Minoru Kuwajima

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To date, 240 cases of bone marrow necrosis have been reported, of which only 13 were reported in association with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Imatinib mesylate is an agent which can specifically inhibit the activity of tyrosine kinase chimeric protein BCR-ABL which is caused by the balanced translocation between the short arm of chromosome 9, and(More)
An uncommon autopsy case involving Proteus syndrome with multiple hamartomatous lesions in a 52 year old woman is reported. At birth, hemihypertrophy was noted on the right side of the face. Leiomyoma of the urinary bladder was extirpated at 37 years of age. She died of sepsis due to a brain abscess. At autopsy, diffuse asymmetrical lipomatosis was noted on(More)
A 76-year-old man was admitted with right hypochondralgia. Computed tomography revealed tumors measuring 90 mm and 20 mm in the right adrenal gland and kidney, respectively. Under a diagnosis of renal and adrenal cancer, the patient underwent nephro-adrenectomy, which revealed renal cell carcinoma in the kidney and non-Hodgkin's B-cell lymphoma of the(More)
A 50-year-old woman with a 4-year history of Evans syndrome was admitted to our hospital because of progressive nausea, appetite loss, body weight loss, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed pleural effusion, ascites, bilateral hydronephrosis, dilatation of the bilateral ureter, and irregular wall thickness of the urinary bladder.(More)
Osteolysis and hypercalcemia are observed in 5-15%, and 10%, respectively, of malignant lymphoma patients during their clinical course. However, both osteolysis and hypercalcemia are uncommon at onset of the disease. We encountered a 24-year-old male non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patient who had multiple osteolytic lesion from the onset of the disease and repeated(More)
Myelofibrosis following peripheral T-cell lymphoma has rarely been reported. Described here is a case of peripheral T-cell lymphoma with myelofibrosis and elevated transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta). A 69 years old male was admitted due to anemia and thrombocytopenia. His bone marrow showed fibrosis and was infiltrated with small lymphoid cells and(More)
The development of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) has rarely been reported in association with hemophagocytic syndromes (HPS). Here we report a unique case of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)-related HPS which was accompanied with CPM. A 72-year-old man who had no significant medical history was admitted to our hospital due to high fever and progressing(More)
A 59-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with high fever and dysphagia. Physical examination revealed a lingual tumor and swelling of the cervical and inguinal lymph nodes. A lymph node biopsy specimen revealed that the normal nodal architecture had been obliterated by infiltration of small, intermediate, and large pale lymphocytes. Arborous branching(More)
During recent years, there has been substantial advance in our knowledge of the etiology, pathogenesis, laboratory diagnosis, and management of hematologic disorders. In this symposium, the discussion includes the following six topics: (1) some problems of automatic blood cell analyzer and flow cytometer for the diagnostic use of hematologic disorders, (2)(More)