Toru Muranaka

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We describe the radiologic findings of autoimmune pancreatitis, a rare variant of pancreatitis. The radiologic findings of autoimmune pancreatitis are pathognomonic and very different from those of ordinary types of acute or chronic pancreatitis. This condition is a new clinical entity that is effectively treated with steroid therapy. It is important to(More)
The computed tomographic and histologic appearances in 34 cases of autopsy-confirmed metastatic tumors of the pancreas including secondary malignant lymphoma are discussed. In 18 (53.8%) the pancreas appeared abnormal on computed tomography, the lesions being classified into three types: In 8 cases there was diffuse enlargement of the pancreas; in 9 cases a(More)
OBJECTIVE Inflammatory pseudotumor of the liver is a localized mass consisting of a fibrous stroma and chronic inflammatory infiltrate without anaplasia. Diagnosis of this rare disease is important to avoid surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine if CT is useful in the diagnosis of this lesion. SUBJECTS AND METHODS CT scans of nine patients(More)
In order to clarify the characteristic computed tomographic findings of peripheral small cell lung cancer, the authors investigated 12 patients with surgically resected and histologically proven peripheral small cell lung cancer. Conventional computed tomography was performed on all, and additional high-resolution computed tomographic images were obtained(More)
AIMS To determine the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in B-cell lymphoma in Japan. HCV infection and type II (monoclonal IgM) cryoglobulinaemia (CG) may be involved in the pathogenesis of low-grade B-cell lymphoma (ML) in southern Europe. METHODS AND RESULTS Forty-five (11.3%) of 400 B-cell ML cases were HCV antibody (Ab) positive, which(More)
Adenoma of the nipple (nipple adenoma) is a rare breast tumor that can show various histologic features. We present magnetic resonance (MR) and other imaging findings of a case of nipple adenoma and correlate them with detailed histologic features of the tumor. The lesion showed early strong enhancement with rim enhancement on dynamic contrast-enhanced MR(More)
Fourteen patients with benign symptomatic non-parasitic cysts of the liver were either surgically treated, had alcohol injected into the cysts, underwent deroofing of the cyst or in 5, a cystectomy was done. Alcohol was injected into 6 patients and there has been no recurrence for as long as 5 years and 8 months after the treatment. Liver dysfunction(More)
Purpose. To investigate the correlation of Apperent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) values in invasive ductal breast carcinomas with detailed histologic features and enhancement ratios on dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI. Methods and Materials. Dynamic MR images and diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) of invasive ductal breast carcinomas were reviewed in 25 (26(More)