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The aim of this study was to clarify the histogenesis of Barrett's cancer. First, 28 lesions of the super-minute dysplasia <or= 1 mm in diameter were detected by pathological examinations for Barrett's esophagus. Secondly, the K-ras codon 12 mutations in these super-minute neoplasias of the Barrett's esophagus were examined by DNA extraction using a(More)
A 61-year-old male presented with a recurrent solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) arising from the falx cerebri with intraventricular extension manifesting as nausea and vomiting. Magnetic resonance imaging showed the heterogeneously enhanced tumor in the falx, which extended to the bilateral lateral ventricles and the third ventricle. Total tumor removal was(More)
PURPOSE Histologic components of the TNM classification system have been repeatedly revised since the fifth edition (TNM5). TNM classification revisions provide different criteria for categorizing tumor nodules without residual lymph node structure (ND). However, there are few systematic evaluations regarding the effectiveness of these revisions. PATIENTS(More)
PURPOSE To clarify the prognostic impact of tumor nodules without residual lymph node (LN) structure (ND) in colorectal cancer and to determine optimal categorization of ND in tumor staging. PATIENTS AND METHODS A multicenter, retrospective pathologic review was performed for 1716 patients with stages I to III curatively resected colorectal cancer treated(More)
GASDERMIN B (GSDMB) belongs to the novel gene family GASDERMIN (GSDM). All GSDM family members are located in amplicons, genomic regions often amplified during cancer development. Given that GSDMB is highly expressed in cancerous cells and the locus resides in an amplicon, GSDMB may be involved in cancer development and/or progression. However, only limited(More)
Multiple granular cell tumors of the esophagus and the stomach found in a 53-year-old man are reported. One lesion was detected within the lower thoracic esophagus and seven lesions were detected in the stomach. The esophageal tumor was resected endoscopically, and gastrectomy was performed for the multiple gastric lesions. Histologically, the tumors(More)
Adult intussusception caused by an inverted Meckel diverticulum is rare. We report a 55-year-old Japanese man with intussusception. He was admitted to our hospital with vomiting and abdominal pain. The abdomen was hard with tenderness and muscle guarding. Computed tomography scanning demonstrated a typical inhomogeneous target-shaped mass in the right(More)
BACKGROUND Serrated polyps belong to a heterogeneous group of lesions that are generally characterized morphologically. This type of lesion is thought to be the precursor of sporadic carcinomas with microsatellite instability, and probably also the precursor for CpG island-methylated microsatellite-stable carcinomas. For practical purposes, according to the(More)
A burned-out testicular tumor with lung and lymph node metastases presented high serum levels of DU-PAN-2. However, the serum levels of CA19-9, alpha-fetoprotein, beta-human chorionic gonadotropin, and sialyl Lewis X were normal. A biopsy of the cervical lymph nodes revealed embryonal carcinoma. Four courses of chemotherapy, including cisplatin, etoposide,(More)
ERC/mesothelin is expressed in mesothelioma and other malignancies. The ERC/mesothelin gene (MSLN) encodes a 71-kDa precursor protein, which is cleaved to yield 31-kDa N-terminal (N-ERC/mesothelin) and 40-kDa C-terminal (C-ERC/mesothelin) proteins. N-ERC/mesothelin is a soluble protein and has been reported to be a diagnostic serum marker of mesothelioma(More)