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Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasm (ITPN) is a rare pancreatic tumor belonging to a newly recognized entity that is coined in the 2010 WHO classification. We present a case of ITPN-associated microinvasive adenocarcinoma that developed in an asymptomatic 78-year-old patient. The tumor demonstrated all the clinical, radiological, and pathological(More)
Following light microscopic survey of the incidence of elastic tissue in 80 salivary gland tumors, tissue samples from 14 pleomorphic adenomas, three myoepitheliomas, and eight adenoid cystic carcinomas were processed for cytochemical demonstration of elastin with the tannic acid stain for ultra-thin sections. For comparative study, some other tumor types(More)
A case of malanotic neuroectodermal tumor of infancy, which occurred in the anterior maxilla of a 3-month-old girl, was studied by electron microscopy. Polymorphic cellular elements were revealed to be present: large melanin-producing cells with some of the characteristics of a neuroepithelium, small non-pigmented cells resembling immature neuroblasts, and(More)
A 61-year-old female with refractory corrosive esophageal stenosis repeatedly underwent endoscopic balloon dilation at another hospital; however, no improvements were observed in the esophageal stenosis. Consequently, she had been on a liquid diet for the previous three years. She was admitted to our department for further treatment. A radial incision was(More)
The influence of restricted feeding on the distribution of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1)-containing endocrine cells in the chicken small intestine was investigated using immunohistochemical and morphometrical techniques. This study demonstrated that the restricted feeding had an influence on the activity of GLP-1-immunoreactive cells in the chicken small(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to clarify the morphologic characteristics and subsequent repair process of coagulation necrosis produced by pulsed CO(2) laser irradiation with relatively low fluence, and thereby to evaluate the clinical efficacy of this irradiation mode. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Wounding of rat gingiva to(More)
Wear debris is believed to cause periprosthetic osteolysis and loosening of total joint arthroplasties. We investigated the wear debris-mediated osteolysis in wild-type mice and macrophage-deficient Csf1op/Csf1op (op/op) mice using high density polyethylene (HDP) particles transplanted on the parietal bone surface. Four weeks after surgery, phagocytosis of(More)
Although ischemia-induced neovascularization is reportedly impaired with aging, the effect of aged-bone marrow mononuclear cells (BM-MNCs) on neovascularization has not been investigated. The neovascularization capacity of BM-MNCs obtained from 8-week-old mice (young) was compared to those obtained from 18-month-old mice (old), both in vivo and in vitro.(More)
We experienced 112 cases of urolithiasis treated with transurethral ureterolithotripsy (TUL) between December, 1985 and September, 1988. We analyzed 35 patients treated with TUL and who had come to our hospital to be examined by cystography, renal ultrasonography, plain X-ray, and urinalysis more than 3 months later. The follow-up term ranged from 3 to 30(More)