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Jacobs Michael J - - 2010
In our experience, single-stage open repair of descending thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms with concurrent aortic arch disease is technically feasible via a high left thoracotomy or a thoracolaparotomy. Distal aortic and antegrade brain perfusion, in combination with brain and spinal cord protection, seems to contribute to adequate surgical and ...
Braun Anne - - 2010
Restenosis remains the main complication of balloon angioplasty and/or stent implantation. Preclinical testing of new pharmacologic agents preventing restenosis largely rely on porcine models, where restenosis is assessed after endothelial abrasion of the arterial wall or stent implantation. We combined endothelial cell denudation and implantation of stents to develop a ...
Ibinaiye P O - - 2009
A 45 year old trader presented with history of persistent productive cough, progressively increasing dyspnoea, malaise and fever of 6 months prior to presentations. He also complained of severe lower backache and stiffness that radiated to both legs of 5 years duration. Chest radiograph revealed left apical fibrosis, coarse, linear ...
Kang Young Ae - - 2009
We investigated the utility of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) for differentiating pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) from bacterial community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in South Korea, a country with an intermediate TB burden. We conducted a prospective study, enrolling 87 participants with suspected CAP in a community-based referral hospital. A clinical ...
Flaherty G - - 2011
Primary leiomyosarcomas of the pulmonary artery are very rare tumours with 30 cases reported in the English literature. Herein, we report the first case with evidence of a renal metastasis. The tumour was discovered at autopsy in a 61-year-old woman who had presented with shortness of breath and chest pain. ...
Lima M - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this paper was to report the management of a very rare malformative association of Left Pulmonary Artery (LPA) sling and Tracheal Lobe which is not still reported in scientific literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Authors describe the clinical case of a 6 years old girl that ...
Koch Achim - - 2010
A 64-year-old male developed chest pain while gardening. Aortic dissection and coronary artery disease were excluded but chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed an aneurysmic enlargement of the pulmonary artery and a fluttering structure within. He underwent immediate sternotomy for replacement of the pulmonary artery. Histology showed an intimal sarcoma ...
Talwar Sachin - - 2010
In this report, we present our experience with successful pulmonary valve repair for pulmonary regurgitation in a 15-year-old patient who had undergone percutaneous pulmonary balloon valvuloplasty for pulmonary stenosis in the neonatal period. The pathological findings and the technique of repair are described in detail as the number of such ...
Stella Franco - - 2009
A 79-year-old woman had a primary tumor of the pulmonary artery, which was initially diagnosed as chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. Multislice angio-computed tomography showed a solid mass in the right pulmonary artery. Radical resection of the tumor was achieved by right pneumonectomy via a transsternal transpericardial approach. The patient was alive ...
Ciobanu Laura D - - 2009
Elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), neglected in terms of pulmonary rehabilitation some decades ago, have nowadays evidence-based recommendations to attend it. There are no serious limitations excepting the locomotor handicap (neurological and musculoskeletal disability), severe cardiovascular and cognitive impairment. Multiple outcomes are expected to show up, as ...
Hou Yulong - - 2010
A 72-year-old woman with pulmonary artery intimal sarcoma was successfully treated with surgery. With heightened clinical awareness and technological advancement, more and more cases were diagnosed definitely before operation. Computed tomography of the chest showed a mass in right ventricular extending to pulmonary trunk and the left pulmonary artery. The ...
Siela Debra - - 2009
Critically ill obese patients have many challenging pulmonary problems. The first key is to understand pathophysiology in the pulmonary system related to obesity. Second, it is important to identify the altered physical assessments and diagnostics that occur because of the pulmonary pathophysiology of obesity. Lastly, one should be aware of ...
Bulley Catherine - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pulmonary rehabilitation has been found to be an effective strategy for managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, attendance at such programmes is not optimal, therefore, this study aimed to develop an in-depth understanding of views regarding attendance at pulmonary rehabilitation and experiences which may have shaped ...
