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T Ishizuka, S Endo, H Tsubochi, T Nakano, C Miwa, K Watanabe, S Koyama, M Nokubi, Y Sohara
An 83-year-old woman was referred to our hospital to examine for an infiltration shadow in the right lower lobe with progressive bronchorea Computed tomography showed an infiltration lesion with the longest diameter of 10 cm in the right lower lobe and a tumor with the longest diameter of 3 cm in the middle lobe. Serum level of carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 markedly increased to 37,670 U/ml over a period of 3 months. The pathologic study obtained by a transbronchial tumor biopsy revealed a mucinous adenocarcinoma The patient underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic right middle and lower bi-lobectomies with nodal sampling...
June 2009: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
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