Hidenobu Watanabe

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Depth of submucosal invasion (SM depth) in submucosal invasive colorectal carcinoma (SICC) is considered an important predictive factor for lymph node metastasis. However, no nationwide reports have clarified the relationship between SM depth and rate of lymph node metastasis. Our aim was to investigate the correlations between lymph node metastasis and SM(More)
We explored the risk factors for gallbladder cancer and explanations for its sharp and constant incidence increase in Chile since the 1970s. We compared 114 consecutive patients with verified gallbladder cancer, diagnosed 1992-1995, to 114 matched hospital patients with gallstones, using conditional logistic regression analysis. Low education showed a(More)
The Japan Pancreas Society performed a multiinstitutional, retrospective study of 1379 cases of intraductal papillary mucinous tumor (IPMT) and 179 cases of mucinous cystic tumor (MCT) of the pancreas. Clinicopathologic features and postoperative long-term outcomes were investigated. IPMT were most frequently found in men and in the head of the pancreas. In(More)
Flat colorectal tumors, characterized by high-grade dysplasia from early small flat mucosal lesions, exhibit a relatively aggressive clinical behavior and are known for their infrequent K-ras mutations. In this study, we investigated the methylation status of the RASSF1A promoter in association with 3p LOH and K-ras mutations in 48 flat colorectal tumors(More)
To formulate a rational approach for the surgical treatment of patients with superficial esophageal cancer (SEC), tumor spread was clinicopathologically studied in 89 patients with SEC. There were 31 mucosal and 58 submucosal tumors. Lymph node metastases were not found in any of those with a mucosal tumor, while one or more lymph nodes were positive for(More)
There is controversy about the prognostic significance of occult lymph node metastases detected by immunohistochemistry with the anti-cytokeratin antibody CAM 5.2. The aim of this study was to characterize occult lymph node metastases in colorectal carcinomas that might be associated with a higher risk of recurrence. Three hundred fifty-eight lymph nodes(More)
Virtual machine (VM) live migration, which is the ability to move a VM from one physical host to another under hypervisor control without suspending for a long time, is a capability being increasingly utilized. With IP mobility, a capability for migrating VMs among distributed sites is provided. We call it the global live migration. However, it affects an(More)
PURPOSE Most of the esophageal squamous cell carcinomas (ESCCs) and cancers of the head and neck (H&N) region are diagnosed at later stages. To achieve better survival, early detection is necessary. We compared the real-time diagnostic yield of superficial cancer in these regions between conventional white light imaging (WLI) and narrow band imaging (NBI)(More)