Sotarou Enatsu

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AIMS A micropapillary pattern (MPP) in lung adenocarcinoma, characterized by papillary structures with epithelial tufts lacking a central fibrovascular core, has been reported to be a new pathological marker of poor prognosis. However, its clinicopathological and prognostic significance in small lung adenocarcinomas (</=20 mm) remains undetermined. A new(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the prognostic value of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) alpha expression and its correlation with clinicopathologic variables and the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-A and -C in patients with lung adenocarcinomas of small size. METHODS The expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha was immunohistochemically(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyze intraoperative pleural lavage cytology results in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer and quantify the impact on survival and recurrence. METHODS From August 1992 through November 2006, pleural lavage cytology results before and after lung resection were both available in 2178 patients with(More)
In the TNM classification, patients with T2 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) have heterogeneous factors. The efficacy of surgery for T2 disease remains unsatisfactory. We retrospectively reviewed 268 T2 patients with non-small cell lung cancer for whom a curative approach had been attempted between January 1994 through December 2003. All patients were(More)
OBJECTIVE The surgical indications for non-small cell carcinoma (NSCLC) with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not well known. A classification of severity in COPD has been newly recommended by the US National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Therefore, based on this new system of(More)
OBJECTIVE The modality of treatment for patients with brain metastasis from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not yet been established. Among these patients, few survive longer than 3 years. However, a small group of these patients demonstrate a better prognosis. The objective of this study is to clarify the efficacy of treatment and evaluate factors(More)
Many studies have asserted that thrombocytosis has a prognostic impact in various malignancies. To date, there has been no report of platelet value in patients with pulmonary metastasis. We retrospectively reviewed the medical charts of 143 patients with resection for lung metastasis. The thrombocyte cut-off was 22 x 10(4) /ml, which was the average count(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze on a multivariate basis the prognostic significance of pre-resection and post-resection pleural lavage cytologies in surgically resected primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients, in relation to pathologic TNM factors in a large cohort of almost 1,200 patients. METHODS From August 1992 through(More)
OBJECTIVES The systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is well known to occur in patients who have suffered organ damage or trauma, or undergone surgery. SIRS provides useful information in patients with morbidity after surgery. To date, there has been no report of SIRS after surgery in patients with lung cancer. Therefore, based on this new concept(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical resection may continue to offer the best chance of long-term survival for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Generally, patients with N2 NSCLC have a poor prognosis. However, the surgical treatment of patients with N2 remains controversial as in these patients, some N2 subgroups have better prognoses than others. The(More)