Kotaro Tashiro

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A 72-year-old woman was admitted with a complaint of a sensation of abdominal fullness. Cytologic examination of ascites revealed many poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma cells. Barium enema study and colonoscopy revealed IIa+IIc-type carcinoma of the descending colon. Endoscopic mucosal resection was performed to determine the histological type and the(More)
We report the case of a 15-year-old Japanese boy with eosinophilic gastroenteritis. The patient complained of abdominal pain and watery diarrhea and had a history of allergic rhinitis. Laboratory data on admission showed leukocytosis with remarkable eosinophilia. Microscopic examination of the biopsied specimens taken from the esophagus, stomach, duodenum,(More)
A 70-year-old Japanese man with no history of pancreatitis visited his local practitioner, complaining of dyspnea on effort. Left massive pleural effusion was detected and he was then referred to our hospital. A plain chest film showed marked left pleural effusion. Thoracentesis yielded 2000 ml of bloody fluid with high amylase content (22 665 IU/l).(More)
We report a case of a 64-year-old Japanese man with adenoid cystic carcinoma. An elevated lesion covered by intact epithelium in the thoracic esophagus was found in September, 2007 and been followed. After dysphagia appeared follow-up endoscopy was performed in January, 2010, and morphological change into a protruding tumor was recognized. Since adenoid(More)
The production of tumor cell proteases is implicated in tumor cell invasion and metastasis. To de¬ termine whether lung cancer cells can produce polymorphonuclear leukocyte elastase (PMN-E), we measured the concentration ofimmunoreactive (ir)-PMN-E in the conditioned medium ofseven lines of non-small cell lung cancer cells, EBC-1, LC-lsq, LK-2, A-549, PC-3,(More)
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