Katsunori Harada

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BACKGROUND The aim of the present paper was to determine the mechanism by which the level of coagulation factor XIIIA declines during the active phase of Crohn's disease. METHODS The relationship between the activity of Crohn's disease and factor XIIIA was observed in 31 patients with Crohn's disease prospectively. The relationship between factor XIIIA(More)
Here we report a case of a 76-year-old man with a giant cavernous hepatic hemangioma of more than 20 cm in diameter. Since the hepatic hemangioma was actually growing and might possibly rupture and he complained of abdominal symptoms, we decided to perform interventional therapy. First we performed transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) of the hepatic(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Characteristic clinicopathological features of laterally spreading tumors (LSTs) have been reported by endoscopists; however, only a few studies have been conducted on the biological features. These studies were not fully associated with the endoscopic findings of LSTs. The aim of this study was to estimate the biological features of each(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) enteritis is a frequent gastrointestinal complication following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The diagnosis of GVHD enteritis was made if apoptotic bodies in crypt epithelium were observed in a biopsy specimen(s). However, there is no standardized protocol as to what colonoscopic findings to(More)
We present a case of a 61-year-old woman who underwent endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for early-stage colorectal cancer. However, because the condition of the horizontal margin of the resected tumor was unknown, she further underwent local transanal excision. Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy performed 1 year later showed protruding lesions both on the(More)
The histogenesis of depressed adenoma of the colon has not been sufficiently investigated. Pericryptal myofibroblasts are stromal cells expressing smooth muscle actin, and are involved in the differentiation and multiplication of epithelial cells in the colonic epithelium. COX-2 has been reported to be involved in the development of colon adenoma. We(More)
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