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PURPOSE Detection of sentinel lymph node (SLN) metastasis in breast cancer patients has conventionally been determined by intraoperative histopathologic examination of frozen sections followed by definitive postoperative examination of permanent sections. The purpose of this study is to develop a more efficient method for intraoperative detection of lymph(More)
AIMS In early colorectal cancer (ECC), prediction of lymph node (LN) metastasis is vital for the decision of additional surgical treatment after endoscopic mucosal/submucosal resection. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between LN metastasis and comprehensive histopathological findings including the cancer microenvironment in ECC. (More)
PURPOSE Accurate assessment of metastasis in sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) of breast cancer is important but involves a heavy workload for the pathologist. We conducted a multicenter clinical trial in Japan to evaluate a new automated assay system for cytokeratin 19 mRNA, the one-step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) assay (Sysmex), to detect lymph node(More)
Safety and efficacy of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for esophageal neoplasias have not been adequately investigated in elderly patients. This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ESD for esophageal neoplasias in elderly patients. Fifty-three superficial esophageal neoplasias treated with ESD using a combination of(More)
BACKGROUND The number of sample cases of colonic diverticular hemorrhage treated with endoscopic band ligation (EBL) has been small to date. OBJECTIVE To elucidate the safety and efficacy of EBL for colonic diverticular hemorrhage. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING General hospital. PATIENTS A total of 29 patients with 31 colonic diverticula with(More)
Cranial irradiation has been widely used as a therapeutic tool for treating various lesions, particularly neoplastic diseases. Even though radiation therapy is usually well-tolerated, it occasionally causes clinically significant long-term toxicity such as radiation necrosis and irradiation-related arteriopathy with stroke. The development of neoplasms(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, Architectural distortion (AD) has been detected via ultrasonography (US) even in the absence of a definitive mass; however, the clinical significance of this finding is yet unknown. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the causes of AD, as revealed by US. METHODS Breast echo was undergone by 931 patients between January and(More)
Composite hemangioendothelioma (HE) is a low-grade malignant vascular tumor showing varying combinations of benign, low-grade malignant, and malignant vascular components. The predominant histologic components are histologically identical to epithelioid HE and retiform HE. To our knowledge, there have been only 12 cases of composite HE reported in the(More)
BACKGROUND Microinvasive breast cancer (T1mi) is considered as a precursor of invasive cancer developing from ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). This study discussed the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features of T1mi by comparing those of ductal carcinoma in situ (Tis) and T1a to assess the nature and causes of the progression of Tis into(More)
OBJECTIVE Anatomic properties of myocardial bridge (MB) are sometimes responsible for myocardial infarction (MI) through the changes in the atherosclerosis distribution in the left ascending coronary artery (LAD). The purpose of this study was to investigate histopathologic profiles of atherosclerotic lesions resulting from the MB presence in the LAD in the(More)