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Preoperative diagnosis of uterine sarcoma is very difficult, and currently, its diagnostic accuracy is not satisfactory. It is therefore important to perform surgery and establish the pathological diagnosis if the clinical findings and various examination findings indicate possible uterine sarcoma. We investigated the accuracy of the combination of various(More)
In 2014, we published an article titled "Novel uterine sarcoma preoperative diagnosis score predicts the need for surgery in patients presenting with a uterine mass" on the preoperative diagnosis of uterine sarcoma, in the SpringerPlus (Nagai et al. in SpringerPlus 2014, 3:678. doi:10.1186/2193-1801-3-678). Subsequently, we received several suggestions from(More)
A 69-year-old female had a right ureteral stent placed due to ureteral stricture resulting from cervical cancer in March 2008. The ureteral stent migrated to the ureter and was not exchanged. A new ureteral stent was inserted, and was exchanged every 3 months. The patient was referred to our department to remove the forgotten ureteral stent. In January(More)
54-year-old male was introduced to our hospital in January 2012 for surgical treatment and chemotherapy. The pathological examination revealed well differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the penis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging indicated right inguinal and pelvic lymphadenopathy. We diagnosed the tumor to be unresectable radically(More)
A 40-year old woman, gravida 4, para 4, presented with sudden lower abdominal pain and severe vaginal bleeding at 17 weeks of gestation. Clinical symptoms and ultrasonographic finding revealed placental abruption. The volume of bleeding was heavy and led to disseminated intravascular coagulation and hypovolemic shock. We performed blood transfusion and(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive urothelial carcinoma, lymphoma-like/plasmacytoid variant, is a rare histological type of bladder cancer similar to plasma cells and is an aggressive variant of urothelial carcinoma associated with a poor prognosis. CASE PRESENTATION A 41-year-old Asian man was referred to our hospital due to macroscopic hematuria. Cystoscopy detected a(More)
Kidney transplantation with an Indiana pouch is very rare, and a case report about it has not been found. This is our report about a successful case of kidney transplantation in a patient with an Indiana pouch. A 32 year-old woman with end stage renal failure was referred to our hospital for living related kidney transplantation. She had undergone an(More)
The patient was a 38-year-old man. A cystostomy catheter had been inserted when he was 23 years of age for neuropathic bladder due to cervical spinal cord injury at 20 years of age. Purulent discharge from around the cystotomy had continued for approximately 4 months. Examination revealed the formation of a subcutaneous tumor around the cystostomy, with(More)
Uterine inversion is a rare complication of the postpartum period and an even rarer complication of the nonpuerperal period. A 47-year-old woman, gravid 2, para 2, was referred to our hospital with blood-stained leucorrhoea and severe anemia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans showed a U-shaped uterine cavity and the pedicles of a tumor attached to the(More)
Serum free-beta human chorionic gonadotropin (fbhCG) has been used for the diagnosis and management of testicular tumors for many years in Japan, while the measurement of serum hCG is widely used in the world. There have been reports of false-positive cases with serum fbhCG and due care must be taken in order not to take the wrong treatment strategy. Serum(More)