Junichi Ichikawa

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BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The utility of hepatectomy for patients with metastatic liver tumors from gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) was evaluated in the present study. METHODS Between 1989 and 2001, ten patients with liver metastases from GIST (four men and six women; age, 34-77 years) underwent hepatectomy at our hospital. All patients underwent(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE An aggressive approach is required to resect advanced carcinoma of the gallbladder. Therefore, an extended surgical procedure often brings about a poor surgical outcome. To test whether an aggressive surgical treatment can improve the survival rate for primary advanced carcinoma of the gallbladder, 59 patients with stage IV primary(More)
Most patients with ampullary carcinoma have obstructive jaundice without cholangitis. We experienced a patient with ampullary carcinoma who presented with obstructive jaundice and cholangitis, probably because of an accompanying periampullary choledochoduodenal fistula. A 77-year-old Japanese man had jaundice, high fever, and upper abdominal pain and was(More)
Population-based studies have demonstrated that children with a history of febrile seizure (FS) perform better than age-matched controls at hippocampus-dependent memory tasks. Here, we report that FSs induce two distinct structural reorganizations in the hippocampus and bidirectionally modify future learning abilities in an age-dependent manner. Compared(More)
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