Hiromi Ootani

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Radiofrequency ablation therapy (RFA) has become widely used against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), mainly because of its ease of use, lower level of invasiveness, and high level of effectiveness. To compare the efficacy and safety of RFA with surgery, we retrospectively investigated relevant patient clinical data. METHODOLOGY The(More)
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is a slow growing, locally invasive tumour whose differentiation from other fibrohistiocytic tumours sometimes poses serious diagnostic problems. We investigated CD34 expression immunohistologically in various fibrohistiocytic tumours including dermatofibroma, DFSP, malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH), infantile(More)
Smooth muscle basic calponin, a major actin-, tropomyosin-, and calmodulin-binding protein, has been examined for its ability to interact with desmin intermediate filaments from smooth muscle cells using sedimentation analysis, turbidity changes, chemical cross-linking, matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) has been reported as effective therapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), however, few have described methods for predicting prognosis, especially in patients treated by repeated TACE. To determine risk factors for death and try to predict the prognosis, we evaluated clinical(More)
A 96-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with gross hematuria. Cystoscopy, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a submucosal bladder tumor. Incomplete transurethral resection was performed with no intraoperative complications. The histopathological diagnosis of nonmalignant paraganglioma was confirmed by immunohistochemical(More)
To clarify the viability of myocardium in acute myocardial infarction, we examined 18 patients scintigraphically. They underwent rest or stress imaging and delayed imaging of thallium-201 during acute, convalescent and chronic periods. During acute period, a scintigraphic finding of the delayed filling in was observed in 9 cases (50%; Redistribution group).(More)