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Investigations of the lymphatic routes using dye during operations and histological studies on the resected specimen of the pancreas and autopsied cases with pancreatic carcinoma have led to the conclusion that the surgery should be performed more extensively to improve the results and should consist of a complete lymphatic excision surrounding the celiac(More)
The authors describe an extremely rare case of extrahepatic hepatocellular carcinoma. The patient was a 70-year-old man who was examined by a local doctor because of abdominal discomfort. Barium meal examination demonstrated a defect occupying the lesser curvature of the stomach from the middle of the corpus to the fornix. On an abdominal computed(More)
Between 1978 and 1988, 15 patients with gallbladder cancer and 2 patients with bile duct cancer were seen among 49 patients with anomalous union of the pancreaticobiliary ductal system. Radiographic findings revealed two types of this anomalous condition: one in which the pancreatic duct entered the common bile duct(type 1) and one in which the common bile(More)
The relationship between DNA ploidy and clinical prognosis was determined in 65 patients who underwent gastroectomy for early gastric cancer. Of the 65 patients, 16 had intramucosal and 49 submucosal tumours. Five-year survival rates were 100 and 79.6% for patients with intramucosal and submucosal tumours respectively. Diploid tumours were observed more(More)
Between 1960 and 1986, seven patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and one patient with intrahepatic bile duct adenoma, related to hepatolithiasis, were seen among 112 cases of hepatolithiasis. Histopathologically, the tumors associated with hepatolithiasis arose from the periphery of the stone-containing bile duct, spread chiefly along the luminal(More)
We treated a patient with a complete invagination of the cecum which contained a mucocele of the appendix secondary to an obstruction by endometriosis. Preoperatively, a barium enema showed a crab’s claw-like area without filling in the oral side of the transverse colon. An emergency laparotomy was performed and revealed a mucocele of the appendix to have(More)
Here we present a case of acute gastric anisakiasis with rare manifestations such as vanishing gastric tumor and accompanying local lymph node swelling. This report offers some important clues for considering the immunopathological features of gastric infection by Anisakis.
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)
A 68-year-old man complaining of jaundice was admitted to our hospital in October 1996. Radiological imaging studies, including dynamic computed tomography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography, and angiography, were highly suggestive of pancreatic head cancer, and laparotomy was performed on October 25, 1996. On gross examination, the pancreas appeared(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS dThdPase (thymidine phosphorylase) is an enzyme that is involved in pyrimidine nucleoside metabolism. It has been recently reported that dThdPase is identical to platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor. Previous studies demonstrated that the immunohistochemical expression of dThdPase was related with disease progression. The purpose(More)