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Suction-based catheter retrieval of right ventricular clot-in-transit [Case Report]

Li, Leo T; Alexis, Miguel; Wilson, Sean R; Yu, Pey-Jen
Right ventricular clot-in-transit (CIT) is a rare finding in venous thromboembolic disease and carries a high mortality rate. Its optimal treatments have yet to be established in the literature. Here we describe the usage of a suction-based catheter, the INARI FlowTriever® system (INARI Medical Inc.) to successfully retrieve a CIT from the right ventricle of a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 acute respiratory distress syndrome on veno-veno extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
PMID: 36573416
ISSN: 1522-726x
CID: 5429992

Intermediate oncologic outcomes after uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic thymectomy for early-stage thymoma

Pupovac, Stevan S; Newman, Joshua; Lee, Paul C; Alexis, Miguel; Jurado, Julissa; Hyman, Kevin; Glassman, Lawrence; Zeltsman, David
BACKGROUND:Recent years have seen a trend towards utilizing a video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) approach for treatment of thymoma. Although increasing in practice, intermediate- and long-term oncologic outcome data is lacking for the VATS approach. There is no oncologic data for the uniportal VATS approach. We sought to evaluate the feasibility and impact on patient survival of uniportal VATS thymectomy for early-stage thymoma. METHOD/METHODS:The clinical outcomes for 17 patients with Masaoka stage I to II thymomas treated between January of 2009 and July of 2014 at a single institution were collected retrospectively. Primary endpoint was overall survival (OS) and secondary endpoint was recurrence-free survival (RFS). RESULTS:Ten women and seven men underwent uniportal VATS thymectomy; eleven had stage I thymoma and six had stage II thymoma. There were no conversions to open surgery. Operative mortality was zero. Mean tumor size was 3.8±1.0 centimeters, with a range of 1.9 to 6.0 centimeters. All patients underwent a R0 resection. Five-year survival was 100%, and the estimated RFS was 100%. CONCLUSIONS:Our findings suggest that uniportal VATS thymectomy for early-stage thymoma is feasible, and the intermediate-term oncologic outcomes are comparable to historic standards for open and multi-incision VATS thymectomy. However, additional follow-up is required to evaluate for long-term oncologic outcomes.
PMID: 32944314
ISSN: 2072-1439
CID: 5429982