Naoko Masuzawa

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As immunosuppressive therapy has advanced, we have markedly improved the outcome of ABO blood group incompatible living donor kidney transplantation. Consequently, graft survival at early phase after ABO-incompatible transplantation has been favorable than ABO-compatible transplantation in Japan. But in these days, it has been assumed that transplant(More)
The development of multiple large tophi in patients with gout is rare. We report magnetic resonance (MR) and histological features of large subcutaneous tophi in a 32-year-old male patient with no known arthritis. His subcutaneous lesions were confused with a neoplastic process, evaluated by MR imaging, and surgically excised after biopsy. The(More)
A 15-yr-old girl with end-stage kidney disease caused by primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) underwent a living-related donor kidney transplantation. The allograft functioned well immediately after reperfusion, but massive proteinuria exceeding 50 g/d appeared on day 3. Treatment with rituximab and plasma exchange (PE) successfully decreased(More)
Herein is described a unique renal cell tumor with previously unreported morphological and immunohistochemical features. The patient was a 78-year-old Japanese man. A huge left renal tumor was found on ultrasound during evaluation of left abdominal distention. The tumor was macroscopically characterized by a non-infiltrative border, pale yellow to grayish(More)
Reported herein is a gastric leiomyosarcoma, which, nowadays, is extremely rare. Attention was focused not only on pathological findings but also on the histological basis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. The patient was a 29-year-old Japanese woman. Preoperative T2-weighted MRI showed a large high-intensity gastric tumor with isointense(More)
A diffuse-type giant cell tumor (DGCT) of the paravertebral region is a rare condition characterized by an ill-demarcated mass with facet joint involvement. We describe a case of extra-articular DGCT of the paravertebral cervical region without association to the facet joint. A 51-year-old male presented with a headache. Diagnostic imaging showed a(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate factors predicting that combination therapy would be insufficient in terms of efficacy, necessitating conversion to surgical intervention, in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and/or benign prostatic enlargement. MATERIALS AND METHODS In total, 218 patients given combination therapy for 6 months or more were enrolled in(More)
A 57-year-old female presented with an abnormal Pap smear. Colposcopic examination of the cervix revealed white mucosa with erosion and several areas of black pigmentation. After a colposcopically directed biopsy and loop conization, radical hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy with pelvic and paraaortic lymphadenectomy were performed.(More)
Since 2007, we have performed tonsillectomies for patients with recurrent immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) after kidney transplantation. Seven patients with primary IgAN showed biopsy-proven recurrent IgAN after living-donor kidney transplantation. They had persistent proteinuria or hematuria for an average of 40.3 months, and tonsillectomy was(More)