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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528060/pulmonary-mucormycosis-treated-with-lobectomy
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Oluwatobi Afolayan, Hannah Copeland, Salman Zaheer, Jason M Wallen
A 57 year old man was referred from an outside facility for an unresolving pneumonia. Imaging of the chest demonstrated a right lung mass with a consolidation in the middle lobe, pleural effusion, and mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Cytologic examination of cultures from the bronchoscopy and thoracentesis did not yield a definitive diagnosis. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed because of a retained hemothorax and a suggestive lesion. Biopsy specimens obtained during VATS were consistent with mucormycosis...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527960/mortality-and-respiratory-failure-after-thoracoscopic-lung-biopsy-for-interstitial-lung-disease
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Michael T Durheim, Sunghee Kim, Brian C Gulack, William R Burfeind, Henning A Gaissert, Andrzej S Kosinski, Matthew G Hartwig
BACKGROUND: Surgical lung biopsy contributes to establishing a specific diagnosis among many patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). The risks of death and respiratory failure associated with elective thoracoscopic surgical lung biopsy, and patient characteristics associated with these outcomes, are not well understood. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent elective thoracoscopic lung biopsy for ILD between 2008 and 2014, according to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons database...
May 17, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511438/assessing-the-safety-and-clinical-impact-of-thoracoscopic-lung-biopsy-in-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease
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Scott Lieberman, James Benjamin Gleason, Mohamed Iyoob Mohamed Ilyas, Felipe Martinez, Jinesh P Mehta, Edward B Savage
INTRODUCTION: The clinical relevance of surgical lung biopsy in Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) is supported in the literature. Yet most reports reflect institutional or personal bias. AIM: To evaluate the validity of radiologic diagnosis and clinical impact of lung biopsy to help clarify which patient benefit most from biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively managed database. All patients who had a surgical lung biopsy for ILD within a period of four year (2009 to 2013) were included...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491491/tuberculous-pleural-effusion-occurring-concurrently-with-asbestos-related-pleural-disease
#4
Massa Zantah, Debapriya Datta
An eighty-four-year-old man presented with progressive exertional dyspnea, productive cough and weight loss for two months. His physical exam was notable for diminished breath sounds at the right base, with dullness to percussion. Chest-x-ray showed moderate right-sided pleural effusion and bilateral calcified pleural plaques as well as diaphragmatic plaques consistent with asbestos-related pleural disease (ARPD). Pleural fluid was exudative with predominantly mononuclear cells, negative acid fast bacilli stain, negative cultures, and negative cytology for malignant cells...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477260/atypical-thymic-carcinoid-manifesting-with-nephrotic-range-proteinuria-in-a-7-year-old-boy
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Jolanta Soltysiak, Danuta Ostalska-Nowicka, Katarzyna Zaorska, Karolina Sterzyńska, Katarzyna Derwich, Jacek Zachwieja
BACKGROUND: Nephrotic-range proteinuria as a paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) is an exceptional presentation, especially in children. It is usually associated with hematologic malignancies. Solid tumors are very rare causes of proteinuria. CASE-DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: We present the case of a 7-year-old boy with an extremely rare atypical thymic carcinoid accompanied by nephrotic-range proteinuria as PNS. The kidney biopsy was consistent with minimal change disease (MCD)...
May 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474658/spontaneous-massive-hemopneumothorax-double-trouble-with-a-twist
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Milta Kuriakose, Arjun Khanna, Deepak Talwar
Spontaneous hemopneumothorax (SHP) is observed in 3%-7% cases of spontaneous pneumothorax where the tear of an adhesion can lead to bleeding with associated hemothorax. This condition has been reported in patients with hemophilia, sarcoidosis, congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation, systemic lupus erythematosus, etc., Here, we describe an unusual case of acute massive SHP in a 62-year-old male who underwent a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and presented with worsening dyspnea over the next 3 days...
