
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William D Bolton, Sharon Ben-Or, Allyson L Hale, James E Stephenson
This case describes successful reconstruction of a long-segment tracheal defect using AlloDerm as the conduit for reconstruction. A 38-year-old woman who had undergone a thyroid lobectomy in 2011 presented several months later unable to swallow. Chest computed tomography results revealed a tracheal/esophageal mass and a subsequent bronchoscopy, and esophagogastroduodenoscopy results revealed an upper esophageal/tracheal mass with two areas concerning for fistula. She underwent a bronchoscopy with a tracheal stent and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement...
March 15, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284315/long-term-outcome-of-patients-with-nonspecific-pleurisy-at-medical-thoracoscopy
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Yuan Yang, Yan-Bing Wu, Zhen Wang, Xiao-Juan Wang, Li-Li Xu, Zhao-Hui Tong, Huan-Zhong Shi
BACKGROUND: Medical thoracoscopy is an effective and safe procedure for diagnosing pleural effusions of undetermined causes. But there are still a part of patients with pleural effusions were diagnosed as nonspecific pleurisy when no specific biopsy results were found after undergoing thoracoscopic biopsy. The long-term outcome of these patients is unclear, and anxieties about undiagnosed malignancy persist. METHODS: Between July 2005 and June 2014, medical thoracoscopy using the semi-rigid instrument was performed and pleural biopsy was taken in 833 patients with pleural effusions...
March 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268125/mycobacterium-branderi-infection-case-report-and-literature-review-of-an-unusual-and-difficult-to-treat-non-tuberculous-mycobacterium
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Shannon L Turvey, Gregory J Tyrrell, Cristina Hernandez, Dima Kabbani, Karen Doucette, Carlos Cervera
A 67-year-old man with significant smoking history presented with fever, unintentional weight loss, night sweats, productive cough, and progressive dyspnea. Multiple respiratory specimens grew Mycobacterium branderi. Computed tomography scanning of the chest revealed a cavitary right upper lung lesion. Bronchoscopy and thoracoscopic biopsy were negative for malignancy but showed necrotizing granulomatous inflammation, which was culture negative. Due to clinical and radiologic progression despite therapy with clarithromycin, ethambutol and moxifloxacin, the lesion was surgically resected and the patient's symptoms resolved...
March 4, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259825/soft-tissue-neoplasms-causing-apparent-venous-thoracic-outlet-syndrome
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Aleem K Mirza, Ian J Barrett, Animesh Rathore, Bassem T Elhassan, Peter S Rose, Thomas Shives, Thomas C Bower
Venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) usually results from compression of the subclavian vein classically as a result of narrowing of the costoclavicular space. We report two rare cases of soft tissue neoplasms resulting in apparent vTOS. The first case is a 46-year old female with a two-year history intermittent unilateral shoulder pain, who was initially diagnosed with intervertebral disk herniation. Cervical fusion was performed, however her symptoms progressed and she additionally developed paresthesias and venous congestion...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217054/role-of-intercostal-nerve-block-in-reducing-postoperative-pain-following-video-assisted-thoracoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Zulfiqar Ahmed, Khalid Samad, Hameed Ullah
BACKGROUND: The main advantages of video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) include less post-operative pain, rapid recovery, less postoperative complications, shorter hospital stay and early discharge. Although pain intensity is less as compared to conventional thoracotomy but still patients experience upto moderate pain postoperatively. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and morphine sparing effect of intercostal nerve block in alleviating immediate post-operative pain in patients undergoing VATS...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209041/-pulmonary-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphomamanifesting-as-interstitial-pneumonias-report-of-2-cases-and-review-of-literature
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T T Zhao, M S Cao, Y W Zhang, J H Dai, F Q Meng, H R Cai
Objective: To investigate the clinical, radiographic characteristics and prognosis of pulmonary intravascular large B-cell lymphoma(IVLBCL) manifesting as interstitial pneumonias on HRCT. Methods: A retrospective analysis was carried out on clinical data of 2 patients with pulmonary IVLBCL admitted to the Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital of Nanjing University from March 2010 to May 2012. A literature research was performed with "pulmonary intravascular lymphoma" as the key word in Wanfang Database, China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database and Pubmed...
