Kentaro Anami

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OBJECTIVES Segmentectomy is one of the treatment options for small-sized non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although growing results support the feasibility and efficacy, it still remains unclear in segmentectomy. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer recommended a revised classification of TNM staging in 2009 (the seventh edition) and(More)
OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to assess the feasibility and accuracy of intraoperative sentinel lymph node mapping by using a video-assisted thoracoscopic indocyanine green fluorescence imaging system in patients with clinical stage I non-small-cell lung cancer. METHODS Thirty-one patients who underwent operation between January 2009 and September(More)
BACKGROUND Segmentectomy for small or early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been controversial. Further, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer was accepted during the past decade. We here compared the outcome between VATS segmentectomy and VATS lobectomy for stage I NSCLC. METHODS In the retrospective study, 109 consecutive(More)
An 84-year-old woman underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement. After weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass, hemorrhage was observed in the endobronchial tube. The bleeding bronchus was isolated to protect the airway using the blocker cuff of a Univent tube (Fuji Systems Corp, Tokyo, Japan). Computed tomography showed a pulmonary pseudoaneurysm in the(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the possibility of DYRK2, a dual-specificity tyrosine-(Y)-phosphorylation-regulated kinase gene, to predict survival for patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred forty-four patients with pulmonary adenocarcinoma underwent surgery in our institute from 2000 to 2008. We used immunohistochemical(More)
OBJECTIVES Survival of patients with left-sided stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is unsatisfactory, probably because of the high incidence of contralateral mediastinal node involvement. In this study, occult micrometastases to the right upper mediastinal nodes were retrospectively investigated in patients with left-sided stage I NSCLC. METHODS(More)
The application of sentinel node navigation surgery in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is not popular because of the difficulty of sentinel node identification and the low incidence of complications after systemic lymph node dissection. We report the intraoperative assessment of sentinel node metastasis by thoracoscopic ICG fluorescence imaging system(More)
BACKGROUND p53AIP1 is a potential mediator of apoptosis depending on p53, which is mutated in many kinds of carcinoma. High survivin expression in non-small cell lung cancer is related with poor prognosis. To investigate the role of these genes in non-small cell lung cancer, we compared the relationship between p53AIP1 or survivin gene expression and the(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the branching patterns of B7 and A7 on computed tomography. METHODS The study population was 2150 patients. The branching patterns were classified into 5 types. RESULTS Pattern 1 [the entire S7 segment was ventral to the inferior pulmonary vein (IPV), and A7 branched from the basal segmental artery (Aba) and ran on the ventral(More)
A 55-year-old male taxi driver visited our hospital because of a left dorsal tumor. The tumor was palpated at the inferior angle of the left scapula with tenderness. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a homogeneous 5-cm mass with capsule between the latissimus dorsi muscle and rib. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging( MRI) demonstrated the tumor with high(More)