video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS)
Clinical feature of diagnostic challenging cases for pleural biopsy in patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2020 January 24 [Link] Hashimoto M, Sato A, Kuroda A, Nakamura A, Nakamichi T, Kondo N, Yuki M, Nabeshima K, Tsujimura T, Hasegawa S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Pleural biopsy through video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS pleural biopsy) is the most reliable diagnostic procedure for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). However, definitive diagnosis of…Read More
Video-assisted thoracoscopic PlasmaJet ablation for malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Journal of visualized surgery 2018 March [Link] Perikleous P, Asadi N, Anikin V Abstract The role of surgery in malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) remains debatable; nonetheless the relative advantages of different surgical approaches are frequently reassessed and reconsidered. While extensive operations and longer recovery periods can be justified for a group of carefully selected patients,…Read More
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…Read More
Video assisted thoracoscopic and open chest surgery in diagnosis and treatment of malignant pleural diseases
Journal of Visualized Surgery 2017 June 22 [Link] Perikleous P, Waller DA Abstract Parenchymal cancers of lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract and ovaries as well as lymphomas and mesotheliomas are among the most common cancer types causing malignant effusions, though almost all tumour types have been reported to cause a malignant effusion. The prognosis heavily depends…Read More
Chest pain and recurrent chylothorax: an unusual presentation of malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Respirology Case Reports 2017 June [Link] Darley DR, Granger E, Glanville AR Abstract Malignant mesothelioma presenting with recurrent chylous effusion is rare. We describe the case of a 34-year-old female Macedonian immigrant who presented with central chest pain and subsequently a left-sided chylous pleural effusion. The diagnosis was made on pleural biopsy via video-assisted thoracoscopic…Read More
Pharmacokinetic evaluation of intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic chemotherapy using cisplatin in patients with malignant pleural effusion
Lung Cancer (Netherlands) 2017 February [Epub 2016 December 21] [Link] Sakaguchi H, Ishida H, Nitanda H, Yamazaki N, Kaneko K, Kobayashi K Abstract OBJECTIVES: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) has a poor prognosis. Most patients are treated with tube thoracostomy and sclerotherapy, although its success rate is around 64%. We have investigated intrapleural perfusion with hyperthermic…Read More
Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: A Novel Mini-Invasive Technique
Innovations (Philadelphia, PA) 2016 December 6 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Caronia FP1, Fiorelli A, Santini M, Arrigo E Abstract We report a novel less-invasive extrapleural pneumonectomy for early-stage malignant pleural mesothelioma without rib spreading. Our approach is unique and differed from the previously reported cases, because we used one skin incision and two small…Read More
Management of malignant pleural mesothelioma – part 1: epidemiology, diagnosis, and staging : Consensus of the Austrian Mesothelioma Interest Group (AMIG)
Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 2016 September 12 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Geltner C1, Errhalt P, Baumgartner B, Ambrosch G, Machan B, Eckmayr J, Klikovits T, Hoda MA, Popper H, Klepetko W; Austrian Mesothelioma Interest Group (AMIG) Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare malignant disease that in the majority of cases is associated with asbestos…Read More
Evaluation of predictive value of pleural CEA in patients with pleural effusions and histological findings: A prospective study and literature review
Clinical Biochemistry 2016 August 10 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tozzoli R, Basso SM, D’Aurizio F, Metus P, Lumachi F Abstract OBJECTIVES: Pleural effusion recognizes heterogeneous etiology and pathogenesis and requires invasive diagnostic procedures. Usually, after pleural fluid analysis, 30-50% of patients with malignant pleural effusion exhibit negative pleural cytology, and the sensitivity of image-guided…Read More
A randomised study comparing the effectiveness of acupuncture or morphine versus the combination for the relief of dyspnoea in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma.
European Journal of Cancer (Oxford, England: 1990) 2016 May 5 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Minchom A, Punwani R, Filshie J, Bhosle J, Nimako K, Myerson J, Gunapala R, Popat S, O’Brien ME. Abstract BACKGROUND: Dyspnoea is one of the commonest symptoms of lung cancer. Opioids can reduce dyspnoea. This study investigates acupuncture for relief…Read More