Masao Mitsunobu

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BACKGROUND The current study was undertaken to investigate whether or not tumor cells are dislodged into the portal venous stream during hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinomas. METHODS A catheter was placed using echo guidance into the portal branch through the mesenteric vein in 31 patients. Cytologic examinations were done on multiple blood(More)
BACKGROUND The mechanism and pathogenesis of the high frequency of intrahepatic metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not yet been elucidated. METHODS Two hundred thirty-one tumors ( < or = 5 cm in diameter) of resected specimens of HCC were examined for the relationship between mode of tumor spread and tumor size. Efferent vessels in HCC were(More)
Accumulation of mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes transforms a normal cell to a malignant cell by allowing it to escape from normal control of growth. In order to learn (a) how many tumor suppressor genes are involved in the tumor progression of hepatocellular carcinoma, (b) whether there is any association among allelic losses of(More)
The mechanism and pathogenesis of the high frequency of intrahepatic metastasis in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has not yet been elucidated. Two hundred and thirty one tumors (< or = 5 cm in diameter) of resected specimens of HCC were examined for the relationship between mode of tumor spread and tumor size. Efferent vessels in HCC were identified by(More)
The prognostic value of nuclear DNA content was studied retrospectively using flow cytometry in 203 cases of resected hepatocellular carcinoma. The occurrence of DNA aneuploidy, which was detected in 50% of patients, correlated significantly with tumor size and the presence of vascular invasion or intrahepatic metastasis. Overall, patients with DNA(More)
The efferent vessel of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and the mechanism and pathogenesis of the high frequency of intrahepatic metastasis in HCC has not yet been clarified. Three hundred ninety-three resected specimens of HCC were examined for tumor thrombosis in the portal vein and the hepatic vein: 231 tumors < or = 5 cm in diameter were examined for the(More)
Linezolid is an effective antibiotic for treatment of infections caused by resistant Gram-positive bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). However, thrombocytopenia has been reported in a certain proportion of patients receiving linezolid treatment. We investigated the risk factors for linezolid-related thrombocytopenia in(More)
Mucinous cystic neoplasms (MCNs) of the pancreas occur mostly in females and are potentially sex hormone-sensitive. However, a MCN occurring during pregnancy is quite rare. A 30-year-old woman in the tenth week of pregnancy was referred to us because of a rapid increase in left hypochondrial distending pain. On ultrasound, the patient had a large(More)
Herein is presented the case of a malignant non-functioning endocrine tumor of the pancreas with oncocytic features, and a discussion on the high incidence of malignancy in oncocytic endocrine pancreatic tumors. The patient was a 65-year-old woman who showed no paraneoplastic symptoms produced by functioning pancreatic endocrine tumors. The primary tumor(More)
Endocrine treatment-related adverse events have a strong impact on patients’ quality of life and sometimes result in treatment discontinuation. Since joint symptoms are the most frequently recognized side effect of aromatase inhibitors, evaluation of associated risk factors may yield significant findings. A total of 391 postmenopausal Japanese women with(More)