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OBJECTIVE The objective was to characterize imaging findings of benign notochordal cell tumors (BNCTs). DESIGN AND PATIENTS Clinical and imaging data for 9 benign notochordal cell tumors in 7 patients were reviewed retrospectively. Conventional radiographs (n = 9), bone scintigrams (n = 2), computed tomographic images (n = 7), and magnetic resonance(More)
Current case is the third report of S-1 chemotherapy against acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) of pancreas, and our patient has achieved the longest reported recurrence-free survival, longer than 6 years, despite the presence of disseminated nodules at laparotomy.A 77-year-old man presented with abdominal discomfort. Computed tomography showed a low-density tumor(More)
Learning about preserving the natural environment has become more important than ever before. While there is a variety of material available on the Internet that gives informatin about environmental issues, there is little material for learning ecology. Therefore we have developed an ecology learning system using locally relevant materials; in our case, the(More)
A 61-year-old man was referred to our hospital to treat extrahepatic portal venous obstruction. Endoscopic injection sclerotherapy (EIS) was performed for the esophageal varices; however, the patient returned with massive hematemesis from gastric varices 6 months after treatment. Although the varices were treated with EIS, gastric devascularization and(More)
Introduction This report will discuss a case of minimally conjoined omphalopagus twins (MCOTs) with a body stalk anomaly (BSA). Case Report We experienced monochorionic diamniotic (MD) twins born at 31 weeks. One infant was suspicious of BSA before birth, and another infant was normal. But normal infant had anal atresia with small intestine which was(More)
The size and shape of intramucosal signet ring gastric cancer in this case remained endoscopically unchanged for 15 months. Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy was performed, and immunohistochemical analysis revealed Ki-67 and p53 mutations to be negative in this case. Signet ring gastric cancer has long been thought to confer a worse prognosis than(More)
We report herein a 41-year-old female with a tubo-ovarian abscess (TOA), which microbial cultures showed to contain extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing E. coli, a causative agent of community-acquired infection. The patient initially presented with acute abdominal pain and back pain. Pelvic computed tomography and transvaginal ultrasonography(More)