Hiroko Kokoshima

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An eosinophilic substance (ES) is usually observed in the mouse nasal septum and increases in volume with aging. It has been described as amyloid in textbooks and one report. However, it has been described as "not amyloid" in other reports because there was a negative reaction to Congo red. In this study, the ES was investigated histopathologically and(More)
As basic knowledge for evaluation of pancreatic toxicity, anatomical structures were compared among experimental animal species, including rats, dogs, monkeys, and minipigs. In terms of gross anatomy, the pancreases of dogs, monkeys, and minipigs are compact and similar to that of humans. The rat pancreas is relatively compact at the splenic segment, but(More)
Spontaneous malignant mesothelioma was found in a 104-week-old male Crj:CD(SD) rat. The tumor was scattered on the surface of the lung, heart, mediastinal pleura and thoracic wall and metastasized to the alveolar septa. Histopathologically, small flattened or cuboidal tumor cells proliferated with stroma, formed almost normal papillary structures and(More)
A five-month-old male beagle dog suddenly became moribund. Bloody fluid accumulated in the thoracic and abdominal cavities, and soft yellow flecks were floating in the thoracic fluid. The mediastinum and pericardium became dark reddish with villous thickening. Other parietal and pulmonary pleurae were rough, and the organs adhered to each other.(More)
An ovarian mucinous cystadenoma was found in a 5-year-old female cynomolgus monkey (Macaca fascicularis). The tumor was composed of various sizes of multilocular cystic glands lined by a single layer of mucin-filled epithelium. Each of these cystic glands was surrounded by a large amount of solid fibrous stroma resembling smooth muscle. The ovarian surface(More)
An eosinophilic substance is usually observed in the mouse nasal septum, and its volume increases with age. In contrast to descriptions in textbooks defining the eosinophilic substance as amyloid, our previous report revealed that the observed eosinophilic substance is not amyloid, but consisted of collagen and an amorphous material. Furthermore, it was(More)
Histopathological and immunohistochemical characteristics of spontaneous pituitary adenomas found in dwarfs derived from Wistar Hanover GALAS are being described for the first time. The adenomas were seen in 5 males aged 48 weeks or older and in 11 females aged 34 weeks or older. Immunohistochemically, 13 cases without post-mortem changes could be(More)
In a pet rabbit, 2 tumor masses one on each horn were macroscopically seen in the wall of the uterus. On light microscopic examination, the right horn mass consisted of an admixture of neoplastic epithelial and mesenchymal element. The epithelial element was composed of neoplastic epithelial cells with numerous mitotic figures and formed varied sizes of(More)
The first joint Japanese Society of Toxicologic Pathology (JSTP) and National Toxicology Program (NTP) Satellite Symposium, entitled "Pathology Potpourri," was held on January 29(th) at Okura Frontier Hotel in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, in advance of the JSTP's 29(th) Annual Meeting. The goal of this Symposium was to present current diagnostic pathology or(More)
The upper portion of the rat kidney pelvis has specialized anatomic structures referred to as fornices. Fornices have a role in urine concentration. Spontaneous lesions including mineralization, epithelial hyperplasia, and inflammatory cell infiltration may occur in the area of the fornices. However, little information regarding specific historical control(More)