Albert D. Yang

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During development inhibitor of DNA-bind-2 (Id2) regulates proliferation and differentiation. Id2 expression has been detected in cancer cells, yet its cellular function and validity as a therapeutic target remains largely unknown. Immunohistochemical analysis of colorectal cancer (CRC) specimens revealed that Id2 was undetectable in normal colonic mucosa,(More)
The role of angioembolization in the management of patients with blunt spleen injury is still under debate. Our study examined the impact of splenic artery embolization (SAE) on the outcome of such patients. We reviewed 114 consecutive blunt abdominal trauma patients with isolated splenic injury over a period of 40 months, including 61 patients seen before(More)
To define the indicators of bowel ischemia caused by congenital or acquired internal hernia, based on our 10-year experience in one center. We reviewed the medical records, imaging studies, and operative findings of 20 patients who underwent surgery for an internal hernia at our medical center between 1995 and 2005. The clinical characteristics and related(More)
The importance of herpes simplex viruses (HSV) as human pathogens and the emerging prospect of using mutant derivatives of HSV-1 as potential anti-cancer therapeutics have necessitated a thorough investigation into the molecular basis of host-cell permissiveness to HSV. Here we show that NIH-3T3 cells transformed with the oncogenes v-erbB, activated sos or(More)
Nonoperative management (NOM) of blunt splenic injuries is widely accepted, and the use of splenic artery embolization (SAE) has become a valuable adjunct to NOM. We retrospectively review and discuss the complications derived from SAE. The medical records of 152 consecutive patients with blunt splenic trauma admitted to our trauma center during a 33-month(More)
An aberrant pancreatic lobe associated with an enteric duplication cyst is a rare cause of relapsing pancreatitis in childhood. We present an 8-year-old boy with relapsing pancreatitis caused by this rare congenital foregut anomaly. The computed tomography (CT) findings revealed an unusually long segment of aberrant pancreatic lobe arising from the(More)
CHARGE syndrome is a multisystemic disorder comprising colobomas, heart defects, choanal atresia, retarded growth and development, genital hypoplasia, ear anomalies and deafness. The CHD7 gene on chromosome 8q12.1 was recently shown to be a major gene involved in the etiology of this syndrome. We describe a girl with CHARGE syndrome who had a novel mutation(More)
We propose a haphazard branching theory to support the concept of bronchopulmonary malinosculations, and we apply this theory to classify congenital bronchopulmonary vascular malformation (BPVM) based on the anatomical results we have found. Between January 1990 and December 1997, a total of 22 pediatric patients (10 male and 12 female), aged 2 days to 14(More)
Intranasal gliomas are challenging for several reasons. Their diagnosis may not be immediately obvious at presentation. It is important to exclude an intracranial extension, and for this some have suggested a craniotomy. We report a 9-day-old male infant in whom an intranasal glioma that mimicked an encephalocele was successfully excised by endoscopic(More)
The patient was a 80-year-old female who was diagnosed as having gallbladder torsion preoperatively. To out knowledge, this is the first reported case diagnosed by CT with a multidetector CT scanner. The abdominal CT showed a V-shape distortion of the extrahepatic ducts, twisting cystic artery with “Whirl’s sign”, distended and enlarged gallbladder with(More)