Yohei Yurugi

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A 60-year-old female underwent right upper lobectomy of the lung and lymph node dissection under a diagnosis of cancer in the upper lobe of the right lung. Pathological examination showed stage IIIA adenocarcinoma with mediastinal lymph node metastasis. One month after the operation, adjuvant chemotherapy with carboplatin (CBDCA) and paclitaxel (PTX) was(More)
We performed robot (da Vinci)-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy (rThx) for myasthenia gravis with thymoma. The patient was a 66-year-old woman who complained of palpebral heaviness. Robotic operation was performed in the supine position by placing four ports in the right chest wall under 10 mmHg CO(2) insufflation using three arms and one assist(More)
BACKGROUND Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for clinical stage I non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has been widely used as a less invasive surgical procedure, but the resection method is still controversial. We retrospectively compared the surgical outcomes of lobectomy, segmentectomy and wedge resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 411(More)
A 58-year-old woman visited our hospital with the chief complaint of an abnormal chest shadow. Chest CT showed an 18-mm ground-glass opacity in the right upper lobe, which became enlarged over time, and lung cancer was suspected. At the same time, a tracheal bronchus originating directly from the trachea was observed. She underwent thoracoscopic right upper(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Podoplanin is a candidate cancer stem cell marker in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Several studies have reported the prognostic value of podoplanin expression in tumor cells in lung SCC but few have focused on its expression in cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs). The aim of this study was to analyze the prognostic significance of(More)
We report a rare case of thymic metastasis of breast cancer. A 68-year-old woman, who had undergone surgery for cancer in her right breast and had been free of recurrence for 22 years, was noted to have an abnormal shadow on a chest X-ray at a regular medical checkup. Further workup, including chest CT, revealed a 22 × 18-mm mass in the anterior(More)
We report a 58-year-old man who suffered from shortness of breath on exertion with wheezing. A chest enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan showed an irregular tumor in the middle mediastinum involving the right main pulmonary artery, vena cava superior and right main bronchus. Transbronchial lung biopsy and endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial(More)
We investigated the efficiency of the Simplified Comorbidity Score (SCS) for predicting postoperative complications and prognosis in elderly patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for lung cancer. We reviewed 216 patients aged 75 years or older, who underwent pulmonary resection by VATS for lung cancer between January, 2005 and(More)
AIMS Podoplanin expression in cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) has been proposed as an unfavourable indicator in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, but little is known about its clinical significance in early-stage lung adenocarcinoma. We evaluated the prognostic impact of podoplanin expression in patients with pathological stage (p-stage) IA lung(More)
A 66-year-old man was diagnosed as lung cancer. We performed right upper lobectomy and lymphnode dissection. On the 1st postoperative day, a chest radiograph showed an opacification in the right upper lung field. Computed tomography (CT) showed a stenosis of the middle lobe bronchus and infiltrative shadow of the middle lobe on the 3rd postoperative day.(More)