Choutatsu Tsukayama

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The purpose of the current study was to examine the use of thin-layer cytologic (TLC) preparation compared to conventional cytologic preparation (CCP) in the normal endometrium (proliferative, secretory, atrophic) and endometrial glandular and stromal breakdown (EGBD). During a 6-month period, we compiled 158 cases by collecting a direct endometrial sample(More)
Careful cytomorphologic evaluation of abnormal endometrial lesions has made accurate and reproducible microscopic assessment possible. Histopathology of patients with dysfunctional uterine bleeding due to an anovulatory cycle usually contain endometrial glandular and stromal breakdown (EGBD) and papillary metaplasia on the endometrial surface epithelium, if(More)
BACKGROUND Because cellular atypia is often limited in endometrial hyperplasia and well-differentiated endometrial adenocarcinoma (WHO Grade 1 adenocarcinoma), diagnostic criteria for endometrial cytology have not been fully established. New diagnostic criteria based on the composition and architecture of tissue fragments (cytoarchitecture) in the smears(More)
Mesonephric adenocarcinoma (MA) is a rare tumor of the female genital tract, mainly in the cervix and vagina, which is usually associated with mesonephric remnants or mesonephric hyperplasia. In the uterus corpus, MA is as rare as mesonephric structures, and only a few cases have been previously reported. Here, we report a rare case of MA of the uterine(More)
The papillary glioneuronal tumor (PGNT) was first reported by Komori et al. as a type of mixed neuronal-glial tumor. It is characterized by pseudopapillary structures, composed of hyaline vessels and outsheathing glial cells, and by the proliferation of neurocytic cells admixed with ganglioid and ganglion cells. Although it is most common in young adults,(More)
Mixed neuronal-glial tumors of the central nervous system display a wide spectrum of differentiation. Among them, the papillary glioneuronal tumor (PGNT) is characterized by pseudopapillary structures composed of astroglial cells covering hyalinized vessels, and by neurocytic, ganglioid and ganglion cells. In addition, a "nonspecific" cell type, not similar(More)
To clarify the neuroendocrine differentiation and CD10 expression in solid-pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) of the pancreas, we performed immunohistochemical analysis in 19 such tumors, including one solid-pseudopapillary carcinoma (SPC), along with 20 pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNTs), six acinar cell carcinomas (ACCs), and one pancreatoblastoma (PB).(More)
Pathological studies were performed on 23 cases of focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) under the hypothesis that FNH is a hyperplastic lesion caused by abnormal vasculatures of portal tracts within the nodule. For a comparison of the histological features of portal tracts, nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH), idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH), chronic(More)
BACKGROUND For the current report, the authors examined the characteristic features of morphology and molecular biology of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN), beta-catenin, and p53 immunocytochemistry in endometrial carcinoma by using thin-layer cytologic preparations. METHODS During a 6-month period, 120 endometrial samples were collected directly by(More)
Only a few reports have described Cdx2 expression in endometrial lesions of the uterus. Our aim was to determine whether Cdx2 expression is related to squamous differentiation in endometrial lesions. Furthermore, we examined whether there is any correlation between Cdx2 and beta-catenin, a well-known marker of aberrant nuclear accumulation in endometrial(More)