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The effects of laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LAC) on the long-term outcomes of elderly patients remain unclear. This study aimed to assess the short- and long-term outcomes of LAC in elderly colorectal cancer patients and to quantify the effects of LAC on the patient death patterns. The clinicopathological data of elderly colorectal cancer patients aged(More)
The safety and efficacy of transanal drainage tube (TDT) placement to decrease the risk of postoperative anastomotic leakage after rectal cancer surgery has not been validated. The objective of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the usefulness of a TDT for the prevention of anastomotic leakage after an anterior resection for rectal cancer. The PubMed and(More)
We describe herein the case of a patient in whom recurrent liver metastases from gastric cancer were successfully treated by performing repeated hepatic resections. A 63-year-old man underwent a total gastrectomy with regional lymph node dissection for an advanced gastric cancer on November 17, 1992, the pathological findings of which confirmed a diagnosis(More)
BACKGROUND Acute colorectal obstruction requires immediate surgical treatment. Although one-stage surgery with transanal drainage tubes (TDT) is reportedly safe and feasible, the long-term outcome of this procedure remains unclear. AIM To assess the outcome of one-stage surgery using TDT in the acute left colon or rectal obstructions due to colorectal(More)
— A unicycle is an inherent unstable system in three dimensions. As shown by a human riding a unicycle, rider's complicated successive dynamic control actions are needed for the postural stability control of unicycle, and the rider's actions for stability are quite nonlinear and jerky. By emulating the performance of a human-riding-unicycle, we can do tests(More)
Although several surgical approaches have been advocated for patients with infected necrotizing pancreatitis, there is still a high incidence of morbidity and mortality. We used a new approach of direct retroperitoneal open drainage after various other treatments, for three patients with necrotizing pancreatitis and extended infection with multiple-organ(More)