Fumihiro Taniguchi

Learn More
A multicenter phase II study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a combination regimen of weekly paclitaxel plus S-1 in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Patients with previously untreated metastatic or recurrent gastric cancer received intravenous paclitaxel 50 mg/m2 on days 1, 8, and 15, plus oral S-1 40 mg/m2 b.i.d. on days 1 to 14(More)
Irinotecan (CPT-11)-induced neutropenia is associated with UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A1*6 and *28 polymorphisms. This prospective study investigated whether using these polymorphisms to adjust the initial dose of CPT-11 as part of FOLFIRI treatment in colorectal cancer patients might improve safety. All data were collected by a physician. The(More)
Although n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) has been used as an effective liquid embolization material, its indication for pseudoaneurysms has seemingly been limited because of the technical difficulties of using NBCA, such as reflux to the parent artery and causing significant infarction. Thus, considerable skill in using NBCA or a device to control blood flow(More)
We report a case of obstructive ileitis (OI) secondary to colon cancer. A 62-year-old man was hospitalized for abdominal pain and a feeling of fullness. Examinations revealed a mechanical ileus caused by an obstructing carcinomatous lesion of the cecum. He underwent laparotomy on the tenth hospital day, and a right hemicolectomy was carried out with(More)
We describe here two cases of locally advanced rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy prior to surgery. The first patient was a 54-year-old man whose chief complaint was bloody stool. A detailed examination revealed a rectal cancer with direct invasion of the primary rectal carcinoma into the prostate. Four courses of FOLFOX4 were administered(More)
Pyogenic liver abscess (PLA) complicated by inferior vena caval (IVC) thrombosis is rare but life-threatening. We experienced a case of PLA complicated by an IVC thrombus close to the right atrium after pancreatoduodenectomy. A 75-year-old man had undergone pancreatoduodenectomy with modified-Child reconstruction for pancreatic cancer 3 years prior, and no(More)
Pancreatic cancer with distant metastasis is not an indication for surgery, and the median survival of these patients is less than 3 months. We report the case of a patient who has survived for 21 months without any signs of recurrence after resection of advanced pancreatic cancer following a course of chemotherapy with gemcitabine (GEM). A 75-year-old man(More)
The patient was a 74-year-old man whose chief complaint was epigastralgia. A detailed examination revealed a gastric cancer located from antrum to duodenal bulb with multiple liver metastases. Because of a difficulty with oral intake, we performed a distal gastrectomy at first. After the operation, a combination chemotherapy with S-1 and weekly paclitaxel(More)
A 70-year-old woman with unresectable advanced gastric cancer accompanied by peritoneal dissemination underwent jejunostomy, and was treated with S-1 and low-dose CDDP. One course consisted of S-1 (80 mg/day) via an intestinal fistula tube from days 1 to 14. This was followed by 7 days rest, and CDDP (20 mg/day) was administered by 1-hour continuous(More)
Anomalies of the appendix are extremely rare, and a horseshoe appendix is even rarer. A literature search has revealed only five reported cases. In this report, we present a case of a horseshoe appendix.A 78-year-old man was referred for further examination following a positive fecal occult blood test. A mass in his ascending colon was detected on(More)