Akemi Iwamoto

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AIMS AND BACKGROUND In several neoplastic diseases including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) immunosuppression is correlated with disease stage, progression and outcome. Moreover, recent studies have demonstrated that cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enhances tumor growth in HCCs. The present study analyzed the correlation between local immune responses and COX-2(More)
An 80-year-old woman with hepatic encephalopathy and esophagogastric varices was admitted. Doppler sonography and arteriography demonstrated an arterioportal fistula in the right anterior superior segment of the liver. Two attempts at transcatheter arterial embolization failed to manage the fistula and portacaval collaterals. We carried out hepatectomy and(More)
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