Motoya Tanaka

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Intrapulmonary schwannoma is uncommon and preoperative radiological diagnosis is rare. Described is a schwannoma that developed as a pulmonary hilar nodule in a 38-year-old woman. The nodule showed strong (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake with a maximum standard uptake value of 5.98 on positron emission tomography and had a high apparent diffusion coefficient(More)
Pleuropulmonary blastoma is a rare pulmonary neoplasm seen in the pediatric population. We report a purely cystic-type pleuropulmonary blastoma in a 12-year-old boy who presented with spontaneous pneumothorax. He underwent partial resection of the left lower lobe under video-assisted thoracoscopy.
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that is characterized by dysregulated growth and resistance to apoptosis. Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-generating NADPH oxidase (Nox) family enzymes have been suggested to be involved in neoplastic proliferation. Both the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and the inhibitor of(More)
In Japan, thymectomy for the treatment of autoimmune myasthenia gravis (MG) underwent about 300 cases every year. The number of the cases has most 2001 and is decreasing henceforth. Such reduction is considered because a steadfast proof that thymectomy is effective in the treatment of autoimmune MG is not shown. Thymectomy for autoimmune MG is considerably(More)
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