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BACKGROUND We reviewed surgical cases of tuberculous abscess in the chest wall and analyzed the indications and methods of surgery, results, perioperative complications, and postoperative treatment. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 13 patients who underwent surgical treatment of tuberculous abscess in the chest wall between January 1994(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study is to clarify the clinical and pathological anatomical picture of cases in which lung cancer and active pulmonary mycobacteriosis are intermingled in the same lobe of the lung. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed clinicopathological data on 11 cases in which lung cancer and active pulmonary mycobacteriosis are intermingled(More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the incidence of tuberculous pleurisy among patients with adenosine deaminase (ADA) levels of 50 IU/L or less in a pleural effusion, and without a previous diagnosis of carcinomatous pleurisy or Mycobacterium tuberculosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Subjects were selected from patients who had undergone pleural biopsy by thoracoscopy(More)
We observed a rare case of lung carcinoma accompanied by active pulmonary tuberculosis in the same lobe. The chest x-ray of a 49-year-old man revealed an abnormal shadow in the right upper field and a giant bulla in the left upper field. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed a nodule with consolidation, which was not continuous in the right S3.(More)
BACKGROUND We find pleural effusion in clinical practice frequently. However, it is difficult to make a diagnosis definitively by thoracocentesis or closed pleural biopsy. We directly examine the thoracic cavity by thoracoscopy under local anaesthesia, carry out pleural biopsy and make a definitive pathological diagnosis in pleurisy. METHOD A(More)
OBJECTIVE We directly examined the thoracic cavity by thoracoscopy under local anesthesia, performed pleural biopsy, and made a definitive pathological diagnosis in tuberculous pleurisy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective study of 32 patients who had been bacteriologically and pathologically diagnosed with tuberculous pleurisy by(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify the clinical features of the coexisting lung cancer and nontuberculous mycobacteriosis of the lung. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed clinical data on 11 admitted cases of coexisting lung cancer and pulmonary non-tuberculous mycobacteriosis at National Organization Tokyo Hospital during the period from 1997 to 2002. RESULTS There(More)
This report describes the results on pharmacokinetics, efficacy and safety of cefozopran (CZOP) in neonatal patients. Enrolled patients were 136 in total whose informed consents to enter this study had been given by their parents. Among them, blood samples were collected from 42 neonates to analyze concentrations of CZOP by population pharmacokinetics (PPK)(More)
OBJECTIVES To clarify features of thoracic malignancies occurred in patients with chronic tuberculous empyema. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed clinicopathological data of 15 patients with thoracic malignancies who had chronic tuberculous empyema, encountered at Tokyo National Hospital during the period from 1977 to 2002. RESULTS There were 13 men and(More)
We report a rare case of invasive thymoma with endobronchial growth in a 69- year-old woman. Chest CT revealed an ill-defined mass with a calcified lesion in the anterior mediastinum and coin lesion in the bilateral lung fields. An endobronchial polypoid tumor in the right B3 bronchus was found by bronchoscopic examination. A biopsy specimen obtained from(More)