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PURPOSE The purpose of this research was to identify molecular clues to tumor progression and lymph node metastasis in esophageal cancer and to test their value as predictive markers. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We explored the gene expression profiles in cDNA array data of a 36-tissue training set of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) by using generalized(More)
BACKGROUND Various chemotherapies have been used as best practice to treat recurrent biliary malignancies. Conversely, relatively few surgeries have been described for recurrent extrahepatic biliary carcinoma (RExBC), so whether surgery for RExBC is feasible has remained unclear. This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of surgery(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (LSPDP) is an ideal procedure in selected patients with benign or low-grade malignant tumors in the body/tail of the pancreas. We describe our procedure and experience with splenic vessel-preserving LSPDP (SVP-LSPDP) in a retrospective case series. METHODS Six consecutive patients underwent(More)
This report describes a case of a patient with a large solid gallbladder adenocarcinoma that was completely resected through aggressive surgery. The patient was a 57-year-old woman who had been diagnosed with advanced gallbladder cancer, had no indications for surgical resection and was scheduled to undergo systemic chemotherapy. She presented to our(More)
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