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We report the case of a 17-year-old patient who received four courses of proton beam therapy for inoperable recurrent high-grade bronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the chest wall and lymph nodes. The equivalent doses in conventional fractionation of 79.2-80.6 Gy were applied to the tumor from the first to third courses of proton beam therapy; the(More)
Eighteen evaluable children with recurrent Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) which was resistant to standard therapy, were treated with etoposide (VP 16-213), 200 mg/m2/day for 3 days every 3 weeks, to study the efficacy and toxicity of this drug. Complete and partial responses were demonstrated in 15 patients (83.3%). Only one of the 12 children(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the long-term pulmonary function after lobectomy for congenital cystic lung disease, in both infants and children, using radionuclide imaging (RI). METHODS We performed a retrospective review of 93 patients who underwent resection of cystic lung lesions between 1974 and 2001. The results of postoperative lung volume/perfusion(More)
Congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) is a rare but life-threatening disorder, particularly in neonates and infants. The stenotic lesions are commonly composed of complete rings of cartilage varying in length, location, and severity. A definitive diagnosis of CTS may be delayed because of the rarity of this disorder and thus its unfamiliarity among physicians,(More)
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a neurotropic human alphaherpes virus that causes varicella (chickenpox) initially and zoster upon reactivation of latent infection. In adults and immunocompromised patients, severe clinical complications can occur. In 1992, a new immunodeficiency syndrome called idiopathic CD4 T-cell lymphocytopenia (ICL) was first(More)
Response to treatment with daily intramuscularly administered crude calf thymic extract (Suppressin) in 11 patients with Langerhan's histiocytosis (L.H.) is reported. In ten patients, T-lymphocytic subsets were studied before starting immunotherapy: OKT3 positive and OKT4 positive cells were reduced in four patients; OKT8 positive cells were reduced in two(More)
We report a rare case of coexisting pulmonary artery sling, congenital tracheal stenosis, and dextrocardia caused by right lung hypoplasia. Successful treatment of severe postoperative tracheomalacia was achieved by aortopexy, aiming displacement of the aortic arch across orthogonally in front of the trachea due to dextrocardia. The aim of this surgery was(More)
Slide tracheoplasty has become a standard procedure to treat long-segment congenital tracheal stenosis because it is a reasonable and simple technique. Slide tracheoplasty does not affect the carina during long-segment congenital tracheal stenosis management, and thus lesions of the carina, such as stenosis and tracheobronchomalacia can become important(More)
The number of female surgeon is continuously increasing, while the total number of surgeon is decreasing. The author has faced many difficulties while working as a pediatric surgeon and a mother of three children. Those difficulties were caused by the traditional sexual role in our society and by a fixed idea that the priority for a surgeon should be his or(More)
The role of massive therapy followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) in pediatric tumours is reviewed. The rationale of such an approach based on dose-response relationship in clinical oncology, the usefulness of total body irradiation (TBI) as a part of conditioning regimens, and phase I and II trials with high dose drug combinations are(More)