Bunzo Suyama

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BACKGROUND We compared the clinical results of orthotopic neobladder reconstruction in elderly patients and those in younger patients retrospectively in order to verify whether age is a critical factor in selecting a method of urinary diversion. METHODS Following radical cystectomy for bladder cancer, 12 patients aged 75 or older and 17 patients under 75(More)
We report clinical findings and steroidogenic activities in adrenal tissues in 2 cases of AIMAH. Endocrine studies revealed an undetectable level of plasma ACTH and a diminished circadian rhythm of plasma cortisol. A significant increase in plasma cortisol levels in response to ACTH stimulation was observed in both cases. After the administration of(More)
To compare the health-related quality of life of elderly patients after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer in urinary diversion groups: ileal conduit, ureterocutaneostomy, or orthotopic urinary reservoir. The 109 participating elderly patients aged 75 or older completed self-reporting questionnaires: the QLQ-C30, and on satisfaction with urinary(More)
OBJECTIVE Flare-up phenomena, such as an increase in prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and/or deterioration of symptoms, are observed in some patients undergoing gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist therapy. This study was carried out to determine the optimal time for starting the administration of flutamide to prevent flare-up phenomena. PATIENTS(More)
PURPOSE In order to evaluate the efficacy of dexamethasone in the treatment of Japanese men with androgen-independent prostate cancer, a prospective study was conducted using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as a primary end-point. METHODS Nineteen Japanese men with stage D2 androgen-independent prostate cancer were registered and treatment was started.(More)
We compared the clinical and functional results of radical cystectomy and urinary reconstructions performed on 19 elderly bladder cancer patients over 75 years old to those on 22 younger patients to determine whether age was one of the critical points for the application of this type of surgery. Between January 1992 and January 1998, bladder substitution(More)
A case of normotensive primary aldosteronism in association with non-functioning adenoma and aldosterone producing adenoma in ipsilateral adrenal gland is reported. Fourteen cases of normotensive primary aldosteronism were previously reported and our case was considered as the fifteenth case. Furthermore, its association with non-functioning adenoma and(More)
We report a case of cystic lymphangioma arising from retroperitoneal tissues of the pelvis, which caused urethral obstruction and eventual urinary retention. Sonography and computerized tomography demonstrated a retroperitoneal cystic mass in the pelvis. A preoperative diagnosis of retroperitoneal cystic lymphangioma was suggested by typical computerized(More)