A routine parentage test as part of a conservation program for Kiso horses identified a possible sex chromosome anomaly in a 7 months-old filly because of an aberrant result using
LEX3, an X-linked marker. We then analyzed X-linked markers (LEX26, TKY38, and TKY270), Y-linked markers
(Eca.YH12, Eca.YM2, Eca.YA16, and the sex-determining region Y gene), and an X/Y marker (Amelogenin gene). This analysis demonstrated
that the filly had not inherited an X chromosome from her sire. A karyotyping analysis confirmed that the filly was 63,XO. As it was suspected that the horse would be sterile, we avoided
using the horse as a broodmare; the information should also serve to prevent unnecessary conflict between owners transferring and receiving the horse.
We report a case of multiple pulmonary metastases occurring 15 years after an ovarian granulosa cell tumor was initially diagnosed. A 62-year-old woman undergoing left salpingo-oophorectomy for a granulosa cell tumor of the left ovary 15 years earlier presented with abnormal chest shadows. Computed tomography of the chest confirmed the presence of 3 well-defined nodular lesions, and Computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a 3.5 x 2.5 cm partially solid, cystic pelvic mass. Left thoracotomy was conducted and tumors diagnosed a pulmonary metastases of a granulosa cell tumor. The pelvic mass was resected and infracolic omentectomy then conducted with total hysterectomy and right salpingo-oophorectomy including the adherent rectal segment. The pelvic mass proved to be a granulosa cell tumor. Adjuvant combination chemotherapy was started every 3 weeks and the woman has remained disease-free for 9 months.
We describe the computerized tomographic (CT) findings of the aortic wall in a case of acute-phase syphilitic arteritis. The delayed phase of the contrast-enhanced CT shows a double-ring configuration of the thick thoracic aortic wall, which is similar to CT findings previously reported for Takayasu arteritis. We speculate that the resemblance of the CT findings for these two diseases accounts for their similar histopathological features.
A 31-year-old man came to the hospital complaining of gross hematuria. Pelvic computed tomography (CT) showed mild thickening of the anterior wall of the urinary bladder. After injection of contrast material, the inner part of the anterior wall of the urinary bladder was mildly enhanced. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed that the anterior wall of the urinary bladder had localized thickening. There was a discrete area of hyper-intensity in the lesion on T2-weighted images. Differentiation of the lesion from malignancy was difficult based on the CT and MRI findings. The urologists decided to perform transurethral resection of this lesion. The pathological findings showed inflammatory granulation tissues in the peculiar muscle plate and Schistosoma haematobium eggs. His travel history showed that he had traveled to about 30 nations and had been swimming in a lake in Africa several years ago. He began therapy with praziquantel. MRI has better contrast resolution than CT and so detects findings of inflammatory change better than CT. Although it is difficult to distinguish a tumor from the inflammatory change, MRI nevertheless plays an important role in the diagnosis of patients with continuous hematuria, especially those with a history of travel to Africa and/or the Middle East.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is suggested to be useful for counting follicles and confirming ovulation in microminipigs. However, its accuracy is unknown. We have compared the number of follicles counted by MRI to that of corpus hemorrhagicum confirmed directly by visual inspection. The follicles of 17 microminipigs were counted by using ovarian MRI on a 0.4 Tesla MRI System every 24 hr after estrus until follicle images disappeared. Then, we performed laparotomy to count their corpus hemorrhagicum. Significant correlation was observed between follicle counts obtained using MRI (5.18 ± 1.78 per head) and the numbers of corpus hemorrhagicum (5.47 ± 1.74 per head). In conclusion, follicle counts using 0.4-T MRI were reliable, and confirmed microminipig ovulation.
The important part of the Educational contents, which has been given and handed down for longtime, is now being lost rapidly from the school curriculum at maritime colleges. As a result, it is getting impossible, at this maritime college also, to help the students experience the delight and severity of a job related with the sea and ships. The knowledge of technical and special subjects is far from sent out to the ship-related society without feeling and experiencing the charm of ships and the joy of working as a seaman. In order to improve this situation, it is necessary for students not only to acquire expert knowledge, but also to be familiar with ships and to feel close to them out of their own experience simultaneously. In this study, we discuss and verify how we can combine the three factors expert knowledge, technical skill, and seafarers spirit through their own experiences, and help them grow into reliable seamen in the future.
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