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Situs inversus totalis is a rare anatomic variant of a complete mirror-image transposition of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. The performance of a pancreaticoduodenectomy and distal pancreatectomy in patients with situs inversus totalis is both rare and challenging. We herein present two cases of pancreatic cancer with situs inversus totalis. The(More)
We examined the case of laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (L-RFA) to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and then the method of this treatment was considered in terms of selection and adjustment. Between January 2008 and May 2010, L-RFC was performed on 18 cases (27 tumors). A total operation time was 203 minutes (± 85.5). The median survival time was 562(More)
CONTEXT For the majority of patients, ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas remains a lethal disease. Currently, surgical extirpation for localized disease offers the only chance for long-term survival. CASE REPORT We report a patient who underwent successful resection of isolated lung metastasis occurring 13 years after pancreatic cancer resection. A(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Mastering the technique of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) is a major theme in hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery, and education for PD has not been established even in each institution. With the progression of disease, the difficulty of PD increases due to cases requiring resection of multiple organs and borderline resectable cases, and(More)
We measured the slope gradients (SGs) of the vascular time–intensity curves (TICs) of the intrahepatic vessels on contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS). The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of the SG of each hepatic vessel, particularly the portal vein (PV), for detecting cirrhosis and to compare this method with conventional(More)
Intestinal malrotation is caused by a developmental anomaly of the embryonic intestine. Most cases develop in neonates, and development in adulthood is rare and difficult to diagnose before surgery. Pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed for cancer of the ampulla of Vater accompanied by incomplete fixation in a 63-year-old male patient. A branch of the(More)
The contrast harmonic imaging technique allows visualization of micro bubbles and has facilitated the detection of blood flow on contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CE-US). In hypovascular tumors such as pancreatic cancer a hypoxic nutrition-deficient environment increases tumor malignancy. In this study, we investigated the relation between CE-US findings,(More)
The patient was a 62-year-old man who underwent distal pancreatectomy and partial resection of transverse colon with diagnosis of cystic tumor of pancreas tail in July 2006. In histology, the tumor was an invasive carcinoma derived from intraductal tumor. So, Chemotherapy using gemcitabine (GEM) was administered. Eleven months after the operation, abdominal(More)
We schemed intraperitoneal gemcitabine (ipGEM) for reduction of peritoneal dissemination to three patients with unresectable and one patient with recurrent pancreatic cancer, followed by intraperitoneal catheter and subcutaneous port placement. Two locally advanced cases were performed for intra-operative radiotherapy, and one of 2 locally advanced cases(More)
UNLABELLED The success of biliary drainage in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer and obstructive jaundice influences its prognosis greatly. In this study, we report a retrospective evaluation of endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage in patients with liver metastases from colorectal cancer and obstructive jaundice. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)