Koichi Higaki

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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)
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)
Gliosarcomas are a variant of glioblastomas and present a biphasic pattern, with coexisting glial and mesenchymal components. In this study, two unusual cases are presented. Case 1 is a 52-year-old woman with a headache and memory disturbance for a month. Case 2 is an 18-year-old man with a headache lasting two weeks. In both cases, an MRI revealed(More)
A rare case of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with apocrine features was investigated; the focus was on the histological characteristics of the cancer cells in a 68-year-old female exhibiting an ulcerated lesion of the right breast. Diagnostic imaging methods identified a lobulated solid tumor and indicated multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the left axilla,(More)
Vascular neoplasms of the pancreas are extremely rare and usually manifest as symptomatic, cystic lesions. This study presents a case that includes the clinicopathologic information used to discriminate pancreatic hemangioma from other types of cystic lesion of the pancreas. A 40-year-old female visited hospital with a chief complaint of abdominal pain. The(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)
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