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We correlated serial brain MRIs with neuropathological findings in a 16-year-old female whose autopsy was consistent with Wernicke's encephalopathy (WE). Diffusion-weighted imaging, diffusion coefficients mapping and neuropathology findings were suggested vasogenic edema in the periaqueductal and peri-the-fourth ventricular areas. This is the first(More)
Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common cancers and lethal malignancies worldwide. Thus far, the regulatory mechanisms of its aggressiveness are still poorly understood. To understand the pathogenesis and to develop new therapeutic strategies, it is essential to dissect the molecular mechanisms that regulate progression of gastric cancer. Herein, we(More)
Lymph node metastasis (LNM) in gastric cancer is associated with higher rate of cancer recurrence and poor prognosis. As a result, a reliable biomarker for the prediction of LNM is important and would be valuable in the clinical practice. MiRNA microarray revealed that ten miRNAs were expressed significantly different among patients with or without LNM. A(More)
We report a 44-year-old man with primary gastric small cell carcinoma who showed a remarkable response to chemotherapy specific for pulmonary small cell carcinoma. The patient had been admitted to another local hospital because of intermittent epigastralgia. An upper gastrointestinal examination there revealed an ulcerative tumor, 5 cm in diameter, on the(More)
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) or endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an effective alternative treatment for early gastric cancer. However, a major concern is the likelihood of lymph node metastasis. From December 1987 to December 2006, 391 patients who underwent curative surgery for gastric cancer with mucosal (T1a, n = 265) or submucosal (T1b, n(More)
The investigation of prognostic factor for gastric cancer is still desirable because of dismal prognosis in gastric cancer. Lauren’s classification is currently a useful histological classification. There are few large series evaluating the prognostic significance of Lauren’s classification in gastric cancer. From January 1987 to December 2013, a total of(More)
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the stomach is a very rare disease, consisting of less than 0.4 % of all stomach cancer. From 1991 to 2013, a total of 2800 patients received gastrectomy for gastric cancer at Taipei Veterans General hospital. Among them, seven patients (0.25 %) diagnosed as adenosquamous carcinoma were enrolled. The clinicopathologic(More)
Mismatch repair (MMR) and germline E-cadherin (CDH1) mutations are two of the major pathways of carcinogenesis in familial gastric cancer (GC). A total of 260 sporadic and 66 familial GC patients were enrolled and molecular and survival differences were compared. Familial GC patients had earlier onset and were diagnosed at an earlier stage and had both a(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic gastrectomy, has become more popular in the treatment of gastric cancer. However, few studies have compared the learning curves between laparoscopic and robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS Data were prospectively collected between July 2008 and Aug 2014. A total of 145(More)
A retrospective review was done to evaluate the importance of degenerative endometrial debris accompanied with benign-looking endometrial cells in Papanicolaou (Pap) smears. In total, 306 patients were divided into 2 groups according to the absence (group 1) or presence (group 2) of endometrial debris. Eighty-one (26.5%) patients received histologic(More)