Toshio Morohoshi

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Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a newly recognized disease. The presence of IgG4 positive plasma cells is thought to be of diagnostic help. In a surgical series of chronic pancreatitis cases, we determined the relative frequency of AIP before and after 1990, analyzed the diagnostic significance of IgG4 expression and examined the presence of oligoclonal T(More)
In a series of 22 pancreatic acinar cell carcinomas, including two acinar cystadenocarcinomas, cellular differentiation was analyzed by immunocytochemistry and electron microscopy. In addition, overexpression of p53 protein and Ki-ras codon 12 mutation was studied. Four of the 20 noncystic acinar cell carcinomas showed a pure acinar pattern, nine an(More)
Nine acinar cell carcinomas of the pancreas, 2 pancreatoblastomas, 16 solid-cystic (papillary-cystic) tumors, and 20 ductal adenocarcinomas were immunocytochemically investigated using antisera against four pancreatic enzymes (alpha-amylase, lipase, trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen), four pancreatic hormones, neuron specific enolase (NSE), alpha-1-antitrypsin(More)
Based on histopathological examination of 264 exocrine pancreatic tumours (167 autopsy and 97 surgical) from the files of the Institute of Pathology, University of Hamburg, over a 15-yr period (1966-1980), a histogenetic classification is proposed. In addition to the more common neoplasms this also includes rarer and more recently defined entities. Of the(More)
One hundred benign and malignant primary liver tumours were screened immunocytochemically for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), alpha 1-antitrypsin, alpha-human chorionic gonadotropin, carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), keratin and vimentin. Alpha-fetoprotein was found in 16/63 (24%) hepatocellular carcinomas and in two hepatoblastomas. When comparing tissue positivity(More)
The purpose of the present study was to clarify the difference of expression of two stem cell markers, nestin and c-kit, among various pancreatic epithelial tumors and evaluate their utility. Immunohistochemistry was done for 99 surgically resected pancreatic tumor specimens, including 20 ductal adenocarcinoma (DAC), two undifferentiated carcinomas (UC), 31(More)
A clinicopathologic study was conducted on six patients with intraductal papillary neoplasms of the pancreas. The patients were of both sexes and their ages ranged from 64 to 79 years. Three patients had a long history of symptoms mimicking chronic pancreatitis. The tumors involved the main pancreatic duct in the head-body region either diffusely or(More)
OBJECTIVE The clinicopathological significance of four morphological types of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas (IPMNs; gastric, intestinal, pancreatobiliary and oncocytic) was assessed. DESIGN Retrospective multicentre analysis of 283 surgically resected IPMNs. RESULTS Of the 283 IPMNs, 139 were of the gastric type, 101 were(More)
To elucidate the precise origin and characteristics of the epithelial components of osteofibrous dysplasia (OF) and adamantinoma (AD), the expression of transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta1, beta2 and beta3 and cytokeratin (CK) subtypes were studied in five cases of AD and 18 cases of OF by immunohistochemistry. CK1 was expressed in 10 out of 18 OF cases;(More)
A rare case of splenic epidermoid cyst (SEC) of the pancreas discovered in a 32-year-old Japanese female is reported. The lesion, 5 x 6 cm in size including caseous material and serous fluid in the lumen, was discovered by ultrasonography and computed tomography at the tail of the pancreas and was easily removed. Histopathologically, the cystic wall(More)