thoracic diseases


Summary: Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.

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  1. Budweiser S, Meyer K, Jörres R, Heinemann F, Wild P, Pfeifer M. Nutritional depletion and its relationship to respiratory impairment in patients with chronic respiratory failure due to COPD or restrictive thoracic diseases. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2008;62:436-43 pubmed a predictor for mortality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), less information on prevalence and mechanisms is available in patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) due to restrictive thoracic diseases (RTD).
  2. Kluge A, Gerriets T, Muller C, Ekinci O, Neumann T, Dill T, et al. [Thoracic real-time MRI: experience from 2200 examinations in acute and ill-defined thoracic diseases]. Rofo. 2005;177:1513-21 pubmed
    ..demonstrate typical findings, analyze the diagnostic potential in subgroups with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) and aortic dissection (AD), and describe the influence of real-time MRI on the role of MRI in acute thoracic diseases.
  3. Bando H, Nishio T, Bamba H, Uno T, Hisa Y. Vocal fold paralysis as a sign of chest diseases: a 15-year retrospective study. World J Surg. 2006;30:293-8 pubmed
    ..Depending on the situation, chest x-ray is not enough for detecting the primary lesion. The objective of this study was to discuss the diagnostic procedure for VFP based on the retrospective analysis of the cases...
  4. Chang J, Lee H, Goo J, Lee H, Lee J, Chung J, et al. False positive and false negative FDG-PET scans in various thoracic diseases. Korean J Radiol. 2006;7:57-69 pubmed
    ..In this review, we illustrate false positive and negative findings of PET scan in a variety of diseases...
  5. Beales P, Bland E, Tobin J, Bacchelli C, Tuysuz B, Hill J, et al. IFT80, which encodes a conserved intraflagellar transport protein, is mutated in Jeune asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy. Nat Genet. 2007;39:727-9 pubmed
    ..Knockdown of ift80 in zebrafish resulted in cystic kidneys, and knockdown in Tetrahymena thermophila produced shortened or absent cilia...
  6. Song S, Jun B, Cho K, Lee S, Kim Y, Park S. CT evaluation of vocal cord paralysis due to thoracic diseases: a 10-year retrospective study. Yonsei Med J. 2011;52:831-7 pubmed publisher
    To discuss computed tomography (CT) evaluation of the etiology of vocal cord paralysis (VCP) due to thoracic diseases.
  7. Ueno J, Murase T, Yoneda K, Tsujikawa T, Sakiyama S, Kondoh K. Three-dimensional imaging of thoracic diseases with multi-detector row CT. J Med Invest. 2004;51:163-70 pubmed
    ..Three-dimensional (3D) volume data from MDCT provides various unique applications on thoracic diseases. These includes isotropic viewings, use of multiplanar reformation (MPR), maximum and minimum intensity ..
  8. Wold P, Farrell M. Pleural nodularity in a patient with pyrexia of unknown origin. Chest. 2002;122:718-20 pubmed
  9. Alavi A, Gupta N, Alberini J, Hickeson M, Adam L, Bhargava P, et al. Positron emission tomography imaging in nonmalignant thoracic disorders. Semin Nucl Med. 2002;32:293-321 pubmed
    ..Finally, the value of FDG-PET in differentiating benign from malignant diseases of the pleura including asbestosis-related disorders is described at the conclusion of this comprehensive review...

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  1. Kaneko Y, Hirata Y, Achiwa I, Morishita H, Soto H, Kobayahsi J. Adhesion barrier reduces postoperative adhesions after cardiac surgery. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2012;20:257-62 pubmed publisher
    ..The use of adhesion barrier is recommended in planned staged procedures and those in which future reoperation is likely. ..
  2. Baldolli A, Coeuret S, Le Pennec V, Agostini D, Verdon R. Thoracic splenosis mimicking a pleuropneumonia: A case report. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017;96:e7552 pubmed publisher
    ..treatment and invasive procedures while the diagnosis of splenosis only relies upon imaging studies associated with functionnal study of the uptake of particles or cells. ..
  3. Francois C, Demos T, Iqbal N. Pancreaticothoracic fistulas: imaging findings in five patients. Abdom Imaging. 2005;30:761-7 pubmed
    ..CT demonstrated the full extent of the pancreaticothoracic fistula in both patients. Pancreaticothoracic fistulas are rare and may require multiple imaging modalities to establish a diagnosis. ..
