Yasuji Yoshikawa

National Hospital Organization Beppu Medical Center, Бэппу, Ōita, Japan

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Publications (4)4.39 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: We herein report a case of sarcomatoid carcinoma that developed in a remnant stomach. A 76-year-old male with a history of distal gastrectomy for a duodenal ulcer 28 years earlier underwent investigation for a tumor in the remnant stomach. An endoscopic survey showed a round elevated tumor measuring 6 cm in diameter, and a biopsy specimen suggested carcinosarcoma. A total gastrectomy of the remnant stomach was performed, and the excised tumor was identified to be a malignant neoplasm consisting of both carcinomatous and sarcomatous components. A diagnosis of sarcomatoid carcinoma was made since the epithelial markers were positive even in the mesenchymal elements of the tumor. To our knowledge, only 4 cases of sarcomatoid carcinoma of the stomach have been reported in the English literature so far.
    Surgery Today 12/2012; · 0.96 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A case of synchronous metastasis of breast cancer to the stomach and colon is reported. A 38-year-old woman with a history of bilateral breast cancer was admitted for endoscopic examination because of occult blood. Endoscopic examination showed elevated lesions on the mucosal surface of the stomach and cecum. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimens obtained from both sites showed adenocarcinoma, comprised of tumor cells with structural and nuclear atypia, which were similar to those of the primary breast cancer cells. In immunohistochemical analysis, these tumor cells stained positive for ER. Therefore, we diagnosed a synchronous metastasis of breast cancer to the stomach and colon. Synchronous metastasis of breast cancer to the stomach and colon without liver metastasis or peritoneal dissemination is extremely rare, with only 4 reported cases existing in literature.
    Anticancer research 09/2012; 32(9):4051-5. · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We report a rare case of synchronous double tumor formation of breast cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1(NF-1). A 76-year-old woman with a history of NF-1 who had undergone left modified mastectomy for breast cancer seven years previously was admitted to our hospital because of a right breast tumor and abdominal discomfort. Computed tomography revealed an enhanced irregular tumor in the right breast and peripheral enhanced tumors in the abdomen. The patient underwent right modified mastectomy and laparoscopic tumor resection combined with small intestine surgery. Histopathological examination revealed the presence of invasive lobular carcinoma in the right breast and GIST in the abdomen. The synchronous development of breast cancer and GIST in a patient with NF-1 is extremely rare, with this being the second case ever reported.
    Anticancer research 12/2011; 31(12):4481-4. · 1.71 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A case of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) treated by wedge resection in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is reported. A 55-year-old man with a history of NF-1 was admitted for surgery for a duodenal tumor. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a 2.5 cm duodenal submucosal tumor. Abdominal computed tomography showed a homogenously enhanced mass in the third portion of the duodenum. The patient successfully underwent wedge resection of the duodenal tumor. Histological examination revealed proliferation of spindle tumor cells arranged in a bundle pattern. This tumor was immunohistochemically positive for c-Kit and CD34, and negative for S-100 and α-SMA. A mitotic count showed 3 mitoses per 50 high-power fields. The tumor was diagnosed as a low-risk GIST. The patient's postoperative course was uneventful. GIST in a patient with NF-1 is rare, only 27 cases being reported in the Japanese literature.
    Case Reports in Gastroenterology 01/2009; 3(3):343-349.