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The importance of tumor angiogenesis in the process of tumor growth and progression in solid tumors has been widely accepted. We have investigated the significance of tumor angiogenesis as a prognostic indicator in a retrospective study including 328 primary breast cancer patients. The postoperative survey demonstrated that the microvessel density (MVD)(More)
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. Data for this study came from a retrospective analysis at the Department of(More)
Oophorectomy was found to decrease the plasminogen activator activity of rat mammary tumors induced by 7,12-dimethylbenz(a) anthracene (DMBA) to less than 7 per cent, whilein vivo estradiol treatment restored its activity in a dose dependent fashion. The peroxidase activity was not changed either by oophorectomy or by the administration of estrogen. In the(More)
A 23-year-old man without a history of tuberculosis presented with right lower abdominal pain and a fever. An increased inflammatory response was found, and abdominal computed tomography showed a diffuse enlargement and wall thickening in the appendix. An ileocecal abscess and perforating appendicitis were suspected. Therefore, an emergency operation was(More)
A bloodless surgery was required in the case of simultaneous liver metastases of colon cancer, one of which invaded at the confluence of left hepatic vein and inferior vena cava. In order to assure the safety and curability, hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy aiming to size reduction was preceded to synchronous liver resection for a 53-year-old(More)