  4. Ward J, Wattier B. Technology for enhancing chest auscultation in clinical simulation. Respir Care. 2011;56:834-45 pubmed publisher
    ..We review the application of these technologies and describe options for reproducing lung and heart sounds, as well as their advantages and potential limitations. ..
  5. Santos M, Elias J, Mauad F, Muglia V, Trad C. Magnetic resonance imaging of the chest: current and new applications, with an emphasis on pulmonology. J Bras Pneumol. 2011;37:242-58 pubmed
    ..Finally, the role of MRI has been extended to the identification and characterization of pulmonary nodules, the evaluation of airway diseases, and the characterization of pleural effusion. ..
  6. Kanoh K, Miyazawa T, Kurimoto N, Iwamoto Y, Miyazu Y, Kohno N. Endobronchial ultrasonography guidance for transbronchial needle aspiration using a double-channel bronchoscope. Chest. 2005;128:388-93 pubmed
    ..EBUS-D is useful for diagnosing intrathoracic lymphadenopathy, and the obtained specimen with real-time confirmation of the needle is directly proportional to an accurate diagnosis. ..
  7. Koga T, Watanabe K, Sano M, Ishikawa Y, Bach J. Breathing intolerance index: a new indicator for ventilator use. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006;85:24-30 pubmed
    ..Ventilator users have a significantly higher breathing intolerance index than nonventilator users. The index may be useful for justifying ventilator use. ..
  8. Hu T, Xu Z, Liu W. [Clinical characteristics of Bochdalek hernia in neonates and infants]. Zhongguo Xiu Fu Chong Jian Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2007;21:722-5 pubmed
    ..The standard and timely surgical repairs could improve the curative ratio. Whether the operation was suspended depended on the healthy states of babies. ..
  9. Copetti R, Copetti P, Reissig A. Clinical integrated ultrasound of the thorax including causes of shock in nontraumatic critically ill patients. A practical approach. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012;38:349-59 pubmed publisher
    ..The role and potentiality of integrated ultrasound in cardiac arrest, shock/hypotension and severe dyspnea are considered in this article. ..
  10. Olbrecht V, Abdullah F, Arnold M, Nabaweesi R, Chang D, McIltrot K, et al. Upper sternal depression following Lorenz bar repair of pectus excavatum. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008;24:843-6 pubmed publisher
    ..Appropriate recognition and treatment of this entity will advance patient outcomes and satisfaction after surgery for PE deformities. ..
  11. Kaneda M, Tarukawa T, Watanabe F, Adachi K, Sakai T. Surgical treatment for chronic lung and thoracic cavity infection. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;57:98-103 pubmed publisher
    ..Of the three successful outcomes, recurrence was observed in one case, although it was recurrence of malignant lymphoma associated with chronic empyema. ..
  12. Chatterjee A, Hassan K, Grevitt M. Congenital kypho-scoliosis: a case of thoracic insufficiency syndrome and the limitations of treatment. Eur Spine J. 2012;21:1043-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This article highlights the features of congenital kypho-scoliosis and TIS. The difficulties of treating kyphosis when combined with TIS are discussed together with the limitations of current surgical techniques. ..
  13. Pasqualini M, Percivale A, Gandini A, Baldo S, Saccomani G, Giusto F, et al. Hydatid cyst of the liver: spontaneous rupture with peritoneal and thoracic involvement. Report of a case. Chir Ital. 2007;59:867-72 pubmed
    ..Intrabdominal and intrathoracic cyst rupture still remains a serious complication because of the complexity of the lesions which are often difficult to treat in a one-stage operation. The mortality remains high in various series. ..
  14. Wyttenbach R, Médioni N, Santini P, Vock P, Szucs Farkas Z. Extracardiac findings detected by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Eur Radiol. 2012;22:1295-302 pubmed publisher
    ..Wide review of scout and cine sequences will detect most ECFs. • Education of radiologists is important to identify ECFs on CMR studies. ..
  15. Meng X, Guan X, Zhang H, He S. Computer navigation versus fluoroscopy-guided navigation for thoracic pedicle screw placement: a meta-analysis. Neurosurg Rev. 2016;39:385-91 pubmed publisher
    ..of pedicle insertion and the incidence of complications of thoracic pedicle screw placement in patients with thoracic diseases such as scoliosis and kyphosis...
