Masato Shingyouji

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We report a case of schwannoma arising from the 9th intercostal nerve, which caused a bloodstained pleural effusion. The patient, a 37-year-old woman, presented with left-sided back pain. A chest X-ray showed left pleural effusion, which was subsequently found to be bloodstained but without malignant cells. Chest magnetic resonance imaging showed a 76-mm(More)
BACKGROUND The efficacy and toxicity of adjuvant chemo-immunotherapy using dendritic cells and activated killer cells are not clear in post-surgical primary lung cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Pathologically diagnosed N2 lung cancer patients were selected for postsurgical adjuvant chemo-immunotherapy. The activated killer cells and dendritic cells(More)
A newly developed endobronchial ultrasound processor system (EU-ME1; Olympus Ltd., Tokyo, Japan) improves the quality of ultrasound image by elevating cycles per minute. We report identification of mediastinal lymph node metastasis in a patient with small cell lung cancer. The new endobronchial ultrasound system images enabled visualization of metastatic(More)
Interferons (IFNs) have been tested for the therapeutic effects in various types of malignancy, but mechanisms of the anti-tumors effects and the differential biological activities among IFN members are dependent on respective cell types. In this study, we examined growth inhibitory activities of type I and III IFNs on 5 kinds of human mesothelioma cells(More)
INTRODUCTION Malignant ascites is often a sign of a terminal stage in several malignant diseases. To control ascites, drainage and intra-abdominal chemotherapy are often used in those patients but eradication of ascites is difficult and prognosis is poor. CASE PRESENTATION A 55-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital on 26 January 2007 with dyspnea,(More)
A 35-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with fever and headache. Chest X-ray revealed right pleural effusion. Lab tests revealed increase of eosinophils in his serum and pleural effusion. After admission he complained of doplopia and neck stiffness. Lumber puncture revealed eosinophilia in the cerbrospinal fluid. Brain CT and MRI showed(More)
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