Robotic assisted-bronchoscopy: technical tips and lessons learned from the initial experience with sampling peripheral lung lesions

Peripheral pulmonary nodules are increasingly detected in patients screened for lung cancer or during disease progression of thoracic or extrathoracic malignancies. Sampling these lesions requires surgery, com...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Technical advance Source Type: research

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Precise medical imaging and analysis could enable early detection of lung cancer, help determine its exact size and location, and significantly improve diagnosis and treatment. This is usually done in a process called segmentation, which uses computers to identify the boundaries of the lung from surrounding thoracic tissue on CT images. From this process, a detailed 3-D map of the airways may be generated that can help to plan and navigate a bronchoscopy procedure to obtain biopsy samples and to perform other clinical interventions. “Until now, t...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging Source Type: news
Condition:   Lung Cancer Interventions:   Other: Bronchoscopy;   Other: Research Procedures Sponsors:   NYU Langone Health;   National Cancer Institute (NCI) Not yet recruiting
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We report a surgical case of a solitary pulmonary metastasis in which the lesion grew from a cyst into a nodular lesion within the cyst with time. An 82 ‐year‐old male, who had undergone sigmoid colon cancer surgery (at the age of 78 years) and primary lung cancer surgery (at the age of 81 years), was found to have a cavitating lesion in the left lower lobe on chest computed tomography (CT). A chest CT that had been performed just before the primary lung cancer surgery revealed a small thin‐walled cyst at the same site at which the cavity was detected in the current CT. Bronchoscopic examination reveale...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 August 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Daisuke Himeji, Gen-ichi Tanaka, Chikara Fukuyama, Atsushi Yamanaka, Ritsuya Shiiba, Sayaka Moriguchi, Kousuke MarutsukaAbstractA 70-year-old woman diagnosed with advanced, non-resectable programmed cell death ligand 1-positive-non-small-cell lung carcinoma was treated with pembrolizumab as first-line therapy. Soon after therapy initiation, she presented with severe dyspnea, and chest computed tomography revealed a soft tissue mass in the lower trachea of the right main bronchus. During bronchoscopy, she became severely hyp...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Condition:   Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Intervention:   Device: Bronchoscopic Partial Cryoablation Sponsor:   NYU Langone Health Not yet recruiting
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Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic SurgeryAuthor(s): Paolo Scanagatta, Simone Furia, Alessandro Pardolesi, Luigi Rolli, Alessandra Fabbri, Silvia Stacchiotti, Ugo PastorinoAbstractA 71-year old former smoker male was referred for worsening hemoptysis from a hilar left tumor without radiologic or bronchoscopic identification of the bleeding source. He underwent to an urgent upper lobectomy extended to the pericardium and left phrenic nerve in order to control active bleeding.Histology revealed a malignant triton tumor (MTT), a rare aggressive subtype of malignant peripheral nerve ...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
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