February 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203169/recurrent-malignant-melanoma-presenting-as-isolated-pleural-metastases-in-a-patient-with-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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Kartik Anand, Shashank Cingam, Prakash Peddi
Isolated pleural metastasis with pleural effusion is a rare occurrence in malignant melanoma. We report an unusual case of a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and recurrent pleural effusions. The pleural fluid cytology and immunohistochemistry profile were consistent with the diagnosis of CLL. However, chemotherapy with pentostatin, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab did not result in any meaningful clinical response. A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and biopsy of the affected nodular parietal layer of the pleura were consistent with malignant melanoma...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149746/multifocal-micronodular-pneumocyte-hyperplasia-mmph-in-a-patient-with-tuberous-sclerosis-evidence-for-long-term-stability
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Bibek S Pannu, Dinesh R Apala, Aditya Kotecha, Jennifer M Boland, Vivek N Iyer
Multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia (MMPH) is rare entity seen mostly in patients with the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). We present the case of a 50 year old woman with TSC (confirmed TSC2 mutation) found to have multiple ground glass opacities with an upper lobe predominance on a screening chest CT. No abnormalities were detected in other viscera. A thoracoscopic lung biopsy obtained from right upper lobe confirmed the diagnosis of MMPH. There were no lesions suggestive of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) either on the chest CT or lung biopsy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144068/investigating-a-unilateral-pleural-effusion-a-tale-of-a-medical-error-and-diagnostic-delays
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Suminda Welagedara, Tokyo Moe Swe, Krishna Bajee Sriram
We report the case of an elderly Asian man where a medical error and diagnostic delays obscured the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (TB). The patient was hospitalized for evaluation of a unilateral pleural effusion. Initially, the patient was subjected to a pleural aspiration on the wrong side due to a lack of bedside ultrasound guidance. Subsequently, the patient underwent several investigations but not a blind closed pleural biopsy (BCPB) due to a lack of equipment. Furthermore, the patient was deemed to be too sick to undergo a thoracoscopic pleural procedure...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133260/-a-case-of-esophageal-submucosal-tumor-undiagnosed-preoperatively-and-treated-with-thoracoscopic-enucleation
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Akihiro Tokuhisa, Shigeru Takeda, Shinsuke Kanekiyo, Mitsuo Nishiyama, Masahiro Kitahara, Michihisa Iida, Kazuhiko Sakamoto, Nobuaki Suzuki, Tomio Ueno, Shigeru Yamamoto, Shigefumi Yoshino, Shoichi Hazama, Hiroaki Nagano
An asymptomatic 35-year-old man visited our hospital because of an esophageal abnormality identified on a medical check-up. Gastrointestinal endoscopic examination revealed a 4 cm diameter submucosal tumor(SMT)in the upper esophagus. endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration biopsy(EUS-FNAB)was performed. Histopathological examination showed that it was strongly positive for a-SMA and partially positive for c-kit. An esophageal leiomyoma was suspected but esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST)could not be completely ruled out...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105347/pulmonary-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-successfully-treated-with-rituximab-cyclophosphamide-vincristine-doxorubicin-and-prednisolone-immunochemotherapy-report-of-a-patient-surviving-for-over-1-year
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Shizuka Nishii-Ito, Hiroki Izumi, Hirokazu Touge, Kenichi Takeda, Yuzuru Hosoda, Akira Yamasaki, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Eiji Shimizu, Toru Motokura
A 73-year-old man with a history of lethargy, fever and dyspnea was admitted to Tottori University Hospital. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed splenomegaly and diffusely spreading ground-glass opacities (GGOs) in both lungs. A video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)-guided lung biopsy revealed intravascular proliferation of large atypical lymphoid cells in the arteries, veins and alveolar walls. The patient was diagnosed with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL); he received 6 cycles of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone (R-CHOP) immunochemotherapy and has remained in complete remission for >1 year...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081314/cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia-clinical-and-radiological-features-treatment-outcomes-of-17-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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Elif Yelda Niksarlıoğlu, Gülcihan Zehra Özkan, Nur Dilek Bakan, Sibel Yurt, Lütfiye Kılıç, Güngör Çamsarı
BACKGROUND/AIM: We evaluated patients with cryptogenic organizing pneumonia (COP) who attended our clinic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the clinical and radiological findings, diagnostic methods, treatment, and follow-up outcomes of 17 patients who had been histopathologically diagnosed with COP. RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 49.8 ± 10.4 years. The most common symptom was cough (n = 15; 88.2%) and the most common radiological finding (n = 10) was consolidation in the inferior lobes on thoracic computed tomography...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079597/histologic-findings-of-severe-therapy-resistant-asthma-from-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-biopsies
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Humberto E Trejo Bittar, Daniel Doberer, Mitra Mehrad, Diane C Strollo, Joseph K Leader, Sally Wenzel, Samuel A Yousem
The histologic changes occurring in severe/therapy-resistant asthma (SA) as defined by the European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society guidelines, particularly at the level of the distal airways are unknown. This study describes the clinical, radiologic, and histologic characteristics of 29 SA patients who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery lung biopsy. Pathologic observations were correlated with clinical features, especially the presence of autoimmune disease (AID) (15/29, 51.7%). Ten biopsies (10/29, 34...
