Kazuyoshi Katayanagi

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Recently, attention has been drawn to papillary neoplasm of the pancreatobiliary systems. In the pancreas, the disease entity of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN-P) is widely recognized. In contrast, the pathological characteristics of biliary papillary tumors, such as biliary papilloma(tosis) and papillary cholangiocarcinoma, have not yet been(More)
Sclerosing cholangitis (SC) is a heterogeneous disease entity. Different etiologies such as choledocholithiasis, biliary tumor, or pericholangitis can manifest as SC. Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IP) is rarely associated with SC (sclerosing cholangitis associated with hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor; SC-hepatic IP), but sclerosing pancreatitis (SP) is(More)
The possible involvement of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) in the pathogenesis of idiopathic sclerosing lesions has been suggested. In this study, a clinicopathologic analysis was performed to reveal characteristics of retroperitoneal fibrosis relating to IgG4. The study involved 17 patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis. Immunohistochemistry revealed numerous(More)
We examined the pathologic significance of the expression of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), both proinflammatory cytokines, on intrahepatic biliary epithelial cells, using immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization techniques as well as culture study. IL-6 and TNF-alpha were expressed in the cytoplasm of biliary(More)
The association between IgG4 dysregulation and inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) was first reported in sclerosing pancreatitis. Recently, we described IPTs of the liver and breast, into both of which many IgG4-positive plasma cells had infiltrated. In this study, we examined the clinical and histological features of 9 cases of IPT (histologically corresponding(More)
Chronic sclerosing sialadenitis (CSS) is a cryptogenic tumor-like condition of the salivary gland(s). While immune-mediated processes are suspected in its pathogenesis, and CSS is occasionally reported to be associated with sclerosing pancreatitis, an IgG4-related disease, the exact immunopathologic processes of CSS remain speculative. In this study, we(More)
Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) is characterized by dense fibrosis of portal tracts and portal venous obliteration. Little is known about the etiopathogenesis of IPH. Association of various autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus in IPH suggests that IPH may share immunological disturbances with such autoimmune diseases. We recently(More)
Idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH) is characterized by a long-standing presinusoidal portal hypertension of unknown etiology in adults. Some unidentified agent(s) affect(s) the intrahepatic small portal veins or portal tracts. Immunological disturbance, thromboembolism, infectious etiology and/or increased fibrogenesis in portal tracts are suspected as(More)
The incidence and significance of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has not been previously evaluated in detail. We recently experienced a case of NASH with multicentric HCC in a female patient. At the age of 58 years, the patient was diagnosed with non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, treated by insulin therapy. The(More)
Non-cirrhotic, long-standing portal hypertension of unknown aetiology is being re-evaluated histopathologically and clinically. In this study, we examined 107 livers with this condition (92 wedge biopsy and 15 autopsy specimens) from five institutions in Japan. These cases were histologically categorized into four groups: idiopathic portal hypertension (66(More)