Katsuhiko Hasegawa

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As a result of having undergone computed tomography (CT), a 75-year-old woman with type-C liver cirrhosiswas shown to have two tumors on the ventral and dorsal sides of subsegment 3 (S3). The tumor on the ventral side was diagnosed as a classic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), while that on the dorsal side was considered atypical for a HCC. Although the(More)
AIM To characterize the clinical features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with autoimmune liver disease, we critically evaluated the literature on HCC associated with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). METHODS A systematic review of the literature was conducted using the Japana Centra Revuo Medicina database which(More)
A 59-year-old man diagnosed as gastric cancer with peritonitis carcinomatosa was treated with paclitaxel and TS-1; 60 mg/m(2)/day of paclitaxel was given on days 1 and 8, and 60-80 mg/m(2)/day of TS-1 was given for 2 weeks. Six courses of combination therapy were administered, and the ascites disappeared completely. Because multiple bone metastases(More)
Recently, properties of intraepithelial lymphocytes (IEL) in the colon (C-IEL) have been analyzed in comparison with those of IEL in the small intestine (SI-IEL). We compared the properties of C-IEL with those of SI-IEL and hepatic intermediate TCR cells, two other types of extrathymic T cells. C-IEL and intermediate TCR cells contain many NK1+T cells,(More)
A 65-year-old woman with liver injury was referred to our hospital in 1992. She was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) of Scheuer's histological classification stage IV. She was treated with 600 mg/day of ursodeoxycholic acid. A 1-cm mass in S7 was detected in August 1995. The serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) level increased to 1288 ng/mL in(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an immune disorder of the gastrointestinal tract which has been reported to be precipitated by interferon (IFN) therapy. We describe the results of a literature review of cases in which the development or exacerbation of UC was coincident with IFN and/or ribavirin (RIB) treatment for chronic hepatitis C. We summarized the studies(More)
A 55-year-old man with chronic hepatitis C had diarrhea with bloody stool in July, 2003 and ulcerative colitis was suspected. However, he quickly improved. He was treated with percutaneous radiofrequency ablation therapy for adenomatous hyperplasia in S5 of the liver in December, 2004. After the ablation therapy, he was treated with combination therapy of(More)
Transgenic mouse technology has enabled the investigation of the pathogenic effects, including those on development, immunological reactions and carcinogenesis, of viral genes directly in living organism in a real-time manner. Although viral hepatocarcinogenesis comprises multiple sequences of pathological events, that is, chronic necroinflammation and the(More)
The fibrosis of liver cirrhosis was considered to be irreversible before the anti-viral drugs showed that it is reversible when they lead to continuous suppression of viral replication and inflammation. However, several reports previously showed that fibrosis of type B liver cirrhosis was almost completely absorbed after the natural remission of chronic(More)
A 64-year-old man who had been given a diagnosis of idiopathic chronic cold agglutinin disease in a medical clinic suffered from Raynaud's phenomenon and acrocyanosis in winter. He was admitted to our hospital with unbearable abdominal pain. Blood tests showed liver dysfunction with jaundice and severe acidosis. Abdominal angiogram and contrast-enhanced CT(More)