February 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066672/intraoperative-molecular-imaging-to-identify-lung-adenocarcinomas
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Andrew D Newton, Gregory T Kennedy, Jarrod D Predina, Philip S Low, Sunil Singhal
Intraoperative molecular imaging is a promising new technology with numerous applications in lung cancer surgery. Accurate identification of small nodules and assessment of tumor margins are two challenges in pulmonary resections for cancer, particularly with increasing use of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). One potential solution to these problems is intraoperative use of a fluorescent contrast agent to improve detection of cancer cells. This technology requires both a targeted fluorescent dye that will selectively accumulate in cancer cells and a specialized imaging system to detect the cells...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043482/immune-response-after-radiofrequency-ablation-and-surgical-resection-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer
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Thomas Schneider, Hans Hoffmann, Hendrik Dienemann, Ester Herpel, Claus Peter Heussel, Alexander H Enk, Sabine Ring, Karsten Mahnke
The objective includes radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of a cancerous nodule results in immunogenic cell death. Tumor antigens are presented and the inflammatory environment may help stimulate adaptive and innate antitumor immunity. The objective of this study was to investigate the immune response following RFA and subsequent surgical resection in early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In methods, a single-session approach of computed tomography-guided tumor biopsy with immediate frozen section (and proof of NSCLC) was performed followed by RFA of the tumor in 4 patients with a solitary pulmonary nodule...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031839/a-massive-pleural-based-desmoid-tumour
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Talha Mahmud, Guness Mal, Farhan Ahmed Majeed, Siaw Ming Chai, Y C Gary Lee
A 49-year-old Pakistani male presented with "heaviness" in his chest. Chest radiograph and computed tomography (CT) confirmed a massive left-sided pleural-based opacity. Three years ago, he was investigated for a left-sided lymphocytic, exudative pleural effusion following an episode of dengue fever. Tube thoracostomy removed 1.3 L of fluid. Pleural biopsy and bronchial washings were non-contributory. He received empirical anti-tuberculosis treatment and remained asymptomatic until this presentation. To investigate the new pleural mass, he underwent a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, which revealed a 2...
January 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031827/pemetrexed-for-epithelioid-haemangioendothelioma-of-the-pleura
#18
Shingo Kanemura, Kozo Kuribayashi, Yumiko Moriya, Shigeki Shimizu, Tohru Tsujimura, Takashi Nakano
A 31-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of dull left back pain. Chest roentgenography revealed pleural thickening in the left lung apex, whereas chest computed tomography showed a left pleural effusion with diffuse pleural thickening. Based on these findings, malignant mesothelioma was suspected. Video-assisted thoracoscopic pleural biopsy was performed, and subsequent staining of the specimen revealed negative results for anti-cytokeratin antibodies and positive results for vascular endothelial immunohistochemical markers...
November 2016: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028308/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-pleura-a-rare-complication-of-hidradenitis-suppurativa
#19
Kiran Joglekar, Christopher Jackson, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi
BACKGROUND Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), also known as Marjolin ulcer, is a rare complication of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Metastatic SCC from HS typically involves the axial skeleton or abdominopelvic viscera. Metastatic disease to the lungs is a rare phenomenon with only three reported cases of lung parenchyma. We present a biopsy proven case of metastatic SCC to the pleura from gluteal HS. CASE REPORT A 46-year-old male with a history of recently diagnosed Marjolin ulcer secondary to gluteal HS was transferred to our intensive care unit for acute hypoxemic respiratory failure secondary to recurrent pleural effusion...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941112/antisynthetase-syndrome-ass-presenting-as-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-ards-in-a-patient-without-myositis-features
#20
Venkat Kiran Kanchustambham, Swetha Saladi, Sarah Mahmoudassaf, Setu Patolia
A woman aged 61 years presented to the emergency room with a 1-week history of dyspnoea on exertion and dry cough. X-ray of the chest showed diffuse interstitial opacities and was started on antibiotics and furosemide, and despite these measures, patient's respiratory status worsened, prompting endotracheal intubation. CT of the chest showed diffuse bilateral ground glass opacities and underwent bronchoscope with trans-bronchial biopsy that showed chronic bronchitis. Pt was empirically started on intravenous steroids due to concerns for interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
December 9, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
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