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Context: Crooke's cell adenoma (CCA), characterized by massive Crooke's hyaline change in corticotroph adenoma, causes a rare subtype of Cushing's disease. In contrast to ordinary corticotroph adenomas, CCAs are generally aggressive and present as invasive macroadenomas, which are refractory to both surgery and radiotherapy and have a high recurrence rate.(More)
Pituitary carcinoma is a rare malignancy and is difficult to manage. Pituitary carcinomas commonly produce either PRL or ACTH, but some do not produce pituitary hormones. The alkylating reagent temozolomide (TMZ) was recently shown to be effective as a treatment for pituitary carcinoma. Most of the published reports of TMZ use in pituitary carcinoma cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze our experience with transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) in patients with Cushing disease (CD) with no visible adenoma on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Between January 1988 and October 2010, 183 patients with CD underwent TSS at Toranomon Hospital. We retrospectively analyzed data in 18 patients without visible adenomas on MRI(More)
OBJECTIVE Differential expression of several genes between ACTH-secreting pituitary tumors causing Cushing' disease (CD), silent corticotroph adenoma (SCA), and non-functioning pituitary tumors (NFT) was investigated. DESIGN AND METHODS We used tissue specimens from 35 pituitary tumors (12 CD, 8 SCA, and 15 NFT). Steady-state mRNA levels of the genes(More)
Recently cases of ganglioneurocytoma and cerebral neurocytoma, very rare variants of central neurocytoma, have been reported. The former is characterized by differentiation toward ganglion cells and the latter by extraventricular origin in the cerebrum, but their existence as distinct clinicopathological entities, is controversial. We report an unusual case(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the relationship between the histological features of GH-producing adenomas surgically resected at the Toranomon Hospital and the clinical features of the patients. Histological examinations, including immunohistochemistry for anterior pituitary hormones and cytokeratin (CK), were performed on 242 consecutively excised(More)
(Pro)renin receptor (PRR) has a single transmembrane domain that co-purifies with the vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (V-ATPase). In addition to its role in cellular acidification, V-ATPase has been implicated in membrane fusion and exocytosis via its Vo domain. Results from the present study show that PRR is expressed in pituitary adenoma cells and regulates growth(More)
Renal cell cancer (RCC) is one of the most frequent primary sites for metastatic pancreatic tumors although metastatic tumors are rare among pancreatic malignant tumors. The purpose of this study is to disclose the characterization and treatment outcomes of pancreatic metastases from RCC. Of 262 patients with metastatic RCC treated at our hospital between(More)
We describe herein the unique case of a 70-year-old male with a TTF-1-positive non-adenomatous sellar tumor that has unusual morphological and immunohistochemical features. MRI examination detected a 2-cm sellar mass that was enhanced heterogeneously. By histology, the tumor was composed of epithelioid and oncocytic cells arranged in a trabecular pattern(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze surgical outcomes in 90 patients with craniopharyngioma treated by standard transsphenoidal surgery (TSS) or extended transsphenoidal surgery (eTSS). METHODS From 1990-2008, 90 patients (64 adults and 26 children) underwent TSS for craniopharyngioma (34 subdiaphragmatic and 56 supradiaphragmatic). TSS was performed as the initial(More)