Cases reported "Lung Neoplasms"

Filter by keywords:



Filtering documents. Please wait...

1/738. Clinical value of protein-bound fucose in patients with carcinoma and other diseases.

    Protein-bound fucose content in sera from normal persons and patients with various malignant and non-malignant diseases was measured and statistically analyzed. Normal serum gave a mean value of 6.84 /- 0.13 mg/100 ml, and rarely exceeded 9 mg/100 ml. Although no significant difference was found between sexes, there was a tendency of fucose content to decrease in older persons. It was noted that more than 90% of cancer-bearing patients have significantly higher level than critical value (9 mg/100 ml), while only 8.7% of patients with benign tumor showed positive result. These results were not limited to special organs but in common to all cases studied. The elevation of serum fucose content in malignant tumor was well correlated with its stages of progression, though the levels were less significant in early and in rather locally restricted breast and thyroid cancer. Serial postoperative follow-up study showed that the levels in serum fucose content was a useful parameter for judging the effectiveness of therapy and the prognosis of the patient. The fucose content in malignant tumor tissue and metastasized lymph node appeared to be significantly elevated than that in normal tissue. The practical usage and limitation of the fucose value in various diseases, together with a possible source of serum fucose were discussed.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

2/738. Acinic cell carcinoma of the lung with metastasis to lymph nodes.

    A 64-year-old man presented with an asymptomatic left lower lobe mass. At bronchoscopy there was a tumor in the superior segment. biopsy revealed an acinic cell carcinoma. There was no evidence of salivary gland or other site of origin. Lobectomy and lymph node staging showed involvement of interlobar (N1) nodes, while higher stations were benign. The patient remains well 20 months postoperatively. This is the only instance of primary pulmonary acinic cell carcinoma with lymph node metastasis among 15 cases in the literature. We review the clinical features, histology, and treatment of the reported cases.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

3/738. Synovial sarcoma in the parapharyngeal space: case report and review of the literature.

    We encountered a rare case of synovial sarcoma in the parapharynx of a 47-year-old Japanese man. This patient presented with an enlarging tumor in the right side of his neck that had grown progressively over a 4-week period. Radiological examinations revealed that the tumor arose from the parapharyngeal space. The tumor could not be completely removed at surgery. Metastasis to the lumbar vertebra was detected postoperatively. The patient underwent three courses of chemotherapy and the delivery of palliative radiation to the lumbar vertebra without success. The patient died of lung metastasis 7 months after surgery.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

4/738. Extended radical resection for bulky N2 small cell lung carcinoma.

    In three patients with bulky N2 small cell lung carcinomas who received chemotherapy, complete clinical remission at the N2 site was obtained. Extended radical resection including mediastinal lymph node dissection was performed on these three patients, followed by postoperative chemotherapy. Combined resected organs were azygos vein, superior caval vein, and left atrium. We obtained good results with the patients surviving 104, 53, and 38 months respectively, after the initial therapy.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

5/738. Intrathoracic suture abscess after lobectomy for early lung cancer.

    Intrathoracic suture abscess may occur around sutures on the pleura or in the lung parenchyma, although it is rare to encounter such cases clinically. We report on a 68-year-old woman with an intrathoracic (extrapulmonary) suture abscess, which was discovered on a chest x-ray film one year after right-middle lobectomy for early lung cancer. The abscess was removed surgically, and the postoperative course was uneventful. Pathological examination showed that it was caused by braided polyester sutures.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

6/738. Endobronchial metastasis of glioblastoma multiforme diagnosed by fiberoptic bronchoscopic biopsy.

    We report a case of extraneural metastasis of an intracranial glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) to the left upper lung, in which fiberoptic bronchoscopy played a key role in the diagnosis. The patient, a 20-year-old woman, presented with dry cough and hoarseness 2 years after total excision of the brain tumor and postoperative radiotherapy. Tissue samples obtained during fiberoptic bronchoscopic biopsy had the same morphologic appearance as the primary intracranial tumor, which was consistent with GBM. In cases of pulmonary metastasis of GBM, antemortem diagnosis is rare. Our experience from this case suggests that fiberoptic bronchoscopy may be a valuable diagnostic tool for metastatic GBM.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

7/738. Wilms' tumor in the adult--report of a case and review of the literature.

    Wilms' tumor is rare in adults. Its histology, grading and staging are identical to those in children. Investigators agree on a combined modality approach in the treatment of adult Wilms' tumor (AWT), but differ on how aggressive it should be. Some advocate adopting the current pediatric protocols which take into account tumor stage and grade. Others recommend using advanced disease regimens for all stages and grades. We report on an 18 year-old male with stage IV favorable histology Wilms' tumor. The patient underwent radical nephrectomy and received postoperative radiotherapy with intensive four-drug chemotherapy. He had one relapse after 12 months which was successfully treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He remains in remission without relapses 36 months after the initial diagnosis. The genetics of Wilms' tumor has been well studied in children but is practically unknown in adults; karyotype and molecular genetic studies in this case were normal.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

8/738. Pericardial tamponade: an unusual complication of lobectomy for lung cancer.

    A rare case of pericardial tamponade developed in a 69-year-old man after a right upper lobectomy for lung cancer. This unusual complication presented in the early postoperative period and was associated with what we believed to be an aberrant right bronchial artery coming off the intrapericardial portion of the aorta. This vessel retracted into the pericardial sac where it bled causing a pericardial tamponade.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

9/738. Lung carcinoma presenting as metastasis to intracranial meningioma: case report and review of the literature.

    Tumor-to-tumor metastasis is rare. The authors report a case of a 52-year-old man with a 1-year history of a right parasaggital meningioma, whose clinical signs were consistent with enlarging meningioma. In preparation for surgery, the routine preoperative chest radiograph revealed a lung mass. Fine-needle aspiration of the mass revealed adenocarcinoma. The patient underwent surgical excision of the intracranial mass, which was thought to be a meningioma. However, pathologic examination revealed a transitional meningioma extensively infiltrated with deposits of metastatic carcinoma from the patient's primary lung tumor. Metastasis to meningioma was therefore responsible for the rapid enlargement of the long-standing meningioma, and caused the first clinical manifestation of primary lung carcinoma. Recurrent metastasis developed at the surgical site 5 weeks later, requiring surgical excision and postoperative radiation to prevent further recurrence. This is a highly unusual presentation for lung carcinoma and, to the authors' best knowledge, is the first such case reported. A review of the published literature revealed 20 other cases of lung carcinoma metastatic to meningioma, which were incidentally discovered on surgery or autopsy.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 2
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)

10/738. pulmonary blastoma: report of a case.

    We herein describe a 27-year-old male presenting with a pulmonary blastoma. The patient was admitted to our hospital with the chief complaints of fever and left back pain. Chest roentgenograms showed a tumor measuring 10 cm in diameter in a lower lobe of the left lung. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a well demarcated and heterogeneously enhanced tumor. Although a histological diagnosis could not be obtained by a transbronchial biopsy, image analyses led us to suspect it to be malignant. The patient underwent a left lower lobectomy with lymph node dissection. A histopathological examination revealed the tumor to be a biphasic type of pulmonary blastoma. Because of the rapid progress of the tumor and the difficulty in making a preoperative diagnosis in such cases, an immediate surgical resection is therefore recommended in cases with even the slightest suspicion of malignancy.
- - - - - - - - - -
ranking = 1
keywords = operative
(Clic here for more details about this article)
| Next ->


Leave a message about 'Lung Neoplasms'


We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.