Hongqiang Chen

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Solitary fibrous tumors of the thyroid gland (T-SFT) are rarely described, with only 21 cases being reported in the English literatures, all showing benign clinical characteristics. We herein present a 76-year-old woman presenting with a 3-month history of rapidly enlarging neck masses and the CT showed masses with partial calcification in the right thyroid(More)
Livin is a new member of the inhibitor of apoptosis proteins family of proteins that interacts with downstream caspases, such as caspase-3, caspase-7, and caspase-9, however, its role in human ampullary carcinoma has not been clearly defined. Immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate tissue samples from patients with ampullary carcinomas (n=71) using(More)
Quantification of the association between the intake of cholesterol and risk of pancreatic cancer is still conflicting. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis to summarize the evidence from epidemiological studies of cholesterol intake and the risk of pancreatic cancer. Pertinent studies were delivered by PubMed and Web of Knowledge issued through April of(More)
The false negative rate of sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is 5-10%, and results in improper patient management. The study was to assess the value of ultrasound-suspicious axillary lymph node biopsy (USALNB) in patients with early breast cancer, and to compare SLNB combined with USALNB (SLNB + USALNB) with SLNB alone. From January 2010 to July 2013, 216(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate therapeutic effects of meso-atrial shunts (MASs) and meso-cavo-atrial shunt (MCASs) in combined Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). METHODS We retrospectively gathered 29 cases of combined BCS with all or bilateral hepatic vein occlusion and long range occlusion or obstruction of inferior vena cava (IVC). Of them, 12 were treated with a(More)
Extragastrointestinal stromal tumors (EGISTs) are neoplasms located outside the gastrointestinal tract in sites including the omentum, mesentery and retroperitoneum. EGISTs of the transverse mesocolon are rarely noted in the literature. Herein, we describe a rare case of giant EGIST concomitant with gastric cancer in a 78-year-old male who presented with(More)
For the surgical treatment of Bismuth Type IV hilar cholangiocarcinoma, it is difficult to achieve curative resection (R0 resection) with restrictive excision (local resection and parenchyma-preserving liver resection) as a result of the complexity and difficulty in biliary reconstruction. Extended hepatectomy with vessel resection can improve the rate of(More)
Abnormality of glutathione peroxidase (GPx) is involved in the etiology and pathogenesis of vitiligo. However, the results were controversial. Aim. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to compare the levels of GPx between vitiligo patients and healthy controls. Methods. Relevant published articles were searched according to eligibility criteria. A(More)
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is a predominant type of thyroid cancer. Ionizing radiation is the only well-established risk factor and may result in double-strand breaks. The x-ray repair cross-complementing group 3 (XRCC3) gene plays a vital role in DNA repair through homologous recombination. We aimed at investigating the association between XRCC3(More)
Resistant non-segmental vitiligo is difficult to be treated. Ablative erbium-YAG (Er:YAG) laser has been used in the treatment of vitiligo, but the ablation of entire epidermis frustrated the compliance of patients. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of fractional Er:YAG laser followed by topical betamethasone and narrow band(More)