Yoshiko Tsukahara

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A 63-year-old woman underwent thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid adenocarcinoma and cervical lymph node resection. Pathological analyses revealed the presence of signet cell carcinoma in a resected lymph node, which were apparently different from the pathological findings of thyroid carcinoma. No evidence of a primary tumor could be found elsewhere despite(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)
A morbidly obese 44-year-old man, weighing 100 kg and 172 cm tall, was admitted to our hospital with severe burn. Forty-seven % of the total body surface area and respiratory tract were injured. Burn index was estimated to be 37. In the emergency room, his trachea was urgently intubated without muscle relaxant and sedatives to manage difficult airway from(More)
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) in the thorax is an extremely rare disease, and half of all cases of MPNST are associated with neurofibromatosis type I. Sporadic intrathoracic MPNST is difficult to diagnose and treat. Because of the rarity of intrathoracic MPNST, the optimal method of diagnosis and the efficacy of chemotherapy are unknown.(More)
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