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Carcinosarcomas of the uterine cervix are very rare. Most of them have a homologous mesenchymal component, and cervical carcinosarcomas with a heterologous mesenchymal component are limited to nine cases. A 61-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a ureteral stone. Imaging studies detected an indistinct cervical mass. A(More)
The development of an epidermoid cyst in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen is an extremely rare lesion, with only 17 cases being reported in the English literature. All such cases were located in the pancreatic tail, some of which showed carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) immunoreactivity in the lining of the epithelium. A few of them indicated an(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of arachidonic acid metabolites in the reimplantation response after lung transplantation in mongrel dogs. The left lung was used and two groups were studied. Group I underwent hilar stripping, while Group II underwent hilar stripping plus warm ischemia for 60 min., achieved by clamping the left pulmonary(More)
A 69-year-old woman, who had been undergoing treatment for hypertension, was admitted to the hospital for the evaluation of a tumor in the right adrenal gland and of episodic hypertension. She was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma on the basis of elevated urine catecholamine and metabolite concentrations and positron emission tomography (PET) results;(More)
A 38-year-old male was admitted to our hospital with epigastric pain, and he was confirmed to have acute exudative pancreatitis. After the episode of acute pancreatitis subsided, laboratory investigation revealed increased serum calcium (12.0 mg/dl), decreased serum phosphorus (2.7 mg/dl), and increased serum parathyroid hormone (intact) levels (131 pg/ml).(More)
Pulmonary mixed squamous cell and glandular papilloma is an extremely rare neoplasm. This is the first cytological report of such a rare neoplasm. A 59-year-old Japanese man was admitted to the hospital complaining of a persistent cough and bloody sputum. A bronchial endoscopic examination revealed an endobronchial polypoid tumor. Upon bronchial brush(More)
BACKGROUND PRL regulatory element-binding (PREB) protein is a transcription factor that regulates insulin promoter activity in the rat anterior pituitary. The PREB protein is expressed not only in the anterior pituitary but also in pancreatic β cells. Previously, we have reported that PREB plays an important role in glucose-mediated insulin gene expression(More)
We have recently seen a case of non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus with hypertension in which chronic treatment with oral clonidine gave rise to elevation of blood glucose and decreased insulin secretion. When the response of insulin secretion to glucose administration during clonidine therapy was compared with that after 12 days of wash-out for(More)
Primary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) of the lung is an extremely rare disease that occurs more commonly in Asians, and is composed of undifferentiated carcinoma with prominent lymphoid stroma. LELC is reported to be closely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. A case is presented here in which bronchial brushing smears in a(More)
Chordoid meningioma (CM) is characterized by a striking histologic resemblance to chordoma and propensity for aggressive behavior or recurrence (WHO grade II designation). Orbital intraosseous CM is extremely uncommon and only one case report has been documented. A case is presented here in which squash smears of a left orbital tumor in a 53-year-old male(More)