  16. Mohamed T, Oikawa S. Ultrasonographic characteristics of abdominal and thoracic abscesses in cattle and buffaloes. J Vet Med A Physiol Pathol Clin Med. 2007;54:512-7 pubmed
    ..There were biochemical data of hypoalbuminaemia and hyperglobulinaemia and 90% of tested animals had neutrophilia. Five cows were examined at slaughter, where the ultrasonographic diagnosis was confirmed. ..
  17. Bordage G, Carlin B, Mazmanian P. Continuing medical education effect on physician knowledge: effectiveness of continuing medical education: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Educational Guidelines. Chest. 2009;135:29S-36S pubmed publisher
    ..Future studies of CME should include assessment of applied knowledge, and should incorporate programmatic and collaborative studies of CME. ..
  18. Huang D, Deng W, Li C, Chen S. Craniocervical necrotizing fasciitis of odontogenic origin with thoracic extension. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22:1109-11 pubmed publisher
  19. Fayoumi S, Al Husseini L, Jalil R, Abbasi S. Ectopic pancreatic tissue in the thoracic cavity: report of two cases. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010;90:e25-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Their clinical presentation, imaging, and pathologic findings are described. Both patients underwent total surgical resection of the masses, with no recurrence. ..
  20. Moss J, Festic E, Odell J. Retrocardiac herniation of atelectatic lung into the opposite chest. Ann Thorac Surg. 2012;93:662 pubmed publisher
    ..Postoperatively he was found with increasing dyspnea and oxygen requirements. Computed tomography of the chest showed retrocardiac herniation of atelectatic lung into the contralateral hemithorax. ..
  21. Murphy J, Altit G, Zerhouni S. The intrathoracic kidney: should we fix it?. J Pediatr Surg. 2012;47:970-3 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the largest pediatric series of intrathoracic kidney as well as the first to document the efficacy of nonoperative management with long-term follow-up. ..
  22. Klimeczek P, Zaleska Dorobisz U, Jagas J, Harań T. [The clinical value of computer tomography (CT) of diagnostics of acute thorax pain--a literature review]. Przegl Lek. 2013;70:123-7 pubmed
    ..The authors of this paper deem it necessary to conduct further clinical trials on the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of CT angiography in different patient groups. ..
  23. Alfudhili K, Masci P, Delacoste J, Ledoux J, Berchier G, Dunet V, et al. Current artefacts in cardiac and chest magnetic resonance imaging: tips and tricks. Br J Radiol. 2016;89:20150987 pubmed publisher
    ..This article will focus on the origin and appearance of the most common artefacts encountered in cardiac and chest MRI along with possible correcting methods to avoid or reduce them. ..
  24. Green D. Incidental findings computed tomography of the thorax. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2005;26:14-9 pubmed
    ..This article discusses management issues related to the detection of unexpected findings in different compartments of the thorax. In the future, more detailed outcome data will be available to better guide medical decision-making. ..
  25. Patel N, Pohlman A, Husain A, Noth I, Hall J, Kress J. Conventional transbronchial needle aspiration decreases the rate of surgical sampling of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy. Chest. 2007;131:773-778 pubmed publisher
    ..001). Conventional TBNA using large-bore needles with both cytology and surgical pathology evaluation decreases the need for surgical sampling of the mediastinum to diagnose thoracic lymphadenopathy. ..
  26. Sancho Calvache M, Pomares Amigó X. [Urinothorax: always a transdative pleural effusion?]. Arch Bronconeumol. 2008;44:286 pubmed
  27. Shim S, Kim Y, Lee J, Lee J, Song D. Pleuropulmonary and abdominal paragonimiasis: CT and ultrasound findings. Br J Radiol. 2012;85:403-10 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to review radiological images of patients with Paragonimus westermani (PW) that simultaneously involved the chest and abdomen...
  28. Cady B, Easson A, Aboulafia A, Ferson P. Part 1: Surgical palliation of advanced illness--what's new, what's helpful. J Am Coll Surg. 2005;200:115-27 pubmed
  29. Klein J, Turner C, Ahmed A, Steigman S, Zurakowski D, Fauza D. Chest wall repair with engineered fetal bone grafts: an efficacy analysis in an autologous leporine model. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45:1354-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Amniotic fluid-derived engineered bone may become a practical alternative for perinatal chest wall reconstruction. ..
