Shizhao Cheng

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A 67-year-old woman presented with a giant pharyngoesophageal diverticulum (Zenker's diverticulum) that extended deep into the chest. Surgery, using either an open or endoscopic approach, was difficult. We stapled the common wall between the diverticulum and the esophagus using video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. The patient exhibited good anatomic and(More)
BACKGROUND Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive cancer refractory to current therapies. Reduced expression of micro ribonucleic acid (miR)-591 in a range of cancer types has suggested it is a potent tumor suppressor, and overexpression has been shown to inhibit tumor cell growth. The role of miR-591 in MPM is largely unknown. METHODS(More)
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