Koichi Higaki

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D2-40 antibody is raised against an oncofetal antigen, the M2A antigen. It has been used as a marker for lymphatic endothelium as well as mesothelioma and cerebellar hemangioblastoma. We demonstrate here that positive D2-40 immunoreactivity was found in the developing cerebrum, particularly in the germinal matrix layer, immature ependyma, choroid plexus and(More)
AIM To investigate the clinicopathological features of intraductal neoplasm of the intrahepatic bile duct (INihB). METHODS Clinicopathological features of 24 cases of INihB, which were previously diagnosed as biliary papillomatosis or intraductal growth of intrahepatic biliary neoplasm, were reviewed. Mucin immunohistochemistry was performed for mucin(More)
Sixty-four cases of malignant lymphoma involving the liver were examined. Of these, 20 cases were histologically confirmed to be primary hepatic B-cell lymphoma. Twelve of these 20 cases were diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and eight cases were mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. Of the 12 cases of DLBCL, six were immunohistologically(More)
A 67-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis due to surgery for left patellar fracture. Deep vein thrombosis resolved with thrombolytic therapy. Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a mobile left atrial tumor. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a fragile tumor with multiple fronds, implying a papillary(More)
Fusion of the collagen type I alpha 1 (COL1A1) gene with the platelet-derived growth factor beta chain (PDGFB) gene has been described in dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. The abnormal fusion transcripts probably cause PDGFB and its receptor (platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta, PDGFRB) autocrine stimulation and cell proliferation, which are(More)
Hepatitis virus infection, especially type C (hepatitis C virus [HCV]), has been suggested to be one of the important pathogenetic factors for low- and high-grade B-cell lymphoma, including splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL), in southern Europe. Here, we analyzed the incidences of HCV and hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections, and the clinicopathologic(More)
In the search for immunohistochemical markers of the developing human brain, a monoclonal antibody, HFB-16, was raised against homogenates from the cerebrum of a 15-gestational-week-old (GW) human fetus and screened on paraffin-embedded human embryonic brain specimens. This antibody was particularly useful as a marker for Purkinje cells in the developing(More)
Blue nevus is a type of dermal melanocytosis and has a variety of clinicopathological characteristics. A few particular variants are generally accepted as discrete clinicopathological entities. Plaque-type blue nevus (PTBN) is one of the variants of blue nevus. PTBN presents at birth or arises in early childhood, and shows a combination of features found in(More)
BACKGROUND We previously investigated the current status of breast cytology cancer screening at seven institutes in our area of southern Fukuoka Prefecture, and found some differences in diagnostic accuracy among the institutions. In the present study, we evaluated the cases involved and noted possible reasons for their original cytological classification(More)
OBJECTIVE Cytological examination is inexpensive and relatively simple to carry out and deserves utilization in breast cancer screening. We investigated the status of cytological diagnosis at seven facilities in southern Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. METHODS We collected data on the criteria for cytological judgments and status of breast cytological(More)