Katsumi Yotsumoto

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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate postoperative anal function of high-type imperforate anus after laparoscopically assisted anorectoplasty (LAARP). METHODS Between 2000 and 2002, LAARP was performed in 13 patients with high-type imperforate anus. Clinical data of the LAARP group were compared with the posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP)(More)
PURPOSE Although intussusception has been reported as quite a rare cause of jejunoileal atresia (JIA), pediatric surgeons have noted the frequent presence of intussusception as well as volvulus at surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of intrauterine intussusception and volvulus to the development of JIA. METHODS In 48(More)
PURPOSE Although various urologic complications have been reported after abdominoperineal pull-through and posterior sagittal anorectoplasty for the treatment of high-type imperforate anus, reports regarding complications after laparoscopically assisted anorectoplasty (LAARP) are surprisingly rare. Here, we discuss the potential complications of LAARP. (More)
By contrast to well-defined Fc gamma and Fc epsilon receptors, the structural and functional characteristics of Fc mu receptor are unclear. We have recently described a novel mouse Fc receptor, designated Fc alpha/mu receptor, and its human homologue, which bind both IgM and IgA. Here we show that the Fc alpha/mu receptor is expressed on mature, but not(More)
ceptors) play important roles for a wide array of immune responses. The binding of the Fc portions of antibodies or immune complexes to cell surface Fc receptors on hematopoietic cells can trigger or inhibit immunologic functions, including antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity, mast cell degranulation, phagocytosis, cell proliferation, antibody(More)
Immune responses are regulated by opposing positive and negative signals triggered by the interaction of activating and inhibitory cell surface receptors with their ligands. Here, we describe novel paired activating and inhibitory immunoglobulin-like receptors, designated myeloid-associated immunoglobulin-like receptor (MAIR) I and MAIR-II, whose(More)
In the recent years in Japan, an increasing number of patients with neuroblastoma (NB) are being treated by the “delayed local treatment (DL)” policy, undergoing surgery after the completion of high-dose chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem cell rescue (HDC). We reviewed the histopathological findings of second-look operations, including those of patients(More)
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