  30. Masaoka A, Kondo S, Yano M, Araki Y, Nobutomo M. Thoracic deformity and hiatal hernia (intrathoracic stomach) in the elderly. J Thorac Imaging. 2012;27:372-5 pubmed publisher
    ..651 ± 0.251) was significantly lower than that in non-HH patients (2.345 ± 0.460). Enlargement of the anterior-posterior diameter of the thorax occurs in the elderly and is associated with the occurrence of HH. ..
  31. Sato T, Kazama T, Fukuzawa T, Wada M, Sasaki H, Kudo H, et al. Mediastinal tumor resection via open or video-assisted surgery in 31 pediatric cases: Experiences at a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2016;51:530-3 pubmed publisher
    Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has been increasingly used for the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic diseases. Pediatric mediastinal tumors are often difficult to resect because of their proximity to important organs...
  32. Hill J, Horner P, Primack S. ICU imaging. Clin Chest Med. 2008;29:59-76, vi pubmed publisher
    ..It is also important in evaluating monitoring and support devices and associated complications. CT, another useful imaging modality in select patients, can better characterize pulmonary parenchymal and pleural space disease. ..
  33. You J, Purdy I, Rothwell D, Przybysz R, Fang J, Laupacis A. Indications for and results of outpatient computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in Ontario. Can Assoc Radiol J. 2008;59:135-43 pubmed
    ..Further information will be obtained by examining individual indications more closely, and linking these data to administrative databases to evaluate the impact of these imaging tests on clinical practice. ..
  34. Zipfel B, Chiesa R, Kahlberg A, Marone E, Rousseau H, Kaskarelis I, et al. Endovascular repair of traumatic thoracic aortic injury: final results from the relay endovascular registry for thoracic disease. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014;97:774-80 pubmed publisher
    ..5% due to a secondary accident. Actuarial 2-year survival was 93.7%. Thoracic endovascular aortic repair with the Relay stent graft is a safe and effective treatment for patients with traumatic aortic injury. ..
  35. Kroft L, Veldkamp W, Mertens B, Boot M, Geleijns J. Comparison of eight different digital chest radiography systems: variation in detection of simulated chest disease. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005;185:339-46 pubmed
    ..001. The effective dose varied among the digital systems. We found differences in diagnostic performance among the eight different digital chest systems. Differences in detection rates are predominantly explained by detector design. ..
  36. Savino G, Herzog C, Costello P, Schoepf U. 64 slice cardiovascular CT in the emergency department: concepts and first experiences. Radiol Med. 2006;111:481-96 pubmed
    ..This test may thus help to significantly reduce costs and length of hospitalisation. Prospective studies involving larger groups of patients are required to confirm these findings. ..
  37. Mavanur A, Hight D. Pectus excavatum and carinatum: new concepts in the correction of congenital chest wall deformities in the pediatric age group. Conn Med. 2008;72:5-11 pubmed
    ..This report presents the experience at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) in the treatment of these two common deformities using new, less invasive methods with excellent long-term results. ..
  38. Maleux G, Marchal P, Palmers M, Heye S, Verhamme P, Vaninbroukx J, et al. Catheter-directed thrombolytic therapy for thoracic deep vein thrombosis is safe and effective in selected patients with and without cancer. Eur Radiol. 2010;20:2293-300 pubmed publisher
    ..In most cases, additional endovascular or surgical procedures are required to restore and maintain vessel patency after successful thrombolysis. ..
  39. Lobo L, Antunes D. Chest CT in infants and children. Eur J Radiol. 2013;82:1108-17 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of this paper is to review the use of chest CT in paediatric patients focused mainly on basic technical aspects and clinical applications in the evaluation of the lungs, mediastinum and chest wall. ..
  40. Kinoshita F, Saida Y, Okajima Y, Honda S, Sato T, Hayashibe A, et al. Thoracolithiasis: 11 cases with a calcified intrapleural loose body. J Thorac Imaging. 2010;25:64-7 pubmed publisher
    ..To describe clinical and imaging characteristics of thoracolithiasis...
  41. Wang X, Liu T, Jiao W. [Clinical features and surgical treatment of thoracic Castleman's disease]. Zhonghua Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2010;48:96-8 pubmed
    ..There was no recurrence in all cases. PNP and lung abnormalities are the rare and severe complications of thoracic Castleman's disease. Surgical resection of the tumor is the first choice for treatment. ..
