Keiko Iwata

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Atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation (AARS) is an infrequent condition that occurs most commonly in children for unknown reasons. Pediatric surgery, otopharyngeal inflammation, general anesthesia, and extreme rotation of the head are risk factors for development of postsurgical AARS, but AARS can often occur unnoticed, and the syndrome is not well known. We(More)
We present the case of a 72-year-old man with gastric tube cancer accompanied by multiple liver metastases, after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer, whose quality of life (QOL) was improved with a small dosage of TS-1. The patient's high serum AFP level suggested alpha-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer. He was treated with half the standard dose of(More)
We present the case ofa 54-year-old man who had been treated with bevacizumab-containing chemotherapy for a postoperative recurrence of lung cancer for 5 months; he had used opioids for cancer pain in his right lateral chest for 2 months. He was admitted to the hospital because his chest pain had worsened 5 days earlier and he was experiencing a dull pain(More)
Here we report a rare case of a reopened gastrostomy fistula 21-years after spontaneous closure. A male newborn underwent gastrostomy by laparotomy because of esophageal atresia shortly after birth. The gastrostomy tube was removed at 7 months old because he could consume enough oral nutrition. At the age of 21, however, the fistula reopened to form a(More)
We report a case of a 59-year-old woman who was forced to undergo mastectomy of the right breast (Rt Bt) plus axillary lymph node (Ax) dissection for right breast cancer at another hospital. The pathological diagnosis was invasive ductal carcinoma( scirrhou[s sci], pT2N2M0, Stage IIIA, estrogen recepto[r ER[]+], progesterone recepto[r PgR[]+], human(More)
PURPOSE We examined the outcomes of conversion surgery (CS) for Stage IV gastric cancer performed in our hospital. OBJECTIVE AND METHOD We retrospectively examined the outcomes of 5 Stage IV gastric cancer patients, for whom surgical excision was possible and CS was performed after induction chemotherapy between January 2010 and December 2013. RESULTS(More)
In patients undergoing FOLFOX6 therapy for the treatment of unresectable/recurrent colorectal cancer, control of cumulative peripheral neuropathy is problematic. In our department, we stop using mFOLFOX6 as a primary therapy after 6 to 8 courses. Instead, we use mFOLFOX6 as a secondary therapy, and re-introduce mFOLFOX6 as a tertiary therapy; the patients(More)
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