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PURPOSE Information regarding the treatment of pleural lavage cytology (PLC)-positive patients is still limited. This study evaluated the efficacy of intrapleural chemotherapy (IPC) in PLC-positive patients. METHODS Three hundred eighty-six of the 567 lung cancer patients who underwent surgery had undergone PLC after thoracotomy, following by a complete(More)
A 73-year-old Japanese man visited a local hospital due to palpitations and dyspnea. He was diagnosed as having lung cancer (adenocarcinoma, cT1aN2M1b (BRA), stage Ⅳ), but he did not want to receive any anticancer medications, and was simply being observed. Several months later, he was referred to our hospital due to exacerbation of the dyspnea. His chest(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical features of mucinous bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) have remained unclear due to the low incidence of this disease. This study investigated the clinicopathological features and the surgical outcome in patients with mucinous BAC. METHODS We clinicopathologically evaluated 782 patients who underwent resection for nonsmall cell(More)
PURPOSE The clinical features of large cell carcinoma (LCC) of the lung have remained unclear due to the low incidence of the disease. This study investigated the clinicopathological features and the surgical outcome in patients with LCC. SUBJECTS This study clinicopathologically evaluated 975 patients who had undergone a resection for non-small cell(More)
We evaluated the tumour shape as a potential prognostic indicator in lung adenocarcinoma patients. Among 994 patients who underwent curative surgery, 78 cases of adenocarcinoma (N0M0) with tumours ≥ 31 mm in diameter were reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups based on the ratio between the longest and the smallest axis length. The patients who(More)
We report a case of arteriovenous fistula of the bronchial artery. A 42-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of an abnormal shadow noted on a chest X-ray. A chest computed tomography (CT) scan showed abnormal blood vessels in the right upper lobe. Bronchoscopic examination showed a pulsatile tortuos lesion at the orifice of the right B3(More)
Pulmonary ground-glass opacity (GGO) nodules, which do not grow remarkably, are often observed without treatment. Lung tumors coexisting with inflammation and infection are difficult to diagnose. In this paper, we describe a very rare case of a pulmonary mixed GGO nodule with pleural dissemination. In 67-year-old female, chest computed tomography (CT)(More)
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