Hideto Iwafuchi

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The tissue organization of the salivary gland is complex, and a large number of salivary gland tumor entities with a broad morphologic spectrum are listed, creating tumor classification schema for the salivary glands that are difficult to understand. In the present study, we attempted to examine how the anatomical components of the salivary gland are(More)
MYCN amplification prevents cellular differentiation and promotes mitotic and karyorrhectic activities in neuroblastomas. Hence, MYCN-amplified tumors typically show an appearance of neuroblastoma of either an undifferentiated or a poorly differentiated subtype with a high mitosis-karyorrhexis index. In addition, they are classified as part of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the pathological features of the primary lesion in patients with relapse of unilateral favorable histology nephroblastoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifty-eight patients with unilateral favorable histology nephroblastoma who underwent initial nephrectomy before chemotherapy were categorized into one of two groups: the nonrelapsed group (n =(More)
BACKGROUND BRAF (V-raf murine sarcoma viral oncogene homolog B1) is a serine-threonine protein kinase involved in cell survival, proliferation, and differentiation. The most common missense mutation of BRAF (mainly V600E) contributes to the incidence of various cancers, including Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). BRAF inhibitors molecularly targeting the(More)
Infantile myofibromatosis (IM) is a rare disorder present at birth or in early infancy with a biphasic histological pattern. We present a neonatal-onset case of generalized IM with visceral (central nervous system, heart, lungs, liver, spleen, small intestine, kidneys and bones) and placental involvement, showing a monophasic histological pattern through(More)
OBJECT Because of their large size and high vascularity, complete removal of brain tumors in infants and young children is often difficult. In most cases the degree of resection is associated with prognosis. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy may facilitate resection by reducing the vascularity of the tumor. The authors evaluated the effectiveness of neoadjuvant(More)
BACKGROUND LMB chemotherapy based on the FAB LMB96 study is internationally accepted as one of the standard treatments for pediatric B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B-NHL), though experience with this regimen in Japan is very limited. Since 2009, we have administered LMB chemotherapy to children with B-NHL at the National Center for Child Health and(More)