Mitsuaki Sakai

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A number of prognostic factors have been reported in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Although lymph node metastasis is the most poorly predictive value in completely resected NSCLC, a significant number of patients have a fatal recurrence even in node-negative curative NSCLC. Recently inflammatory response has been shown as a predictive value in NSCLC.(More)
BACKGROUND We have been applying preoperative radiotherapy (RT) to Masaoka stage III thymomas intending to make surgical resection more complete by reducing mass volume, to prevent possible dissemination caused by surgical manipulation and to get better survival as a result. However, the radioresponses vary from tumor to tumor. We hypothesized that thymoma(More)
The aim of this report is to present the preliminary results of a Phase II study of high-dose (74 Gy RBE) proton beam therapy (PBT) with concurrent chemotherapy for unresectable locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients were treated with PBT and chemotherapy with monthly cisplatin (on Day 1) and vinorelbine (on Days 1 and 8). The(More)
We report the case of a 24-year-old woman with systemic arterial supply to the normal basal segments of the left lower lobe of the lung. She experienced repeated episodes of hemoptysis. In this patient, the normal pulmonary arteries were absent in the affected segments. The aberrant artery arising from the descending thoracic aorta was embolized using(More)
BACKGROUND Once an anterior mediastinal tumor has been diagnosed as a thymoma, complete excision including the thymic gland and perithymic fat is currently the procedure of choice. However, little is known about the clinical outcome of grossly encapsulated thymomas excised only with the surrounding tissue while leaving a part of the thymic gland. METHODS(More)
Although the prognosis of advanced thymic carconoma remains poor, previous reports have shown survival rates of 70% to 100% in patients with Masaoka stage I or stage II of the disease who were treated with surgery followed by adjuvant therapy. However, the role of adjuvant therapy in these stages is controversial. We retrospectively evaluated the outcome of(More)
The prognosis for carcinomatous meningitis remains poor, and focal neurological dysfunctions usually do not improve despite the available treatment options. We report a case of carcinomatous meningitis from non-small-cell lung cancer treated with gefitinib, which brought about a sustained clinical response. A 40-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinical importance of preoperative CYFRA 21-1 measurement in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is still unclear. The aim of this study is to clarify the prognostic value of preoperative CYFRA 21-1 levels in clinical stage (c-stage) I NSCLC. METHODS The records of 101 c-stage I NSCLC patients who had undergone complete resection(More)
A 48-year-old woman suffering from left-side back pain and a 3-year history of coughing was found to have a submucosal lesion occluding the left main bronchus by chest computed tomographic scanning and bronchoscopy. The lesion showed a high standardized uptake value of 3.9 in positron emission tomography with fluorine-18 labeled fluorodeoxyglucose scanning(More)