Motoki Sakuraba

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The aim of this study was to evaluate our personal experience with video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy and compare survival between this procedure and conventional lobectomy via open thoracotomy in patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung carcinoma. Between May 1997 and December 2004, 140 patients with clinical stage IA non-small cell lung(More)
BACKGROUND We reviewed surgical cases of tuberculous abscess in the chest wall and analyzed the indications and methods of surgery, results, perioperative complications, and postoperative treatment. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 13 patients who underwent surgical treatment of tuberculous abscess in the chest wall between January 1994(More)
INTRODUCTION We have already shown that postoperative survival was poor in p-N3 patients from the experience of extended radical nodal dissection (ERD: cervical and bilateral mediastinal nodal dissection) for lung cancer. In this retrospective study, we aimed to clarify the clinicopathological factors associated with p-N3 in patients with mediastinal lymph(More)
A keloid scar often appears at the incision site of patients after median sternotomy. Use of silicone gel to treat hypertrophic burn scars and fresh incisions has yielded encouraging results. In this study, we report our experience with the preventive use of silicone gel sheets for keloid scars after median sternotomy. Nine patients who underwent a median(More)
BACKGROUND We tried to clarify whether the histologic subtypes and the size of the solid component of an adenocarcinoma are more important predictive factors for invasiveness or prognosis than is total tumor size, even in lung adenocarcinomas that were 2 cm or smaller. METHODS Between 1996 and December 2005, after standard surgical treatment, 82 patients(More)
BACKGROUND At Juntendo University Hospital, Japan, two patients with complete resection of bulky N2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has survived over the long term. Therefore, we decided to retrospectively study patients who also had a complete resection of the tumor including the "bulky" superior mediastinal node for the purpose of reviewing covariates(More)
Primary pulmonary malignant lymphoma is a rare disease that is thought to belong to a category of malignant lymphomas arising from mucosa- or bronchus-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT or BALT). We encountered 3 cases of primary pulmonary malignant lymphoma, Case 1: In a 51-year-old male, an abnormal shadow was detected in chest radiography in the right S9(More)
We report a case of aspergilloma in an 80-year-old male patient who had no identifiable underlying disease before surgery for pneumothorax. He was hospitalized for left pneumothorax. A chest CT revealed a large bulla in the left lung apex with a nodule (diameter; 1.5 cm) at the edge of the bulla. After thoracodocesis, air leakage persisted and a large bulla(More)
We experienced a rare case of primary malignant lymphoma of the rib. The case was a 67-year-old female. An abnormal shadow of the chest X-ray was pointed out. Preoperative diagnosis was extrapulmonary lesion on the chest computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The tumor accompanied with chest wall resection was done. The tumor cell(More)
Many approaches for resection of the superior mediastinal tumors have been reported. We introduce an approach, which we call the cervical anterior approach. This approach is only cervical and does not require a sternotomy. Merits of this approach include the ability to remove the tumor without opening the mediastinal or parietal pleura, as well as obviating(More)