Tiecheng Pan

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A consistent positive association between cigarette smoking and the human esophageal cancer has been confirmed all over the world. However, details in the association need to be more focused on and be identified. Recently, aberrantly expressed microRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to be promising biomarkers for understanding the tumorigenesis of a wide array(More)
OBJECTIVES Differentiation between pulmonary tuberculoma and malignancy by preoperative diagnostic imaging sometimes proves difficult. The purpose of this study is to investigate variable manifestations of pulmonary tuberculoma mimicking lung cancer on fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) image and pathologic(More)
BACKGROUND There are a lot of studies on relationship of surface adhesion molecule (CD44) and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) with tumors in recent years, however study on osteopontin (OPN) is still few. The aim of this study is to investigate the levels of OPN, CD44v6 and MMP-2 in squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the lung, and to clearly(More)
Fig. 2. Intra-operative view of the tumour, giant and encapsulated, with the left lower lobe of the lung displaced and elevated (A). In gross appearance, it was thinly encapsulated, dull pale yellow in colour with a smooth surface covered with many feeding vessels, 22 21 20 cm in size (B). On cut section, the mass consisted of adipose tissue with a fibrous(More)
Bronchogenic cysts occurring in the left ventricle are a medical rarity. One successfully operated case is reported herein. The location of the cyst was just between the epicardium and myocardium of the inferior left ventricular wall, adjacent to the apex of the heart. Complete excision was achieved through a left anterolateral thoracotomy without(More)
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignancies worldwide. Androgen receptor (AR) plays an important role in many kinds of cancers. However, the molecular mechanisms of AR in ESCC are poorly characterized. In the present study, Western blot analysis and real-time quantitative PCR were performed to identify differentially(More)
The relationship between vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-C)/vascular endothelial growth factor receptor 3 (VEGFR-3) expression and clinicopathologic features of the patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was investigated. The expression of VEGF-C and VEGFR-3 was assessed in 65 patients with NSCLC by immunohistochemistry. The(More)
A 26-year-old male presented with radiographical evidence of enlargement of the right side of the heart. Echocardiography and computed tomography-scan revealed a diffuse, hugely enlarged right coronary artery (RCA) aneurysm, with the distal portion flowing directly into the left ventricle (LV). A radical correction operation was performed successfully. The(More)
A 23-year-old man presented with cyanosis since birth. Precordial echocardiography failed to detect any structural heart abnormality except for enlarged left atrium. Pulmonary angiography revealed a type I right pulmonary artery-to-left atrial fistula. Simple ligation of the fistula without cardiopulmonary bypass was performed successfully, and the cyanosis(More)
BACKGROUND In this study the expression of COX-2 both in lung cancer tissues and tissues of benign disease of the lung is compared to explore the effect of COX-2 on occurrence and development of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and the relationship between COX-2 expression and clinical characteristics of patients with NSCLC. METHODS The COX-2(More)