Keisaku Kondo

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The role of laparoscopic surgery in management of transverse and descending colon cancer remains controversial. The aim of the present study is to investigate the short-term and oncologic long-term outcomes associated with laparoscopic surgery for transverse and descending colon cancer. This cohort study analyzed 245 patients (stage II disease, n = 70;(More)
OBJECTIVE The impact of previous abdominal surgeries on the need for conversion to open surgery and on short-term outcomes during/after laparoscopic colectomy was retrospectively investigated. DESIGN This retrospective cohort study was conducted from December 1996 through December 2009. SETTING This study was conducted at Osaka Medical College Hospital.(More)
Laparoscopic low anterior resection for rectal cancer is considered to be more technically demanding than laparoscopic colectomy. This study aimed to analyze the learning curve for laparoscopic low anterior resection and to identify the factors that influence this learning curve. Data from 250 consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic low anterior(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chymase is expressed in mast cells and induces angiogenesis via activation of angiotensin II and matrix metalloproteinase-9. However, it has been unclear whether chymase is involved in the pathophysiology of angiogenesis in gastric cancer. To clarify the contribution of chymase to angiogenesis in gastric cancer, we assessed the(More)
The role of laparoscopic surgery for transverse and descending colon cancer remains controversial. The aim of the present study was to characterize the learning curve for laparoscopic left hemicolectomy including the splenic flexure and to identify factors that influence this learning curve. Data from 120 consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic left(More)
We herein report a case of an internal hernia projecting through a mesenteric defect following laparoscopic-assisted colectomy to the lesser omental cleft in a 61-year-old female. We performed laparoscopic-assisted partial resection of the transverse colon to treat transverse colon cancer. Three years and 6 months after the operation, the patient developed(More)
Laparoscopic colorectal resection has been applied to advanced colorectal cancer. Synchronous liver metastasis of colorectal cancer would be treated safely and effectively by simultaneous laparoscopic colorectal and hepatic resection. Seven patients with colorectal cancer and synchronous liver metastasis treated by simultaneous laparoscopic resection were(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of adding oxaliplatin to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) with S-1 in patients with locally advanced rectal carcinoma (LARC). PATIENTS AND METHODS This was a multicenter phase II study in patients with histologically proven clinical stage T3 or T4 (any N, M0) LARC. Patients(More)
Laparoscopic surgery is widespread and is safe and effective for the management of patients with colorectal cancer. However, surgical site infection (SSI) remains an unresolved complication. The present study investigated the comparative effect of supraumbilical incision versus transumbilical incision (TU) on the incidence of SSI in patients undergoing(More)
The present study aimed to evaluate whether preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has any adverse effects on laparoscopic surgery (LS) for locally advanced low rectal cancer (LARC). The study was performed at the Osaka Medical College Hospital, and included patients who were operated on between July 2006 and December 2013. The short-term outcomes in 156(More)