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BACKGROUND Some clinicians have argued that combining pancreatic and portomesenteric venous resection could improve the rates of long-term survival. However, whether resection of the portosplenomesenteric vein could provide an acceptable survival benefit to patients with pancreatic cancer involving the portosplenomesenteric system remains controversial. The(More)
Carcinosarcoma of the hepatobiliary tract is highly aggressive and has a poor prognosis even after curative resection. The purpose of this study was to collate and analyze published data to clarify the surgical outcome of carcinosarcoma of the hepatobiliary tract and the relationships between potential prognostic factors and survival after surgery. We(More)
A 60-year-old-man underwent initial resection of a rectal tumor, with a transanal approach, on December 6, 2000. The tumor was diagnosed as a gastrointestinal stromal tumor(GIST) by KIT and CD34 immunohistochemistry. In June 2003, a third recurrence in the rectum was discovered, at the same location as the initial tumor, and he was referred to our hospital.(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatectomy with regional lymphadenectomy remains the only curative treatment option for pancreatic cancer. There is no clear consensus on what type of adjuvant therapy should be used for patients with pancreatic cancer. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to retrospectively evaluate whether postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy using S-1 is(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective was to characterize imaging findings of benign notochordal cell tumors (BNCTs). DESIGN AND PATIENTS Clinical and imaging data for 9 benign notochordal cell tumors in 7 patients were reviewed retrospectively. Conventional radiographs (n = 9), bone scintigrams (n = 2), computed tomographic images (n = 7), and magnetic resonance(More)
In the present study, we cloned and characterized a novel actin-binding molecule, designated skeletrophin, from aggregated neuroblastoma cells. The putative amino acid sequence of human skeletrophin cDNA contained a cysteine-rich zinc-finger motif which was also found in dystrophin and five ankyrin repeats. Northern blot analysis revealed that the 3.2-kb(More)
We herein report the case of a patient with mucinous gastric carcinoma with peritoneal dissemination that disappeared after neoadjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 alone. The patient has survived for over 23 months after surgery, without recurrence. A 60-year old man was referred to our hospital because of an advanced gastric cancer, detected by upper(More)
Xanthogranulomatous changes in the pancreas are extremely rare. A 66-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of epigastralgia. Computed tomography scan revealed a 4-cm low-density area around the body of the pancreas. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated that the mass appeared hyperintense on a T2-weighted image and isointense on a T1-weighted(More)
Intraductal tubulopapillary neoplasms (ITPNs) of the pancreas are rare. The purpose of this study was to collate and analyze published data on ITPNs of the pancreas to determine the clinicopathological features of the tumors and the surgical outcomes of patients. We searched MEDLINE and Igakuchuo-Zasshi for the period of 1980 to 2015 for case reports on(More)