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Primary squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach is extremely rare. To date, only 80 cases have been reported. A 65-year-old man with complaints of epigastric pain and cachexia for the past year is presented. He had a tumour with infiltration of the corpus and antrum of the stomach. The tumour was unresectable, and the patient died within 3 months.
This paper presents a motion planning method for mobile manipulators for which the base locomotion is less precise than the manipulator control. In such a case, it is advisable to move the base to discrete poses from which the manipulator can be deployed to cover a prescribed trajectory. The proposed method finds base poses that not only cover the(More)
BACKGROUND Toll-like receptors (TLR) are a family of pattern recognition receptors that constitutes a major part of the innate immune system. The TLR4/(Myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) signaling pathway has been shown to have oncogenic effects. METHODS To demonstrate the role of TLR4/MyD88 signaling in ovarian epithelial cancers (OECs), we(More)
BACKGROUND Tumor hypoxia is associated with malignant progression and treatment resistance. Hypoxia-related factors, such as carbonic anhydrase IX (CA IX), glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) permit tumor cell adaptation to hypoxia. We attempted to elucidate the correlation of these markers with variable(More)
Malignant pheochromocytoma (PCC) is a rare condition. Although the liver is the second most frequent site of metastasis in malignant PCC, no definite treatments have been established. Herein, we report a case of liver metastasis of PCC that was successfully treated by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE). A 69-year-old man was admitted to the(More)
We have previously shown that in PC12 cells: (1) high extracellular KCl induces moesin phosphorylation, an event which was dependent on chloride channel activation, and (2) NGF induces moesin phosphorylation which is required for neurite outgrowth. These results suggest that NGF-induced intracellular signaling and neurite outgrowth is also mediated by(More)