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BACKGROUND The mesenteric vessels have many branching patterns. This study clarified the anatomic relationship between the superior mesenteric vein (SMV), the right colic artery (RCA), and the ileocolic artery (ICA) using 3-dimensional computed tomography (3D-CT). The relationship between the RCA and the right colic vein (RCV) was also examined. METHODS(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations have been reported to be clinically significant in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, because most previous studies focused only on adenocarcinomas, EGFR mutations in other histotypes are poorly investigated. We evaluated the frequency of EGFR gene mutations in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)(More)
INTRODUCTION We present a widely applicable technique of the modified Pringle maneuver to reduce blood loss for laparoscopic hepatectomy. METHODS We use a drip-infusion tube and wrap it around the hepatoduodenal ligament. In the modified Pringle maneuver ① (m-Pringle ①), we use a 60 cm long tube. Both ends of the tube are led out from the side of the(More)
PURPOSE We have reported, in a randomized, controlled study, that tegafur-uracil(UFT)and protein-bound polysaccharide K(PSK)combination therapy significantly improves the 5-year disease-free survival rate and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to UFT alone for Stage II or III colorectal cancer. In this study, we examined the efficacy of PSK by(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic polymorphisms in the human MDM2 gene are suggested to be a tumor susceptibility marker and a prognostic factor for cancer. It has been reported that a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) c.309T>G in the MDM2 gene attenuates the tumor suppressor activity of p53 and accelerates tumor formation in humans. METHODOLOGY In this study, to(More)
A 50-year-old woman was diagnosed with ascending colon cancer with bilateral ovarian metastases, carcinomatous peritonitis, and carcinomatous pleurisy. Nine courses of mFOLFOX6 treatment resulted in the disappearance of her ascites and pleural effusion and a marked decrease in her serum CEA and CA19-9 levels. Additionally, the primary tumor and ovarian(More)
A 64-year-old female presented with a left cervical tumor. Gastrointestinal endoscopic examination showed advanced gastric cancer type 3, which was diagnosed as poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography (CT) showed hugely enlarged Virchow and para-aortic lymph nodes. She was treated with oral S-1, 100 mg/day for 28 days, followed by a 2-week(More)
In recent years, there has been significant progress in systemic chemotherapy for metastatic or recurrent colorectal cancer. We investigated the clinical efficacy and feasibility of the bevacizumab and capecitabine /oxaliplatin(CapeOX)combination for untreated colorectal cancer. From October 2009 to June 2012, 38 patients were included, 18 receiving CapeOX(More)
The patient was a 40-year-old woman.She began experiencing abdominal pain and constipation in July 2005.S he underwent endoscopy in August, which revealed rectal cancer.She was referred to our hospital for surgery and underwent anterior resection with lymph node dissection in September. The pathological diagnosis was tub2, SS, N2, ly1, v1, stage III b.(More)
A 6 3-year-old male presented with dysphagia. Gastrointestinal endoscopic examination showed advanced gastric cancer type 3, which was diagnosed as well-differentiated adenocarcinoma. Computed tomography(CT)showed bilateral lung tumors, hugely enlarged Virchow and para-aortic lymph nodes. He was treated with combination chemotherapy of weekly(More)