Learn More
Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that preferentially involves the pelvic and perineal regions, and is characterized by frequent local recurrences. We describe here a case of large AA in a 31-year-old woman. The patient was admitted to our hospital with a mass in the perineal region, associated with severe menstrual pain. Although her(More)
We describe herein the case of a patient in whom recurrent liver metastases from gastric cancer were successfully treated by performing repeated hepatic resections. A 63-year-old man underwent a total gastrectomy with regional lymph node dissection for an advanced gastric cancer on November 17, 1992, the pathological findings of which confirmed a diagnosis(More)
Shigella flexneri has evolved the ability to modify host cell function with intracellular active effectors to overcome the intestinal barrier. The detection of these microbial effectors and the initiation of innate immune responses are critical for rapid mucosal defense activation. The guanine nucleotide exchange factor H1 (GEF-H1) mediates RhoA activation(More)
We report herein a rare case of diverticulitis causing a high serum level of carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9. A 52-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with lower abdominal pain. Laboratory data showed evidence of inflammation and a high serum level of CA 19-9 (370 U/ml). Computed tomography demonstrated thickening of the wall of the sigmoid colon. He(More)
We reported a 14-year-old boy with hypocomplementemic mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis progressing to focal membranoproliferation without aggravation of urinalysis. He was pointed out as having asymptomatic hematuria by a school urinalysis screening, and revealed mild hematuria and proteinuria (not nephrotic). The laboratory data showed severe(More)
A 54-year-old woman visited our hospital with a chief complaint of lower abdominal pain and melena. The patient was diagnosed with sigmoid colon cancer using colonoscopy. Abdominal CT revealed metastases to para-aortic lymph node, so our diagnosis was unresectable sigmoid colon cancer. She underwent a transverse colostomy to avoid stenosis. Two weeks after(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been reported to be a cause of refractory ulcerative colitis (UC). We herein report a case of refractory ulcerative colitis complicated by CMV infection requiring surgery. A 22-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with lower abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Under a diagnosis of acute UC, he was treated with(More)
To investigate the effect clinical path of cancer pain treatments for opioid naive patients has on physician practice, a prepost quasi-experimental study was performed. The primary outcome measure was the percentage of patients who received 'recommended pain treatments' during the study periods. We determined the treatment to be the treatment of choice, if(More)