Hiroki Inui

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The thymidylate synthase gene (TYMS) has three functional polymorphisms which are associated with TYMS expression. To explore the predictability of TYMS polymorphisms for the sensitivity and toxicity of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in breast cancer patients, this study investigated the association between TYMS polymorphisms and TYMS protein expression in normal(More)
Postoperative cosmesis of the reconstructed breast depends on the interrelation of shape, size (volume), and symmetry. In this study, reconstructed breasts were analyzed with 3-dimensional projections generated by laser light scanning. Fifty-one cases of breast reconstruction following mastectomy (16 cases of rectus abdominis flap, 15 cases of latissimus(More)
BACKGROUND An increased incidence of cholelithiasis has been widely reported after truncal vagotomy and after gastric resection. In the early phase of patient selection, previous gastrectomy has been considered a relative contraindication to laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). In this study, we examined the management of LC in patients with previous(More)
We present the first case report of a successful laparoscopic complete excision of a splenic lymphangioma. The splenic tumor was preoperatively diagnosed to be a lymphangioma by the combined modalities of ultrasonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography. A laparoscopic splenectomy was subsequently performed and the(More)
Seventeen children developed reproducible early and late asthmatic responses (dual reactions) after cycle ergometer exercise. There was a significant correlation between the magnitude of their early and late reactions, emphasizing the direct relationship of these events. No significant differences were observed in the clinical severity of asthma, diurnal(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Unnecessary laparotomies in patients with advanced pancreatic disease are unlikely to provide any benefits and may compromise both the quality and duration of survival. The purpose of this study was to determine the contribution of laparoscopy and laparoscopic ultrasound to the diagnosis or staging, or both, of pancreatic lesions.(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the preoperative feasibility of using spiral computed tomography (SCT) after intravenous infusion cholangiography (IVC-SCT) for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA In laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the aberrant or unusual anatomy of the bile duct and severe inflammation or adhesions around the(More)
Accidental injuries to the bile duct and bowel are significant risks of laparoscopic surgery and sometimes require conversion to open surgery. Although some of the injuries related to laparoscopic cholecystectomy can be managed by endoscopic techniques, laparoscopic surgery is not yet sufficiently perfected. We investigated the efficacy of laparoscopic(More)
Stereotactic vacuum-assisted (Mammotome) breast biopsy is a powerful diagnostic tool for detecting microcalcifications on mammography, but it is difficult to remove the targeted lesion precisely when subsequent breast-conserving surgery is to be carried out. We achieved satisfactory results by performing hematoma-directed breast-conserving surgery after(More)