Ozer Necla - - 2009
Acquired pulmonary stenosis is rare in adults and may be missed unless a high index of suspicion is present. Extrinsic pulmonic stenosis is even rarer and predominantly caused by external thoracic masses creating non-dynamic obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract. A 20-year-old female was referred to our center with ...
Goksel Onur S - - 2009
Pulmonary arterial sling, rare in itself, is even rarer when associated with tetralogy of Fallot. Successful single-stage correction of this combination, with extensive pulmonary arterial reconstruction, has been reported only occasionally. We describe our experience with an 18 month-old girl, showing that extensive reconstruction of both the pulmonary arteries and ...
Kan Chung-Dann - - 2009
Sano's modification of the right ventricle to main pulmonary artery shunt improves the surgical results of the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Usually the transected distal stump of the main pulmonary artery is reconstructed by direct suturing of a polytetrafluoroethylene tube or suturing on a pericardial bifurcation patch. ...
Izumi Nobuhiro - - 2009
An 18-year-old woman presented with hemoptysis during long-distant running. A chest computed tomographic scan revealed a well-demarcated, round-shaped, solitary mass (3.0 cm in diameter) in the left pulmonary hilum. The bleeding was getting more often and a left upper lobectomy was carried out to avoid critical airway bleeding. A solid ...
Yamamoto Hiroshi - - 2009
We describe surgical and adjuvant therapeutic management of a right ventricular (RV) sarcoma and pulmonary artery occlusion. Echocardiographic evaluation of a 39-year-old man with exertional dyspnea revealed a tumor mass in the right ventricle, pulmonary trunk, and bilateral pulmonary arteries. The tumor was resected with concomitant pulmonary valvotomy, but the ...
Chen Fengshi - - 2009
Pulmonary metastasectomy in osteosarcoma can lead to long-term survival, but the role for repeat pulmonary metastasectomy is undefined. To confirm the value of repeat pulmonary resection of recurrent pulmonary metastases, we herein reviewed our institutional experience. Between 1989 and 2007, 25 patients with pulmonary metastases from osteosarcomas of the extremities ...
Hu Xiao-Peng - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Primary pulmonary artery sarcomas are rare and lethal tumors that are usually diagnosed during surgery or autopsy. We present six cases of primary pulmonary artery sarcomas and discuss clinical features, differential diagnosis, surgical treatment, and outcome of the tumors. METHODS: Between January 1994 and ...
Dominguez Garcia O - - 2009
A newborn female experienced severe respiratory distress immediately after delivery. She presented with intense cyanosis, refractory hypoxemia, and acidosis. The deterioration was rapidly progressive, leading to the child's demise. The autopsy showed common pulmonary vein atresia, the most severe form of pulmonary venous drainage obstruction. Subpleural and interstitial pulmonary lymphagiectasias ...
Saey D - - 2009
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and an important worldwide cause of disability and handicap. Centered around exercise training, pulmonary rehabilitation is a global, multidisciplinary, individualized and comprehensive approach acting on the patient as a whole and not only on the pulmonary ...
Zaheer Sumbul - - 2009
This case demonstrates the utility of performing F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography for the investigation of an unresolving pulmonary embolus, where early diagnosis of tumor thrombus or primary neoplastic conditions of the pulmonary artery may be made. Choriocarcinoma presenting within the pulmonary artery is rare although a literature review ...
Kim Gou Young - - 2009
Pulmonary adenocarcinoma is a common malignancy that often involves calcification; however, bone formation in primary lung adenocarcinoma is extremely rare. In ten cases of primary pulmonary adenocarcinoma with heterotopic ossification, we detected immunoreactivity against TGF-beta1, osteopontin, osteocalcin and Runx2 in the fibroblastic stroma and tumor cells within the area of ...
Wang Chih-Wei - - 2009
To date, there is no reliable immunohistochemical marker that discriminates between primary pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and cervical SCC metastatic to the lung. In this study, immunohistochemical staining of p16 was performed on 33 primary pulmonary SCCs, 48 primary cervical SCCs, and 17 cases of cervical SCC with pulmonary ...
