Kathryn L Parker

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Endobronchial, ultrasound-guided, transbronchial needle aspiration has recently been introduced as an alternative to mediastinoscopy for lymph node staging of lung cancer and the diagnosis of respiratory diseases. This procedure is less invasive and more cost-effective, and multiple large studies have reported no associated complications. In this case, an(More)
Fourth branchial complex anomalies are rare and typically present in neonates or adolescents. Surgical management via open excision is the traditional approach to prevent recurrence. However, endoscopic sinus cauterization has recently been reported as a less invasive alternative. The current case report represents the first published account of a fourth(More)
Open thoracotomy procedures serve as the mainstay for surgical resection of pulmonary aspergilloma. These procedures are considered among the most challenging for thoracic surgeons, and postoperative morbidity and mortality rates are high. Here, we present patient who underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy for aspergilloma. Based on the success of(More)
The mode of inheritance of susceptibility or refractoriness of insect vectors to medically important pathogens such as those causing malaria or filariasis is usually believed to follow normal Mendelian laws and to involve a single pair of alleles. In this report, experiments are described that demonstrate another mode of inheritance of mosquito(More)
BACKGROUND Mediastinoscopy is considered the gold standard for evaluating mediastinal lymph nodes. However, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration has lately offered a less invasive alternative, with the ability to obtain nodal samples under direct visualization. Recent literature found an early learning curve for this technique.(More)
Methylmethacrylate is a prosthetic material commonly used for the reconstruction of large chest wall defects. We present the first reported case of delayed methylmethacrylate plate migration, which resulted in an aortic pseudoaneurysm with aortopulmonary fistula. Treatment management, including staged repair combining endovascular and open approaches, is(More)
The child presenting with abnormal pubertal development elicits great parental concern and presents a diagnostic challenge to the managing pediatrician. The appropriate workup of children with disorders of pubertal development relies heavily on the synthesis of history, physical examination, pertinent laboratory tests, and medical imaging. This review(More)
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