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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of integrated (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in hilar and mediastinal lymph node (HMLN) staging of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and to investigate potential risk factors for false-negative and false-positive HMLN(More)
A 65-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of upper abdominal pain, nausea and appetite loss during the treatment for the prostatic carcinoma. Computed tomography revealed multiple liver metastases. The patient was treated by intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy with, cisplatinum (CDDP) and Ifosfamide using an implantable port. The(More)
A 45-year-old female was diagnosed as having lung adenocarcinoma harboring an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangement, stage IV (T2bN3M1b). She was treated with crizotinib as second-line chemotherapy. The clinical stage after crizotinib treatment was ycT2aN0M0, stage IB. We performed a left lower lobectomy and lymph node dissection aimed at local(More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate mutations of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and K-ras genes and their clinicopathological and prognostic features in patients with resected pathological stage I adenocarcinoma. METHODS We examined 224 patients with surgically resected lung adenocarcinoma and analyzed the prognostic and predictive value(More)
The patient was a 55-year-old man who was treated with S-1 and paclitaxel(PTX)combination chemotherapy for inoperable advanced gastric cancer in whom an abdominal CT examination had revealed peritoneal dissemination, pancreatic invasion, and ascites. A total of 15 courses of S-1 120 mg/day for 2 weeks followed by a 2-week rest period and PTX 90 mg/ body on(More)
We report a rare case of classic pulmonary blastema (CPB) without recurrence for 3 years after the operation. A 70-year-old man presented with cough and sputum for a month. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed a 5cm-sized mass in the right middle lobe. Bronchoscopic examination was performed, and the mass was suspected as adenocarcinoma of the lung. Right(More)
A 70-year-old woman with a past history of cholecystolithiasis was admitted to a local clinic because of right hypochondralgia with back pain. Since physical examination revealed Murphy's sign, this patient was diagnosed as acute cholecystitis. The ultrasonographic examination of the gallbladder showed a stone of the cystic duct with no definitive wall(More)
One patient was a 79-year-old man, who exhibited right scrotal swelling and the other patient was a 73-year-old man, who exhibited left scrotal swelling. Both patients received high orchiectomy under the diagnosis of testicular tumor and the histopathological diagnosis in both patients was non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Case 1 was diffuse, medium-sized B cell(More)
Pulmonary metastases from thyroid carcinoma typically cause a micronodular or miliary pattern throughout both lungs. Metastasis consisting of a solitary pulmonary nodule measuring 20 mm in diameter is rare. Here we report a case of a 66-year-old woman without a history of papillary thyroid carcinoma who presented with a pulmonary nodule measuring 20 mm in(More)
Lymph nodes in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are often staged using integrated 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT). However, this modality has limited ability to detect micrometastases. We aimed to define risk factors for occult lymph node metastasis in patients with clinical stage I NSCLC(More)
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