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Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is usually caused by malignant tumors or their lymph node metastases oppressing a SVC. However, we encountered a case of SVC syndrome that was caused by a thrombus in the SVC, which we considered as a manifestation of Trousseau's syndrome triggered by underlying prostate cancer. A 60-year-old man patient complained of(More)
Patients with an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation are usually administered EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) as standard-of-care treatment. However, acquired resistance occurs between 9 and 13 months. The T790M-resistant mutations are the most common, and osimertinib has been found to be effective in treating EGFR-T790M-positive(More)
Brain metastases are quite common during the management of lung carcinomas. Most are solid masses with necrosis and surrounding edema, whereas purely cystic lesions are uncommon and malignant cells creating the wall are usually resistant to radiotherapy, sometimes requiring neurosurgical strategies. Cystic brain metastases from small-cell lung carcinomas(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)
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)
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is associated with a poor prognosis. The combination of cisplatin and pemetrexed has been established as a standard chemotherapy that confers a survival benefit. Because the regimen is sometimes hampered by the renal toxicity of cisplatin and no second-line chemotherapy has yet been established, the strategy of(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)
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