Kwang Won Seo

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BACKGROUND In this study, we sought to evaluate the prognostic importance of chromosomal instability (CIN) in adenocarcinoma (AC) of the lung. The relationship between CIN detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and survival in AC patients was examined. METHODS Sixty-three surgical specimens of lung AC were analyzed. To identify tumors with(More)
To evaluate the prognostic importance of chromosomal instability (CIN) in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung, the relationship between CIN detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and survival in SCC patients was examined. Forty-seven surgical specimens of lung SCC were analyzed. To identify tumors with CIN, p16 and multi-target DNA FISH(More)
A slowly growing, non-chromogenic mycobacterial strain was isolated from sputum and bronchial lavage fluid samples of a patient presenting with productive cough, blood-tinged sputum, low-grade fever, and weakness. A positive acid-fast bacilli sputum smear result prompted the initiation of an anti-tuberculosis regimen. Multiplex real-time PCR showed a(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Lamivudine therapy is effective in inhibiting HBV replications in patients with HBeAg-negative chronic liver disease. However, the sustained response rate appears to be particularly poor, because the vast majority of patients relapse soon after cessation of therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lamivudine, the(More)
BACKGROUND In Korea recently, nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) have been more frequently isolated in respiratory specimens, while Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) isolations have decreased. The major NTM lung disease species in Korea are M. intracellulare, M. avium, and M. abscessus, whereas M. kansasii is a rare species. This retrospective study was(More)
Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare malignant soft-tissue neoplasm of unknown histogenesis. The two main sites of occurrence are the lower extremities in adults and the head and neck in children. We report the first case of pleural ASPS occurring in a 58-yr-old man who presented with progressive dyspnea. A computed tomographic scan of the thorax(More)
BACKGROUND The standard regimen in elderly patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still uncertain. Gemcitabine is one of the most widely used drugs for the treatment of NSCLC, and several phase II trials specifically designed for elderly patients with advanced NSCLC have confirmed the role of gemcitabine in this setting. In addition, oral(More)
Ingestion of a foreign body is a common cause of esophageal injury, but hemoptysis is a rare manifestation of the esophageal penetration by a swallowed foreign body. The swallowing of a fishbone is hard to diagnose and the definite diagnosis is usually made during surgery. We describe the case of a 50-year-old man with direct injury to the lung parenchyma,(More)
Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is difficult to diagnose when a patient presents with multiple cranial nerve palsies but no obvious infectious focus. There is no report about SBO with septic pulmonary embolism. A 51-yr-old man presented to our hospital with headache, hoarseness, dysphagia, frequent choking, fever, cough, and sputum production. He was(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial pneumonia occurring after respiratory viral infection is common. However, the predominant bacterial species causing pneumonia secondary to respiratory viral infections other than influenza remain unknown. The purpose of this study was to know whether the pathogens causing post-viral bacterial pneumonia vary according to the type of(More)