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Homozygous deletion of 9p21, the locus harboring the p16 gene, has been reported as one of the most common genetic alterations in malignant mesotheliomas (MMs). Previous studies showed that this alteration might be useful for differentiating benign from malignant mesothelial tumors in cytology and surgical specimens. Although the diagnostic utility of 9p21(More)
Herlitz junctional epidermolysis bullosa (H-JEB) is a hereditary bullous disease caused by absent expression of laminin-5, a component of anchoring filaments within the dermal-epidermal basement membrane zone. Affected individuals usually die during the first 1 year of life. We studied an infant with H-JEB who presented with nephrotic syndrome, a previously(More)
AIMS Malignant mesothelioma (MM) results from the accumulation of a number of acquired genetic events at the onset. In MM, the most frequent changes were losses in 9p21, 1p36, 14q32 and 22q12, and gains in 5p, 7p and 8q24 by comparative genomic hybridisation analysis. Although the diagnostic utility of 9p21 homozygous deletion by fluorescence in situ(More)
An evaluation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) phenotypic expression in malignant pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma was undertaken, using immunohistochemical (IHC) and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis. Thirty-eight malignant mesothelioma (MM) specimens were subjected to IHC staining and FISH to evaluate the expression of EGFR(More)
A 71-year-old Japanese woman who was seropositive for T-lymphotropic virus type-1 (HTLV-1) developed primary Burkitt lymphoma of the uterus. CT showed marked enlargement of the uterine body. Chromosomal abnormalities were detected in biopsied cells, and most showed the t (8; 14) (q24; q32) translocation. Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with a(More)
Atypical ductal hyperplasia of the pancreas is thought to be a precancerous lesion. We report a case of atypical ductal hyperplasia associated with a stricture of the main pancreatic duct. A 70-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of abdominal pain with an elevated serum pancreatic isoamylase level. Endoscopic retrograde(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutation at the kinase domain and EGFR gene amplification are reported to be predictors of the response to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors in lung cancer cases. In malignant mesothelioma (MM), the role of EGFR is less clear. METHODS Thirty-eight MM specimens were submitted to EGFR mutation(More)
This work discusses the determination of the breathing patterns in time sequence of images obtained frommagnetic resonance (MR) and their use in the temporal registration of coronal and sagittal images. The registration is made without the use of any triggering information and any special gas to enhance the contrast. The temporal sequences of images are(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection is known to result in infectious mononucleosis, hemophagocytic syndrome, chronic active EBV infection, and lymphoma. Among them, hemophagocytic syndrome sometimes causes thrombocytopenia, which is often life threatening because of its hemorrhagic complications such as gastrointestinal bleeding and pulmonary alveolar(More)
A 39-year-old woman who had experienced slight chest discomfort for a few months was referred to our hospital with an abnormal shadow on a regular checkup chest X-ray film. A computed tomography scan revealed a large well-defined mass in close relationship to the great vessels of the anterior mediastinum. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the anterior(More)