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Effective Irradiation of a Metastatic Region of the Lung in a Patient with Extraskeletal Myxoid Chondrosarcoma

Yutaka MIZUSHIMA, Masashi FUJITA, Hitoshi HIRATA, Kuninori NOMURA, Hisao MATSUI, Kazuhiro MATSUI, Masashi KOBAYASHI
1998 Internal medicine (Tokyo. 1992)  
Complete obstruction of the right main bronchus occurred in a 76-year-old womandue to pulmonary metastasis from the extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma (EMC) which had been detected 5 years earlier. Treatment with Nd-YAGlaser and biopsy forceps opened up the lumen of the right main bronchus 90%, and then X-irradiation was given toward the remaining tumor. The tumor disappeared almost completely following radiotherapy and such a state had lasted for several years until she died of old age at the
more » ... d of old age at the age of 81. Wejudged that radiotherapy had been effective for this tumor. To date, the information concerning the effect of radiotherapy on this disease is insufficient.
doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.37.625 fatcat:ygckm2l2njh5vclvsz7x2qoyem