Etsuro Bando

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BACKGROUND Recently, rapid advances have been made in metabolomics-based, easy-to-use early cancer detection methods using blood samples. Among metabolites, profiling of plasma free amino acids (PFAAs) is a promising approach because PFAAs link all organ systems and have important roles in metabolism. Furthermore, PFAA profiles are known to be influenced by(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the clinical value of intraoperative peritoneal lavage for cytological examination in patients with gastric cancer. Peritoneal dissemination is the most frequent mode of recurrence for this tumor. METHODS A retrospective of lavage findings, other factors, and outcome was performed in 1,297 patients with gastric cancer who(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the outcome of the ratio of the metastatic lymph nodes (RML) in gastric cancer patients. The postoperative survival of 650 patients with gastric cancer who underwent D2 curative gastrectomy was analyzed with regard to the RML. The location, number, and RML in the N1 station and in all (N1 and N2) stations were(More)
The behavior of early gastric cancer (EGC) with mixed-type histology (differentiated and undifferentiated) is incompletely understood. This study aimed to clarify the clinicopathological features of EGC with mixed-type histology in relation to lymph node (LN) metastasis. Clinicopathological data from 410 patients who underwent surgical resection for(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To verify the value of PET-CT for predicting lymph node status of gastric cancer preoperatively. METHODOLOGY 78 gastric cancer patients accepted PET-CT preoperatively, the results of lymph node status were compared with the postoperative pathology. CT was used as control. RESULTS The accuracy of PET-CT and CT in N category was 55.1% vs.(More)
Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is a serious complication of total gastrectomy (TG) with D2 lymphadenectomy (D2). However, the actual incidence and risk factors are not yet completely understood, due in part to the absence of the widely accepted criteria for POPF following gastrectomy. One hundred and four patients who underwent TG with D2 between(More)
After stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for brain metastases, delayed radiation effects with mass effect may occur from several months to years later, when tumors may also recur. Aggressive salvage treatment would be beneficial for patients with recurrence, but may be contraindicated for those with dominant radiation effect. Conventional magnetic resonance(More)
The impact of postoperative complications on recurrence rate and long-term outcome has been reported in patients with colorectal and esophageal cancer, but not in patients with gastric cancer. This study evaluated the impact of postoperative intra-abdominal infectious complications on long-term survival following curative gastrectomy. This study included(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) is the only factor known to cause lymphangiogenesis. We studied the correlation between VEGF-C and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-3 (VEGFR-3) expression of 85 primary gastric cancers by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry, and the results were correlated(More)
Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy (LAG) has been increasingly used for the treatment of early gastric cancer, and many advantages over open gastrectomy (OG) have been reported. However, only a few reports have assessed postoperative complications following LAG using the Clavien–Dindo classification. A total of 265 patients who underwent distal gastrectomy or(More)