Seol Hyun-Joo - - 2009
Primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma is an extremely rare condition that is difficult to diagnose. In this report, we describe a case of primary pulmonary choriocarcinoma that presented with a hemothorax, initially diagnosed as an ectopic pregnancy. The patient was treated successfully with surgery followed by combination chemotherapy. In rare instances such ...
Kritsaneepaiboon Supika - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence and anatomic distribution of pulmonary embolism (PE) in a group of consecutive pediatric patients with clinically suspected PE using MDCT pulmonary angiography (pulmonary CTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We used our hospital information system to retrospectively identify all consecutive pediatric ...
Kodikara Sarathchandra - - 2009
Pulmonary artery aneurysms are rare. The estimated incidence is 1 in 14,000 in autopsies. Bilateral main pulmonary artery aneurysms have not been previously reported in the literature. A 36-year-old woman who has been diagnosed as having an ostium secundum defect with severe pulmonary hypertension was found dead. Autopsy revealed an ...
Tanaka Toshiki - - 2009
The Harmonic Ace ultrasonic scalpel (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc, Cincinnati, Ohio), has been widely used in endoscopic surgery to divide systemic vessels, but not pulmonary vessels. We describe our initial clinical experience of using it for pulmonary vessel division. The Harmonic Ace was used to divide pulmonary vessels 5 mm or ...
Reed Scott D - - 2009
Spinal lymphoma and concurrent pulmonary filariasis are reported in a pet rabbit. The rabbit presented for pelvic limb paralysis resulting from extradural spinal lymphoma, presumably rising from the body of the sixth lumbar vertebra. The neoplasm was subsequently immunophenotyped as a B-cell lymphoma. Pulmonary filariasis was an incidental finding at ...
Sanoussi A - - 2009
A 51-year-old woman with a giant pulmonary artery aneurysm was referred to our department for surgical opinion. Imaging study confirmed a large aneurysmal dilatation of the left pulmonary artery starting in the pulmonary trunk. There was no underlying pathology except for a pulmonary commissurotomy 20 years previously for a significant ...
Seale Anna N - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: To define the patterns of flow of blood to the lungs in fetuses with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia. BACKGROUND: In this condition, supply of blood to the lungs is provided via an arterial duct or systemic-to-pulmonary collateral arteries, or very rarely through other conduits such as coronary ...
Chaudhry Rama - - 2009
Leptospirosis is spirochetal zoonosis. It is endemic in India and pulmonary manifestations of this disease remain under-recognised. We describe a case with leptospirosis with pulmonary manifestations and highlight the importance of its early and accurate diagnosis. The case also highlights the importance of considering leptospirosis in the differential diagnosis in ...
Hraska Viktor - - 2009
Controversy persists regarding the management of patients suffering from tetralogy of Fallot with absent pulmonary valve syndrome. Airway obstruction caused by the dilated pulmonary arteries is the determining factor in the mortality of symptomatic newborns and infants. A number of surgical techniques for the reduction of bronchial obstruction have been ...
Ishiguro Takashi - - 2009
A 68-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for indistinct consciousness, progressive dyspnea, night sweats and fever of 2 weeks duration. Hypoxemia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase were found. Computed tomography was negative except for a small bilateral pleural effusion. Chest perfusion scintigraphy showed inhomogeneous perfusion thought unlikely to ...
Juan Carlos Leandro Perez ...
We present the case of a 41-year-old woman who presented with chest pain. CT for possible pulmonary embolism showed a mass filling the left main pulmonary artery, with imaging features suggestive of pulmonary angiosarcoma. Open thoracotomy for excision of the mass revelaed no mass, only evidence of a chronic pulmonary ...
Springmeyer Steven C - - 2008
Pulmonary rehabilitation confers significant benefit to patients with COPD. The beneficial effects are seen in dyspnea and health-related quality of life. These measures are often considered in clinical trials as study endpoints. Pulmonary rehabilitation may affect the study population and study enrollment in clinical trials of other therapies in COPD, ...
