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A 46-year-old woman who had received mastectomy for breast cancer 6 years earlier complained of abdominal distension. Computed tomography and ultrasonography revealed massive ascites and ovarian swelling of both sides. She was diagnosed as having primary ovarian cancer and peritoneal dissemination, and underwent a total hysterectomy as well as ovarectomy on(More)
At one year after postoperative adjuvant therapy consisting of TS-1, UFT, and PSK, lymph-node metastasis and recurrent suprarenal metastasis were confirmed in a patient with Stage IV gastric cancer. Despite TS-1 therapy (120 mg/body, 4 consecutive weeks, 2-week break), the therapeutic effect remained PR, and the severity of adverse reactions, such as skin(More)
In order to investigate the cause of gastric mucosal lesion following hepatectomy, changes of gastric, pancreatic and femoral arterial blood flow were measured in 70% hepatectomized rabbits. Following administration of 0.5 microgram/kg of GRP, gastric blood flow increased to 120% of the basal level in the controls, but reached to only 107% of the basal(More)
In Japan, cancer chemotherapy for advanced and recurrent colorectal cancer has not been adequately developed in comparison with the USA and Europe. However, the number of patients with advanced colorectal cancer has increased dramatically in this decade. Therefore, effective and feasible regimens against colorectal cancer are urgently needed. We designed a(More)
Here we report 2 cases of curative resection following preoperative chemotherapy with bevacizumab for locally advanced colon cancer. Case 1 was a 62-year-old man admitted with constipation, abdominal distention, and abdominal pain. An abdominal computed tomography(CT)scan revealed an obstructive tumor of the sigmoid colon with invasion into the bladder. A(More)
We designed a new regimen to evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of weekly paclitaxel combined with orally administered 5'-DFUR therapy against advanced and recurrent gastric cancer. Nine patients were enrolled. Weekly paclitaxel administration (PTX 60 mg/m2, 2 consecutive weeks, 1-week break) and oral administration of 5'-DFUR (460 mg/m2, 14 consecutive(More)
Laparoscopic distal gastrectomy has become widespread as a treatment for early gastric cancer in eastern Asia, but a standard method for setting the stomach transection line has not been established. Here we report a novel method of setting this line based on anatomical landmarks. At the start of the operation, two anatomical landmarks along the greater(More)
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