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Pancreatectomy in a 45-year-old woman showed, after pathologic analysis, an epidermoid cyst originating from an intrapancreatic accessory spleen. This mass consisted of parenchymal and cystic components. It is important to note the relation between the splenic parenchyma and the parenchymal component of the mass for the differential diagnosis of a cystic(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The aim of this prospective study was to compare fine-needle aspiration guided by endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS-FNA) using 25-gauge and 22-gauge needles with the EUS-guided 19-gauge Trucut needle biopsy (EUS-TNB) in patients with solid pancreatic mass. PATIENTS AND METHODS Twenty-four consecutive patients with pancreatic mass(More)
OBJECTIVES Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) is safe and effective but not beneficial for some patients with extended abdominal cancer. We compared the effectiveness of standard EUS-CPN and EUS-guided broad plexus neurolysis (EUS-BPN) that extends over the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) using a 25-gauge needle. (More)
Recently, contrast agents for ultrasonography (US) such as Levovist have been introduced for routine clinical use. The contrast-enhanced US with Levovist permits evaluation of the intratumoral vascularity of hepatic and pancreatic tumors and is useful for their differential diagnosis. The purpose of the present study was to assess tumor vessels and the(More)
Malignant stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (M-SHRSP) are a useful animal model for studying juvenile malignant hypertension. Using M-SHRSP males, the effects of SQ 29,852 [(S)-1-[6-amino-2-[[hydroxy (4-phenylbutyl) phosphinyl]oxy]-1-oxohexyl]-L-proline; 30-40 mg/kg per day], captopril (30-40 mg/kg per day), hydralazine hydrochloride (10-15 mg/kg(More)
Apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of tissue water were determined in chronic brain lesions of a rat stroke model, stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats and compared with histology. ADCs increased in the order control < edema < gliosis < cyst. The differences between individual groups were statistically significant. The increase in ADC is thought(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDAC) sometimes arise in patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs). This study examined the incidence of PDACs concomitant to or derived from branch duct IPMNs. The usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) relative to other imaging methods for detecting these tumors was(More)
Apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of tissue water were determined in chronic brain lesions of a rat stroke model, the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat, and compared with histology. ADCs increased in the order normal < edema < gliosis < cyst. The differences between individual groups were statistically significant. The increase in ADC is(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-angiogenic agents are now being clinically evaluated for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and a detailed investigation of the angiogenic profile of pancreatic cancer is needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the plasma concentrations of angiogenesis-related molecules in patients with pancreatic cancer, compared with those with other(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CXPA) is a rare aggressive epithelial malignancy arising from a primary or recurrent benign mixed tumor. Only a few case reports describing the radiologic features of CXPA have been published. PURPOSE To describe and characterize the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of CXPA in the parotid gland and(More)