Ei Itobayashi

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Obstructive jaundice due to hilar cholangiocarcinoma is difficult to decompress because of the location of the tumor. We used external radiation alone for biliary decompression and reviewed its efficacy in this study. Subjects comprised 14 patients diagnosed as having inoperable hilar cholangiocarcinoma by ultrasonography, percutaneous transhepatic(More)
AIM A lack of donors in liver transplantation (LT) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has become a big issue. There is no consensus regarding whether interventional radiology for HCC in patients with Child-Pugh C liver cirrhosis will improve prognosis. To elucidate the effectiveness of such treatment, we evaluated the clinical features of affected patients.(More)
AIM Inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) of the liver is a rare benign lesion, the etiology of which remains obscure. It is not associated with any particular diseases apart from phlebitis and Crohn's disease. METHODS A middle-aged male with hepatic IPT and peripheral eosinophilia associated with autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) was selected for this study and(More)
AIM We investigated the characteristics and prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) diagnosed after sustained virological response (SVR) to antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, namely, the eradication of HCV, according to surveillance status after SVR. METHODS In this multicenter study, liver function at HCC(More)
Two Japanese cases of streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) are reported. The first patient was a 45-year-old male who developed necrotizing fasciitis and myositis of the left thigh, refractory hypotension, hepatic dysfunction and acute renal failure; the patient died despite treatment. Streptococcus pyogenes was isolated from the inflamed fascia. The(More)
AIM We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy of albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, which has been proposed as a new classification for hepatic function, for evaluation of the prognosis of intermediate-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer criteria stage B, BCLC-B). PATIENTS AND METHODS We enrolled 754 naïve BCLC-B patients (multiple(More)
AIM/BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity of 3 classifications for assessing liver function, the liver damage and Child-Pugh classifications and the newly proposed albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade, in order to examine the feasibility of evaluating hepatic function using ALBI grade with the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment(More)
There is no consensus regarding which therapeutic option is better and/or safer for treating hemodialysis (HD) patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The present study compared surgical resection (Hx) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with regard to therapeutic efficacy in HD patients with HCC. Of 108 HD patients with naïve HCC treated at 15(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of the newly proposed albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade for therapy selection, clinical features of patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) were elucidated. METHODS From 2000 to 2015, 1101 patients with HCC (<3 cm, ≤3 tumors) treated with RFA were enrolled, with the following clinical features: 734 men and 367 women;(More)
A 59-year-old man was admitted following episodes of melena. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a type 2 carcinoid-like tumor in the cardium of the stomach. Histopathological analysis of a biopsy specimen revealed adenocarcinoma. Although hepatic metastases were detected, total gastrectomy was initially performed for hemorrhage control. The final(More)