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458994/solitary-fibrous-tumor-a-center-s-experience-and-an-overview-of-the-symptomatology-the-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-procedures-of-this-rare-tumor
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Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Konstantinos Grapatsas, Manfred Dahm, Paul Zarogoulidis, Vasileios Leivaditis, Christophoros Kotoulas, Periclis Tomos, Efstratios Koletsis, Zoi Tsilogianni, Naim Benhassen, Haidong Huang, Christoforos Kosmidis, Bora Kosan
Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Pleura (SFTP) is a rare tumor of the pleura. Worldwide about 800 patients diagnosed with this oncological entity have been described in the existing literature. We report our center's 13 year experience. During this time three patients suffering from this rare disease have been treated in our department. All patients were asymptomatic and their diagnosis was initially triggered by a random finding in a routine chest x-ray. The diagnosis was set preoperatively through a needle biopsy under computer tomography (CT) guidance...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432672/para-atrial-non-acute-mediastinal-hematoma-after-left-atrial-maze-procedure-mimicking-tumor-in-a-patient-with-treated-melanoma
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G Schaiberger, D Pucar, V Patel, B Bateson, H Williams, W Bates
INTRODUCTION: The Cox Maze III procedure is considered the gold standard open surgical procedure for management of atrial fibrillation. This article outlines a unique case of a para-atrial mediastinal hematoma following a bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial Maze procedure mimicking malignancy. REPORT: A 60-year-old male, with past history of melanoma, underwent bilateral thoracoscopic left atrial mini maze procedure with radiofrequency energy and exclusion of the left atrial appendage...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406718/pleural-touch-preparations-and-direct-visualization-of-the-pleura-during-medical-thoracoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-malignancy
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Horiana B Grosu, Macarena R Vial, Erik Vakil, Roberto F Casal, George A Eapen, Rodolfo Morice, John Stewart, Mona G Sarkiss, David E Ost
RATIONALE: During diagnostic thoracoscopy, talc pleurodesis following biopsy is appropriate if the probability of malignancy is sufficiently high. Findings on direct visual assessment of the pleura during thoracoscopy, rapid onsite evaluation (ROSE) of touch preparations (touch preps) of thoracoscopic biopsy specimens and preoperative imaging, may help predict the likelihood of malignancy; however, data on the performance of these methods are limited. OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of ROSE of touch preps, direct visual assessment of the pleura during thoracoscopy and preoperative imaging in diagnosing malignancy...
April 13, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399377/transbronchial-lung-cryobiopsy-and-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lung-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-diffuse-parenchymal-lung-disease-a-meta-analysis-of-diagnostic-test-accuracy
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Imran H Iftikhar, Lana Alghothani, Alejandro Sardi, David Berkowitz, Ali I Musani
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial lung cryobiopsy (TBLC) is increasingly being used for the assessment of diffuse pulmonary lung diseases (DPLD). Several studies have shown larger biopsy samples and higher yields compared to conventional transbronchial biopsies. However, the higher risk of bleeding and other complications has raised concerns for widespread use of this modality. OBJECTIVE: To study the diagnostic accuracy and safety profile of TBLC and compare with video assisted thoracoscopic (VATS), by reviewing available evidence from the literature...
April 11, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386508/suspected-pulmonary-metastasis-of-actinic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Monet E Meter, David J Nye, Christian R Galvez
Introduction. It is rare for actinic or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ to metastasize. Case Presentation. A 67-year-old male had a significant medical history including severe psoriatic arthritis treated with UVB, methotrexate, and rapamycin. He had twenty-five different skin excisions of actinic keratosis four of which were invasive SCC. Our patient developed shortness of breath necessitating a visit to the emergency department. A CT scan of his chest revealed a mass in the right lower lung. A subsequent biopsy of the mass revealed well-differentiated SCC...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377567/chronic-granulomatous-disease-presenting-as-aspergillus-fumigatus-pneumonia-in-a-previously-healthy-young-woman
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David Williams, Dipen Kadaria, Amik Sodhi, Roy Fox, Glenn Williams, Stephen Threlkeld
BACKGROUND Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) is a rare immunodeficiency disease caused by a genetic defect in the NADPH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate) oxidase enzyme, resulting in increased susceptibility to bacterial and fungal infections. The inheritance can be X-linked or autosomal recessive. Patients usually present with repeated infections early in life. We present an unusual case of a 23-year-old patient diagnosed with CGD. CASE REPORT A 23-year-old white woman with no previous history of recurrent infections presented with complaints of fever, shortness of breath, and diffuse myalgia...
April 5, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371632/thoracoscopic-enucleation-in-the-left-decubitus-position-for-leiomyoma-of-the-upper-thoracic-esophagus-utility-of-preoperative-diagnosis-applying-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Mitsutoshi Ishii, Shinsuke Takeno, Takahiro Nishida, Atsushi Nanashima, Yoshimasa Kubota, Hiroshi Kawakami, Yoshiko Umekita, Yutaka Akiyama
INTRODUCTION: We report a relatively rare case of esophageal leiomyoma in the upper thoracic esophagus enucleated by thoracoscopic procedures. The usefulness of preoperative diagnosis and an adequate surgical approach are described along with a review of the relevant literature. PRESENTAION OF CASE: A submucosal tumor 45mm in diameter was detected in the upper thoracic esophagus of a 69-year-old man. The tumor was preoperatively diagnosed from histopathological biopsy under endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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 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...
May 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 2 rare cases of soft tissue neoplasms resulting in apparent vTOS. The first case is a 46-year-old female with a 2-year history of 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
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