Tatsuya Takenouchi

Niigata Cancer Center Hospital, Niahi-niigata, Niigata, Japan

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  • Tatsuya Takenouchi, Sumiko Takatsuka
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    ABSTRACT: Conventional surgical excision (SE) is commonly used to treat patients with basal cell carcinoma (BCC). There have been few studies, however, evaluating the long-term prognosis of Japanese patients receiving SE for treatment of BCC. The purpose of this retrospective study is to determine the effectiveness of SE in accomplishing the long-term cure of patients with BCC. We enrolled 290 patients with primary BCC who underwent SE during 1998-2006. The prognosis of treated patients was subsequently investigated using data obtained through our hospital cancer registration section. In total, 205 patients (70.7%) were treated for BCC lesions located on the face. The mean tumor diameter of excised lesions was 12.8 mm. A majority of patients in the study (256 patients, 88.3%) had pigmented BCC. The mean surgical margin at SE was 3.8 mm. Two patients developed local recurrence during the postoperative course of 290 patients (mean duration, 80 months). One patient developed recurrent disease 21 months after surgery, and the other developed recurrence at 66 months after surgery. The 5- and 10-year cumulative recurrence rates were 0.4% and 0.8%, respectively. In conclusion, this study demonstrated that long-term high cure rates of BCC in Japanese patients may be achieved through conventional SE. A better prognosis was obtained in this study compared with similar studies reported previously in Caucasians. This may be related to the predominance of pigmented versus non-pigmented lesions in the Japanese population.
    The Journal of Dermatology 06/2013; · 2.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: A novel polyomavirus, the Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC); however, the prevalence of MCPyV in Japan has not been extensively investigated. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the prevalence of MCPyV in Japanese patients with MCC. METHODS: MCPyV DNA was examined by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) or frozen tissue samples from 26 patients with MCC diagnosed in four medical centers in Japan. Immunohistochemistry was simultaneously performed using a monoclonal antibody against the viral large T (LT) antigen. FFPE samples from basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) were also analyzed as controls. RESULTS: Twenty-three out of 26 cases (88.5%) were positive for MCPyV DNA by PCR. The amplified products harbored 4 patterns of mutations. Phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that one of our strains was closely related to the other Japanese strains previously reported. The LT antigen was expressed in various degrees in 20 of 26 cases (76.9%) by immunohistochemistry. Histological type had little relation to CM2B4 positivity, whereas 3 of 5 trabecular-type tumors showed no staining. The immunoreactivity for CM2B4 did not correlate with the relative viral DNA load. In BCC and SCC, the LT antigen was immunohistochemically positive, but MCPyV DNA was not detected by PCR. The cells around some MCC and non-MCC tumors were stained with CM2B4 with a distribution similar to CD20- and CD45RO- (especially CD8-) positive lymphocytes. CONCLUSION: MCPyV was highly positive in Japanese patients with MCC. It is of note that the positive rate differs depending upon the detection method.
    Journal of dermatological science 03/2013; · 3.71 Impact Factor
  • Tatsuya Takenouchi
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 04/2012; 39(4):542-5.
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    ABSTRACT: Various microscopic classifications of metastatic sentinel lymph nodes (SLN) have been reported along with predictors of additional lymph node positivity and their correlations with the prognosis. The purpose of this study was to re-evaluate these classifications in the Japanese population. We selected the following three classifications, based on the procedural simplicity of the measurements: maximum diameter (maximum diameter of the largest tumor lesion in the SLN; <0.1, 0.1-1.0, >1.0 mm), invasion depth (depth of tumor invasion measured from the capsule in the SLN; SI ≤ 0.3 mm, SII >0.3 to ≤ 1.0 mm, SIII >1.0 mm), and microanatomic location (microanatomic location of the tumor deposits within the SLN; "subcapsular", "parenchymal", "combined", "multifocal", "extensive"). A retrospective study, using prescribed survey forms, was carried out. Among the 450 patients, including the 149 cases with SLN metastasis, an additional lymph node positivity rate of 0% could be predicted only in patients with a maximum diameter category of less than 0.1 mm. As compared with that in the SLN metastasis-negative cases, however, the prognosis was poorer in cases with SLN metastasis, even those with lesions falling under the maximum diameter category of less than 0.1 mm, invasion depth category of SI (≤ 0.3 mm) and microanatomic location category of subcapsular. The prognosis is particularly poor for the microanatomic location category of extensive, which should thus be regarded as a macrometastasis. A prospective study with standardized procedures, including pathological evaluation, is needed in order to confirm our conclusion.
    The Journal of Dermatology 09/2011; 39(2):130-7. · 2.35 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Patients with primary cutaneous melanoma underwent sentinel node (SN) mapping and biopsy at 25 facilities in Japan by the combination of radiocolloid with gamma probe and dye. Technetium-99m ((99m)Tc)-tin colloid, (99m)Tc-phytate, 2% patent blue violet (PBV) and 0.4% indigo carmine were used as tracers. In some hospitals, 0.5% fluorescent indocyanine green, which allows visualization of the SN with an infrared camera, was concomitantly used and examined. A total of 673 patients were enrolled, and 562 cases were eligible. The detection rates of SN were 95.5% (147/154) with the combination of tin colloid and PBV, 98.9% (368/372) with the combination of phytate and PBV, and 97.2% (35/36) with the combination of tin colloid or phytate and indigo carmine. SN was not detected in 12 cases by the combination method, and the primary tumor was in the head and neck in six of those 12 cases. In eight of 526 cases (1.5%), SN was detected by PBV but not by radiocolloid. There were 13 cases (2.5%) in which SN was detected by radiocolloid but not by PBV. In 18 of 36 cases (50%), SN was detected by radiocolloid but not by indigo carmine. Concomitantly used fluorescent indocyanine green detected SN in all of 67 cases. Interference with transcutaneous oximetry by PVB was observed in some cases, although it caused no clinical trouble. Allergic reactions were not reported with any of the tracers. (99m)Tc-tin colloid, (99m)Tc-phytate, PBV and indocyanine green are useful tracers for SN mapping.
    The Journal of Dermatology 09/2011; 39(4):336-8. · 2.35 Impact Factor
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    Tatsuya Takenouchi
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    ABSTRACT: Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and seborrheic keratosis (SK) are representative pigmented skin tumors, and they are differentiated as non-melanocytic lesions in the two-step dermoscopy algorithm proposed by the Consensus Net Meeting on Dermoscopy. Because most BCC in Japanese patients are pigmented clinically, dermoscopy plays an important role in their differential diagnosis. The dermoscopic criteria for BCC include the lack of a pigment network and the presence of at least one positive feature for BCC, such as large blue-gray ovoid nests, multiple blue-gray globules, leaf-like areas, spoke wheel areas, arborizing vessels and ulceration. Whereas various dermoscopic features are seen in SK, comedo-like openings, milia-like cysts, and fissures and ridges are especially important features. It is necessary for clinicians to consider the pathological conditions causing the dermoscopic features of BCC and SK. In addition, the sensitivity and specificity of each feature should be taken into consideration to ensure an accurate dermoscopic diagnosis.
    The Journal of Dermatology 01/2011; 38(1):59-65. · 2.35 Impact Factor