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Twenty-one patients with untreated malignant lymphoma in the head and neck region were evaluated with positron emission tomography (PET) using fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and gallium-67 SPECT imaging. Tumor-to-normal soft-tissue contrast ratios (TCRs) obtained 60 min after injection of FDG were higher than 2.6, and all malignant lymphomas were(More)
To evaluate the relationship between PET using 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and pathological findings and to compare indices obtained by FDG-PET, FDG-PET was performed in 23 patients with untreated malignant lymphoma. Three indices obtained by FDG-PET, tumor-to-normal contrast ratio (TCR), distribution absorption ratio (DAR), k1k2/(k2 + k3), correlated with(More)
Since lymphocytes continue to proliferate and divide in vivo, it is important to determine the fate of a radionulide following lymphocyte labelling. Using the mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR), we induced indium-111 labelled lymphocytes from a specific in-bred rat strain (AS) to divide and then observed the subsequent111In distribution between cells and(More)
Two distinct cell lines (OPM-1 and OPM-2) were established from the peripheral blood of a 56-year-old female myeloma patient at the stage of terminal leukemic evolution associated with loss of cytoplasmic immunoglobulin heavy chain (G lambda----lambda). The lines grew in suspension with a doubling time of 36-42 hr and 30-36 hr, respectively. EBNA was absent(More)
We describe a case of cyclic thrombocytopenia and thrombocytosis, whose cytokine levels, granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) in plasma, fluctuated in synchrony with platelet count. The levels of the two cytokines correlated significantly with the platelet count for 11 observations over an 8-month period (r =(More)
T cell subsets of peripheral lymphocytes were studied using monoclonal antibodies (OKT3, OKT4, OKT8) and immunoglobulin (IgG, IgM, IgA) synthesis in vitro by peripheral mononuclear cells stimulated with pokeweed mitogen was studied in adult patients with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura before and after high-dose intravenous intact gamma(gamma-)globulin(More)
Although malignant lymphoma of the breast is a rare disease, we recently experienced a high incidence of central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Thus, we retrospectively reviewed clinical records of 921 patients with breast tumors, treated from 1990 to 2002, to examine CNS involvement. Eight patients were found to have malignant lymphomas during this(More)
Acute tumor lysis syndrome (TLS) is a condition that results from the rapid destruction of tumor cells accompanied with a massive release of cellular breakdown products. Acute renal failure resulting from TLS has been reported in cases of hematologic malignancies, spontaneous or treatment induced, the latter especially by chemotherapy. We present the case(More)
We describe a 69-year-old man with refractory relapsing thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) successfully treated with rituximab. The patient had once been successfully treated with plasmapheresis and vincristine, but he had relapsed after a short period. Although plasmapheresis, vincristine, and splenectomy could not achieve a consistent elevation of(More)
Symptoms of cholestasis, including epigastralgia, fever, and jaundice, with marked increases in peripheral eosinophils and serum IgE in a 20-year-old man are reported here. Endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) detected constrictions of the bile ducts, compatible with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The symptoms and blood parameters(More)