Kousaku Chijiwa

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Seventeen cases of canine peripheral nerve sheath tumors (PNSTs), 11 malignant PNSTs (MPNSTs), and six benign PNSTs (BPNSTs) were examined. The prognosis in five of six dogs with BPNSTs was excellent, whereas all dogs with MPNSTs died within 2 years after the last surgical resection. One BPNST formed a recurrent mass with features of a MPNST.(More)
To establish optimal imaging conditions for enhanced computed tomography (CT) for canine pancreatic tumors, 10 healthy beagles were subjected to dynamic CT. This technique was then applied to a dog with suspected insulinoma. The changes in mean peak enhancement and the delay time of the aorta and pancreas were determined. In normal beagles, maximal arterial(More)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a newly developing noninvasive examination of the biliopancreatic trees. Roles of MRCP in the diagnosis of pancreatic diseases have not been scrutinized. METHODS Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and MRCP were reviewed in 52 Japanese patients with various pancreatic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS With the concept of less invasive surgery, PpPD (pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy) has taken the place of conventional Whipple pancreatoduodenectomy (Whipple) as a standard operation for pancreatic head carcinoma. The aim of this paper is to compare early and late postoperative results of PpPD and Whipple for pancreatic head(More)
BACKGROUND Leakage of pancreatoenterostomy remains as a serious and fatal complication after pancreatectomy. Several risk factors have been reported, ie, normal pancreatic parenchyma, small pancreatic duct, a large amount of intraoperative blood loss, management of the cut surface of the pancreas, and the presence of preoperative jaundice. Transected(More)
OBJECTIVE To test a hypothesis that exogenously administered motilin would improve early gastric stasis after pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Prolonged gastric stasis is a frequent complication after PPPD. We demonstrated that this might at least in part be attributable to delayed recovery of phase III activity of(More)
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