Tetsuo Ushiku

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EBV-associated gastric carcinoma is a distinct subset of gastric carcinoma infected with EBV, which shows latency I type expression of EBV latent genes (EBNA1, EBER, BARF0, and LMP2A). To clarify the role of EBV in this type of gastric carcinoma, the cell biological characteristics (growth, apo-ptosis, and migration) were evaluated in gastric carcinoma cell(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have discovered recurrent RHOA mutations in diffuse-type gastric cancers. These reports show mutant RhoA is an important cancer driver and is a potential therapeutic target. This study aims to investigate the clinicopathological features of diffuse-type gastric cancers with RHOA mutation. METHODS We performed a thorough review of(More)
Skull base chordomas containing a sarcomatous component are extremely rare. Here the authors report two new cases in which a recurrent tumor with a sarcomatous component appeared after the patient had undergone charged-particle radiotherapy. Histological examinations performed in Case 1 revealed some retention of epithelial features in the sarcomatous(More)
BACKGROUND Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is ischemia of the mesentery that is caused by hypoperfusion or vasospasm without any thrombosis. NOMI is difficult to diagnose by physical examination alone. Although angiographic examination of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is the usual diagnostic method used, it is an invasive examination.(More)
Evaluating HER2 gene amplification is an essential component of therapeutic decision-making for advanced or metastatic gastric cancer. A simple method that is applicable to small, formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded biopsy specimens is desirable as an adjunct to or as a substitute for currently used HER2 immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Although magnifying endoscopy with narrow-band imaging (ME-NBI) is reported to be useful for delineating the horizontal extent of early gastric cancers (EGCs), there are few reports which have objectively demonstrated the superiority of ME-NBI over chromoendoscopy with indigo carmine for this purpose. We conducted an exploratory(More)
INTRODUCTION Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the gastrointestinal tract is an uncommon illness, but can be observed in immunocompromised patients. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients are generally at high risk of CMV infection. Here we report a subacute progressive case of colitis in SLE accompanied by cytomegalovirus infection. PRESENTATION OF(More)
BACKGROUND Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)-producing rectal cancer is very rare, and this type of cancer frequently metastasizes to the liver with a poor prognosis. To date, only 11 cases of AFP-producing colorectal cancer have been reported. CASE PRESENTATION A 41-year-old woman was first presented to the hospital for anal bleeding. An elevated tumor with a(More)
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer exhibits various degrees of fluorine F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). We evaluated the relationship between (18)F-FDG uptake and the presence/absence of metastasis in individual lymph nodes (LN) on a one-to-one basis. METHODS We analyzed 21 patients with(More)
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