Shoji Sunada

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Patients with lung cancer in Japan often receive aggressive care near the end of life and die in an acute care hospital. We describe the differences in end-of-life care for metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients between general wards and a palliative care unit (PCU). A retrospective analysis was conducted using data from patients who(More)
Adrenal myelolipomas are rare benign tumors composed of mature adipose tissue and hematopoietic elements that resemble bone marrow. They are usually asymptomatic, and most cases are incidentally found at radiological examination or autopsy. Symptoms such as abdominal pain and increasing girth occur only when the tumor grows large. We report the case of a(More)
Esophageal cancer rarely metastasizes to the brain. The authors experienced a case of esophageal carcinoma which metastasized to the cerebellum as the first presentation. A 61-year-old man was identified as having esophageal carcinoma by esophagogastroduodenoscopy during a medical checkup. Subtotal esophagectomy with dissection of 3 regional lymph nodes was(More)
The possibility of in vivo removal of metastatic tumour cells from lymph nodes by local intradermal administration of an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody (mAb) was examined. Murine tumour cells in the lymph nodes were completely eradicated by intradermal injections of the mAb. This treatment was effective for removal of Lewis lung cancer cells from lymph nodes,(More)
We present herein the case of a 73-year-old woman with symptomatic liver cysts and cholelithiasis for whom successful deroofing of the liver cysts and cholecystectomy were performed via laparoscopy. Histopathological diagnosis of the resected cyst wall and direct observation of the inner surface of the remaining cyst wall confirmed that they were benign(More)
An aggressive pancreatectomy was performed on a 53 year old Japanese man with advanced cancer of the pancreas. The tumor originated from the body of the pancreas and invaded the stomach, duodenum, left kidney, transverse colon and common hepatic artery. An unexpected cancer was also found in the head of the pancreas during the operation. Therefore, total(More)
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