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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)
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)
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)
INTRODUCTION Clinical outcomes in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations have been reported to be correlated with the use of EGFR-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs). Therefore, it is essential to confirm the presence of EGFR mutations using highly sensitive testing methods. In this study, we(More)
The fusion oncoproteins, TLS-CHOP and EWS-CHOP, are characteristic markers for myxoid and round cell liposarcomas (MLS/RCLS). Especially, the peptide sequence of 26 amino acids corresponding to the normally untranslated CHOP exon 2 and parts of exon 3 (5'-UTR) is a unique structure for these chimeric proteins. In this report, we have generated monoclonal(More)
Sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelids is rare in Western countries but not uncommon in Asian countries. Diagnosis is difficult both clinically and histologically. Thirty cases of sebaceous carcinoma of the eyelids treated at Tokyo Medical University Hospital were reviewed to elicit characteristic features of pathological findings. The tumor cells were(More)
Salivary gland tumors are relatively uncommon and there exists a considerable diagnostic difficulty owing to their diverse histological features in individual lesions and the presence of a number of types and variants, in addition to overlapping histological patterns similar to those observed in different tumor entities. The classification is complex, but(More)
Although nevus sebaceus is known to develop various types of secondary neoplasms, it rarely causes carcinoma and only 14 cases of secondary sebaceous carcinoma have been reported. In this study, 10 cases of sebaceous carcinoma arising in nevus sebaceus were collected. The clinicopathological features and results of immunohistochemical examinations with(More)