Koji Amaya

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Pancreatic ductal cancer has higher angiotensin II concentrations compared with normal pancreas or other solid tumors. This study examined angiotensin II type 1 (AT1) receptor expression and the role of angiotensin II in proliferation and survival of human pancreatic cancer cells. All three pancreatic cancer cell lines studied, from well to(More)
CONTEXT Mass-forming pancreatitis can be divided into two distinct types: alcoholic and autoimmune. There have been some cases of an ambiguous diagnosis although care was taken to differentiate between alcoholic mass-forming pancreatitis, focal type autoimmune pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer. CASE REPORT We report a case of pancreatic cancer mimicking(More)
Laparoscopic hernia repair has become popular due to its rapid recovery time, fewer postoperative complications, and less chronic pain compared with conventional approaches. Currently, laparoscopic hernia repair is also used for more complex pathogenesis, including extra-anatomic bypass surgery for femoral artery. To the best of our knowledge, cases of(More)
INTRODUCTION Intestinal malrotation is a rare congenital anomaly, and acute appendicitis associated with intestinal malrotation is extremely rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a rare case of a 47-year-old Japanese woman diagnosed with barium-related perforated appendicitis associated with intestinal malrotation. We used a transumbilical single-incision(More)
A 70s-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of sigmoid colon cancer. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a large mass in the right lobe of the liver and small masses in Couinaud segments Ⅳ and Ⅵ. We started systemic chemotherapy with mFOLFOX6 and panitumumab. After 6 courses of the treatment, the size and number of the liver metastases was(More)
BACKGROUND Sclerosing mesenteritis is a non-neoplastic inflammatory disease that occurs in the bowel mesentery. Distinguishing sclerosing mesenteritis from neoplasms may be difficult because of the clinical and radiographic similarities between the two disease entities. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of sclerosing mesenteritis mimicking peritoneal(More)
In our institution, placement of a self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) for obstructive colorectal cancer to avoid emergency operations, namely as a bridge to surgery (BTS), was introduced in April 2012. Here, we assess the efficacy and safety of pre-operative SEMS placement for treatment of Stage Ⅳ obstructive colorectal cancer. We analyzed a total of 44(More)
We report a case of ascending colon cancer with right extra iliac lymph node metastases. A 60s-year-old woman underwent right hemicolectomy with lymph node dissection in July 2011. Pathological diagnosis was T4 (SE), N1 (2/42), M0, stage ⅢA. Adjuvant chemotherapy with tegafur/uracil was administered after the operation for 6 months. One year after the(More)
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