Young-joon Ryu

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AIMS   Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is characterized by a loss of epithelial nature and the acquisition of a mesenchymal form. The aim of this study was to assess the role of EMT in human mammary carcinogenesis, by performing immunohistochemical studies of EMT markers with tissue microarrays. METHODS AND RESULTS   A total of 492 cases were(More)
Human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hADMSCs) are a potential cell source for autologous cell therapy due to their regenerative ability. However, detailed cytological or phenotypic characteristics of these cells are still unclear. Therefore, we determined and compared cell size, morphology, ultrastructure, and immunohistochemical (IHC) expression(More)
We report an unusual case of 9.5-cm-sized embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma arose from a mediastinal mature teratoma in a 46-yr-old man. A man presented with chest trauma as a result of an accident at 10 September 2011. On chest X-ray, an anterior mediastinal mass was detected. To obtain further information, chest computed tomography (CT) with contrast enhancement(More)
Carcinoma-associated fibroblasts found at the interface between a tumor and the normal stroma play several roles in the development of cancer, including cancer initiation, growth, and progression, thereby also affecting patient prognosis. Although recent studies have focused on carcinoma-associated fibroblasts as potential treatment targets, the origin of(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of autoclaving for the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) after cranioplasty. METHODS Patients who underwent cranioplasty with autologous bone were enrolled. SSI was defined as an infection requiring bone flap removal. Risk factors of SSI, as reported by other(More)
The aim of this study was to review our experience of pediatric appendectomy performed by either a general surgeon (GS) or a pediatric surgeon (PS) to determine any differences in outcomes. We reviewed the medical records of pediatric appendicitis patients, 4 years before (GS group, 2007–2010) and after (PS group, 2011–2014) the introduction of a pediatric(More)
Inverted hyperplastic polyp (IHP) in stomach is a rare benign gastric polypoid lesion, characterized by downward growth of hyperplastic mucosal glands into the submucosal layer. In most previous reported cases, gastric IHP showed mixtures of fundic-type gland, pyloric-type gland, and foveolar-type epithelium. Also, a case of IHP composed of only one type of(More)
A-43-year-old man visited our clinic due to pain and swelling of his left first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint since 6-months ago. He was diagnosed as gouty arthritis at private clinic and took hypouricemic agent, but he had progressive pain and swelling. There was swelling, erythema and tenderness and ulceration at base of the left first MTP joint. His(More)
Efficient management of human tissue samples is a critical issue; the supply of samples is unable to satisfy the current demands for research. Lack of informed consent is also an ethical problem. One of the goals of the 2012 revision of Korea's Bioethics and Safety Act was to implement regulations that govern the management of human tissue samples. To(More)
Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) have a strong tendency to metastasize, and the most common sites are the lungs, bones and liver. Late recurrence is another feature of the RCC, with lesions appearing ≥10 years after surgical treatment. However, fibrosis has rarely been associated with the disease. The present study reports a case of recurrent RCC that(More)