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From a family of 16 diabetic patients with typical maternal inheritance, we investigated a 69-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes. The proband showed no major deletions in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Direct sequencing revealed 7 missense and 5 ribosomal RNA homoplasmic nucleotide substitutions when compared with the Cambridge Sequence and its recent(More)
A 44-year-old female with familial hypocalciuric hypercalcemia (FHH) due to a homozygous missense mutation (Pro40Ala) in calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) gene has type 2 diabetes mellitus. The identical heterozygous mutation of CaSR gene was observed in consanguineous parents and all other family members examined except her two sisters. Many subjects with(More)
Septic adrenal hemorrhage is classically caused by meningococcemia. An autopsied case is presented of a 45-year-old man with adrenal hemorrhage due to Klebsiella oxytoca bacteremia following placement of a central venous catheter. He died 5 hours after developing disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). The bacterial entry site may have been the(More)
Benign mesenchymoma is a soft tissue neoplasm that contains 2 or more differentiated mesenchymal components in addition to fibrous tissue. A rare case of benign mesenchymoma of the cheek in a 6-year-old boy is presented. The literature pertaining to mesenchymoma in the head and neck region is reviewed and discussed.
Recent investigations have revealed the involvement of cytokines in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. This study examined the amount of inflammatory cytokines--interleukin-1 (IL-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF)--released into the supernatants of organ cultures of involved and uninvolved skin from psoriatic(More)
A case of fatal butane gas poisoning in a young female is presented. Quantitative toxicological analysis showed that the concentration of butane in the femoral blood was 6.8 microl/ml, and isobutane and propane were also identified. Severe congestion of the lungs and deposition of lipofuscin in the myocardium were also observed. We concluded that the cause(More)
A patient with endovascular papillary angioendothelioma with a low grade of malignancy showing papillary proliferation of endothelioid cells is presented. The patient, an 83-year-old woman, underwent resection of a tumor of the neck. At operation a 9 x 7 cm cystic tumor containing yellow transparent liquid with clots was found in the subcutaneous tissue.(More)
A malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive neoplasm, although some patients have shown long-term survival, and factors related to survival remain uncertain. We present three cases of MM of the peritoneum including autopsy results, in which factors related to long-term survival were investigated. Case 1 was a 69-year-old man who died 6 years after the(More)
Hyperplastic polyps (HPs) of the stomach have been reported to be mostly benign. However, in rare cases, carcinomas have been found in HPs. We treated a 59-year-old Japanese male who underwent a total gastrectomy, and a gross examination of the resected stomach revealed a 4.8 x 3.8-cm polyp on the greater curvature of the antrum and multiple small polyps in(More)
An 80-year-old woman with a pleomorphic carcinoma (PC) producing hCG was admitted to Nippon Steel Hirohata Hospital because of an abnormal shadow on CT seen during a follow-up examination after surgery for breast cancer. A right upper lobectomy was performed due to rapid growth of the shadow 3 months later. Macroscopically the tumor was a 4.8 x 4.0 cm(More)