  42. Johnson K. Extracardiac findings on cardiac computed tomography: a radiologist's perspective. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2010;55:1566-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, help from an experienced and decisive radiologist should maximize sensitivity for significant lesions while minimizing the number of false-positive diagnoses. ..
  43. Lebensburger J, Miller S, HOWARD T, Casella J, Brown R, Lu M, et al. Influence of severity of anemia on clinical findings in infants with sickle cell anemia: analyses from the BABY HUG study. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012;59:675-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Hydroxyurea reduced the incidence of these findings. Infants with more severe anemia are at risk for increased clinical events that may be prevented by early initiation of hydroxyurea. ..
  44. Ueda H, Kouso H, Tsukamoto S. Castleman's disease of the chest wall. J Thorac Oncol. 2009;4:426-8 pubmed publisher
    ..No recurrence has been found for 10 years. This is the first report of primary chest wall Castleman's disease arising from the surgical wound. ..
  45. Garcia Pena P, Boixadera H, Barber I, Toran N, Lucaya J, Enriquez G. Thoracic findings of systemic diseases at high-resolution CT in children. Radiographics. 2011;31:465-82 pubmed publisher
  46. Lussiez A, Burdick S, Kodali S, Rubio G, Mack J, Lin J, et al. Internet Usage Trends in Thoracic Surgery Patients and Their Caregivers. J Cancer Educ. 2017;32:91-96 pubmed publisher
    ..Internet usage trends have been studied in various areas, but not in thoracic diseases. This prospective cohort study surveyed 337 thoracic surgery patients and their caregivers with both cancer ..
  47. Talisetti A, Jelnin V, Ruiz C, John E, Benedetti E, Testa G, et al. Electron beam CT scan is a valuable and safe imaging tool for the pediatric surgical patient. J Pediatr Surg. 2004;39:1859-62 pubmed
    ..The diagnostic yield of EBCT will continue to improve with new technologic advances and clinical experience. ..
  48. Terada Y, Nakayama E, Sakaguchi Y, Kono T, Noda H. Airway compression by the ascending aorta due to a thin thoracic cage. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2009;57:108-10 pubmed publisher
    ..In aged, bedridden, thin patients with hypopnea or recurrent airway infection, CT and bronchoscopy should be performed to investigate airway patency. ..
  49. Mintz P. Outstanding Scientist of the Year 2005: William Spotnitz, gifted scientist, inventor, and cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon. J Long Term Eff Med Implants. 2005;15:339-46 pubmed
  50. Maeda R, Sumitomo S, Matsuoka K. [Tuberculous abscess in the chest wall; report of a case]. Kyobu Geka. 2006;59:505-7 pubmed
    ..The lesion was resected after the abscess had diminished in size...
  51. Davis D, Bordage G, Moores L, Bennett N, Marinopoulos S, Mazmanian P, et al. The science of continuing medical education: terms, tools, and gaps: effectiveness of continuing medical education: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Educational Guidelines. Chest. 2009;135:8S-16S pubmed publisher
    ..Through this process, the review speaks to the need for clarity in designing, reporting and synthesizing CME trials and provides an opportunity to advance the research agenda in this field...
  52. Kuiper L, Thijs A, Smulders Y. Displaying chest X-ray by beamer or monitor: comparison of diagnostic accuracy for subtle abnormalities. Neth J Med. 2012;70:49-51 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether beamer projection of chest X-rays is inferior to monitor display...
  53. Kadowaki T, Hamada H, Yokoyama A, Abe M, Nishimura K, Kohno N, et al. Significance of serum uric acid in patients with chronic respiratory failure treated with non-invasive positive pressure ventilation. Intern Med. 2007;46:691-7 pubmed
  54. Macmahon H. Advanced image processing and computer-aided diagnosis: are we there yet?. J Thorac Imaging. 2008;23:75-6 pubmed publisher
  55. Subramanian V, Goldfarb D. Right-sided intrathoracic renal ectopia with Bochdalek's hernia. Urology. 2008;72:1016-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Intrathoracic kidney is rare and is usually discovered incidentally. In the absence of other renal pathology it requires no surgical intervention...
