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A 24-year-old woman was referred to another hospital because of a barking cough, but her chest radiograph showed no abnormality. Although she had been diagnosed as having other diseases and had been given medical treatment, the barking cough continued. Abnormalities of the chest radiograph appeared 11 months later, and endobronchial tuberculosis was(More)
PURPOSE The effect of adjuvant chemotherapy on oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is unclear mainly because there have been a few studies which evaluate the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy. The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze the efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy in the patients with advanced and resectable oral SCC. METHODS 41(More)
To determine the effect of laryngotracheal application of different doses of lidocaine spray on postoperative sore throat and hoarseness, we evaluated the incidence and severity of these complications in 168 ASA I–III patients aged 15–92 years in a placebo-controlled study. After induction of anesthesia with propofol, ketamine, fentanyl, and vecuronium, the(More)
A 53-year-old man admitted for thirst, polyposia, and polyuria. Large cell lung cancer T3N2M1 (Stage IV), and central diabetes insipidus caused by pituitary metastasis of lung cancer, were diagnosed. We gave him desmopressin acetate, and chemotherapy with paclitaxel and carboplatin. But pituitary metastasis increased and invaded the hypothalamus. After(More)
A 40-year-old man was admitted due to thirst, general malaise, and swollen cervical lymph nodes. Cervical lymph node biopsy revealed moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, and he was diagnosed lung cancer with hypothalamic metastasis. We gave him chemotherapy and hypothalamic irradiation. He had mild hydrodipsia at the first examination, which(More)
We successfully performed circulation reconstructive surgery and repair of a small intestine resection, primarily at an anatomical position, for perforation of a pseudoaneurysm in the small intestine, which occurred in an anastomosis site of the right leg of a Y graft of an artificial blood vessel and internal iliac artery graft on a patient, at the remote(More)
A 40-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with abnormal findings on chest X-ray. Her medical history was remarkable in that she had presented with a pleomorphic adenoma in the right parotid gland treated by surgical removal approximately 12 years previously. Chest computed tomography showed well-defined non-calcified nodules of the bilateral lobes,(More)
OBJECTIVE It has been hypothesized that some patients with chest tightness of unknown origin can be successfully treated with a bronchodilator and that they should be diagnosed with chest pain variant asthma. We conducted a prospective study to characterize newly diagnosed patients with chest tightness relieved with bronchodilator use and without(More)
A 42-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with hemosputum and an abnormal shadow on chest X-ray. Although her hemosputum disappeared after the treatment of pneumonia, the abnormal shadow was not improved. Chest CT showed a mediastinal mass. She underwent thoracotomy and the tumor, measuring 6 x 5 x 5 cm in size, was resected. Pathological diagnosis(More)
A 52-year-old woman who has worked at factory to check pack Lyophyllum karst for six years consulted another doctor for dry cough as common cold. After a month, low grade fever, dyspnea on effort, and productive cough brought her to our hospital. Her chest radiographs showed multiple small nodular shadows and ground glass opacities in entire lung fields.(More)