Sachiko Bandai

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Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare variant of plasma cell tumor involving organs outside the bone marrow. The vast majority of extramedullary plasmacytomas present as a secondary tumor of systemic myelomatosis of the bone marrow. We experienced a patient with extramedullary plasmacytomas of the head and tail of the pancreas presenting as secondary masses(More)
CONTEXT Thionamides have various side effects. OBJECTIVE The effectiveness of potassium iodide (KI) was evaluated in hyperthyroid patients who experienced side effects to thionamides. DESIGN AND SETTING An observational study was conducted at an academic medical center. PATIENTS Among 1388 patients with Graves' hyperthyroidism treated with(More)
A 23-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for fatigue, anorexia, proteinuria, and peripheral edema. Proteinuria was first pointed out at the age of 15, but no further studies were performed. Six years prior to admission, the patient noted becoming easily fatigued. Laboratory tests on admission showed marked peripheral eosinophilia (29.2%, count:(More)
Although there are some case reports of combined aldosterone and cortisol producing adrenal tumor, overt diabetes mellitus has been rarely described. A 55-year-old hypertensive woman had hypokalemia and overt hyperglycemia without Cushingoid clinical features. The body mass index was 18.2 kg/m2, fasting blood glucose was 302 mg/dl and hemoglobin A1c was(More)
Painless thyroiditis is characterized by painless low-uptake thyrotoxicosis (thyrotoxicosis without hyperthyroidism). Destructive damage of the thyroid has been thought to be the mechanism for self-limited thyrotoxicosis. However, hydrolysis of thyroglobulin must be responsible for the release of excessive thyroid hormone. Low-uptake of iodine and excessive(More)
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