  56. Greenberg Wolff I, Uliel L, Goitein O, Shemesh J, Rozenman J, Di Segni E, et al. Extra-cardiac findings on coronary computed tomography scanning. Isr Med Assoc J. 2008;10:806-8 pubmed
    ..A variety of abnormalities in those structures might be clinically important and in some cases might explain the patient's complaints...
  57. Mehta A, Chua A, Gleeson F, Meziane M. The debate on CXR utilization and interpretation is only just beginning: a Pro/Con debate. Respirology. 2010;15:1152-6 pubmed publisher
    ..A key role in the reduction of unnecessary scanning in patients with thoracic disease is the understanding of the place of the CXR, its ability to help in disease detection and monitoring, and its limitations...
  58. Muramatsu T, Shimamura M, Furuichi M, Ishimoto S, Ohmori K, Shiono M. Treatment strategies for chronic expanding hematomas of the thorax. Surg Today. 2011;41:1207-10 pubmed publisher
    ..To investigate retrospectively the treatment strategies for chronic expanding hematoma (CEH) of the thorax...
  59. Redding G. Primary thoraco-spinal disorders of childhood. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2015;16:25-9 pubmed publisher
    ..The respiratory consequences of early-onset thoraco-spinal disorders are emphasized and the roles of the pulmonologist and surgeons are discussed. There are more questions than answers as no long-term outcome data yet exists. ..
  60. Chen F, Heller D, Bethel C, Faye Petersen O. Intrathoracic ectopic lobe of liver presenting as pulmonary sequestration. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 2005;24:155-9 pubmed
    ..The presence of this condition suggests an event preceding closure of the diaphragm and illustrates the unique potential of pediatric pathology to shed light on human embryology...
  61. Ayadi Kaddour A, Braham E, Abid L, Smati B, Ismail O, Djilani H, et al. [A rare localization of chest wall hydatidosis: Sternal hydatidosis]. Ann Pathol. 2006;26:295-7 pubmed
  62. Kern C, Ange M, Morales -, Peiry B, Pfister R. Ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT), a resuscitation option for intra-thoracic foetal pathologies. Swiss Med Wkly. 2007;137:279-85 pubmed
  63. Ge P, Imai T, van Natta T. Versatility of a mini-trapdoor incision in upper mediastinal exposure. Ann Thorac Surg. 2011;91:938-40 pubmed publisher
    ..This versatile approach provides excellent structural visualization while obviating clavicular resection or sternoclavicular joint disruption, or both...
  64. Martinez F, Chung J, Digumarthy S, Kanne J, Abbott G, Shepard J, et al. Common and uncommon manifestations of Wegener granulomatosis at chest CT: radiologic-pathologic correlation. Radiographics. 2012;32:51-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Uncommon thoracic radiologic manifestations include involvement of the heart and great vessels. CT is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosis, surveillance, and follow-up in patients with Wegener granulomatosis...
  65. Gould M, Cooke C. A guide to guidelines for pulmonary, sleep, and critical care medicine clinicians. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2012;9:211-4 pubmed publisher
  66. Gopal M, Chung S, Westgarth Taylor C, Fartacek R, Loveland J. The versatility of median sternotomy in general paediatric surgery. S Afr Med J. 2013;103:732-5 pubmed publisher
    ..In the era of advancing endoscopic techniques, sternotomy is perceived as an extremely invasive incision, associated with prolonged postoperative recovery and significant morbidity...
  67. Folch E, Santacruz J, Fernandez Bussy S, Gangadharan S, Kent M, Jantz M, et al. The Feasibility of EBUS-Guided TBNA Through the Pulmonary Artery in Highly Selected Patients. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2016;23:7-13 pubmed publisher
    ..We present our findings in 10 cases, at 7 different institutions, where EBUS was instrumental in reaching a diagnosis...
  68. Kolan C, Massin Y, Giner C, Broux R, Emonts P, Bustin F. [Catamenial pneumothorax : a case report]. Rev Med Liege. 2007;62:487-91 pubmed
    ..The rarity of the disease makes a prospective study very difficult. To this day, there is no consensus on a standardized therapeutic attitude...
  69. Chelli Bouaziz M, Jelassi H, Chaabane S, Ladeb M, Ben Miled Mrad K. Imaging of chest wall infections. Skeletal Radiol. 2009;38:1127-35 pubmed publisher
    ..CT and US are also used to guide percutaneous biopsy and drainage procedures. MR images are helpful in pre-operative planning of extensive chest wall infections...
