Traumatic retrosternal hematoma leading to extra-pericardial cardiac tamponade—Case report
ConclusionA careful assessment with high clinical suspicion along with CT Scan is the best way to diagnose extra pericardial tamponade cause by sternal fracture.
This study evaluated whether or not patterns of emphysema and their qualitative and quantitative severity can predict the risk of complications with post-computed tomography (CT)-guided transthoracic lung biopsy (TTLB).Materials and methodsThree hundred and ninety-seven patients who underwent CT-guided TTLB in 2010 –2018 were retrospectively reviewed. The severity of emphysema and presence of perilesional emphysema were assessed visually using the Fleischner Society classification. Ninety seven of the 397 patients underwent quantitative analysis of emphysema. Complications, including pneumothorax, chest tube insertio...
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Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PcP) occurs exclusively in immunocompromised patients. About 50% of PcP is HIV related, the other half is associated with immunosuppression for other reasons . If PcP progresses to an acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) requiring intensive care and invasive mechanical ventilation, the prognosis is generally poor  and mortality is about 80% if additional veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) support is necessary . Despite lack of clear evidence , VV-ECMO has become an integral part in the rescue therapy of severe ARDS. Moreover, some centres start VV-E...
CONCLUSION: ENB is a minimally invasive procedure reaching acceptable sensitivity in the most difficult patients. ENB can be recommended for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules when no other procedure is successful or possible. Its use as a first choice procedure is, for the moment, limited by the cost, but must be weighed against that of non-diagnostic procedures, and the cost of complications of trans-thoracic lung biopsies. PMID: 31522946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In this study, we reported the safety and efficacy of hypofractionated 192Ir source stereotactic ablative brachytherapy (SABT) with coplanar template assistance for peripheral lung cancer, and compared the dosimetric parameters between SABT and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT). Material and methods: Thirty-three peripheral lung cancer patients, with the gross lung tumor volume (GTVL) 0.05); the remaining dosimetric parameters were significantly lower in SABT than in SBRT (all p
ConclusionsCT-guided microcoil insertion followed by uniportal VATS resection was a safe and feasible procedure having a minimal associated complications rate and offering surgeons the ease of localization of small intrapulmonary nodules.
In this report we discuss and highlight the rare pleural complications associated with GPA, and alert clinicians to monitor for these important complications even after disease-modifying treatment is initiated.
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ConclusionsEndovascular coil fiducial placement for lung SBRT is associated with high procedural success rates and lower rates of clinically relevant complications than transthoracic marker placement.