Munetake Masuda

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BACKGROUND Many studies on thyroid follicular tumors have reported the presence of somatic mutations to three forms of RAS: HRAS, KRAS, and NRAS. However, the frequency and clinical significance of these RAS mutations remain unclear, in large part due to the different methodologies being used for mutation analysis and the limited number of cases featured in(More)
Testicular malacoplakia is an extremely rare condition; only 37 cases have been reported in the world literature. We hereby report a case of testicular malacoplakia. In over half of the cases of testicular malacoplakia, a preceding bacterial infection of a gram-negative rod has been known to occur, most commonly. Escherichia coli from urine or a suppurative(More)
Infection of thoracic synthetic grafts is a serious problem, potentially leading to septicemia. Total removal of infected grafts might be too invasive for patients in poor general condition or who have long synthetic grafts. Effective and safe chemotherapy regimens are needed to control infection. A 75-year-old man with infected synthetic grafts of the(More)
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