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09.07.2024 | Correction

Correction to: Prognostic significance of preoperative to postoperative serum carcinoembryonic antigen ratio after lobectomy for lung adenocarcinoma

verfasst von:
Go Kamimura, Masaya Aoki, Mihiro Iwamoto, Yusei Tsuneyoshi, Shoichiro Morizono, Tadashi Umehara, Aya Harada-Takeda, Koki Maeda, Toshiyuki Nagata, Kazuhiro Ueda

08.07.2024 | Original Article

Comparison of segmentectomy and wedge resection for cT1cN0M0 non-small cell lung cancer

Sublobar resection has been reported as an acceptable surgical procedure for treating small-sized lung cancers [ 1 – 3 ]. While segmentectomy has shown favorable results in clinical T1cN0M0 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) [ 4 – 7 ], the Japanese …

verfasst von:
Satoshi Takamori, Makoto Endo, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watanabe, Satoshi Shiono

06.07.2024 | Original Article

Optimal timing of bridging annuloplasty and patch augmentation for heterotaxy syndrome associated with functional single ventricles

Although improvements in treatment strategies over the years have allowed patients with single ventricles to reach total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC), the prognosis of patients with common atrioventricular valve (CAVV) regurgitation remains …

verfasst von:
Makoto Nakamura, Motonori Ishido, Masahiko Nishioka

05.07.2024 | Original Article

Predictive factors for size change of aorta in patients with acute blunt traumatic aortic injury

Blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI) is considered one of the most devastating blunt traumas, with an on-site mortality rate exceeding 80% [ 1 ]. Owing to advances in initial resuscitation management with immediate detection of injury, patients who …

verfasst von:
Soojin Lee, Seunghwan Song, Seon Hee Kim, Chang Won Kim, Hoon Kwon, Dongman Ryu, Na Hyeon Lee, Eunji Kim

24.06.2024 | Original Article

Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio predicts recurrence of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma after neoadjuvant triplet chemotherapy

Esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC) is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related death in the world [ 1 ]. In Japan, neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by esophagectomy is the standard therapy for resectable advanced disease; …

verfasst von:
Kentaro Kubo, Shota Igaue, Daichi Utsunomiya, Yuto Kubo, Kyohei Kanematsu, Daisuke Kurita, Koshiro Ishiyama, Junya Oguma, Koichi Goto, Hiroyuki Daiko

22.06.2024 | How to Do It

Surgical sealant using free pericardial fat pad with fibrin glue and polyglycolic acid sheets for secondary spontaneous pneumothorax: a novel technique

We report on the “Triple-FP technique,” a novel surgical approach for secondary spontaneous pneumothoraces, which combines a free pericardial fat pad, fibrin glue, and polyglycolic acid sheets. In our experience with 13 patients suffering from …

verfasst von:
Daisuke Hara, Ryoichi Kondo, Daisuke Nakamura, Kyoko Yamada

Open Access 18.06.2024 | Original Article

Comparison of early recurrence in young-onset primary spontaneous pneumothorax following surgery using different covering methods

Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) bullectomy using a stapler is commonly performed for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). However, for young patients with PSP, bullectomy shows a high recurrence rate of 8.0–18.8% [ 1 – 4 ]. Covering is …

verfasst von:
Taiki Takasugi, Motoki Sakuraba, Wataru Arai

18.06.2024 | Original Article

Segmentectomy versus lobectomy: does FEV1.0 change accurately reflect the postoperative cardiopulmonary function?

Two phase 3 randomized clinical studies have recently reported the guiding principles of surgical procedures for peripheral small non-small cell lung cancer. The JCOG 0802 trial revealed that segmentectomy was associated with superior overall …

verfasst von:
Yusuke Fujibayashi, Masahiko Takata, Noriaki Tsubota, Yoshimasa Maniwa

15.06.2024 | Original Article

Feasibility and safety of uniport robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in initial series of anatomical pulmonary resections under learning curve

Pulmonary resection plays an essential role in lung malignancies. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has been developed as a less invasive surgical approach and has been used worldwide for nearly three decades. The thoracoscopic approach …

verfasst von:
Hiroyuki Kaneda, Takahito Nakano, Takahiro Utsumi, Tomohiro Murakawa

10.06.2024 | Special Edition

Updated pathophysiological overview of functional MR (ventricular and atrial)

Basic mechanism of ventricular functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is subvalvular tethering. Left ventricular (LV) dilatation, in association with mitral valve (MV) annular dilatation, causes outward displacement of papillary muscles (PMs) …

verfasst von:
Jun Akashi, Yutaka Otsuji, Yosuke Nishimura, Robert A. Levine, Masaharu Kataoka

05.06.2024 | Original Article

Self-expandable transcatheter valve is a potentially useful option for a failing small surgical aortic bioprosthetic valve

Trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for native valve (native TAVI) was initially performed in high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Even in the low-risk groups, the superiority of native TAVI to surgical aortic valve …

verfasst von:
Shohei Morita, Arudo Hiraoka, Genta Chikazawa, Shinya Takahashi, Taichi Sakaguchi, Hidenori Yoshitaka

04.06.2024 | Original Article

A balanced mitral leaflet and large ring strategy avoids systolic anterior motion in Barlow’s disease

Mitral valve repair (MVR) for Barlow’s disease has been reported to have relatively good short- and long-term results. On the other hand, a major concern after MVR is systolic anterior motion (SAM), where the distal portion of the anterior leaflet …

verfasst von:
Tomomi Nakajima, Bryan J. Mathis, Yuji Hiramatsu, Phan Van Nguyen

31.05.2024 | Original Article

Long-term results of the frozen elephant trunk technique in primary chronic type B aortic dissection

Type B aortic dissection (TBAD) used to be considered a lower-risk dissection compared to type A aortic dissection (TAAD). However, it has recently been regarded as a challenging disease with up to 50% requiring aortic interventions or …

verfasst von:
Hisato Ito, Saki Bessho, Yu Shomura, Noriyuki Kato, Shinji Kanemitsu, Toru Mizumoto, Koji Hirano, Yasumi Maze, Toshiya Tokui, Motoshi Takao

29.05.2024 | Original Article

Comparison between Zone 2 and Zone 3 distal anastomoses for aortic arch replacement in terms of invasiveness

After the introduction of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), the strategy for thoracic aortic surgery is undergoing a transition. TEVAR was initially introduced for descending aortic aneurysms, but gradually its indication is expanding …

verfasst von:
Mamoru Arakawa, Kei Akiyoshi, Yuichiro Kitada, Atsushi Miyagawa, Homare Okamura

Open Access 28.05.2024 | Original Article

Prognostic significance of preoperative to postoperative serum carcinoembryonic antigen ratio after lobectomy for lung adenocarcinoma

Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is widely recognized and recommended as a reliable tumor marker for colorectal cancer. It is therefore used for making the diagnosis, predicting the prognosis, and monitoring treatment [ 1 – 3 ]. It is also used …

verfasst von:
Go Kamimura, Masaya Aoki, Mihiro Iwamoto, Yusei Tsuneyoshi, Shoichiro Morizono, Tadashi Umehara, Aya Harada-Takeda, Koki Maeda, Toshiyuki Nagata, Kazuhiro Ueda

27.05.2024 | Review Article

The presence of a cribriform pattern is related to poor prognosis in lung adenocarcinoma after surgical resection: A meta-analysis

Lung adenocarcinoma (ADC) is the most common histological type of lung cancer [ 1 ]. In 2011, a new histological classification for this disease was proposed by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society (IASLC/ATS/ERS) …

verfasst von:
Haoran Qu, Jianfeng Li, Rui Zeng, Ming Du

27.05.2024 | How to Do It

Wedge extended bronchoplasty with caliber adjustment by membranous suture

Extended bronchoplasty for the left lower lobe lung tumors with interlobar lymph node involvement is a useful surgical technique for avoiding pneumonectomy. Typically, sleeve bronchoplasty, in which the superior division bronchus and the left main …

verfasst von:
Yusuke Saeki, Yukinobu Goto, Keisuke Kuroda, Yukio Sato

Open Access 15.05.2024 | Original Article

Evaluation of the blood flow in reconstructed gastric tube and its relation to anastomosis leakage

Anastomotic leakage is one of three major complications in esophageal cancer surgery [ 1 ]; however, only a few studies have evaluated the blood flow in reconstructed organs to reduce its frequency. The blood flow is evaluated by measuring the …

verfasst von:
Seigi Lee, Hiroshi Sato, Yutaka Miyawaki, Kazuhiko Hisaoka, Kazuya Takabatake, Tetsuro Toriumi, Gen Ebara, Hirofumi Sugita, Shinichi Sakuramoto

13.05.2024 | Original Article

Lessons from short chest drain management for primary spontaneous pneumothorax

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is among the most common thoracic diseases affecting adolescents and young adults [ 1 ]. The mainstay treatment for PSP is video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) bullectomy [ 2 ] because it is less invasive as …

verfasst von:
Atsushi Kagimoto, Atsushi Kamigaichi, Masayuki Ishida, Takeshi Mimura

Open Access 09.05.2024 | Original Article

Postoperative pulmonary function of patients with lung cancer and interstitial lung abnormalities

Interstitial lung abnormalities [ILAs] are defined as those observed on chest computed tomography [CT] images that are associated with interstitial lung disease or pulmonary fibrosis in individuals without a clinical diagnosis [ 1 ]. Patients with …

verfasst von:
Norifumi Tsubokawa, Takahiro Mimae, Takeshi Mimura, Atsushi Kagimoto, Atsushi Kamigaichi, Nobutaka Kawamoto, Yoshihiro Miyata, Morihito Okada