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General Thoracic Surgery

Study General Thoracic Surgery
Professor, Masayoshi Inoue
Associate Professor, Junichi Shimada
Lecturer, Daisiro Kato
Assistant Professor, Hiroaki Tsunezuka, Satoru Okada
Research Contents
  • Mechanism of PD-1 and PD-L1 reaction in malignant thymic epithelial  tumor
  • Novel sclerotherapy using ethanol-releasing polymer for small lung cancer 
  • Touch panel surgical navigation system for intuitive endoscopic surgery
  • Surgical instrument using porous polymer resin for less invasive surgery
  • Mechanism of paclitaxel resistance-associated protein in lung cancer cells
  • Mechanism of low-dose aspirin on inhibiting pleural adhesion in rat model
  • Inoue M, Maeda H, Takeuchi Y, Fukuhara K, Shintani Y, Funakoshi Y, Funaki S, Nojiri T, Kusu T, Kusumoto H, Kimura T, Okumura M; Representing the Thoracic Surgery Study Group of Osaka University. Collagen gel droplet-embedded culture drug sensitivity test for adjuvant chemotherapy after complete resection of non-small-cell lung cancer. Surg Today. 2018;48:380-7.
  • Tsunezuka H, Miyata N, Furuya T, Konishi E, Inoue M.  Spontaneous regression of primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018;105:e129-31.
  • Okada S, Shimada J, Teramukai S, Kato D, Tsunezuka H, Miyata N, Ishihara S, Furuya T, Nakazono C, Ishikawa N, Inoue M. Risk stratification according to the prognostic nutritional index for predicting postoperative complications after lung cancer surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018;25:1254-61.
  • Furuya T, Tsunezuka H, Okada S, Kato D, Shimada, J, Miyachi M, Iehara T, Hosoi H, Inoue M. Synchronous bilateral lung adenocarcinomas associated with vulvar rhabdomyosarcoma in a 15-year-old girl. J Ped Surg Case Rep. 2018;33:11-3.
  • Inoue M. Careful Indications for Intentional Segmentectomy in cT1aN0 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. (Correspondence) Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:1095-6.
  • Tsunezuka H, Kato D, Okada S, Furuya T, Shimada J, Inoue M. Surgical outcome of wide wedge resection in poor risk patients with clinical-n0 non-small cell lung cancer. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017;10:581-6.
  •  Okada S, Shimada J, Kato D, Tsunezuka H, Teramukai S, Inoue M. Clinical Significance of Prognostic Nutritional Index After Surgical Treatment in Lung Cancer. Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:296-302.
  • Okada S, Shimada J, Kato D, Tsunezuka H, Inoue M. Prolonged air leak following lobectomy can be predicted in lung cancer patients. Surg Today. 2017;47:973-9.
  • Okada S, Shimada J, Ito K, Ishii T, Oshiumi K. Surface-processing technology of a microgrooving and water-repellent coating improves the fusion potential of an ultrasonic energy device. Surg Endosc. 2017;31:887-93.
  • Furuya T, Kato D, Yamazaki S, Miyata N, Tsunezuka H, Okada S, Shimada, J, Yanagisawa A, Inoue M. Microthymoma and microscopic thymomas associated with a thymic cyst without solid component: a case report. Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Furuya T, Shimada J, Okada S, Tsunezuka H, Kato D, Inoue M. Successful treatment with afatinib for pancreatic metastasis of lung adenocarcinoma: a case report. J Thorac Dis. 2017;9:E890-3.
  • Fumino S, Sakai K, Higashi M, Aoi S, Furukawa T, Yamagishi M, Inoue M, Iehara T, Hosoi H. Advanced surgical strategy for giant mediastinal germ cell tumor in children. J Ped Surg Case Rep. 2017;27:51-5.
  • Tsunezuka H, Abe K, Shimada J, Inoue M. Pulmonary atypical carcinoid in a patient with Cowden syndrome. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2016;22:860-2.
  • Okada S, Ohbayashi C, Nishimura M, Abe K, Shimada J, Choh S, Inoue M. Malignant transformation of alveolar adenoma to papillary adenocarcinoma: a case report. J Thorac Dis. 2016;8:E358-61.
  • Iwasaki Y, Shimada J, Kato D, et al. Improvements in thoracic surgery outcomes: a multi-institutional collaboration study. J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015;6:10:30.
  • Okada S, Shimada J, Ito K, et al. A touch panel surgical navigation system with automatic depth perception. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2015;10:243-51.
  • Fujiwara A, Inoue M, Kusumoto H, et al. Myasthenic crisis caused by preoperative chemotherapy with steroid for advanced thymoma. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;99:e11-3.
  • Inoue M, Minami M, Wada N, et al. Results of surveillance bronchoscopy after cadaveric lung transplantation. Transplant Proc. 2014;46:944-947.
  • Inoue M, Okumura M, Sawabata N, et al. Clinicopathological characteristics and surgical results of lung cancer patients aged up to 50 years: The Japanese Lung Cancer Registry Study 2004. Lung Cancer. 2014;83:246-251.
  • Shimada J, Furuya T, Tsunezuka H, Ichise K, Okada S, Kato D. A retrospective analysis of surgical outcomes after resection of pulmonary metastases from bone and soft tissue sarcomas. J. Kyoto Pref. Univ. Med. 2014;123:739-47.
  • United States Patent: 8,734,431 Remote control system, Inventors: Shimada Junichi (Kyoto, JP), Nishikawa Atsushi (Ikoma, JP), Assignee: Yanchers Inc. (Kyoto, JP), May 27, 2014, Appl. No.: 12/308,380, Filed: June 15, 2007.

602-8566 Kyoto-shi, Kamigyo-ku Kajii-cho,
Kawaramachi-Hirokoji, JAPAN