Sorou Takeda

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A previously healthy 74-year-old Japanese female was hospitalized with fever and high C-reactive protein. She developed palatal herpangina-like aphthous ulcers, localized intestinal wall thickening, terminal ileum ulcers, and an erythematous acneiform rash; thus Behçet's disease-like illness was suspected. Significant peripheral blood acute monocytosis(More)
Pulmonary aspergillomas usually occur in pre-existing lung cavities exhibiting local immunodeficiency. As pulmonary aspergillomas only partially touch the walls of the cavities containing them, they rarely come into contact with the bloodstream, which makes it difficult for antifungal agents to reach them. Although surgical treatment is the optimal strategy(More)
Small cell carcinoma (SCC) predominantly spreading over the pleura is exceedingly rare and difficult to diagnose without proof of malignant effusion. A 65-year-old man presented with right pleural thickening and effusion and was diagnosed with SCC based on a thoracoscopic pleural biopsy. He received combined chemotherapy consisting of cisplatin and(More)
Central airway obstruction needs interventional pulmonology and malignant main carinal involvement is one of the most challenging scenarios requiring rigid bronchoscopic intervention under general anesthesia. However, these patients tend to be in poor condition for such interventions. A 91-year-old male patient with lung cancer accompanied by obstructive(More)
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