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The purpose of the present paper was to evaluate the clinicopathological and biological features of 20 Japanese patients with solid-papillary carcinoma of the breast (SPC) or SPC associated with invasive breast cancer. All the patients were Japanese women, including two sisters. The mean age was 66.0 years. The incidence of SPC among all the breast cancers(More)
The hypothesis that both activated Kupffer cells and the spleen may be responsible for endotoxin-induced liver injury following partial hepatectomy was investigated. Male rats were divided into a sham group receiving laparotomy alone and three groups receiving a two-thirds hepatectomy; one group was given normal saline (NS) solution as a vehicle control,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of hepatopancreatoduodenectomy (HPD) in patients with advanced gallbladder carcinoma directly invading the liver and pancreas, generally considered to be nonresectable. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty patients with gallbladder carcinoma admitted to our hospital from 1978 to 1992, of whom 55 had Nevin stage V carcinoma and(More)
This study investigated the release of endothelin (ET)-1 from the liver after warm ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Wistar rats were subjected to 120 min of warm hepatic ischemia by clamping the hepatic hilum under porto-jugular shunting. Reperfusion was performed by unclamping. The rats were divided into 2 groups receiving intravenous treatment with an(More)
Although platelet-activating factor (PAF) is implicated as an important mediator in the pathogenesis of hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury, the precise mechanism of its action has not been studied. We examined the hypothesis that PAF may influence neutrophils by promoting the production of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) and cytokine-induced(More)
BACKGROUND The results of treatment of mixed hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) remain unclear because of the rarity of this disease. METHODS Of 218 patients with primary liver carcinoma treated from 1979 to 1995, 6 had a histologic diagnosis of mixed HCC and CC (MHC). Five had chronic liver disease. Serum carcinoembryonic antigen(More)
Hepatic angiomyolipoma is a rare tumor composed of spindle-shaped and epithelioid smooth muscle cells, adipose tissue, and proliferating blood vessels. We report the first documented case of this tumor developing in a patient with ulcerative colitis. A solitary tumor (7.5×7.5×7cm) was detected in the left lateral segment of the liver and a left hepatic(More)
We report herein the case of a 33-year-old woman who presented with palpable abdominal swelling found to be caused by a huge lymphangioma of the pancreas. An abdominal computed tomographic (CT) scan showed a large multilocular cystic mass with water-dense contents, which was derived from the pancreatic head. A pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) was performed(More)
We identified, for the first time, the factor responsible for inhibiting osteoclast-mediated bone resorption in the basic protein fraction of bovine milk (milk basic protein, MBP). The protein was purified by a combination of ion and gel column chromatography from MBP, based on its activity to prevent unfractionated rabbit bone cells from forming pits on(More)