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Keiju Aokage, Junji Yoshida, Tomoyuki Hishida, Masahiro Tsuboi, Hisashi Saji, Morihito Okada, Kenji Suzuki, Syunichi Watanabe, Hisao Asamura
Since 'radical lobectomy' was reported by Cahan in 1960, the standard surgical care for lung cancer has been lobectomy, in which units of the lobe are excised with their specific regional hilar and mediastinal lymphatics. However, pulmonary function-preserving limited resection for lung cancer has gradually become more prevalent in the late 20th century. In 1995, Ginsberg et al. conducted a randomized controlled trial in which limited resection (segmentectomy and wide-wedge resection) and lobectomy for stage I lung cancer were compared and reported that limited resection should not be applied to healthy patients with clinical stage IA lung cancer...
October 20, 2016: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
Yanjiao Zhang, Yushun Gao
BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is a malignancy with high morbidity and mortality rates worldwide. Surgery is the preferred treatment for non-small cell lung cancer. This study aims to investigate the effects of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy, VATS segmentectomy, and open thoracotomy on pulmonary function in the early postoperative stage and compare the difference among three groups. METHODS: Pulmonary function data of patients were collected from September 2015 to February 2016 in Department of Thoracic Surgical Oncology, Cancer Hospital Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences...
October 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Jia-Ming Chang, Kam-Hong Kam, Yi-Ting Yen, Wei-Li Huang, Wei Chen, Yau-Lin Tseng, Ming-Ho Wu, Wu-Wei Lai, Diego Gonzalez-Rivas
Our study sought to review our experience from biportal to uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) major lung resection. Lessons we learned from the evolution regarding technical aspects were also discussed.We retrospectively reviewed patients who underwent VATS lobectomy or segmentectomies in Ditmanson Medical Foundation Chia-Yi Christian Hospital, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, during January 2012 and December 2014. Patient clinical profiles, surgical indications and procedures, postoperative course, and oncological parameters were analyzed and compared between the biportal and uniportal groups...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mitsuhiro Kamiyoshihara, Takashi Ibe, Natsuko Kawatani, Fumi Ohsawa, Ryohei Yoshikawa, Kimihiro Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT)-guided lung needle marking is useful to identify pulmonary nodules. However, certain complications sometimes trigger severe after-effects or death. So, we present a convenient and safe method by which small pulmonary nodules can be identified using a particular dye [2% (w/v) gentian violet]. METHODS: A patient is initially placed in the lateral operative position. Under CT guidance, a "magic marker" is used to identify the skin above the pulmonary nodule...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Antonio Mazzella, Anne Olland, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz, Stephane Renaud, Nicola Santelmo, Gilbert Massard
BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the number of video-assisted thoracic surgery-lobectomies (VATS-lobectomies) required for an experienced consultant thoracic surgeon to obtain competence and to perform standard quality surgery. METHODS: We have analysed the initial VATS-experience (January 2012 to September 2014) of a confirmed senior consultant who has performed 145 consecutive anatomic resections by thoracoscopy. After excluding bilobectomies, segmentectomies, and lobectomies for infectious disease, we have focused into 119 consecutive lobectomies, classified into 4 chronologic groups of 30 each...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Alessandro Brunelli, Michele Salati, Gaetano Rocco, Gonzalo Varela, Dirk Van Raemdonck, Herbert Decaluwe, Pierre Emmanuel Falcoz
OBJECTIVES: To develop models of 30-day mortality and cardiopulmonary morbidity from data on anatomic lung resections deposited in the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS) database. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 47 960 anatomic lung resections from the ESTS database (July 2007-August 2015) (36 376 lobectomies, 2296 bilobectomies, 5040 pneumonectomies and 4248 segmentectomies). Logistic regression analyses were used to test the association between baseline and surgical variables and morbidity or mortality...
October 15, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Le Xiao, Jian-Wei Li, Shu-Guo Zheng
BACKGROUND: The reported protocol was difficult to expose the hepatic veins for laparoscopic anatomical hepatectomy of segments VII and VIII. We introduce a new, convenient, applicable approach with the hepatic vein exposed from the head side. METHODS: This study included 10 patients who underwent laparoscopic liver resection for HCC in the segments VII and VIII between October, 2014 and November, 2015. Their perioperative course and operative techniques were retrospectively evaluated...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
Eline Lima Borges, José Ferreira Pires, Mery Natali Silva Abreu, Vera Lúcia de Araújo Lima, Patrícia Aparecida Barbosa Silva, Sônia Maria Soares
Objective: to estimate the healing rate of complex surgical wounds and its associated factors. Method: retrospective cohort study from 2003 to 2014 with 160 outpatients of a Brazilian university hospital. Data were obtained through consultation of the medical records. Survival function was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier method and Cox regression model to estimate the likelihood of the occurrence of healing. Results: the complex surgical wound healing rate was 67...
October 10, 2016: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
Gian Piero Guerrini, Felice Lo Faso, Alessio Vagliasindi, Rosalba Lembo, Luciano Solaini, Paolo Soliani, Mario Taviani, Calogero Porrello
INTRODUCTION: The ideal surgical approach for pulmonary metastasectomy remains controversial. Thoracoscopic surgery may offer advantages in quality of life outcomes, with equivalent oncologic long-term results. This study aimed to demonstrate the validity of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) in the treatment of lung metastases. METHODS: In all 224 patients who underwent 300 VATS metastasectomies from January 2000 to December 2013 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
S Bommart, J P Berthet, G Durand, B Ghaye, J L Pujol, C Marty-Ané, H Kovacsik
The major lung resections are the pneumonectomies and lobectomies. The sublobar resections are segmentectomies and wedge resections. These are performed either through open surgery through a thoracotomy or by video-assisted mini-invasive surgery for lobectomies and sublobar resections. Understanding the procedures involved allows the normal postoperative appearances to be interpreted and these normal anatomical changes to be distinguished from potential postoperative complications. Surgery results in a more or less extensive physiological adaptation of the chest cavity depending on the lung volume, which has been resected...
