Masumi Toyonaga

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The effect of pathophysiological conditions due to disturbance of the spleen is still unclear. We studied the effects of splenectomy in normal and methylcellulose-induced hypersplenic rats on the development of pulmonary metastases created by intravenous injection of ascites containing AH130 hepatoma cells from male Hos-Donryu rats. Growth of metastatic(More)
The prognosis of urothelial carcinoma, micropapillary variant (MPV), of the bladder has been shown to be worse than that of the conventional urothelial carcinoma (UC). However, it remains to be clarified why the MPV is more aggressive. We therefore here focused on the correlation between clinical features and histological, immunohistochemical and molecular(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of abnormal squamous cells (ASCs) in urinary cytology to clarify whether finding of ASCs could improve diagnostic accuracy. A total of 3,812 urine specimens were reviewed. We focused on three parameters of ASCs, necrotic debris, and ASC clusters, and linked them to histological diagnosis and clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The role of cytotoxicity mediated by peripheral blood mononuclear cells for colonic epithelial cells in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is still controversial. To clarify it, we studied major histocompatibility antigen (MHC)-restricted T cell-mediated cytotoxicity (CTL). METHODS Cytotoxicity was measured by 51Cr release from colonic cells(More)
We evaluated the differences in cytologic findings between conventional and thin-layer preparations in endometrial cytology to introduce the thin-layer method into routine cytology. Eighty patients who had undergone endometrial cytology and biopsy on the same day were selected and we compared the cytological findings between conventional- and thin-layer(More)
The utility of intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) as an adjuvant to the surgical resection of pancreatic cancer was studied. In 1976, as our first trial with this combined therapy, we applied IORT with 30 Gy of electron beam with 8 MeV to 15 patients to prevent local recurrence around the celiac axis and superior mesenteric artery after standard(More)
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