Kyosuke Ushio

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An autopsy case of a 52-year-old man suffering from chronic manganese poisoning (CMP) is reported with determination of the manganese distribution in the brain. The patient had been working in a manganese ore crushing plant since 1965. In 1967 he began to complain of difficulties in walking and diminished libido. Later, he developed various(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Microsatellite instability (replication error [RER]) is a characteristic of tumors in hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), but the mechanism of HNPCC carcinogenesis is not yet understood. To clarify the nature of HNPCC tumors, RER and genetic changes were compared between HNPCC and non-HNPCC tumors. METHODS RER and genetic(More)
Proteins in the ALA-D (delta-aminolaevulinic acid dehydratase) fraction from gel filtration of erythrocyte supernatant (ES) have the highest affinity for lead among erythrocyte constituents in vivo and in vitro. It takes 20-40 hours for erythrocyte components to be equilibrated with lead added in vitro. AT low lead concentrations, under 60 micrograms/100 ml(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify imaging and clinicopathologic features of lymphoepithelial cysts (LEC), a benign lesion of the pancreas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two male patients with LECs that were found incidentally and proven surgically were reviewed. RESULTS Sonography revealed a hypoechoic mass in both cases, one of which had septation and an intracystic(More)
BACKGROUND Nonfunctioning islet cell tumors (NFICTs) usually reach a large size prior to detection, at which stage patients have some symptoms or signs. Recently, NFICTs have been discovered in asymptomatic patients with increasing frequency owing to advances in diagnostic imaging techniques. This study investigated clinical, imaging and pathological(More)
An invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas with intratumoral calcification is reported in a 59-yr-old female. The calcification was preoperatively demonstrated by ultrasonography and computed tomography. On the cut surface of the resected specimen of the pancreas tail, calcification was observed in the central part of the ductal adenocarcinoma. Although(More)
To aid in the distinction between colorectal cancer metastasis to the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma, findings on computed tomographic (CT) scans taken more than 5 minutes after contrast material administration ("late-enhanced CT scans") and pathologic findings were compared. Late-enhanced CT scans of metastatic adenocarcinoma showed a peripheral(More)
In 1991, the Japan Research Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum proposed clinical criteria (Japanese criteria) for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). According to the Japanese and Amsterdam criteria, three groups of patients are defined: 1) those diagnosed as having HNPCC using the Amsterdam criteria (Amsterdam HNPCC); 2) those(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Germline mutations of DNA mismatch repair genes are responsible for cancer susceptibility in hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) kindreds. Transforming growth factor beta type II receptor (TGF-beta RII) has been found to be somatically altered in HNPCC. The aim of this study was to clarify further the role of TGF-beta RII(More)
The present report describes a 69-year-old man displaying the clinical features of the Cronkhite-Canada syndrome. After taking medicine for the common cold, he suffered hypogeusia and watery diarrhea, eruptions on the lower extremities and an 8 kg loss in body weight. All his finger and toenails began to fall out. He underwent an upper gastrointestinal(More)