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AIM Intra-arterial cisplatin appears to have high therapeutic efficacy, but this has not been studied in detail. Accordingly, we developed a fine-powder cisplatin formulation and tested it in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients in an open-label, uncontrolled study in which 27 institutions participated. METHODS The patients in this study had(More)
PURPOSE To assess the ability of double oblique axial (DOA) MR arthrography in evaluating labral-ligamentous complex compared with conventional axial (CA) MR arthrography. MATERIAL AND METHODS MR arthrography of 51 shoulders, subsequently examined with arthroscopy, were retrospectively reviewed. DOA imaging was performed in all 51 shoulders and both DOA(More)
Clinical and histologic details of the two siblings with type 1a glycogen storage disease (GSD-1a) who developed hepatoblastoma are presented. The light microscopic studies on hepatic tumor in both siblings revealed fetal type of hepatoblastoma. Ultrastructural findings in Patient 2 showed markedly altered mitochondria, which were frequently surrounded by(More)
A rare case of chondromyxoid fibroma of the scapula in a 21-year-old man is presented. This case is of interest because of its unusual site and association of aneurysmal bone cyst. Although chondromyxoid fibroma is uncommon bone tumor of the scapula, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of expansile osteolytic lesion of the scapula.
Arterial infusion chemotherapy of EPF (etoposide, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil) or EAP (etoposide, Adriamycin, and cisplatin) was carried out in 28 cases of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) between January 1988 and December 1990, and assessment was made of the anticancer efficacy of each treatment method. In all, 13 patients were treated with EPF(More)
Chemoembolization therapy, using the arterial injection of mixtures of various anticancer agents and lipiodol along with gelfoam particles, was carried out on 77 cases of hepatocellular carcinoma between January 1985 and March 1987, and an assessment was made on the anticancer effects of this treatment method. For the patients receiving lipiodol, the value(More)
Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is widely used to treat unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Recently, a fine-powder formulation of cisplatin (DDP-H) was developed in Japan. We aimed to compare clinical outcomes after TACE using epirubicin or DDP-H in patients with HCC. We evaluated 202 patients who were treated with TACE alone,(More)
It is very common for intraarterial infusion therapy of some anticancer agent to be effective against hepatocellular carcinoma. In this case, the patient was a 74-year-old man who suffered from very advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombus of the intrahepatic portal vein and IVC. He was treated with intraarterial infusion of CDDP, Etoposide,(More)
A new technique of intra-arterial catheterization via the branch of left axillary artery is described. This provides relatively swift and safe insertion and long-term placement of an infusion catheter through the left thoracoacrominal artery without exposure of the left axillary artery, that was required by conventional methods. With our technique, the tip(More)
Fifteen patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma were treated by hepatic arterial infusion (HAI). Treatment consisted of a 24-hour continuous HAI of etoposide (60 mg/day, day 1-5), CDDP (30 mg/day, day 1-5) and 5-fluorouracil (250 mg/day, day 1-26). Three patients had two series of infusions. Five patients were treated by transcatheter arterial(More)