Hideki Takada

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To evaluate the frequency and prognostic importance of neuroendocrine differentiation (NED) in Japanese breast cancer patients. We used standard immunohistochemical techniques to examine 50 patients who underwent resection of breast cancer between 1988 and 1993 at the Department of Surgery II, Nagoya University Hospital, for NED, defined as positive(More)
In patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the appropriate extent of lymph node dissection has not yet been established due to lack of accurate patterns of lymph node metastases (LNM). The aim of this study was to clarify the LNM pattern in PTC patients based on our institution’s experience with a consistent technique of bilateral neck dissection,(More)
While there is no doubt that total thyroidectomy is necessary for medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2A (MEN2A) patients, there is still controversy regarding the management of the parathyroid glands. Although most, but not all, endocrine surgeons leave normal-appearing parathyroid glands in situ during thyroid surgery(More)
Primary testicular carcinoid tumours (TCT) are very rare, and a large tumour size and the presence of carcinoid syndrome predict a malignant course. Histologically, it is difficult to differentiate between benign and malignant TCTs. We report a case of a primary pure TCT with an unusual presentation in a 23- year-old man, who had an asymptomatic, enlarged(More)
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