Phosphoglyceride crystal deposition disease requiring differential diagnosis from malignant tumors and confirmed by Raman spectroscopy: A case report
Yu Ohkura, Hayato Shimoyama, Masaki Ueno, Harushi Udagawa, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo 105-8470, Japan
Hironori Uruga, Shinji Ito, Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo 105-8470, Japan
Masato Shiiba, Makiko Ishihara, Department of Diagnostic Imaging Center, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo 105-8470, Japan
Author contributions: Ohkura Y, Uruga H and Ito S designed and conducted the research and wrote the paper; Ohkura Y, Udagawa H and Ito S drafted the article, revised it critically for important intellectual content, and gave final approval for the content; Ohkura Y, Uruga H, Shiiba M, Ito S, Shimoyama H, Ishihara M, Ueno M and Udagawa H created study materials or recruited patients; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Yu Ohkura, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Toranomon Hospital, 2-2-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8470, Japan. email@example.com
Received: February 7, 2022
Peer-review started: February 7, 2022
First decision: April 10, 2022
Revised: April 11, 2022
Accepted: June 30, 2022
Article in press: June 30, 2022
Published online: August 16, 2022