Mitsuru Setoyama

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Chromosome translocations involving band 12p13 are known to be involved in a variety of hematologic malignancies, some of them resulting in rearrangement of the ETV6/TEL gene. Applying the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) method, we found a cryptic translocation t(12;15)(p13;q25) in an adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) patient. Hybridization with(More)
We describe a very rare case of bilateral lichen striatus on the lower extremities with a history of more than ten years. Histopathologically, the lesions demonstrated a lichenoid tissue reaction with foci of spongiosis and perivascular inflammatory cell infiltration. In addition, the finding of lymphocytic infiltrations around the eccrine duct was(More)
BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) of the skin is an aggressive but rare malignant neuroendocrine tumor. For its pathological diagnosis, we use a panel of immunohistochemical markers, such as cytokeratin 20 (CK 20), epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), chromogranin A, neuron specific enolase (NSE), synaptophysin, and Leu7 (CD57) to demonstrate its(More)
Extramammary Paget's disease (EPD) is a relatively common skin cancer wherein tumor cells have mucin in their cytoplasm. However, little is known about mucin expression in EPD. We examined immunohistochemically the expression of mucin core proteins (MUC1, MUC2, MUC5AC and MUC6) in 36 cases of EPD and found different patterns of expression in intraepithelial(More)
A case of a 39-year-old female with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) manifesting subcutaneous pulsatile nodules on the right side of her forehead and on her right wrist is reported here. These nodules proved to be FMD aneurysms of the frontal ramus of the right superficial temporal artery and the right radial artery. The patient had also suffered a stroke with(More)
Sections of formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor tissue from 20 patients with noninvasive extramammary Paget's disease and 2 patients with invasive extramammary Paget's disease were stained immunohistochemically by means of anti-c-erbB-2 product monoclonal antibody. Membrane staining of intraepidermal tumor cells was found in only 3 of 20 cases of(More)
In a study from 40 hospitals in Western Japan between 1975 and 1978, intrahepatic gallstones were identified at the first biliary tract operation in 106 patients (a 3.03% prevalence). These were predominantly bilirubin stones. The occurrence rate for patients with intrahepatic stones was the same as for patients with bilirubin stones solely in the common(More)
Glioblastomas are the most common primary brain tumors in adults. These tumors exhibit a high degree of vascularization, and malignant progression from astrocytoma to glioblastoma is often accompanied by increased angiogenesis and the upregulation of vascular endothelial growth factor and its receptors. In this study, we investigated the in vivo(More)
We describe a 72-year-old man with mycosis fungoides (MF) followed up at our hospital for more than 20 years, who has developed 14 eccrine poromas (EPs) in the past 12 years. Twelve of these tumours were ascertained as EP histopathologically without any findings of malignancy and the other two were clinically diagnosed and are not yet resected. To our(More)
Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is a type C retrovirus primarily endemic to Japan, Central and South America, the Middle East, regions of Africa, and the Caribbean. Currently, an estimated 10-20 million people worldwide are infected with this virus. Although the majority of infected individuals remain asymptomatic, HTLV-1 is the causative agent(More)