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Category Archives: Pleural Biopsy

Surgery to remove a sample of the tissue that lines the lungs and the inside of the chest wall which is then examined to check for disease or infection.

Malignant pleural mesothelioma: The role of surgery

Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 2018 October 10 [Link] Fournel L1, Janet-Vendroux A2, Canny-Hamelin E2, Mansuet-Lupo A, Guinet C, Bobbio A, Damotte D, Alifano M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and highly aggressive disease, whose incidence is increasing. Asbestos is the primary causal agent. STATE OF KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge about MPM has evolved. […]

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[Clinical and pathological profile of the pleural malignant mesothelioma: A retrospective study about 30 cases].

Revue de Pneumologie Clinique 2018 October 4 [Link] Mlika M, Lamzirbi O, Limam M, Mejri N, Ben Saad S, Chaouch N, Ben Miled K, Marghli A, Mezni F Abstract BACKGROUND: The malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare tumour usually associated to asbestos exposure. The delay between the exposure and the occurrence of the cancer […]

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Diagnostic rentability of close pleural biopsy: Tru-cut vs. Cope

Revista Medica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social 2018 January Valdez-López HG, Cano-Rodríguez AI, Montemayor-Chapa M, Castillo-Sánchez JF Abstract BACKGROUND: The prevalence of pleural effusion in Mexico is over 400 per 100 000 inhabitants. The etiology is infectious in 45.7% and neoplastic in 32.6%. Closed pleural biopsy sensibility is 48-70% in cancer and 50-59% in […]

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Mesothelioma with a Large Prevascular Lymph Node: N1 Involvement or Something Different?

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018 January 18 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Berzenji L, Van Schil PE, Snoeckx A, Hertoghs M, Carp L Abstract A 64-year-old man presented with a large amount of right-sided pleural fluid upon imaging, together with calcified pleural plaques and an enlarged nodular structure in the prevascular mediastinum, presumably an […]

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Large primary pleural synovial sarcoma with severe dyspnea: a case report

Surgical Case Reports [Epub 2017 February 15] [Link] Yamaki M, Yonehara S, Noriyuki T Abstract BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant neoplasm of soft tissues. It occurs mainly in the extremities and is closely related to tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. Primary synovial sarcoma of the pleura and lungs is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: […]

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A Single-Institution Experience in Percutaneous Image-Guided Biopsy of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Cardiovascular and interventional radiology 2017 January 30 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Welch BT, Eiken PW, Atwell TD, Peikert T, Yi ES, Nichols F, Schmit GD Abstract PURPOSE:Mesothelioma has been considered a difficult pathologic diagnosis to achieve via image-guided core needle biopsy. The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic sensitivity of percutaneous […]

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Flex-rigid pleuroscopic biopsy with the SB knife Jr is a novel technique for diagnosis of malignant or benign fibrothorax

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2016 November [Link] Wang XB, Yin Y, Miao Y, Eberhardt R, Hou G, Herth FJ, Kang J Abstract Diagnosing pleural effusion is challenging, especially in patients with malignant or benign fibrothorax, which is difficult to sample using standard flexible forceps (SFF) via flex-rigid pleuroscopy. An adequate sample is crucial for the […]

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Malignant pleural mesothelioma with lacrimal gland metastasis

Acta Ophthalmologica 2016 December 9 [Epub 2016 July 16] [Link] Hanafi H, Verdijk RM, Paridaens D Abstract PURPOSE: To describe a rare clinical case of biopsy-proven metastatic mesothelioma of the lacrimal gland which responded well to chemo and radiation therapy. METHODS: Interventional case report. RESULTS: A 55-year-old woman with an untreated malignant biopsy-proven pleural mesothelioma […]

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Diagnostic Utility of Pleural Fluid Cell Block versus Pleural Biopsy Collected by Flex-Rigid Pleuroscopy for Malignant Pleural Disease: A Single Center Retrospective Analysis

PLoS One 2016 November 23 [Link] Miyoshi S, Sasada S, Izumo T, Matsumoto Y, Tsuchida T Abstract BACKGROUND: Some trials recently demonstrated the benefit of targeted treatment for malignant disease; therefore, adequate tissues are needed to detect the targeted gene. Pleural biopsy using flex-rigid pleuroscopy and pleural effusion cell block analysis are both useful for […]

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Semi-Rigid Thoracoscopic Punch Biopsy Using a Hybrid Knife with a High-Pressure Water Jet for the Diagnosis of Pleural Effusions

Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases 31 August 2016 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Yin Y, Eberhardt R, Wang XB, Wang QY, Kang J, Herth FJ, Hou G Abstract Semi-rigid thoracoscopy is an important technique in the definitive diagnosis of pleural diseases with high diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. Obtaining adequate samples from thickened pleura is […]

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