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We present two cases of solitary necrotic nodules of the liver which on radiologic images mimicked hepatic metastasis. Solitary necrotic nodule of the liver is a rare but benign entity which histopathologically consists of an outer fibrotic capsule with inflammatory cells and a central core of amorphous necrotic material. The lesion was seen on(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There have been no reports on the effect of chronic psychological stress on colonic immune cells or the regional differences. We aimed to investigate the effect of chronic psychological stress on the number of mast cells and protease-activated receptor (PAR)-2-positive cells in the rat colonic mucosa. METHODS Six-week-old and 14-week-old(More)
Primary pericardial sarcomas are extremely rare. The authors report a case of a 46-yr-old woman in whom a large mediastinal mass was discovered. The patient presented with cough, dyspnea, and orthopnea. Diagnostic investigations, such as echocardiography, computed tomography, and exploratory thoracotomy provided the evidence of a large mass in the(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the association between P2X7R rs3751142 and CARD8 rs2043211 polymorphisms and gout susceptibility in male Korean subjects. This study enrolled a total of 242 male patients with gout and 280 healthy controls. The polymorphisms of two individual genes including rs3751142(C>A) in the P2X7R gene and rs2043211(A>T) in the(More)
Serine/arginine-rich splicing factors (SRSFs) and HNRNPA1 have oncogenic properties. However, their proteomic expressions and practical priority in gastric cancer (GC) and colorectal cancer (CRC) are mostly unknown. To apply SFs in clinics, effective marker selection and characterization of properties in the target organ are essential. We concurrently(More)
Intussusception is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adult patients, but is common in children. In fact, it accounts for an estimated 1% of all cases of bowel obstruction in adults, although adult intussusception of the large intestine is rare. Sigmoidorectal intussusception, however, is a rare variety with few cases reported in the literature. A(More)
A 21-year-old woman presented gastrointestinal manifestation showing intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. An upper endoscopic examination showed round, elevated mucosa at the antrum of the stomach anterior wall. After CT scanning, a huge degenerated gastrointestinal stromal tumor was suspected. Subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth II anastomosis(More)
Although skin metastasis from a malignant tumor of an internal organ usually occurs at an advanced disease stage, there has been no prior report of a cutaneous acral metastasis from ampullary carcinoma to date. We report a 71-year old male patient with cutaneous metastasis from an ampullary adenocarcinoma. The patient had a history of pylorus preserving(More)
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