Kanako Munakata

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BACKGROUND Desmoid-type fibromatosis is defined as an intermediate tumor that rarely occurs in the head and neck of children. There is no doubt as to the value of complete surgical excision for desmoid-type fibromatosis. However, in pediatric patients, surgeons may often be concerned about making a wide excision because of the potential for functional(More)
In order to investigate the causes of abnormal peristalsis of the colon in intestinal neuronal dysplasia (IND), we studied the structure of the myenteric plexus of IND colon using silver-impregnation (Suzuki's method) as well as the innervation of both IND colons and normal colons using immunofluorescence technique with monoclonal antibodies to synaptic(More)
The purpose of this study is to examine the role of peptidergic nerves (VIP, Substance P, Neurotensin) in Hirschsprung's disease (aganglionosis) and hypoganglionosis in relation to the normoganlionic state of the colon using a mechanographic technique in vitro. The following results were obtained. 1) Normoganglionic muscle strips demonstrated the presence(More)
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