Combined Hookwire and Methylene Blue Localization of Pulmonary Nodules: Analysis of 74 Patients

Conclusions This study demonstrates that utilization of Hawkins hookwire in combination with methylene blue injection is an effective method to successfully localize pulmonary nodules for thoracoscopic wedge resection and should prompt further investigation for its utilization.
Source: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

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Authors: Mori H, Kato R, Ikeda Y, Tsutsui K, Hasegawa S, Tanaka S, Iwanaga S, Nakano S, Muramatsu T, Sumitomo N, Matsumoto K Abstract Right ventricular (RV) lead perforations are relatively rare but a potentially life-threatening complication of surgical implantations of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs). The result of percutaneous simple lead traction after lead perforations in the Japanese population has not been well clarified.We retrospectively studied 1359 patients (pacemakers [PMs], 973 patients; implantable cardioverter defibrillators [ICD], 386 patients) from April 2007 to December 2018 who und...
Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
We describe a novel technique of exclusively intraluminal repair of postintubation tracheobronchial laceration using conventional endoscopic instrumentation through a 14.1-mm rigid bronchoscope.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsFreedom from reoperation after CVR repair was 93% at 5 years and 86% at 10 years. A small proportion of patients who do not undergo diverticulum resection and aberrant left subclavian artery reimplantation at the time of CVR repair will require reintervention in the future.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 109, Issue 2Author(s): Andrea L. Axtell, Philicia Moonsamy, Jacob P. Dal-Bianco, Jonathan J. Passeri, Thoralf M. Sundt, Serguei MelnitchoukBackgroundTo review the efficacy of a minimally invasive surgical technique for mitral valve (MV) repair, we analyzed a nonresectional technique for degenerative mitral regurgitation.MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed on 101 consecutive patients who underwent a minimally invasive MV repair for severe degenerative mitral regurgitation between 2014 and 2017. All patients underwent a right lateral mini...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
We describe a novel technique for the creation of a pleural tent and pleurectomy via the use of a laparoscopic hernia balloon. In this method a Spacemaker ™ Structural Balloon Trocar (Covidien, USA) is tunnelled under the pleura at the site of thoracotomy or video assisted thoracoscopic surgery port and incrementally inflated under vision. This method is less traumatic than traditional methods, is more likely to provide an intact pleural tent, and a llows the surgeon to operate in a near bloodless operative field.
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsMinimally invasive reoperative AVR with a sutureless or rapid-deployment prosthesis is a safe and feasible treatment strategy, resulting in fast recovery and improved postoperative outcome with no mortality and an acceptable complication rate.
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Minimally invasive reoperative AVR with a sutureless or rapid-deployment prosthesis is a safe and feasible treatment strategy, resulting in fast recovery and improved postoperative outcome with no mortality and an acceptable complication rate. PMID: 31954690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
We report the case of a 4-year-old boy with a neuromucoepidermoid carcinoma of the left main bronchus. Complete resection of the carcinoma and reconstruction of the carina between lower and upper lobe by means of an end-to-end anastomosis was performed via a left-sided thoracotomy. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text
Source: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon Reports - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report: Thoracic Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 January 2020Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Motoaki Yasukawa, Tomoko Uchiyama, Takeshi Kawaguchi, Noriyoshi Sawabata, Chiho Ohbayashi, Shigeki TaniguchiAbstractBackgroundThymic atypical carcinoid has high recurrence and metastasis rates due to frequent lymph node metastases. The aim of the study is to report a case of atypical thymic carcinoid mimicking a paraganglioma and to further explain the benefits of using median sternotomy (MS) approach even in thymic epithelial tumours (TETs) sized less than 5 cm.Case presentationThe patient was a 59-year...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM) is a potential cause of hemothorax. The risk of PAVM rupture is reported to be higher during pregnancy for several reasons, including increased body fluid and a change in hormonal conditions. A 34-year-old pregnant woman suddenly felt right chest pain and dyspnea in the 28th week of gestation. Chest X-ray and computed tomography showed massive right pleural effusion. Her vital signs gradually deteriorated with hemorrhagic shock, necessitating emergency surgery. During exploratory thoracoscopy, active bleeding from the middle lobe was noticed and gauze packing was required...
Source: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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