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Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare mass-forming soft tissue tumor that occurs most commonly in the pleura, but has been described in various extrathoracic sites. Extrapleural manifestation of SFT, particularly in the head and neck region, is rare. The most common extrapleural site is the oral cavity; these tumors have also been described in the orbit,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Accurate discrimination of orbital lymphoma from benign orbital lymphoproliferative disorders is crucial for treatment planning. We evaluated MR imaging including DWI and contrast-enhanced MR imaging for differentiating orbital lymphoma from benign orbital lymphoproliferative disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-seven(More)
Patients with large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung are considered to have poor prognosis. However, the benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for these patients has not been established. In this study, we retrospectively evaluated the efficacy of perioperative chemotherapy for patients with completely resected LCNEC in a single-center setting.(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the oral cavity is an extremely rare clinical and pathological disease entity. It was originally described in the lung but has recently been reported in various anatomic sites. We report such a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the mandible in a 14-year-old girl. The patient presented with an(More)
We report three infants and one teenager with fatal virus-associated haemophagocytic syndrome (VAHS). Two infants were admitted to our hospital because of cardio-pulmonary arrest (CPA). The third infant was admitted to our department because of fever and liver dysfunction, and he was diagnosed as combined immunodeficiency with predominant T cell defect. The(More)
A retroperitoneal bronchopulmonary foregut malformation in a 62-year-old man is reported. The lesion was composed of mature lung tissue with randomly distributed bronchial structures and ciliated epithelium-lined cysts, some of which were lined with gastric mucosa. The histological features of this lesion were of both pulmonary sequestration and a(More)
National guidelines recommend trastuzumab for treatment of patients with metastatic HER2-positive gastric cancer (GC). There is currently no guideline indicating the number of biopsy specimens and the location from which they should be obtained to reliably determine the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status in GC. The aim of this pilot(More)
BACKGROUND Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) predict better outcome to EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors. The most common mutations are exon 19 deletions (most frequently E746-A750) and L858R point mutation in exon 21. Here, we evaluated the accuracy of novel EGFR mutation-specific antibodies in a Japanese(More)
Sirs: Hypocretins/orexins are hypothalamic neuropeptides that are related to sleep-wake regulation [1, 10]. It has been reported that cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hypocretin1/orexin-A level is dramatically decreased in narcolepsy-cataplexy [4, 8, 9, 11]. Narcolepsy is also known to occur secondary to hypothalamic lesions caused by tumors, stroke, multiple(More)
The present study investigated the sensitivity of magnetoencephalography (MEG) for spikes depending on sensor type in patients with mesial temporal epileptic focus. We recorded MEG in 6 patients with mesial temporal epileptic focus using two sensor types (magnetometer and gradiometer) simultaneously. The number of spikes detected and the corresponding(More)