  70. Mukhtar R, Theodore P. Benign thoracic disease in the elderly. Thorac Surg Clin. 2009;19:313-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Close surveillance of progressive symptoms, ensuring no radiographic change in the size of the lesion over 2 years, and use of positron-emission tomography remain the diagnostic keys to accurate management...
  71. Cao J, Gong L, Guo D, Mietzsch U, Kuang S, Kwartler C, et al. Thoracic aortic disease in tuberous sclerosis complex: molecular pathogenesis and potential therapies in Tsc2+/- mice. Hum Mol Genet. 2010;19:1908-20 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings provide insights into the molecular pathogenesis of aortic disease in TSC patients and identify a potential therapeutic target for treatment of this complication of the disease...
  72. Boiselle P. Celebrating 25 years of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging. J Thorac Imaging. 2010;25:1 pubmed publisher
  73. Komiya K, Ariga H, Nagayama N, Matsui Y, Oshima N, Masuda K, et al. [A case of cold abscess of the chest wall due to thoracic drainage for tuberculous pleuritis]. Kekkaku. 2010;85:673-7 pubmed
    ..Both the smear and culture for acid-fast test became negative. After completion of chemotherapy, there has been no disease recurrence...
  74. Yuan S, Ellingrod V, Schipper M, Stringer K, Cai X, Hayman J, et al. Genetic variations in TGF?1, tPA, and ACE and radiation-induced thoracic toxicities in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer. J Thorac Oncol. 2013;8:208-13 pubmed publisher
  75. Prosch H, Vonbank K, Loewe C, Beitzke D. [Many faces of sarcoidosis]. Radiologe. 2016;56:77-88; quiz 89 pubmed publisher
    ..These manifestations are frequently subclinical and require targeted diagnostics when sarcoidosis is clinically suspected. ..
  76. Yilmaz Avci B, Yildirim M, Onen A. Primary hydatid disease of the chest wall: a case report. Acta Chir Belg. 2005;105:420-1 pubmed
    ..We report a case of a primary chest wall hydatid cyst in a 72-year old woman who had not been operated on before for hydatid disease. Chest wall hydatid disease should be considered in the differential diagnosis of chest wall mass...
  77. Tong Y, Wang Q, Sun J. Thoracic ectopic kidney. Nephrology (Carlton). 2007;12:531 pubmed
  78. Kim J, Kang C. Changing pattern of thoracic diseases in Korea over the last 25 years. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2007;15:365-6 pubmed
  79. Gedik G, Ergun E, Aslan M, Caner B. Unusual extracardiac findings detected on myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography studies with Tc-99m sestamibi. Clin Nucl Med. 2007;32:920-6 pubmed
    ..Potential underlying mechanisms of extracardiac Tc-99m MIBI accumulation are discussed, and the literature about noncardiac Tc-99m MIBI findings detected on myocardial perfusion SPECT studies was reviewed...
  80. Quint L. Thoracic complications and emergencies in oncologic patients. Cancer Imaging. 2009;9 Spec No A:S75-82 pubmed publisher
  81. Satia I, Bashagha S, Bibi A, Ahmed R, Mellor S, Zaman F. Assessing the accuracy and certainty in interpreting chest X-rays in the medical division. Clin Med (Lond). 2013;13:349-52 pubmed publisher
  82. May M, Eller A, Stahl C, Wuest W, Scharf M, Hammon M, et al. Dose reduction in computed tomography of the chest: image quality of iterative reconstructions at a 50% radiation dose compared to filtered back projection at a 100% radiation dose. Rofo. 2014;186:576-84 pubmed publisher
    ..The qualitative and quantitative image quality of standard reconstructions with filtered back projection (FBP) and half dose (HD) chest CT data reconstructed with FBP and IR was assessed...
  83. Tanaka H, Matsumura A, Iuchi K. Expanding hematoma after extraperiosteal paraffin plombage. Surg Today. 2006;36:586-9 pubmed
    ..We herein report eight patients with chronic expanding hematoma several decades after undergoing extraperiosteal paraffin plombage...
  84. Bo W, Fusheng J, Tianyou W. A novel ligation technique facilitating minithoracotomy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009;88:1989-92 pubmed publisher
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