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OBJECTIVES To retrospectively identify quantitative computed tomographic (CT) features that correlate with the three major driver gene mutations in surgically resected lung adenocarcinomas with dominant ground-glass opacity (GGO) stratified by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), American Thoracic Society (ATS), and European(More)
Due to recent advances in high-resolution detection technology, multiple primary lung cancer (MPLC) is becoming an increasingly common diagnosis. However, the genotype-phenotype correlations in MPLC patients have not yet been assessed. In this study, we analyzed the clinical and pathological data for 129 consecutive MPLC patients who received curative(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate effects of smoking on the overall survival of young female lung adenocarcinoma patients after curative resection. A total of 282 surgically treated young females (younger than 40) with histologically confirmed primary lung adenocarcinoma were studied retrospectively. Overall survivals (OS) and related prognostic(More)
Pulmonary blastoma is a rare malignant lesion with a poor prognosis. We described a case of a 47-year-old woman with a large biphasic pulmonary blastoma, involving the left pulmonary artery. Under cardiopulmonary bypass, it was treated with radical left intrapericardial pneumonectomy and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. Subsequent chemotherapy and(More)
OBJECTIVES Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), defined as tuberculosis resistant to at least isoniazid and rifampicin in vitro, poses a significant challenge to the control of TB worldwide. Despite global efforts to control tuberculosis, it remains the leading cause of death from an infectious agent. Although modern tuberculosis treatment relies on(More)
First-line therapy with gefitinib prolongs progression-free survival and improves quality of life among selected patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Selected locally advanced patients may derive benefit from surgical resection after gefitinib therapy. Further clinical trials are needed to evaluate the role of gefitinib therapy followed by surgical(More)
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare pulmonary disease characterized by alveolar accumulation of surfactant. There are only four sporadic PAP case reports associated with lung cancers. These case reports describe only that lung cancer might develop subsequently or coincidently with PAP. Here, we report a case of PAP associated with lung squamous(More)
Resection of the trachea is usually limited by the length of involvement. We present a case of long segment tracheal resection performed by adding an autologous pedicled pectoralis major myocutaneous flap transposition. By applying of this technique, a segment of trachea as long as 7.5 cm was safely resected without complications.
OBJECTIVE Lung torsion (LT) is a rare but life-threatening event. The objective of this study was to systematically review the natural history and clinical outcome of LT in published studies. METHODS A review of publications on LT from January 1950 to December 2014 was performed using 3 databases (PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science). The primary efficacy(More)
BACKGROUND To analyze the experience of completion pneumonectomy for lung cancer at a single institution in China. METHODS From January 1988 to December 2007, 92 patients underwent completion pneumonectomy for the treatment of lung cancer. The indications were second primary lung cancer (n=51), Local metastasis (n=37) and Lung metastasis (n=4). The median(More)