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OBJECTIVES Combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE) is a unique disorder that is usually diagnosed on the basis of high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) findings. It is unclear whether CPFE is an independent prognostic factor in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Therefore, we conducted a retrospective analysis to assess the… (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)
OBJECTIVES Inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) treatment has been shown to increase the risk of respiratory complications in patients with stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the effects of perioperative ICS treatment on postoperative respiratory complications after lung cancer surgery have not been elucidated. The aim of this study was… (More)
OBJECTIVES Virtual-assisted lung mapping (VAL-MAP) is a preoperative bronchoscopic multispot dye-marking technique using virtual images. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety, efficacy and reproducibility of VAL-MAP among multiple centres. METHODS Selection criteria included patients with pulmonary lesions anticipated to be difficult to… (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.
BACKGROUND It has recently been suggested that virtual-assisted lung mapping may enable safer and more reliable intraoperative navigation compared to conventional preoperative lung marking strategies. This study aimed to examine the relationship between emphysematous lungs and the intraoperative visibility of virtual-assisted lung mapping markings. … (More)
Video-assisted thoracic surgery( VATS) has been utilized worldwide for treatment of thoracic disease in recent years. Then, in most VATS, the thoracoscope was handled by young surgeons consequently. In VATS, a role of the scopist is very important, because if there is no consensus of verticality and horizontality on the monitor among operator, assistant and… (More)
Background Adjuvant chemotherapy after complete surgical resection is currently the standard of care for patients with stage IB, II, or IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer. However, the generalizability of this treatment to elderly patients is controversial. We investigated the effects of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients aged over 75 years with stage IB-IIIA… (More)