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BACKGROUND Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has been positively applied to and gradually standardized for early stomach cancer, particularly in Japan. However, because it is technically difficult to perform ESD of the colon, ESD is not a commonly used technique. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of standardizing(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a widely accepted treatment for early gastric cancer; however, incomplete resection with residual local disease and recurrences continues to be a difficult problem. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for residual/local(More)
BACKGROUND There are several reports concerning the differential diagnosis of non-neoplastic and neoplastic colorectal lesions by narrow-band imaging (NBI). However, there are only a few NBI articles that assessed invasion depth. OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical usefulness of NBI magnification for evaluating microvessel architecture in relation to pit(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM In guidelines 2010 for the treatment of colorectal cancer from the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum (JSCCR), the criteria for identifying curable T1 colorectal carcinoma after endoscopic resection were well/moderately differentiated or papillary histologic grade, no vascular invasion, submucosal invasion depth less than(More)
OBJECTIVE Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is a difficult procedure. We aimed to retrospectively assess the relationship between the outcome of ESD for colorectal tumors and the degree of fibrosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We examined 203 consecutive patients with colorectal tumors larger than 20 mm in diameter who had undergone ESD at our(More)
Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) allows for en bloc tumor resection irrespective of the size of the lesion. In Japan, ESD has been established as a standard method for endoscopic ablation of malignant tumors in the upper gastrointestinal tract. Although the use of colorectal ESD has been gradually spreading with the development of numerous devices,(More)
Bleeding, perforation, and residual/local recurrence are the main complications associated with colonoscopic treatment of colorectal tumor. However, current status regarding the average incidence of these complications in Japan is not available. We conducted a questionnaire survey, prepared by the Colorectal Endoscopic Resection Standardization(More)
Although recent guidelines for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) as treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC) recommend noninterruption of low-dose aspirin (LDA) perioperatively, this strategy is controversial. It was our practice to interrupt LDA therapy 5–7 days before to ESD until December 2010, when we instituted the new guidelines and performed ESD(More)
Our objective was to analyze the long-term oncologic outcomes of fertility-preserving hormonal treatment with medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in patients with APA. In a retrospective chart review, we identified patients with APA who were treated with MPA for fertility preservation at our hospital between 2001 and 2011. Eighteen patients with(More)
We have discovered several protein biomarkers that are altered during carcinogenesis of the human uterine endometrium. Proteins prepared from 19 endometrial carcinomas (Group A), and 20 normal endometria obtained from benign gynecological conditions (Group B), were investigated by Surface Enhanced Laser Desorption/Ionization Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry(More)