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We report an extremely rare case of primary squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a 2-month history of dysphagia and tarry stools. Endoscopic examination revealed a cauliflower-shaped protruding mass along the lesser curvature of the gastric cardia. Biopsy of the lesion revealed squamous cell carcinoma(More)
A 52-year-old man with Down's syndrome was implanted with a DDDR pacemaker for advanced atrioventricular block. He was admitted with development of skin eczema and partial exposure of the generator 1 year after reimplantation. There was no evidence of infection on laboratory data. A skin patch test was positive for the metal of the generator (purity 99.9%(More)
A 72-year-old man with a complaint of lower limb edema was admitted to our hospital. Investigations revealed anemia, a decreased serum albumin level (1.7g/dl), and an increased urinary protein volume (7.4g/day), leading to a diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome. He also tested positive for anti-nuclear antibody and anti-DNA antibody, fulfilling the criteria for(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug-induced gastric mucosal injury is controversial. AIM To examine the effect of the interaction between H. pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on gastric mucosal injury. METHODS Mongolian gerbils infected with H. pylori were treated with indometacin(More)
We report the first documented case of a solid and papillary tumor of the pancreas (SPT) complicating agenesis of the dorsal pancreas. A 28-year-old female patient was referred to our hospital for a pancreatic tumor detected at a local hospital. The laboratory findings were all within normal limits. Diagnostic images revealed absence of the dorsal pancreas(More)
PURPOSE We detected the relative DNA copy numbers (RCNs) at target loci in patients with stomach cancer with quantitative microsatellite analysis. We additionally clarified the relationship between DNA copy number aberrations and the clinical outcome of the patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Fresh frozen samples were obtained from 30 patients who had undergone(More)
This study was designed to use nested polymerase chain reaction (nested PCR), in situ hybridization (ISH) and immunohistochemical techniques to identify human papillomavirus (HPV) in tissues fixed in formalin and embedded in paraffin. Eighty cases including 17 cases of condyloma acuminatum, 10 cases of cervical dysplasia, 6 cases of carcinoma in situ, 16(More)
A 76-year-old man took a chest X-ray for his medical checkup and an abnormal shadow was detected in the right lower lung field. For more detailed examination, he was referred to our hospital. Chest computed tomography showed a 20-mm nodule with relatively regular margins in the right lower lobe. A compact proliferation of circular to polygonal cells with a(More)
The imaging features of primary pericardial mesothelioma have rarely been described. Herein we present a case report of its diagnostic-pathologic features. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed an irregularly enhanced mass occupying the entire pericardial space and surrounding the superior vena cava. At autopsy, the tumor was found to fill the pericardial(More)
A rare case of chondroblastoma arising from the temporal bone that occurred in a 60-year-old woman is reported. The tumor appeared well demarcated and osteolytic on the radiographs. CT scan clearly depicted marginal and central calcification in the tumor. MR imaging demonstrated two components in the tumor: a solid component with predominantly low signal(More)