We investigated whether stress induces the release of L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) and dopamine from the nucleus accumbens in conscious rats and characterized the stress-induced response. Electrical foot-shock stress induced both DOPA and dopamine release, measured by microdialysis, from the nucleus accumbens in freely moving rats. Pretreatment of… (More)
Pleomorphic carcinoma (PC) is a rare malignant lung tumor with a poorer prognosis compared to other histological types of non-small cell lung cancer. However, several recent immunohistochemical studies revealed that a low MIB-1 index is a good prognostic marker in patients with PC. We report the case of a patient with PC and a single brain metastasis that… (More)
We report the rare case of delayed hemothorax (DHX) with an inferior phrenic artery (IPA) injury due to blunt thoracic trauma. Our case suggests that DHX almost always occurs early after injury, and endovascular treatment is an effective procedure for traumatic hemothorax including DHX.
We report a rare case of metastasis-induced acute pancreatitis (MIAP) from small cell lung cancer (SCLC) diagnosed on autopsy, indicating a diagnosis of MIAP with SCLC. Our case suggests that MIAP can arise as a complication of SCLC and has an extremely poor prognosis.
We experienced an extremely rare case of a thymoma in the middle mediastinum. A 42-year-old woman presented with a 4-cm-sized abnormal mass in the middle mediastinum by chest computed tomography. To resect this tumor, we performed surgery using the thoracoscopic lateral approach from the right side subsequently followed by a median sternotomy. After the… (More)