Ippei Yamana

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Gastric stump carcinoma was initially reported by Balfore in 1922, and many reports of this disease have since been published. We herein review previous reports of gastric stump carcinoma with respect to epidemiology, carcinogenesis, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, Epstein-Barr virus infection, clinicopathologic characteristics and endoscopic(More)
Previous authors have suggested that a diverticulum of the vermiform appendix has a higher risk of perforation than acute appendicitis. Therefore, this study compared appendiceal diverticulitis with acute appendicitis to explain the characteristics of appendiceal diverticulitis. Data for this study came from a retrospective analysis at the Department of(More)
We herein report a rare case of squamous cell carcinoma of the hilar bile duct. A 66-year-old Japanese male patient was admitted to our hospital because of appetite loss and jaundice. Abdominal computed tomography revealed an enhanced mass measuring 10 × 30 mm in the hilar bile duct region. After undergoing biliary drainage, the patient underwent extended(More)
BACKGROUND The Geriatric Nutritional Risk Index (GNRI) is a new index recently introduced for predicting the risk of nutrition-related complications. The GNRI has mainly been reported as a simple and accurate tool to assess the nutritional status and prognosis of elderly patients. So far, there have been no reports of the GNRI in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Patients with postoperative pulmonary complications after esophagectomy often have increased mortality. The purpose of the study was to examine the efficacy of preventing postoperative pulmonary complications by an intensive preoperative respiratory rehabilitation (PR) program for esophageal cancer patients. METHODS This study was a(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of lymph node metastasis classification based on the number of positive stations in patients undergoing surgical management of esophageal cancer. Of 257 patients who underwent curative esophagectomy, 126 patients with lymph node involvement underwent assessment of nodal metastasis mode according to the 7th(More)
Submucosal abscess of the esophagus is extremely rare, and treatment has yet to be well established. A 58-year-old man with no relevant past medical history visited an otolaryngological clinic with a chief complaint of throat irritation. Computed tomography revealed submucosal abscess extending the full length of the esophagus after abnormally high white(More)
PURPOSE Reconstruction with free jejunal graft (FJG) has been widely accepted for patients undergone pharyngo-cervical esophageal resection. Those patients often suffer variety of complications regarding postoperative peros function. We investigated risk factors especially focused on the development of dysphagia after FJG reconstruction. METHODS A(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to evaluate the superiority of the high-sensitivity modified Glasgow prognostic score (HS-mGPS) before surgery in patients with gastric cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS The participants of this retrospective study comprised 552 patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy at the Fukuoka University Hospital. The(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the present study was to clarify the results and feasibility of surgical approaches for cancer, which is mainly occupied by squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), of the lower esophagus. METHODOLOGY Forty-four patients (34 men, 10 women) with cancer located at the lower esophagus were enrolled in this study. SCC was diagnosed in 36(More)