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Background and aims: The aim of this study was to identify myenteric ganglion cells (MGC) and interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC) from the total colectomy specimen in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation. Patients and methods: Fourteen patients who had severe, intractable, long-standing (mean: 14 years) constipation underwent subtotal colectomy and(More)
Infantile myofibroma of the orbit is an extremely rare condition. Only a few instances of this condition have ever been reported. A 3-year-old boy visited our clinic with lateral lower eyelid swelling and a palpable mass in the left eye, which had apparently persisted for 2 months. A computed tomography scan revealed a well-circumscribed mass in the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Recurrence after hepatic resection is one of the most important factors impacting the prognosis and survival of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We identified prognostic factors affecting overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with HCC after hepatic resection. METHODS This study was of a(More)
A 62-yr-old man presented with a 5-yr history of intermittent abdominal distention and pain. These symptoms persisted for several months and subsided without treatment. A diagnosis of suspected small bowel lymphoma was made based on plain radiograph and computerized tomogram findings, and he was referred to our institution for further evaluation. Segmental(More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Stafne bone cavity is a well demarcated defect of the(More)
Hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)-1α is a regulatory subunit of HIF-1 that is stabilized and activated under hypoxic conditions. In non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), over-expression of HIF-1α has been associated with poor overall survival. However, there is conflicting data on the role of HIF-1α as a prognostic factor. Some studies have demonstrated close(More)
Amoxicillin, an antibiotic that is widely prescribed for various infections, is associated with a very low rate of drug-induced liver injury; hepatitis and cholestasis are rare complications. Here we present a case of a 39-year-old woman who was diagnosed with abdominal actinomycosis and received amoxicillin treatment. The patient displayed hepatocellular(More)
We report here on an uncommon case of metastatic choriocarcinoma to the lung, brain and lumbar spine. A 33-year-old woman was admitted to the pulmonary department with headache, dyspnea and hemoptysis. There was a history of cesarean section due to intrauterine fetal death at 37-weeks gestation and this occurred 2 weeks before admission to the pulmonary(More)
The detection rate of early gastric cancer (EGC) is increasing due to improvements in diagnostic methods, but synchronous multiple EGC (SMEGC) remains a major problem. Therefore, we investigated the characteristics of and the correlation between the main and minor lesions of SMEGC. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients with EGC between(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV) is an oncogenic virus in cervical cancer and most invasive carcinomas (ICs) are caused by HPV16 and 18. However, the roles and contributions of other uncommon and rare genotypes remain uncertain. METHODS HPV genotypes were retrospectively assessed using an HPV DNA chip that can specify up to 32 HPV genotypes. We(More)