Hirofumi Matsumoto

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Because of the low hepatic activity of gamma-glutamyl-transferase in the rat, the liver is generally considered to play only a minor role in the degradation of glutathione conjugates, a limiting step in mercapturic acid formation. Recent findings indicate, however, that the liver has a prominent role in glutathione catabolism, particularly in species other(More)
We report a case of spinal epidural hematoma after removal of an epidural catheter. The patient had no background of anticoagulant therapy or coagulopathy; sudden severe back pain occurred immediately after removal of the catheter. The chance of this occurring is estimated to be between 1:150,000 and 1:190,000. We studied 40 previous reports from 1952 to(More)
Poorly-differentiated carcinomas (PDCs) occupy an intermediate position between differentiated (follicular and papillary) and undifferentiated carcinomas (UDCs) based on morphology and behavior. However, its definition remains unclear, especially in the differentiation of thyroid function. To characterize the hormonal differentiation of PDCs, in addition to(More)
A 71-year-old woman with myelodysplastic syndrome was admitted because of fever and treated with antibacterial agents. On the second hospital day, she presented with dysarthria and right arm paresis and was diagnosed as cerebral infarction. On the fourth hospital day, she suddenly died. An autopsy revealed a left atrial mass caused by mucormycosis (Pictures(More)
The case was a 35-year-old male patient. Upon visiting a local doctor with complaints of cough and pain in the left chest, he was diagnosed as having an anterior mediastinal tumor. A large tumor of 15 cm in size was found by computed tomography( CT) scanning at the anterior mediastinum extending to the left thoracic cavity. Surgical resection was considered(More)
Cervical hemorrhage due to non-traumatic, spontaneous rupture of the thyroid artery is rare, which usually results from arterial abnormalities or parathyroid or thyroid disorders. This report describes a 72-year-old woman who presented with a sore throat and slight neck swelling. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a large hematoma in the neck and(More)
Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is known to increase intracytoplasmic cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and to regulate the growth of normal follicular cells. The aim of this study was to explore the role of the cAMP-mediated signaling pathway stimulated by TSH as a cell growth modulator in human thyroid cancer cells. One papillary thyroid cancer cell(More)
Primary villoglandular mucinous adenocarcinoma of the vulva is rare tumor. We report a case of 68-year-old woman who developed this very uncommon malignant tumor. Immunohistochemical examination of this tumor revealed positive staining for Cytokeratin 20, Mucin 2, and CDX2, although Cytokeratin 7 and Mucin 6 were negative. This positive staining indicated(More)