Takatoshi Michigishi

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Two cases of papillary carcinoma of the thyroid are presented in which whole-body scans following therapeutic doses of iodine-131 revealed intense anterior mediastinal uptake. In both cases, the mediastinal uptake was absent from scans obtained after removal of the entire thymus. Histologically, the resected thymus glands showed hyperplasia and contained(More)
Three cases of an unusual diffuse sclerosing variant of papillary carcinoma were found among 370 consecutive malignant tumors of the thyroid gland retained in the surgical pathology files of Kanazawa University Hospital over the last 10 years. The tumors were characterized by diffuse involvement of one or both lobes of the thyroid, dense fibrosis, papillary(More)
We examined the feasibility of sentinel lymph node biopsy for thyroid cancer. Thirty-eight patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma underwent intraoperative lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy. At surgery, we exposed the thyroid gland and used a tuberculin syringe to inject 0.2 ml of 1% patent blue dye directly into the thyroid mass. The(More)
The authors present the clinical and pathologic findings of 17 patients with autonomously functioning (hot) nodule of the thyroid (AFNT). The patients were 13 to 68 years of age, and 12 were female. Five had obvious laboratory findings of hyperthyroidism, but the other 12 were euthyroid. Fifteen patients had solitary or multiple benign nodules. The(More)
A 75-year-old woman with lung adenocarcinoma in whom autopsy revealed metastasis to microfollicular adenoma of the thyroid is described. A thyroid tumor specimen from this patient was initially interpreted as representing primary encapsulated follicular carcinoma of the thyroid associated with a component of poorly differentiated carcinoma of follicular(More)
UNLABELLED Preoperative assessment of residual hepatic functional reserve offers important strategic information for hepatic resection. To predict the postoperative residual liver function, we assessed the value of hepatic 99mTc-diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid-galactosyl-human serum albumin (99mTc-GSA) clearance estimated by dynamic SPECT analysis. (More)
Hyperthermia (HT) may increase tumor targeting of a radiolabeled antibody by its effects on tumor vasculature and antigen expression. Expression of a 45-kDa glycoprotein antigen on LS180 colon cancer cells was 2.7-fold enhanced 2 days after heating at 43 degrees C for 1 h. Preferential tumor accumulation of 125I-A7 recognizing this antigen was doubled and(More)
Stability and immunoreactivity of 186Re-labeled monoclonal antibody were examined, and its in vivo kinetics was investigated in tumor-bearing Balb/c nu/nu female mice to assess the feasibility of using it in radioimmunotherapy (RIT). A murine IgG1, A7, against a 45 kD glycoprotein in human colon cancer was radiolabeled with 186Re by using a chelating method(More)
A retrospective analysis of 183 papillary thyroid carcinomas was made in order to assess the prognostic factors related to survival. The following factors were found to adversely affect the prognosis: trabecular subtype of papillary carcinoma, the extent of the primary tumour, regional lymph node involvement, the presence of distant metastases, old age,(More)