Koichi Tomoshige

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Anatomic variations of the pulmonary artery increase the risks for vessel injury and critical mistakes during pulmonary artery resection. A patient who underwent left lower lobectomy for lung cancer with a mediastinal lingular and basal pulmonary artery that had been detected preoperatively by three-dimensional computed tomography is presented. During(More)
Surgery for lung cancer involving the carina is challenging as it requires special surgical techniques and airway management. We report how we successfully treated carinal invasion of primary lung cancer by performing left sleeve pneumonectomy through a clamshell incision, as bilateral thoracotomy through a transverse sternotomy. Without a cardiopulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the factors contributing to the outcomes of bronchoplasty for lung cancer by analysing a single institution's data for a 30-year period. METHODS A retrospective review of 213 patients who underwent bronchoplasty for lung cancer between 1980 and 2010 was undertaken. The patients were divided into two(More)
Genetic factors are important in lung cancer, but as most lung cancers are sporadic, little is known about inherited genetic factors. We identified a three-generation family with suspected autosomal dominant inherited lung cancer susceptibility. Sixteen individuals in the family had lung cancer. To identify the gene(s) that cause lung cancer in this(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the use of the mucin proteins MUC5B and MUC5AC as prognosis markers for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) carrying epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations. SETTING Patients who underwent surgical resection at Nagasaki University Hospital and related facilities in Japan between June 1996 and March 2013. PARTICIPANT 159(More)
OBJECTIVES Chest tube insertion seems to be one important factor leading to intercostal nerve impairment. The purpose of this prospective study was to objectively evaluate intercostal nerve damage using current perception threshold testing in association with chest tube insertion. METHODS Sixteen patients were enrolled in this study. Intercostal nerve(More)
Though invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma of the lung (IMA) is pathologically distinctive, the molecular mechanism driving IMA is not well understood, which hampers efforts to identify therapeutic targets. Here, by analyzing gene expression profiles of human and mouse IMA, we identified a Mucinous Lung Tumor Signature of 143 genes, which was unexpectedly(More)
OBJECTIVES Sublobar resection procedures, such as segmentectomy and wedge resection, can be used for resectable lung cancer when the cancer is small or the condition of the patient is poor. In such cases, intraoperative lymph node (LN) exploration is necessary to avoid incomplete resection of potential N1 or N2 disease. The semi-dry dot-blotting (SDB)(More)
We developed an easy, quick and cost-effective detection method for lymph node metastasis called the semi-dry dot-blot (SDB) method, which visualizes the presence of cancer cells with washing of sectioned lymph nodes by anti-pancytokeratin antibody, modifying dot-blot technology. We evaluated the validity and efficacy of the SDB method for the diagnosis of(More)
Localized emphysema is difficult to detect on normal thoracoscopy. Indocyanine green (ICG) was used to precisely delineate an emphysematous lesion using an infrared camera system in a 75-year-old woman with a large emphysematous lesion in the right lower lobe. Due to repeated infections of the emphysematous lesion, right basal segmentectomy for localized(More)
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