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PURPOSE 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. METHODS Data for this study came from a retrospective analysis at the(More)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A 69-year-old woman underwent 4 months of imatinib mesylate chemotherapy for a diagnosed gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the esophagus. This treatment was suspended because of its side effects and because radiological examinations showed that the tumor had not changed or had even increased slightly in size. Thus, we performed esophagectomy via left(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to clarify the efficacy of inflammation-based Glasgow prognostic score after surgery in patients with gastric cancer and to determine clinicopathological factors affecting score improvement. PATIENTS AND METHODS Participants in this retrospective study were 236 patients with gastric cancer who underwent gastrectomy at(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Treatment of blunt injury of the pancreas in children remains controversial. Some prefer non-surgical treatment, whereas others prefer surgical management in selected cases. This report reviews our management strategies of children with blunt pancreatic trauma and their outcomes. METHODOLOGY Medical records of 7 children with traumatic(More)