Toshihiro Goto

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Antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA) are the serum hallmark of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). However, AMA-positivity can be found in non-PBC sera when lower dilutions are used, thus raising issues about the specificity and sensitivity of the test. AMA reacts primarily with the lipoylated domains of pyruvate dehydrogenase-E2 (PDC-E2) which is highly(More)
BACKGROUND We determined the long-term result of our percutaneous antegrade balloon dilation technique performed for adult patients with ureterointestinal anastomotic stricture between 1992 and 1997. METHODS Balloon dilation was performed on 13 ureterointestinal anastomotic structures in 10 patients. After a nephrostomy was performed, a guide wire was(More)
A 63-year-old man visited our hospital with complaints of the chest pain and loss of appetite. A computed tomography of chest showed wall thickening in the lower portion of the esophagus and carinal and para-aorta lymph node swelling. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed an irregular ulcerated lesion in the middle portion of the esophagus, which was(More)
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