- [Prevention and Surgical Therapy of Chylothorax]. [Journal Article]
- ZCZentralbl Chir 2018; 143(3):278-283
- CONCLUSIONS: The prophylactic primary or therapeutic secondary ligature of the thoracic duct is an effective surgical preventive measure and therapy of postoperative chyle leakage.
- Severe Infectious Complications after Endoscopic Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration of Suspected Mediastinal Duplication Cysts: A Case Series. [Journal Article]
- IIInflamm Intest Dis 2017; 1(4):165-171
- CONCLUSIONS: Given the potentially high rate of infectious complications, we advocate a very restrictive indication for diagnostic FNA in mediastinal masses. Yet, in unclear cases, FNA might be indispensable despite the potential adverse events in order to rule out hypoechogenic, mediastinal malignancy.
- Visualizing Heterogeneous Pulmonary Ventilation: Respiratory Failure Due to an Anterior Mediastinal Mass. [Journal Article]
- AJAm J Respir Crit Care Med 2018 Jun 20
- Small cell lung cancer mimicking lymphoma in CT and 68Ga-DOTA-NOC PET/CT: A case report. [Journal Article]
- MMedicine (Baltimore) 2018; 97(25):e11159
- CONCLUSIONS: Small cell lung cancer is a malignant and progressive disease, and easy to be ignored in clinical. The case of small cell lung cancer without parenchyma and hilus involvement has never been reported before. Here, we report it and hope it provides a differential diagnosis for clinicians in the following similar cases.
- Anterior mediastinal leiomyosarcoma mimicking thymoma: A case report. [Journal Article]
- MMedicine (Baltimore) 2018; 97(25):e11132
- CONCLUSIONS: Accidental discovery of anterior mediastinal nodules should be followed up. Mediastinal leiomyosarcoma is common in the posterior mediastinum. Imaging shows a heterogeneous mass with a space-occupying effect that may easily involve adjacent mediastinal vessels or infiltrate surrounding organs.
- Lower posterior mediastinal benign schwannoma successfully resected with retroperitoneoscopy using a transdiaphragmatic approach: A case report. [Case Reports]
- TCThorac Cancer 2018 Jun 20
- Lower posterior mediastinal tumors are traditionally excised by conventional thoracotomy or thoracoscopic approaches; however, use of the transdiaphragmatic retroperitoneoscopic approach for these tu...
Lower posterior mediastinal tumors are traditionally excised by conventional thoracotomy or thoracoscopic approaches; however, use of the transdiaphragmatic retroperitoneoscopic approach for these tumors has rarely been reported. Herein, we report a case of a left lower posterior mediastinal paravertebral benign schwannoma in an adult male that was successfully treated with transdiaphragmatic retroperitoneoscopic surgery. The patient presented with no symptoms but had noticed a lesion in the left lower posterior mediastinum two months prior. He underwent transdiaphragmatic retroperitoneoscopic surgery with total resection of the mediastinal mass. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most detailed and challenging case of transdiaphragmatic retroperitoneoscopic surgery to treat a schwannoma in the left lower posterior mediastinum reported to date.
- A Mediastinal Mass in a Young Man. [Journal Article]
- JAMAJAMA 2018 06 19; 319(23):2432-2433
- The Utility of Muscle-Sparing Axillar Skin Crease Incision with Thoracoscopic Surgery in Children. [Journal Article]
- JLJ Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 2018 Jun 19
- CONCLUSIONS: Performing thoracoscopic surgery using a MSASCI technique is associated with good cosmetic outcome.
- Computed Tomography Image of a Mediastinal Mass-Producing Cardiac Tamponade. [Journal Article]
- IMIsr Med Assoc J 2018; 20(6):393
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- A huge Morgagni hernia with compression of the right ventricle. [Journal Article]
- JSJ Saudi Heart Assoc 2018; 30(2):143-146
- A 21 year old male with no relevant medical history presented to our Institution for further assessments of a right paracardiac mass founded on a chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography revealed a wid...
A 21 year old male with no relevant medical history presented to our Institution for further assessments of a right paracardiac mass founded on a chest X-ray. Chest computed tomography revealed a wide median defect of the diaphragm at the level of xiphoid process of the sternum, with the herniation of omental fat tissue in the mediastinum. Cardiac magnetic resonance confirmed the presence of a huge hernia originating from the foramen of Morgagni (sterno-costal hiatus), displacing the heart leftwards and posteriorly and compressing the right ventricle (RV), giving to it a tubular shape.The signal characteristics were typical of fat tissue, with hyperintense signal in T1 and T2 weighted black blood images and homogeneus signal suppression on STIR T2 black blood images. Short axis real time cine images, performed during deep inspiration, showed an early diastolic ventricular septal bounce, with flattening of the interventricular septum during mid-late diastole: they represented signs of diastolic dysfunction of the right ventricle, resembling a sort of "pseudo-constrictive" pathophysiological model. The patient was thus referred to surgical repair of the diaphragmatic defect.