Youn Wha Kim

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PURPOSE As a result of various independently proposed nomenclatures and classifications, there is confusion in the diagnosis and prediction of biological behavior of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). A comprehensive nationwide study is needed in order to understand the biological characteristics of GEP-NETs in Korea. MATERIALS AND(More)
Despite remarkable progress in understanding and treating gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) during the past two decades, the pathological characteristics of GISTs have not been made clear yet. Furthermore, concrete diagnostic criteria of malignant GISTs are still uncertain. We collected pathology reports of 1,227 GISTs from 38 hospitals in Korea(More)
Raf-1 kinase inhibitory protein (RKIP), an endog-enous inhibitor of the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) pathway, suppresses metastasis in a number of cancer types, including colorectal carcinoma (CRC); thus, RKIP downregulation significantly contributes to CRC invasive-ness and metastatic potential. However, our previous study demonstrated that(More)
Filiform polyposis (FP) of the colon is an uncommon entity that is occasionally encountered in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). FP is morphologically characterized by multiple slender worm-like projections consisting of submucosal cores lined with normal mucosa. To date, only two cases of FP have been reported in patients with inflammatory(More)
BACKGROUND There is confusion in the diagnosis and biological behaviors of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs), because of independently proposed nomenclatures and classifications. A standardized form of pathology report is required for the proper management of patients. METHODS We discussed the proper pathological evaluation of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Detection of proximal serrated polyps (PSPs) is increasingly recognized as a new qualitative target for colonoscopy. The aims of this study were to assess the detected prevalence of PSPs and synchronous adenomas in an asymptomatic average-risk screening cohort and to evaluate potential factors associated with detection of PSPs. METHODS The(More)
Gallbladder carcinoma (GBCA) is one of the most aggressive malignancies. It is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage, and prognosis remains poor despite advances in imaging techniques and aggressive surgical treatment. Overexpression of multidrug resistance-associated proteins (MRPs) in tumor cells is a major cause of the intrinsic multidrug resistance(More)
A 72-year-old man was noted to have an abdominal mass during a health checkup. Computed tomography showed a large cyst-like structure in the right subhepatic space (white arrowheads) that had continuity with the proximal and distal ileal loops. The wall of the structure showed the same enhancement pattern as the adjacent ileal loops, which suggested that(More)
Combined hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma is found at a frequency of 1.0-6.3% in resected primary hepatic tumors. However, the case of double cancers of hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma that are discovered synchronously in different lobes of a liver is very rare. We experienced a case of a 74-year-old man who was found to have(More)
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Actinomyces species are members of the endogenous(More)