October 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Ryosuke Arata, Toshiyuki Itamoto, Satoshi Ikeda, Hideki Nakahara, Akihiko Oshita, Katsunori Shinozaki, Takashi Nishisaka
BACKGROUND: Systemic chemotherapy for stage IV colorectal cancer has advanced markedly in the recent years. We report an unusual case of 13 synchronous liver metastases for which a pathological complete response was achieved with neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) consisting of a combination of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), oxaliplatin, leucovorin (mFOLFOX6), and bevacizumab. CASE PRESENTATION: A 44-year-old man was diagnosed with colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Maria F Echavarria, Anna Cheng, Frank Velez, Emily Ng, Eric Toloza, Carla Moodie, Joseph Garrett, Jacques-Pierre Fontaine
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October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Maria F Echavarria, Anna Cheng, Frank Velez, Emily Ng, Eric Toloza, Jacques-Pierre Fontaine, Carla Moodie, Joseph Garrett
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October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Gennaro Clemente
Gallbladder cancer is the most common tumor of the biliary tract and it is associated with a poor prognosis. Unexpected gallbladder cancer is a cancer incidentally discovered, as a surprise, at the histological examination after cholecystectomy for gallstones or other indications. It is a potentially curable disease, with an intermediate or good prognosis in most cases. An adequate surgical strategy is mandatory to improve the prognosis and an adjunctive radical resection may be required depending on the depth of invasion...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Zongwu Lin, Junjie Xi, Songtao Xu, Qun Wang
A 63-year-old male was referred to our hospital with two existing lesions in bilateral lungs. Computed tomography (CT) showed a 15-mm ground-glass opacity (GGO) in the superior segment of left lower lung (S6) and a 5-mm GGO in the center of the right upper lobe. The preoperative clinical diagnosis was stage I primary lung cancer for the left lesion while the right lesion needed follow-up. Uniportal video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) left superior segmentectomy in the semiprone position was performed in this case and the right upper lobe was kept untouched...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Amaia Ojanguren, Dominique Gossot, Agathe Seguin-Givelet
BACKGROUND: Stapling is becoming the method of choice for dividing the intersegmental plane during thoracoscopic segmentectomies. The technique however is controversial as it can impair re-expansion of preserved segments. We have analyzed the morbidity and lung re-expansion on a series of 175 thoracoscopic segmentectomies. METHODS: A total of 175 patients underwent a thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy. Ten patients were excluded due to conversion into thoracotomy...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Laura L Donahoe, Elsie T Nguyen, Tae-Bong Chung, Lan-Chau Kha, Marcelo Cypel, Gail E Darling, Marc de Perrot, Shaf Keshavjee, Andrew F Pierre, Thomas K Waddell, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is standard of care for small lung resections at many centres. Computed tomography (CT)-guided insertion of microcoils can aid surgeons in performing VATS resections for non-palpable lung nodules deep to the lung surface. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of CT-guided microcoil insertions prior to VATS lung resection at a single institution from October 2008 to January 2014. RESULTS: A total of 63 patients were included (37% male, mean age 61...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Masaaki Shimatani, Makoto Takaoka, Kazuichi Okazaki
We report a successful endoscopic stone extraction using a short type double-balloon endoscope (DBE) (EI-530 B; FUJIFILM Co, Tokyo, Japan) combined with long-type ultra-slim endoscope (L-USE) (EC-530XP; FUJIFILM Co, Tokyo, Japan) without using contrast media for intrahepatic stones in patient allergic to iodine with post-operation. A 43 year-old man with a history of congenital biliary dilatation who had undergone choledocojejunostomy and Roux-en Y reconstruction 37 years previously (Fig. 1-A) and posterior lateral hepatic segmentectomy and caudate lobectomy for intrahepatic stone 10 years previously was admitted for acute cholangitis caused by recurrence of intrahepatic stone and stenosis in choledochojejunal anastomosis (Fig...
September 8, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Brian C Gulack, Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Paul J Speicher, Babatunde A Yerokun, Betty C Tong, Mark W Onaitis, Thomas A D'Amico, David H Harpole, Matthew G Hartwig, Mark F Berry
BACKGROUND: The long-term survival benefit of lobectomy over sublobar resection for early-stage non-small cell lung cancer must be weighed against a potentially increased risk of perioperative mortality. The objective of the current study was to create a risk score to identify patients with favorable short-term outcomes following lobectomy. METHODS: The 2005-2012 American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried for patients undergoing a lobectomy or sublobar resection (either segmentectomy or wedge resection) for lung cancer...
September 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Tatsuya Yamada, Takeshi Mori, Wataru Nishi, Yamato Motooka, Koei Ikeda, Kenji Shiraishi, Makoto Suzuki
Case 1:A 62-year-old man underwent right S9+10 segmentectomy for non-small cell lung cancer. Three years later, pleural thickening appeared in the apex, and gradually developed cystic change. Case 2:A 64-year-old man underwent left upper lobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer. One year after surgery, chest computed tomography (CT) showed cysts in the apex of the lower lobe. The cysts expanded slowly with consolidation. Both cases were diagnosed as chronic progressive pulmonary aspergillosis. Although anti-fungal drugs were administered in both cases, case 1 died of the disease...
September 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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