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High Incidence of Thrombosis of the Portal Venous System After Laparoscopic Splenectomy: A Prospective Study With Contrast-Enhanced CT Scan
Objective:The aims of this prospective study were to investigate the true incidence of portal or splenic vein thrombosis (PSVT) after elective laparoscopic splenectomy using contrast-enhancedExpand
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Total splenic vein thrombosis after laparoscopic splenectomy: a possible candidate for treatment.
BACKGROUND Portal or splenic vein thrombosis (PSVT) is a common disorder after laparoscopic splenectomy (LS). Splenomegaly is a well-known risk factor for PSVT. However, no treatment strategy forExpand
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Total Gastrectomy With Dissection of Lymph Nodes Along the Splenic Artery: A Pancreas-Preserving Method
Background: In Japan, the tail and body of the pancreas are generally removed for dissection of lymph nodes along the splenic artery. A new pancreas-preserving method was developed to decrease theExpand
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Comparative detection of lymph node micrometastases of stage II colorectal cancer by reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemistry.
PURPOSE Inconsistent conclusions have been drawn about the clinical significance of micrometastases in lymph nodes (LNs) of node-negative colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. We performed a comparativeExpand
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Feasibility of single-site laparoscopic colectomy with complete mesocolic excision for colon cancer: a prospective case–control comparison
BackgroundSingle-site laparoscopic colectomy (SLC) is an emerging concept that, compared with conventional multiport laparoscopic colectomy (MLC), yields reduced postoperative pain and improvedExpand
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Risk factors for postoperative delirium in elderly patients with colorectal cancer
AimsThe aim of this retrospective study is to examine risk factors for postoperative delirium in elderly patients with colorectal cancer.MethodsThe study subjects were patients aged 71 years andExpand
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Laparoscopic lymph node dissection around the inferior mesenteric artery with preservation of the left colic artery
AimCurative resection of sigmoid and rectal cancer includes “high tie” of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA). However, IMA ligation compromises blood flow to the anastomosis, which may increase theExpand
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Immunohistochemical assessment of localization and frequency of micrometastases in lymph nodes of colorectal cancer.
PURPOSE Micrometastases are often found in regional lymph nodes of colorectal cancer (CRC). The aim of this study is to examine the extent and distribution of such lymph nodes. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNExpand
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Significance of Lgr5+ve Cancer Stem Cells in the Colon and Rectum
PurposeAlthough recent studies show that leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 5 (Lgr5)+ve cells targeted by Wnt drive self-renewal in the skin and gastrointestinal organs, theExpand
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Sarcopenia is associated with severe postoperative complications in elderly gastric cancer patients undergoing gastrectomy
BackgroundMalignancy is a secondary cause of sarcopenia, which is associated with impaired cancer treatment outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of preoperativeExpand
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