Author Nogami, Tomohiro| Shien, Tadahiko| Tanaka, Takehiro| Nishiyama, Keiko| Mizoo, Taeko| Iwamto, Takayuki| Ikeda, Hirokuni| Taira, Naruto| Doihara, Hiroyoshi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Published Date 2012-03-10
Publication Title Breast Cancer
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/48691
FullText URL 66_4_357.pdf
Author Shien, Kazuhiko| Shien, Tadahiko| Soh, Junichi| Ikeda, Hirokuni| Nogami, Tomohiro| Taira, Naruto| Doihara, Hiroyoshi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Abstract Ectopic thymoma is considered to arise from ectopic thymus tissue deposited as a result of the abnormal mislocalization of thymus tissue during the embryonic stage. An 86-year-old man visited our hospital with chief complaints of hoarseness and a mass in his anterior neck. A preoperative needle biopsy of the mass did not yield a definitive diagnosis. A positron emission tomography (PET) study revealed heterogeneous accumulation of <sup>18</sup>F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in the tumor. The tumor, affecting the left sternocleidomastoid muscle, the recurrent laryngeal nerve, the internal carotid vein, and the brachiocephalic vein, was resected using a combination of a collar incision in the neck and a median incision in the sternum. Immunohistochemically, the tumor was diagnosed as an ectopic thymoma of the neck. To date, only a few cases of ectopic thymoma presenting with FDG accumulation have been reported. Our experience indicates that ectopic thymoma should be kept in mind during the differential diagnosis of neck tumors with FDG accumulation appearing on PET images.
Keywords ectopic thymoma thyroid tumor positron emission tomography (PET)
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2012-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume66
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 357
End Page 361
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2012 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 22918209
Author Miyoshi, Kentaroh| Oto, Takahiro| Otani, Shinji| Tanaka, Shin| Harada, Masaaki| Kakishita, Tomokazu| Hori, Shiro| Waki, Naohisa| Yamane, Masaomi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Published Date 2011-12-01
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume123
Issue issue3
Content Type Journal Article
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/46852
FullText URL 65_4_265.pdf
Author Kojima, Katsuhide| Kato, Katsuya| Oto, Takahiro| Mitsuhashi, Toshiharu| Shinya, Takayoshi| Sei, Tetsuro| Okumura, Yoshihiro| Sato, Shuhei| Miyoshi, Shinichiro| Kanazawa, Susumu|
Abstract To determine the effectiveness of living-donor lobar lung transplantation (LDLLT), it is necessary to predict the recipient's postoperative lung function. Traditionally, Date's formula, also called the segmental ratio, has used the number of lung segments to estimate the forced vital capacity (FVC) of grafts in LDLLT. To provide a more precise estimate of graft FVC, we calculated the volumes of the lower lobe and total lung using three-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT) and the volume ratio between them. We calculated the volume ratio in 52 donors and tested the difference between the segmental volume ratios with a one-tailed t-test. We also calculated the predicted graft FVC in 21 LDLLTs using the segmental ratio pFVC(c) and the volume ratio pFVC(v), and then found the Pearson's correlation coefficients for both pFVC(c) and pFVC(v) with the recipients' actual FVC (rFVC) measured spirometrically 6 months after surgery. Significant differences were found between the segmental ratio and the average volume ratio for both sides (right, p=0.03;left, p=0.0003). Both pFVC(c) and pFVC(v) correlated significantly with rFVC at 6 months after surgery (p=0.007 and 0.006). Both the conventional and the volumetric methods provided FVC predictions that correlated significantly with measured postoperative FVC.
Keywords living-donor lobar lung transplantation 3D-CT volumetry
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2011-08
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue4
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 265
End Page 268
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 21860533
Web of Sience KeyUT 000294236700007
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/46629
FullText URL 65_3_179.pdf
Author Teramen, Hirotake| Tsukuda, Kazunori| Tanaka, Norimitsu| Ueno, Tsuyoshi| Kubo, Takafumi| Ando, Midori| Soh, Junichi| Asano, Hiroaki| Pass, Harvery I.| Toyooka, Shinichi| Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Abstract Suppression of p21 has been implicated in the genesis and progression of many human malignancies. DNA methylation is an important mechanism of gene silencing in human malignancies. In this study, we examined the expression status and aberrant methylaion of p21 in lung cancers and malignant pleural mesotheliomas (MPM). We used 12 small cell lung cancer (SCLC) cell lines, 13 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cell lines, 50 primary NSCLCs, 6 MPM cell lines and 10 primary MPMs. The expression and methylation of p21 was examined by reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR), Western blotting and methylation-specific PCR (MSP) assay. Loss of p21 protein expression was observed in 7 SCLC cell lines (58.3%), 5 NSCLC cell lines (38.5%) and 3 MPM cell lines (50%) while mRNA expression was lost in 2 SCLC cell lines (16.7%), 2 NSCLC cell lines (15.4%) and none of the MPM cell lines. Aberrant methylation of p21 was found in 8.3% of SCLC cell lines, 30.2% of NSCLCs and 6.3% of MPMs. Among primary NSCLCs, methylation in adenocarcinomas was significantly more frequent than in squamous cell carcinomas. Loss of p21 expression was frequently observed in lung cancers and MPMs and aberrant methylation was one of the mechanisms of suppression of p21, especially in NSCLCs.
Keywords p21 methylation lung cancer mesothelioma
Amo Type Original Article
Published Date 2011-06
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue3
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 179
End Page 184
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 21709715
Web of Sience KeyUT 000292017500004
Author Miyoshi, Shinichiro|
Published Date 2009-12-01
Publication Title 岡山医学会雑誌
Volume volume121
Issue issue3
Content Type Journal Article