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Inflammatory pseudotumor of the spleen in a 50-year-old man was encountered in our surgical clinic. This splenic tumor is very rare and in the ninth of the cases in the literature. The removed spleen, weighting 255g, revealed the presence of a firm, circumscribed mass, measuring 4.5 x 4.0 x 4.5 cm, and histologically presenting marked lamination of collagen(More)
Two cases of pulmonary plasma cell granuloma that progressed after respiratory infectious disease are described. The men, 48 and 32 years old, were admitted to the hospital with blood-streaked sputum and mass or nodular shadow on chest radiograph. Close examination revealed that these tumors were plasma cell granulomas, which are known as postinflammatory(More)
STUDY DESIGN A case-series study. PURPOSE To assess the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes after vertebroplasty using calcium phosphate cement (CPC) for treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures (OVF). OVERVIEW OF LITERATURE Vertebroplasty has become common for the treatment of OVF. However, few studies have reported the clinical(More)
A case of rhabdomyolysis associated with bacteremic pneumonia due to Staphylococcus aureus is reported. A 58-year-old man was admitted because of severe left lobar pneumonia, and presented myoglobinuria on admission. The serum creatine phosphokinase level was transiently elevated and myoglobinuria were disclosed. Sputum and venous blood cultures grew(More)
A 65-year-old man developed respiratory failure with diffuse interstitial shadow, bilateral pleural effusion, and bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy on chest X-ray and CT, after intravenous administration of minocycline. Corticosteroid therapy was effective. The findings from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and transbronchial lung biopsy were compatible with(More)
A 49-year-old man was admitted with non-productive cough and left chest discomfort. About one month prior to the admission, he suffered a non-penetrating injury to the left anterior chest. Although rib fracture or pleural effusion was not reported, left chest discomfort and non-productive cough progressed gradually. Chest X-ray film and chest CT scan on(More)
A 50-year-old male spray paint worker was admitted with non-productive cough and dyspnea on exertion. Chest X-ray and chest CT showed diffuse interstitial shadows in the bilateral lung fields. After admission, the symptoms and chest X-ray findings improved over several days, and he was followed as an outpatient. He then developed nocturnal dyspnea with(More)
Serum CEA levels were measured in the blood of 98 patients with uterine cervix cancer before, during, and after treatment to investigate the relationship among the CEA level, the extent of the disease, and recovery. The CEA level rose as the disease progressed. Although there was no significant difference in the survival rates of patients with various CEA(More)
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