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Primary small cell carcinoma (SCC) of the breast, an exceedingly rare and aggressive tumor, is often characterized by rapid progression and poor prognosis. We report a case of primary SCC of the breast that was diagnosed through pathologic and immunohistochemical examinations. Computed tomography (CT) scans failed to reveal a non-mammary primary site. Due(More)
PURPOSE Approximately 30% of patients with stage IB non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) die within 5 years after surgery. Current staging methods are inadequate for predicting the prognosis of this particular subgroup. This study identifies prognostic markers for NSCLC. PATIENTS AND METHODS We used computer-generated random numbers to study 148(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the strategy of mediastinoscopy for the evaluation of mediastinal lymph node status (metastasis or not) of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) prior to surgery. METHODS From October 2000 to June 2007, 152 consecutive NSCLC cases pathologically proven and clinically staged I-III were enrolled in the study. Of the 152 cases, there were(More)
Signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC) can arise from virtually all organs. However, primary SRCC of the breast is very rare. Until 2003, SRCC was placed under 'mucin-producing carcinomas' and separated from other carcinomas by the World Health Organization (WHO). To date, only a few cases have been reported. A case of a 46-year-old woman with primary SRCC of(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Whether to apply routine mediastinoscopy to non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) of stage I remains controversial. This study was to evaluate application of cervical mediastinoscopy in detecting mediastinal lymph nodes status of NSCLC of stage I. METHODS The cervical mediastinoscopy was performed in 31 patients with NSCLC of stage I(More)
A type of near-field antenna for RFID reader is proposed, which has folded-dipole antenna structure. A parasitic capacitance patch is inserted on the gap between two arms of folded-dipole antenna to adjust the antenna impedance. It's shown by simulation that near-field antenna is efficient to reduce antenna dimension for UHF RFID reader.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics of lymph node metastasis in the contralateral mediastinum and scalene in patients with potentially operable nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS Cervical mediastinoscopy was performed for 89 patients with clinical stage I-III A non-small cell lung cancer prior to(More)