Yoshiko Kashimura

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We established a steroidogenic human ovarian granulosa-like tumor cell line, designated KGN, from a patient with invasive ovarian granulosa cell carcinoma. KGN had a relatively long population doubling time of about 46.4 h and had an abnormal karyotype of 45,XX, 7q-, -22. A steroid analysis of the cultured medium by RIA performed 5 yr after the initiation(More)
Twenty cases of gestational trophoblastic disease in women aged 50 or more are reported. The lesions were 7 hydatidiform mole (35%), 8 invasive mole (40%), and 5 choriocarcinoma (25%). The most common presenting symptom was abnormal vaginal bleeding. Three choriocarcinoma patients were postmenopausal and all of them had choriocarcinoma. None of the patients(More)
The nuclear DNA content of trophoblasts was measured in 25 cases of normal pregnancy, 46 cases with hydatidiform mole, ten cases with destructive mole and six cases of chorionepithelioma (choriocarcinoma). In normal pregnancy, DNA distribution in syncytiotrophoblasts and cytotrophoblasts showed a sharp peak at the diploid region, although a few(More)
A rare case of placentae site trophoblastic tumor (PSTT) studied by immunohistochemistry and nuclear DNA analysis is reported. The patient, a 24-year-old Japanese female, complained of amenorrhea. Dilatation and curettage revealed a small specimen that contained trophoblastic cells and caused intractable bleeding. Pelvic sonography revealed a 5-cm mass in(More)
The effectiveness of the prophylactic chemotherapy was evaluated in 420 patients with molar pregnancy. All patients were followed for 5 to 15 years after the evacuation. Twenty-two (7.5%) of 293 patients with prophylactic chemotherapy and 23 (18.1%) of 127 patients without prophylactic chemotherapy (control) developed secondary trophoblastic disease. The(More)
The cells in a case of multifocal vulvar Paget's disease were studied by cytology, histology, ploidy analysis and electron microscopy. The Paget cells in smears were seen in an isolated or a sheetlike arrangement. The cells had peripherally located nuclei, prominent nucleoli and unevenly distributed melanin granules of various sizes in their cytoplasms. The(More)
The cytologic features of six cases of stomach cancer metastatic to the uterine cervix are presented. Atypical cells were found in cytology samples from four patients. Fewer atypical cells, larger cellular and nuclear areas, more discrete vacuoles, increased frequencies of thickening of the nuclear membrane and more coarsely granular chromatin patterns were(More)
In the management of a chorionic disease, human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is the most reliable tumor marker. However, hCG has a low titer, so that it cannot be strictly distinguished from the human luteinizing hormone (hLH) by the traditional method that uses a hemagglutinin reaction (HAR) or by a radioimmunoassay (RIA). Recently, however, the detection(More)