Katsuhiko Horiuchi

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AIM To identify the clinical and prognostic features of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) aged 80 years or more. METHODS A total of 1310 patients with HCC were included in this study. Ninety-one patients aged 80 years or more at the time of diagnosis of HCC were defined as the extremely elderly group. Two hundred and thirty-four patients aged >(More)
We encountered a 45-year-old man who presented with marked eosinophilia as the first manifestation of sclerosing cholangitis. He was found to have a liver dysfunction during a regular physical check up and thereafter consulted our hospital. The laboratory data on admission indicated an elevation of AST (96 IU/L), ALT (136 IU/L) and ALP (1,025 IU/L).(More)
BACKGROUND Although partial splenic embolization (PSE) is reportedly effective prior to interferon (IFN)-based therapy, the number of subjects in these studies is small, and the appropriate candidates and disease prognosis remain unknown. METHODS PSE was performed in 30 patients with advanced hepatitis C who could not receive IFN-based therapy because of(More)
AIM To determine the feasibility of performing computed tomography (CT)-guided transpulmonary radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) located in the hepatic dome. METHODS A total of seven patients with HCC comprising seven nodules located in the hepatic dome were treated from April 2004 to December 2004. CT-guided transpulmonary(More)
Sebaceous glands in the esophagus are rare and are of particular interest because of their as yet unknown origin. We report a case with ectopic sebaceous glands diagnosed by esophageal endoscopy and biopsy, with follow-up endoscopic examinations for 3 years. Few cases with follow-up endoscopic findings have been reported. In our case, there were no(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess and compare abdominal distention and stress in unsedated colonoscopy using carbon dioxide (CO2 ) and air insufflations. METHODS Two hundred and five patients underwent colonoscopic examinations without sedation using either CO2 or air insufflation. Abdominal circumference and salivary amylase (sAMY) activities before and 0 and 15 min(More)
We report a case of neuronal hypertrophy associated with acute appendicitis in which significant neuronal fibers and the number of ganglion cells increased in the absence of inflammatory cells. Differential diagnosis from diffuse ganglioneuromatosis by the pathologic findings of resected specimen was difficult. A 33-year-old Japanese female visited our(More)
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