Ryoichi Kondo

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Early diagnosis and treatment are important for improvement of the low survival rate of patients with lung cancer. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term survival rate of patients identified to have lung cancer by our population-based baseline and annual repeat low-radiation dose computed tomography (low-dose CT) screenings, conducted in(More)
BACKGROUND Even after complete resection, recurrence of thymoma is not infrequently observed, and treatment of recurrent thymoma remains controversial. STUDY DESIGN One hundred and twenty-six patients underwent surgically complete resection for thymoma, and 24 of them had a recurrence. Surgical treatment of recurrent thymoma was attempted in 15 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES Ground-glass opacities are typically difficult to inspect and to palpate during video-assisted thoracic surgery. We therefore examined whether ultrasonographic assessments could localize ground-glass opacities and help to achieve adequate resection margins. METHODS An intraoperative ultrasonographic procedure was prospectively performed on 44(More)
OBJECTIVES The pleural invasion (PL) score is a useful prognostic indicator in lung cancer. However, in many cases, the cancer may exfoliate itself into the pleural cavity and may progress to a malignant pleural effusion without invading the parietal pleura. This stage is not currently evaluated, but it is detectable by means of the pleural lavage cytology(More)
The survival of patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) is related to T, N, M components, and early diagnosis and treatment of limited stage SCLC may improve survival. The objective of this study was to review the initial and annual repeat screening computed tomography (CT) images of all five patients with SCLC, encountered in our 1996-1998(More)
PURPOSE The use of repeated pulmonary resection for metachronous pulmonary metastasis has increased. We assessed whether video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) produced greater benefits than classic thoracotomy for repeated pulmonary metastasectomy procedures. METHODS A total of 46 patients who had undergone two or more pulmonary metastasectomies from(More)
To retrospectively assess the utility of semi-automated measurements by stratification of CT values of tumour size, CT value and doubling time (DT) using thin-section computed tomography (CT) images. The post-surgical outcomes of favourable and problematic tumours (more advanced p stage than IA, post-surgical recurrence or mortality from lung cancer) were(More)
RATIONALE Neutrophils accumulate in pulmonary capillaries during acute inflammation. Initial events in injury recognition and sequestration do not occur through selectin-mediated rolling. Cytoskeletal rearrangements, as assessed by submembrane F-actin rims, result in poorly deformable neutrophils that may not pass through capillaries. OBJECTIVE To test(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the performance of custom-made software designed to quantify volume and weight of focal portions of lung tumors in regions of interest (ROI) and volume of interest on thin-section computed tomography (CT) images by stratum of CT values. METHODS AND MATERIALS Volume and weight of lung portions were measured(More)
OBJECTIVES Cases of lung cancer with pure ground-glass nodules (GGNs) have been detected with increasing frequency since the advent of computed tomography (CT), and growth is sometimes noted during follow-up. The objective of this study was to evaluate the potential predictive factors for pure GGN growth. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively examined(More)