Publications (2)2.56 Total impact
Article: Improved outcomes after complete resection of underlying tumors for patients with paraneoplastic pemphigus: a single-center experience of 22 cases.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune-related acquired bullous disease. Delayed diagnosis and treatment of this clinically rare disease often result in poor prognosis. Between January 1999 and December 2009, 22 patients with confirmed PNP who underwent surgical resection of underlying tumors were enrolled in this study. Clinicopathologic characteristics, treatment options, and perioperative and long-term results were analyzed. Among 22 patients, 2 patients died of severe infection several weeks after surgery. Postoperative major complications included pulmonary infections (n = 10) and septicemia (n = 4). Respiratory symptoms persisted in 13 patients. Tumors were completely resected in 20 patients. Two patients whose tumors were not completely resected died of relapse 2 and 32 months after surgery. Two patients with completely resected tumors died of respiratory failure 10 and 24 months after surgery, respectively. One patient whose pathological result was follicular dentritic cell sarcoma had a relapse recently. The remaining 15 patients have survived till now. Early detection, prompt treatment, and complete resection of PNP can effectively decrease the mortality and speed up the recovery.Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology 04/2010; 137(2):229-34. · 2.56 Impact Factor
Article: [Comparison of VATS and mini-incision thoracotomy for the treatment of benign esophageal diseases].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To compare video-assisted thoracis surgery (VATS) and mini-incision thoracotomy for the treatment of benign esophageal diseases. The clinical data of 52 patients with benign esophageal diseases underwent minimally invasive surgical treatment from January 1995 to January 2007 were analyzed retrospectively. VATS were performed in 25 cases and mini-incision thoracotomy were performed in 27 cases. There was no operative death or major perioperative complications in both groups. There were no significant difference between them according to operation time, postoperative thoracic drainage time, postoperative gastric drainage time and postoperative hospital stay time. For the treatment of benign esophageal diseases, both VATS and mini-incision thoracotomy are safe and effective. VATS can be performed in suitable cases with more minimal incision and decreased operative trauma, mini-incision thoracotomy can be performed in almost all cases, preferring the sophisticated cases.Zhonghua wai ke za zhi [Chinese journal of surgery] 12/2007; 45(22):1533-5.