Chikaharu Sakata

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We evaluated the preoperative and postoperative characteristics and prognosis of super-elderly patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Four hundred and thirty-one patients who underwent hepatic resection for HCC were classified into three groups according to their age at the time of surgery: super-elderly (≥80 years; n = 20), elderly (70–80 years; n =(More)
The outcome after curative resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is still unsatisfactory because of the high rate of recurrence of HCC, including intrahepatic metastasis originating from the primary carcinoma and multicentric carcinogenesis after surgery. The rate of recurrence, particularly of multicentric carcinogenesis after surgery, is affected(More)
The patient was a 47-year-old man who was discovered to have Borrmann type 4 cancer of the cardiac region of the stomach associated with esophageal invasion during upper GI endoscopy and was histopathologically diagnosed with poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma. Invasion of the aorta was suspected based on a CT examination, and resection was judged to be(More)
A 64-year-old Japanese man was referred to our hospital because of liver dysfunction. He had no history of alcohol intake, diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, and he was negative for hepatitis viral markers. His body mass index was 30.6 kg/m2. Homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance was 6.1. Liver biopsy revealed mild steatosis, moderate(More)
The frequency of lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients undergoing surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has rarely been studied. We evaluated the clinicopathologic characteristics and outcomes of six patients with nodal metastases from HCC among a total of 504 patients who underwent hepatic resection for HCC in our department over a 16-year period.(More)
OBJECTIVES A cholangiocarcinoma outbreak among workers of an offset color proof-printing department in a printing company was recently reported. It is important to understand the clinical course leading to occupational cholangiocarcinoma development for investigation of the carcinogenesis process and for surveillance and early detection. We evaluated the(More)
AIM   Several investigators have shown that interferon (IFN) therapy can suppress the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after curative treatment. We investigated the effect of IFN therapy on the first and second HCC recurrence following hepatic resection of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related HCC. METHODS   Subjects included 166 patients who had(More)
The incidence of cholangiocarcinoma among the past or present workers in the department of offset color proof-printing at a printing company in Osaka was extremely high. The workers were relatively young and were exposed to several chemicals including organic solvents such as dichloromethane and 1,2-dichloropropane. Although the exact cause of(More)