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UNLABELLED There have been few reports on (1) the nature and pathogenesis of small cystic lesions of the pancreas, (2) their incidence, age distribution, and location, and (3) their significance as potential precursors of intraductal papillary tumors, mucinous cystic tumors, and duct cell carcinomas. MATERIALS Epithelial growth of small cystic lesions in(More)
The hypothesis that telomeres in colorectal cancer cells exhibit age-related shortening, as in normal cells of the colorectal epithelium, was tested with samples of non-cancerous mucosa and cancer tissue from 124 patients (aged 29-97 years). Shortening with aging could be demonstrated for both normal and cancer tissues; regression analysis showed rates for(More)
This report concerns an autopsy case of argyrophilic grain disease (AGD) mimicking temporal Pick's disease. The patient was a Japanese woman without hereditary burden who was 89 years old at the time of death. She developed memory impairment and began wandering at the age of 74, followed by prominent character changes about 6 years after disease onset. A(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the differences between the clinicopathological findings in two histologic types of carcinoma of the papilla of Vater. We histologically classified carcinoma of the papilla into two types: 1) an intestinal type that resembles tubular adenocarcinoma of the stomach or colon, and 2) a pancreaticobiliary type that is(More)
To clarify the significance of hMLH1 promoter hypermethylation in the development of medullary-type poorly differentiated colorectal adenocarcinoma, we studied the status of promoter methylation and hMLH1 expression in 23 medullary-type and 12 pleomorphic-type carcinomas, as well as the pathology and microsatellite status. In medullary-type carcinomas, the(More)
We histologically examined undifferentiated small cell carcinoma of the esophagus from 21 patients and used immunohistochemical methods for detection of chromogranin A and p53, bcl-2, and Rb oncoproteins. Nine (43%) of the 21 carcinomas consisted solely of undifferentiated cells, but heterogeneous components of in situ or invasive squamous cell carcinoma or(More)
Osteopontin is a phosphorylated, sialic acid-rich, noncollagenous bone matrix protein containing the Arg-Gly-Asp-Ser amino acid sequence responsible for cell adhesion. The protein strongly binds to hydroxyapatite and play an important role in calcification. Expression of osteopontin mRNA was analyzed in human aortic atherosclerotic lesion by Northern blot(More)
BACKGROUND The major clinical problems with pancreatic carcinoma are its silent course and late, fatal clinical manifestation. The results of treatments of small pancreatic carcinomas (<2 cm in greatest dimension) have led to the assumption that the detection of these cancers at earlier stages would lead to better survival and possible cure. Currently,(More)