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Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition in which excess fat accumulates in the liver of a patient without a history of alcohol abuse. Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a severe form of NAFLD, can progress to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. NAFLD is regarded as a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome and incidence has(More)
PURPOSE To use inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) to evaluate gadolinium accumulation in brain tissues, including the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP), in subjects who received a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained for this study. Written informed(More)
We describe 2 patients with adult-onset type II citrullinemia who developed transient hypoproteinemia and jaundice in early infancy. Liver histology showed a marked fatty change and fibrosis. After the patients had lived without symptoms to the ages of 5 and 16 years, respectively, the diagnosis was made by genetic analysis.
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a disease in which excessive fat accumulates in the liver of a patient without a history of alcohol abuse. This disease includes simple steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). NAFLD/NASH is recognized as a hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome. In recent years, pediatric NAFLD has increased in(More)
We report a case of sarcomatoid carcinoma with components of small cell carcinoma and undifferentiated carcinoma of the gallbladder. An 84-year-old woman was admitted to our university hospital with right upper abdominal pain and back pain. Clinical diagnosis of a gallbladder tumor was made based on the findings of abdominal ultrasonography, computed(More)
We encountered a 45-year-old man who presented with marked eosinophilia as the first manifestation of sclerosing cholangitis. He was found to have a liver dysfunction during a regular physical check up and thereafter consulted our hospital. The laboratory data on admission indicated an elevation of AST (96 IU/L), ALT (136 IU/L) and ALP (1,025 IU/L).(More)
Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (combined HCC/ CC) is a rare form of liver neoplasms showing both hepatocellular (HCC) and bile duct differentiation (CC). In an attempt to clarify the clonality and genetic/phenotypic relationships in the evolution of these neoplasms, we microdissected multiple HCC and CC foci and studied allelic status of(More)
We report 2 cases of plexiform angiomyxoid myofibroblastic tumor of the stomach, a tumor entity that has not been described previously. The patients were a 50-year-old man (case 1) and a 68-year-old man (case 2). In case 1, the patient presented with acute abdominal pain. The tumor in case 2 was incidentally found at laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Grossly,(More)
Among 4,030 autopsies, 67 cases of fulminant hepatic failure were selected and studied from a pathological viewpoint. No sex difference in incidence was seen and the patients' age ranged very widely from 3 months to 78 years, showing comparatively high risk in the 20 s and 30 s in both sexes. Hepatitis virus was the most common cause, followed by toxic(More)
Hepatic inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) is a rare benign non-neoplastic lesion characterized by proliferating fibrous tissue infiltrated by inflammatory cells. The exact etiology of IPT remains unclear. Although the association of IPT with systemic inflammatory disorders has been well established, a specific relationship with cholangitis is distinctly rare.(More)