Miyoshi K - - 2008
Primary chylopericardium is an uncommon entity, and its association with pulmonary lymphedema has been rarely reported.We describe a case of primary chylopericardium with pulmonary lymphedema developing into hypoxemia. The pulmonary lesions were histologically diagnosed as pulmonary lymphangiectasis and lymphedema on lung biopsies. Lymphedema seems to suggest the existence of chylous ...
He Wenxin - - 2008
Pulmonary blastoma is a rare malignant lesion with a poor prognosis. We described a case of a 47-year-old woman with a large biphasic pulmonary blastoma, involving the left pulmonary artery. Under cardiopulmonary bypass, it was treated with radical left intrapericardial pneumonectomy and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. Subsequent chemotherapy and radiotherapy was used. ...
TANAE, Hidetsugu
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Rodriguez Fausto J - - 2007
The Carney triad is the clinical association of gastric stromal sarcomas, pulmonary cartilaginous tumors, and extra-adrenal paragangliomas. The pulmonary tumors are its second commonest component and have been misinterpreted clinically and pathologically as metastases from the gastric tumors and pulmonary cartilaginous hamartomas, respectively. They have not been previously described in ...
Scott John W - - 2007
Left pulmonary artery hypoplasia in the setting of Fontan circulation predisposes to pulmonary artery discontinuity. We describe a novel approach to correct post-Fontan left pulmonary artery discontinuity by a strategy to produce isolated left pulmonary artery growth, followed by a catheter-based reincorporation of the left pulmonary artery into the Fontan ...
Imperato Jason - - 2006
The aging process results in changes in pulmonary physiology that make the elderly population more susceptible to pulmonary disease. These physiologic changes also alter the clinical presentation of such diseases, making the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disorders particularly challenging for the clinician. It is important for the clinician to ...
Alba Augusta S - - 2006
Pulmonary rehabilitation includes the rehabilitation of not only patients with respiratory failure in need of ventilatory support but also patients with primary pulmonary disease. New advances in medical management now offer treatment to patients with end-stage emphysema, pulmonary hypertension, and interstitial disease, and the principles of rehabilitation can add both ...
Bartels Matthew N - - 2006
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the most common form of primary pulmonary disability. Few effective treatment options exist for it, but recently, lung-volume reduction surgery (LVRS) has been shown to be effective in selected patients with emphysema. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an integral part of the preparation for and recovery ...
Kurkcuoglu Ibrahim Can - - 2005
Pulmonary hypoplasia is a bronchopulmonary foregut anomaly characterized by a decreased number of alveoli and decreased alveolar air space. At autopsy, pulmonary hypoplasia is one of the important causes of death in newborns and infants. Pulmonary hypoplasia is rare in adults. In this paper, we present a case of pulmonary ...
Kukulj Suzana - - 2004
A case is presented of pulmonary botryomycosis in a 61-year-old man with a massive right-side pulmonary infiltrate which looked like a tumor (on X-ray). Microscopic examination of a transbronchial biopsy specimen revealed chronic suppurative inflammation, which did not regress despite intensive antibiotic therapy for a period of two months. Histological ...
Azuma Arata - - 2003
Dendriform pulmonary ossification is an extremely rare disease, which is usually found and analysed postmortem. Pathogenesis of pulmonary ossification is therefore still unknown. We describe two males in the same family (a 29 year-old patients and his 58 year-old father) with pulmonary ossification. The young male was symptomatic pneumothorax but ...
Salanitri John - - 2002
Acute pulmonary schistosomiasis occurs in non-immune hosts, particularly visitors to regions where Schistosoma species are endemic. While radiological findings of acute pulmonary schistosomiasis might resemble neoplastic or granulomatous disease, an appropriate travel history might suggest the diagnosis. With rising popularity of travel to Africa and South-East Asia, the incidence of ...
Shelley J. Newman
A unique case of primary pulmonary leiomyosarcoma was diagnosed postmortem in an adult white Carneau pigeon (Columba livia) that had presented with respiratory distress, lethargy, and anorexia nonresponsive to antibiotic treatment. Histologically, the pulmonary mass was composed of multiple interlacing bands of malignant spindle cells. Prominent eosinophilic staining of these ...
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