Toshirou Fukushima

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OBJECTIVE To report a case of an extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) arising from the jugular foramen. EMCs are tumors usually seen in the deep soft tissues of the extremities and are rarely seen within the intracranial cavity. The histological differential diagnosis includes chordoma, conventional chondrosarcoma and chordoid meningioma, among others.(More)
Thymic carcinoma frequently spreads to the pleural space, regional lymph nodes, liver and lungs. However, an initial clinical presentation involving spinal or multiple bone metastases in patients with thymic carcinoma is extremely rare. We experienced two cases of thymic carcinoma that initially presented with spinal compression and severe pain due to(More)
The present study was performed to evaluate the clinical characteristics and survival outcomes in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) detected by low-dose computed tomography (CT). We retrospectively reviewed clinical records of patients with SCLC treated at our hospital between 1997 and 2011 and selected patients with SCLC detected by CT screening.(More)
We describe a case of dysgeusia that developed gradually over one week after initiation of crizotinib administration for treatment of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, necessitating discontinuation of the agent. The symptom was accompanied by progressive loss in appetite and body weight. Alectinib, a novel alternative ALK inhibitor, was administered(More)
Alectinib, a novel alternative anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, is highly effective against ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and is well tolerated. Molecular targeted agents generally have little contribution to alopecia. We encountered a case of alopecia that developed gradually over 2 months after initiation of alectinib(More)
We herein encountered a case of abdominal wall dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) that developed pulmonary and pancreatic metastases 5 years after complete resection. Because specific rearrangements of the platelet-derived growth factor beta (PDGFB) locus by a novel fluorescence in situ hybridization method was detected, the patient was treated with(More)
Most mantle cell lymphoma patients show remarkable disseminated disease at the initial diagnosis. We describe two cases of mantle cell lymphoma mainly involving thoracic lesions at the initial presentation of the disease. The clinical presentations were right hilar lymphadenopathy in one case and right pleural thickness in the other. The diagnosis of mantle(More)
Recent advances in positron emission tomography with fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG-PET) have facilitated not only the diagnosis and staging of lung cancer, but also the prediction of treatment outcome. The present study was designed to assess the usefulness of early FDG-PET examination for predicting subsequent tumor size reduction in response to(More)
Little information is available about the usefulness of concurrent chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced thymic carcinoma due to a rare anterior mediastinal tumor. We experienced a case of locally advanced thymic carcinoma that responded well to concurrent thoracic radiotherapy combined with cisplatin plus vinorelbine chemotherapy. The patient showed(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies indicated that plasma L-carnitine (LC) levels are significantly decreased during chemotherapy or chemoradiation and that LC supplementation can improve the fatigue score in some cancer patients. However, the LC levels in end-stage cancer patients treated only with palliative care remained unclear. The present study was performed(More)