Tatsuo Kato

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BACKGROUND Mediastinal lymph node staging (N-staging) is essential to optimize the treatment in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Transesophageal endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has recently been introduced as a complementary method. However, in most reports, EUS-FNA has been performed in patients who have demonstrated(More)
We investigated the efficacy and safety of albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-PTX) and carboplatin (CBDCA) with concurrent radiotherapy for unresectable locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with Stage III NSCLC and an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0 or 1 were eligible. Concurrent chemoradiotherapy consisted of(More)
Immunonutrition, which is a therapeutic approach to modulate acute surgical or medical conditions, has been proven to decrease surgical site complications in patients undergoing major elective surgery for upper gastrointestinal and esophageal malignancy. For immunonutrition to be carried out effectively, specific nutrients called pharmaconutrients are quite(More)
A 61-year-old woman presented to our hospital with a chronic cough. She had been diagnosed with pulmonary infection due to non-tuberculous mycobacteria by her previous doctor and had received antimycobacterial chemotherapy for 1 year. Chest radiography and computed tomography on the first visit to our hospital revealed nodular shadows with a cavity in the(More)
BACKGROUND Lymph node metastasis of lung cancer has been evaluated with histologic examination. We studied the usefulness of cytologic diagnosis for detecting metastasis of lung cancer in mediastinal nodes. METHODS Five hundred twelve stations of mediastinal nodes in 157 patients with lung cancer were excised for staging of the disease through(More)
BACKGROUND Amebiasis is a parasitic infection with Entamoeba histolytica. Pulmonary amebiasis is rare since the infection is commonly manifested as amebic colitis or liver abscess. Most pleuropulmonary amebiasis is seen in patients with amebic liver abscesses. A pulmonary amebic lesion without either a liver abscess or amebic colitis is extremely rare.(More)
Patients with Sjögren's syndrome frequently have pulmonary involvement, but the involvement of nodular pulmonary lesions, including pulmonary amyloidosis, is rare. Most cases of pulmonary amyloidosis involve multiple nodules; solitary pulmonary nodular amyloidosis, as an associated condition of Sjögren's syndrome, is very rare.In our report, we present the(More)
We performed computed tomography (CT)-guided transbronchial diagnosis on 23 patients, using an ultrathin bronchoscope (external diameter, 2.8 mm) for small peripheral pulmonary lesions (< or = 2 cm). The mean size of the lesions was 1.4 x 1.1 cm. After examination using a conventional bronchoscope (external diameter, 6.3 mm), an ultrathin bronchoscope and a(More)
With synovial sarcoma (SS) of the thorax, being exceptionally rare, its definite diagnosis is difficult, and the optimal therapy has not yet been established. An examination of our patient, a 64-year-old man with SS using a chest roentgenogram showed a large mass with homogeneous density in the lower two-thirds of the left hemithorax. A computed tomographic(More)