Manabu Ohashi

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BACKGROUND Extended radical esophagectomy with three-field lymphadenectomy for patients with thoracic esophageal cancer has been shown to be effective. But even if this operation is performed, some patients still experience relapse of the disease. The purpose of this study was to clarify the pattern and timing of recurrence after extended radical(More)
The aim of this review was to evaluate the clinical significance of serum tumor markers, particularly CEA, CA19-9, and CA72-4, in patients with gastric cancer. A systematic literature search was performed using PubMed/MEDLINE with the keywords “gastric cancer” and “tumor marker,” to select 4,925 relevant reports published before the end of November 2012. A(More)
BACKGROUND The relationship between ascites, as detected by preoperative computed tomography (CT), and peritoneal metastasis of gastric cancer requires clarification because of its likely significance for clinical outcome. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 293 patients with advanced gastric cancer investigated the association between preoperative CT(More)
Serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9, and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) antigen levels were assessed to determine if their levels are useful for staging esophageal cancer preoperatively and for predicting patient survival after esophagectomy. Hence their seropositivity was investigated for a correlation with resectability,(More)
The aim of this study was to assess whether the sentinel node concept could be applicable to clinically early carcinoma of the esophagus. We studied ten consecutive cT1N0 patients who underwent radical esophagectomy with regional lymph node dissection. On the day before surgery, 99m-Tc tin colloid was injected endoscopically around the primary tumor.(More)
Cancer/testis antigens (CTAs) elicit immune response in cancer patients and are therefore targets of immunotherapy. Current information on CTA expression is primarily based on mRNA assays and little is known about their expression at the protein level. The objectives of our study are to analyze GAGE, NY-ESO-1, MAGE-A and SSX protein expression in esophageal(More)
Gastric cancer associated with pregnancy is quite rare, and is most often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Furthermore, physicians are confronted with two conflicting issues in this condition: the need for early treatment of the maternal gastric cancer and the continuation of the pregnancy. To clarify the characteristics of pregnancy-associated gastric(More)
We here report on the clinicopathological characteristics of three cases of esophageal composite tumor showing tirpartite differentiation toward distinct squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, and small cell carcinoma. All tumors had in situ squamous cell carcinoma components and the deeply invasive parts of adenocarcinoma and small cell carcinoma(More)
Laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer has become extremely widespread in recent years especially in Asian countries due to its low invasiveness. As to evidence of indication for laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer, laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer often appears to be indicated for early gastric cancer at many institutions, while evidence was(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract. Surgical resection with a free margin is the gold standard treatment for these lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of performing laparoscopic resection for gastric GIST from the viewpoint of operative and long-term(More)