ID 110747
Author
Hanibuchi, Masaki Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Course of Bioregulation and Medical Oncology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine KAKEN Search Researchers
Yano, Seiji Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Course of Bioregulation and Medical Oncology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Edakuni, Nobutaka Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Course of Bioregulation and Medical Oncology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Inayama, Mami Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Course of Bioregulation and Medical Oncology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Sone, Saburo Department of Internal Medicine and Molecular Therapeutics, Course of Bioregulation and Medical Oncology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
early-stage lung cancer
autofluorescence bronchoscopy
photodynamic therapy
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A 71-year-old man was referred to our hospital for further examination of abnormal sputum cytology. No abnormal nodular shadows were detected in chest X-ray and chest CT. The location of the tumor was clearly identified as a defect of autofluorescence by autofluorescence bronchoscopy at the bifurcation between the left B1+2 and B3 bronchi, whereas it was quite difficult by conventional bronchoscopy. Trans bronchial biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma. Further examinations yielded the diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer. Photodynamic therapy was performed and complete response was confirmed. This case indicates the efficacy of auto fluorescence bronchoscopy for detecting early-stage lung cancer.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
51
Issue
3-4
Start Page
234
End Page
237
Sort Key
234
Published Date
2004-08
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DOI (Published Version)
URL ( Publisher's Version )
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language
eng
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences