Kazuharu Igarashi

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Histological changes that explain the mental symptoms of patients with myotonic dystrophy (MD) have not fully been demonstrated yet. Recently, the presence of Alzheimer's neurofibrillary changes (ANCs) in the brain have been reported in this disease. We studied the brain of a 61-year-old male with MD. The distribution of ANCs was investigated and mapped(More)
A 70-year-old woman had been aware of lower extremity weakness and anal discomfort for 3 years. A soft, elastic, palm-sized mass covered by a large amount of mucus was found protruding from the anus. Biopsy revealed a villous adenoma. On the basis of these results, a villous adenoma associated with electrolyte depletion syndrome was diagnosed. After(More)
A peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pPNET) is a small round cell tumor occurring mostly in children or young adults and categorized into the Ewing sarcoma family of tumors. pPNETs originating from the pancreas are especially rare, and only 25 cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 22-year-old man who had a giant(More)
BACKGROUND Aberrant promoter DNA methylation of the cysteine dioxygenase 1 (CDO1) gene is found in various human cancers and is associated with clinical outcome. In this study, we assessed for the first time the clinicopathological significance of CDO1 methylation in primary gallbladder cancer (GBC) in comparison with non-malignant gallbladder disease. (More)
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