Mitsuhiro Tachibana

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Purpose: It has been suggested that the immune system of the host may be capable of modulating the clinical course of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. In fact, the amount of Th2 cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 in the serum of patients has been found to be an important predictor of poor prognosis. Recently, it was reported that genetic(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to elucidate the embryologic basis of fused umbilical arteries in the human. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-nine human embryo specimens at Carnegie stages 11 through 15 (4-5 weeks after fertilization) were examined histologically, with special reference to the development of umbilical arteries. RESULTS All embryos at(More)
A 73-year-old man was admitted with high fever and right chest pain. Chest X-ray showed a rapidly growing mass shadow in the right lower lung field. The patient had been in remission for malignant lymphoma and had developed interstitial pneumonia and diabetes mellitus following 1 year of corticosteroid therapy. His illness was diagnosed as invasive(More)
PURPOSE It has been suggested that the immune system of the host may be capable of modulating the clinical course of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients. In fact, the amount of Th2 cytokines such as interleukin (IL)-4 and IL-10 in the serum of patients has been found to be an important predictor of poor prognosis. Recently, it was reported that genetic(More)
We report a case in which a living related renal transplantation was successfully performed for end-stage renal disease that had progressed after a liver transplantation from a brain-dead donor for liver cirrhosis associated with type C hepatitis. Because the transplanted liver function had been excellent with the use of tacrolimus and mycophenolate(More)
A 51-year-old woman had a cystic mass in the retroperitoneal space, below the left kidney, which was incidentally detected at a medical check-up. The size of the mass was 6 cm in diameter, which was similar to that obtained by magnetic resonance imaging 4 years ago. We followed the case and found that the mass was slightly enlarged a year later. Because(More)
The authors describe a case of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) in a 38-year-old Japanese male patient who had undergone bilateral lung transplantation. Chest CT performed on day 109 revealed multiple lung nodules measuring approximately 1cm in the left lower lobe. Despite administration of anti-fungal agents, follow-up CT performed on day(More)
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