Kyi Beum Lee

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We report a case of focal hematopoietic hyperplasia in the rib of a 24-year-old woman. This is only the fourth case to be reported in the English literature, all of which have involved the rib. Radiologically they all manifested as an expansive and radiolucent lesion and contained ill-defined areas of increased density or calcification. Histologically, all(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 has been implicated in the development of pleural effusions. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the expression of MMP-9 in pleural effusions of tuberculosis, lung cancer and transudates. METHODS Ninety-one patients (37 tuberculous pleural effusions, 42 malignant pleural effusions of lung cancer and(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the clinical significance of angiopoietins and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in patients with resected early stage lung cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study enrolled 101 patients with completely resected non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of stage I or II, along with 70 healthy volunteers. Serum concentrations of(More)
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