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    ABSTRACT: Thymic carcinomas are rare neplasm. The standard treatment for advanced thymic carcinoma has not yet been established, and the prognosis is poor. We report 3 cases of thymic carcinoma involving major vessely. Case 1:The aortic arch and the innominate vein were involved. Case 2:The left brachiocephalic vein was involved. Case 3:Tumor invaded to superior vena cava. Complete resection of the tumor was possible with vascular reconstruction.
    Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 06/2012; 65(6):489-92.
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    ABSTRACT: A 61-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of hemosputum. When chest computed tomography (CT) was performed, sudden and massive hemoptysis occurred. She suffered cardiopulmonary arrest. After resuscitation, different lung ventilation was performed to control hemoptysis from the left lung. Bronchial artery embolization (BAE) was performed, however, hemoptysis recurred, and the left pneumonectomy was performed. She has been free from hemoptysis after operation, and has been discharged from the hospital 73 days after surgery.
    Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 12/2011; 64(13):1180-3.
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    ABSTRACT: Adenocarcinoma of the thymus is a very rare malignant tumor. The standard treatment for advanced thymic carcinoma has not yet been established, and the prognosis is poor. We report a case of thymic carcinoma that involving the aortic arch and the innominate vein. A 78-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of hoarseness in April 2007. The computed tomography (CT) scan showed an anterior mediastinal tumor contiguous to the aortic arch and the innominate vein with swelling lymphnodes. Microspcopic examinations of specimens obtained by CT-guided needle biopsy revealed poorly differenciated adenocarcinoma. The carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level of serum elevated at 54.9 ng/ml. Thymic carcinoma was diagnosed. The chemoradiotherapy [concurrent, carboplatin (CBDCA) + paclitaxel(TXL)-->vinorelbine (NVB), 60 Gy] was performed, but the effect of the therapy was limited. The resection of the tumor with a part of aortic arch and other peripheral tissues was performed in Augast 2007. The postoperative course was uneventful and the CEA level of serum lowered to the normal. She was discharged 30 days after surgery.
    Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 05/2009; 62(5):417-21.