Naoko Inoshita

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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)
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)
There are two main subtypes of GH-producing pituitary adenoma: densely granulated (DG-type) and sparsely granulated (SG-type). Despite the difference in drug responsiveness between the two subtypes, their molecular mechanisms remain unknown. The aim of this study is to evaluate the differential expression of genes related to drug responsiveness between(More)
Clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFAs) may be hormonally inactive tumors of differentiated cells, mainly not only gonadotroph adenomas (GAs) but also silent corticotroph adenomas (SCAs) and other differentiated silent adenomas. Recently, the use of transcription factors has been recommended to confirm cytodiffererentiation of these neoplasms.(More)
Although somatostatin analogues are effective medical therapy for acromegaly, the serum insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) levels remain uncontrolled in 35% of patients. Combined therapy with octreotide LAR and cabergoline has been reported to normalize IGF-I levels in 42-56% of Caucasian patients with acromegaly. However, it remains to be clarified(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)
OBJECT The authors evaluated the pathological and clinical characteristics of young patients with clinically nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs). METHODS Twenty-one patients (13 males and 8 females) with NFPAs who were 25 years of age or younger (mean 20 years, range 13-25 years) were retrospectively investigated. The following factors were(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)
OBJECTIVE Cushing's disease (CD) is usually caused by ACTH-secreting pituitary microadenomas, while silent corticotroph adenomas (SCA) are macroadenomas without Cushingoid features. However, the molecular mechanism(s) underlying their different tumor growth remains unknown. The aim of the current study was to evaluate and compare the gene expression profile(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to analyze clinicopathological characteristics and treatment outcomes in a large single-center clinical series of cases of thyrotropin (TSH)-secreting pituitary adenomas. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed clinical, pathological, and treatment characteristics of 90 consecutive cases of TSH-secreting pituitary(More)