Akihiko Tachibana

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A retrospective study was conducted on 409 patients who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy at Teikyo University Hospital between May, 1990 and October, 1992. The operation had to be converted to an open cholecystectomy in ten of these patients because of uncontrollable bleeding from the cystic artery in one, venous bleeding due to portal hypertension in(More)
A case of combined germ cell tumor and adenocarcinoma that arose in the colon of a 62-year-old man is described. The clinical and pathological findings are presented. The patient had widespread metastases at diagnosis and poor prognosis after operation (right hemicolectomy) was performed in spite of receiving chemotherapy. Pathologically, the germ cell(More)
BACKGROUND Third-generation aromatase inhibitors(AIs)are now common in adjuvant hormone therapy for breast cancer in postmenopausal women. However, a suitable treatment has yet to be established for patients who develop cancer recurrence during or after adjuvant AI therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective study evaluated the efficacy and safety of(More)
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