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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)
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)
BACKGROUND Lymphatic dissemination is the main approach of metastasis in lung cancer, and it is also an important prognostic factor. The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between tumor size and lymph node metastasis in squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the lung. METHODS A total of 240 patients diagnosed as squamous cell(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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVES Development of intimal hyperplasia (IH) is the main pathology underlying graft failure following coronary artery bypass graft surgeries for ischaemic heart diseases, especially for great saphenous vein grafts which have a lower patency rate than internal mammary arteries. Neuropilin 1 (NRP1), which is a co-receptor for vascular endothelial growth(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal hypothermic level during circulatory arrest is controversial. The aim of our study was to comprehensively assess the impact of moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest with antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) on total aortic arch replacement. METHODS From 2010 to 2013, data were collected from 99 consecutive patients with acute type A(More)