Hideo Yamamoto

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We retrospectively reviewed postoperative complications in 105 patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma who underwent hepatectomy at Nagoya University Hospital from January 1990 through March 1999. Of the 105 subjects, 97 (92.4%) underwent resection of two or more Healey's segments of the liver. Combined portal vein resection was performed in 33 (31.4%)(More)
Background and aims. Septic complications after hepatectomy remain a difficult problem. Intra-abdominal sources of postoperative infections are well described in the literature. However, no studies have examined the cause and outcome of bacteremia after hepatectomy. This study evaluated the incidence and outcome of bloodstream infections, bacteremia, after(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients with a previous history of upper abdominal surgery is a difficult procedure with a high conversion rate. METHODOLOGY Forty-two patients with a previous history of gastrectomy (gastrectomy group) were compared to patients without previous abdominal surgery (no surgery group, n=1375). Patients in(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Many cases have been reported of disastrous port-site recurrence after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) revealed unsuspected gallbladder carcinoma (GBC). Some investigators have reported that the prognosis of patients after LC showed unsuspected GBC is not worsened by laparoscopic procedures. We retrospectively reviewed our cases and the(More)
We present the case of a male Japanese patient with a giant inguinal hernia that extended to his knees while standing. A transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) repair was performed under general anesthesia. Complete reduction of the contents of the hernia was achieved within 2 h 50 min. A blood loss of approximately 700 ml was noted. The patient was(More)
Plaque disruption, which may be associated with some coronary risk factors, plays a key role in the development of acute coronary syndromes and progression of atherosclerosis. However, the clinical profile of asymptomatic plaque disruption in stable ischemic heart disease has not been well evaluated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the(More)
We measured des-γ-carboxyprothrombin (DCP) (prothrombin induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II, abbreviated as PIVKA-II) by a newly developed enzyme immunoassay using an anti-DCP monoclonal antibody in 665 human subjects, of which 112 were patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). PIVKA-II was elevated to more than 0.1 AU/ml in 54 of the 112(More)
A 63-year-old man was admitted to a community hospital complaining of fever and epigastric pain. He had undergone cholecystectomy and choledocholithotomy with retrograde transhepatic biliary drainage 7 years previously. Referred to our hospital after demonstration of hepatolithiasis by computed tomography, he underwent further imaging that showed a dilated(More)
BACKGROUND During pancreaticoduodenectomy, early neck division may be inadequate, particularly in cases of replaced or accessory right hepatic artery (RHA) or diffuse intraductal papillary and mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) or when invasion of superior mesenteric artery is suspected. METHODS Modification of the technique of pancreaticoduodenectomy with(More)