Akihisa Nagatsu

Learn More
UNLABELLED Potent immunosuppressive drugs have significantly improved early patient survival after liver transplantation (LT). However, long-term results remain unsatisfactory because of adverse events that are largely associated with lifelong immunosuppression. To solve this problem, different strategies have been undertaken to induce operational(More)
We herein report a case of laparoscopic high anterior resection with D3 lymph node dissection for rectosigmoid colon cancer with a horseshoe kidney. A 65-year-old Japanese man referred to our hospital for rectosigmoid colon cancer was found to have a horseshoe kidney on a CT scan. On 3-D CT angiography, an aberrant renal artery was visualized feeding the(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammation-besed prognostic score including neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet/lymphocyte ratio (PLR), modified Glasgow prognostic score (mGPS) and prognostic nutritional index (PNI) have prognostic value in various malignancies. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively investigated their prognostic value in 213 patients with living(More)
Chemotherapy, including molecular targeted agents, for metastatic colorectal cancer has greatly improved recently and offers an increased chance of conversion hepatectomy for patients with initially unresectable liver metastases. However, the long-term outcomes of conversion hepatectomy remain controversial. We retrospectively assessed a consecutive series(More)
Pancreatic fistula is a quite rare complication in patients who undergo living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). However, in the cases that show pancreatic fistula, the limited volume of the graft and the resultant inadequate liver function may complicate the management of the fistula. As a result, the pancreatic fistula may result in the death of the(More)
Although Roux-en Y hepaticojejunostomy was previously recommended for the biliary reconstruction in liver transplantation for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), some recent reports showed no difference in the graft survival between Roux-en Y and duct-to-duct anastomosis in deceased-donor liver transplantation. On the other hand, considering the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment strategies for lymph node (LN) metastasis after liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have not been studied. PATIENTS AND METHODS The treatment modes and outcomes in patients with LN metastasis after LT (n=6) for HCC were reviewed. RESULTS The mean time from LT to LN recurrence was 2.0±1.3 years, and the(More)
The learning curve for performing living donor hemiliver procurement (LDHP) via small upper midline incision (UMI) has not been determined. Living donors (n=101) who underwent LDHP via UMI were included to investigate the learning curve using cumulative sum analysis. The cumulative sum analysis showed that nine cases for right lobe (case #23) and 19 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical resection of retrocaval giant pheochromocytomas (PCs) and of extra-adrenal paragangliomas (EAPs) is a technically challenging procedure but data on these procedures are scarce. The purpose of this study was to present and evaluate our surgical results for such tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed four consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, the establishment of new staging systems for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been reported worldwide. The system combining albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) with tumor-node-metastasis stage, developed by the Liver Cancer Study Group of Japan, was called the ALBI-T score. METHODS Patient data were retrospectively collected for 357(More)