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Twenty-two Epstein-Barr virus-associated B-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (LPDs) without predisposing immunodeficiencies were evaluated clinically and pathologically. All patients were Japanese and negative for anti-human immunodeficiency virus antibody. They were all more than 60 years old with a median age of 75.5 years. Eighteen (82%) patients showed(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of Helicobacter pylori eradication-resistant gastric MALT lymphoma have not been well clarified. We analyzed a consecutive series of gastric MALT lymphomas at our institution regarding treatment, clinical course, and prognosis, with special reference to responsiveness to H. pylori(More)
Primary gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphomas are generally well controlled by non-surgical treatment with combination chemotherapy followed by radiotherapy. We have previously reported that over 90% of patients achieved complete response (CR) with this therapeutic strategy: three cycles of cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisone followed(More)
A case of adenocarcinoma with chief cell differentiation, a novel entity in the stomach, is presented. An 82-year-old woman who had undergone distal gastrectomy, was scheduled for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to clarify mechanical ileus. A protruding tumor 16 x 14 x 9 mm in size was found in the cardia of the remnant stomach. Histological examination(More)
A 32-year-old man presented with the chief complaint of severe cough. Examination of peripheral blood showed a marked increase in eosinophils. Chest CT demonstrated multiple ground glass opacities in both lungs. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed abundant eosinophils. Abdominal CT demonstrated multiple low attenuation areas in the liver. Liver biopsy with(More)
Gastric MALT lymphoma shows unique features including regression by Helicobacter pylori eradication and API2-MALT1 fusion. We performed a molecular and clinicopathologic study for 115 cases. All eradication-responsive cases were devoid of API2-MALT1 fusion. All tumors positive for the fusion and all negative for H. pylori infection were nonresponsive to the(More)
 We identified eight patients with bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) in the autopsies of 81 bone marrow transplant (BMT) recipients. Rapidly progressive dyspnoea and cough were the main presenting symptoms in all eight patients, associated with overinflation and/or infiltrative opacity seen on chest X-ray and obstructive disorder revealed by pulmonary function(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Antral somatostatin interacts with gastric acid secretion. We aimed to investigate the effect of eradication on gastric acid, somatostatin secretion and mucosal histology in gastric ulcer patients with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection. METHODS Twenty-eight patients (21 male, 7 female) with H. pylori-positive gastric ulcer were(More)
A 51-year-old man had a reddish flat granular lesion in the stomach on endoscopic examination. Histology of biopsied specimen confirmed the diagnosis of low-grade B-cell gastric lymphoma of mucosaassociated lymphoid tissue (gastric MALT lymphoma) and simultaneous infection withHelicobacter pylori. He was given antibiotic treatment. Five weeks later,(More)
We report a case of a 29-yr-old man with a rectal carcinoid that metastasized to the liver, secreting somatostatin. The patient first presented with an abdominal mass and mild diabetes, and, subsequently, rectal tumor and hypersomatostatinemia. Microscopic examination of the rectal tumor showed characteristic features of carcinoid. Multiple liver metastases(More)