ABSTRACT: We present a case of a 58-year-old female with a rare vascular tumor of intermediate malignancy. The initial manifestation was a pseudoaneurysm caused by the rupture of the right pulmonary artery after tumor invasion. The diagnosis of epithelioid hemangioendothelioma was confirmed by the morphologic and immunocytochemical features after surgery. The patient recovered smoothly and there has been no evidence of local recurrence or metastasis during the 2 years of follow-up.
The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon 03/2012; · 0.88 Impact Factor
ABSTRACT: To explore the clinical application of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).
We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 672 cases of VATS. There were 17 thoracic diseases such as emphysema, bullectomy for spontaneous pneumothorax, massive bullae, benign tumor of mediastinum, cyst of mediastinum, pulmonary benign tumors, hydropericardium, malignant pleural fluid, etc.
The mean operation time was 57 minutes and there were no intraoperative complications. The bleeding during the operation was less than 100 mL. Postoperative pneumothorax occurred in 4 patients and among them 2 patients were of relapse after 1 month. The intrathoracic drain in most patients was removed with an average of 2. 5 days. A supplementary incision was needed in 10 cases: Six were due to the adhesion of full pleural cavity and 4 were found with the malignant tumor during the operation.
VATS is an alternative approach that provides a safe, less invasive, and effective operation for treating spontaneous pneumothorax, benign tumor of mediastinum, cyst of mediastinum, pulmonary benign tumors, pericardial perfusion, and acute chest trauma patients.
Zhong nan da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Central South University. Medical sciences 05/2006; 31(2):284-7.
ABSTRACT: The genesis of lung cancer was associated with mutation or abnormal expression of PTEN, p16, p21, and p53. Tissue microarray provides a high throughout tool for genes expression. But little is reported about expression of PTEN, p16, p21, and p53 in lung cancers with tissue microarray. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of PTEN, p16, p21, and p53 proteins and to analyze their relationship with the pathogenesis, invasion, and metastasis in lung cancer.
The expression of the antioncogene proteins in 100 cases of lung cancer and corresponding adjacent tissues were determined by tissue microarray combined with immunohistochemistry.
The positive expression rates of PTEN, p16, p21, and p53 proteins were 31% (31/100), 38% (38/100), 42% (42/100), 53% (53/100) in lung cancer tissues, and were 85% (85/100), 72% (72/100), 80% (80/100), and 23% (23/100) in the adjacent cancer tissues, respectively, showing a low expression of PTEN, p16, p21 in cancer tissues, and high expression of p53 outside of them (P< 0.05, P< 0.01). Furthermore, the expression of PTEN, P16, and p53 proteins showed positive correlation with the clinical degrees and pathological stages of lung squamous carcinomas and adenocarcinomas (P< 0.05,P< 0.01). In lung cancer with lymph node metastasis, the expression of PTEN, p16, and p21 were low, but the expression of p53 increased significantly (P< 0.05, P< 0.01).
Tissue microarray provided a useful high-throughout tool for multigene expression in large-scale investigations. There existed low expression of PTEN, p16, p21 proteins and over-expression of mutated p53 protein. Coexpression of these antioncogenes played an important role in invasion and metastasis in lung cancer.
Ai zheng = Aizheng = Chinese journal of cancer 04/2004; 23(3):334-8.