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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 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)
BACKGROUND 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(More)
To define the natural history of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) as related to clonal status, we evaluated 20 cases of CIN1 and 18 cases of CIN2 that had been clinically followed for 7 to 48 months at Osaka University Hospital. These included 10 cases that progressed, 15 cases that persisted, and 13 cases that regressed. We analyzed the clonal(More)
LAMP3 (DC-LAMP, TSC403, CD208) was originally isolated as a gene specifically expressed in lung tissues. LAMP3 is located on a chromosome 3q segment that is frequently amplified in some human cancers, including uterine cervical cancer. Because two other members of the LAMP family of lysosomal membrane glycoproteins, LAMP1 and LAMP2, were previously(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to ascertain the correlation between preserved pelvic nerve networks and bladder function after laparoscopic nerve-sparing radical hysterectomy. METHODS Between 2009 and 2011, 53 patients underwent total laparoscopic radical hysterectomies. They were categorized into groups A, B, and C based on the status of preserved(More)
We carried out a retrospective questionnaire survey of 792 submucosal colorectal carcinoma (CRC) cases from 15 institutions affiliated with the Colorectal Endoscopic Resection Standardization Implementation Working Group in Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum. In these cases, endoscopic resection (ER) and surveillance was carried out without(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 AIMS Colorectal laterally spreading tumors (LST) > 20 mm are usually treated by endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) or endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Endoscopic piecemeal mucosal resection (EPMR) is sometimes required. The aim of our study was to compare the outcomes of ESD and EMR, including EPMR, for such LST. METHODS A total of(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)