Kyo Hirayama

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Chylothorax is a relatively rare complication of thoracic surgery. Most instances of chylothorax after pulmonary resection are diagnosed within 3 days after surgery. Hence, late-onset chylothorax is rare. A 68-year-old woman underwent right lower lobectomy and mediastinal dissection for lung cancer. After discharge, the patient developed a dry cough, and(More)
Solitary fibrous tumor of pleura (SFTP) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm that most commonly involves the pleura, is probably derived from fibroblasts, and has no relationship to malignant mesothelioma. Here, we report a case of complete resection of a giant malignant SFTP. A 61-year-old woman developed fever and left flank pain. Computed tomography revealed(More)
Bronchial stump fistula after resection of lung cancer is an extremely difficult to treat postoperative complication. Endoscopic fistula closure is a favorable alternative, potentially avoiding major surgical intervention. an 80-year-old man underwent curative resection of squamous cell carcinoma by left upper lobectomy of the lung. The patient suddenly(More)
A 65-year-old man experiencing chest oppression was admitted to our hospital. Contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography (CT) showed a 71×52-mm cystic mass with an enhanced wall in the thymus. The CT-guided needle biopsy of the tumor only revealed the presence of necrotic tissue. However, the tumor spontaneously decreased in size significantly to 33×21 mm(More)
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