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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS The frequency of stricture after endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with a mucosal defect involving more than three-quarters of the circumference is 70% - 90%. Stricture decreases quality of life and requires multiple endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) sessions. We investigated the efficacy(More)
BACKGROUND EMR and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) are now being increasingly used for the treatment of esophageal cancers. However, their efficacies in smaller lesions have not been compared. OBJECTIVE For effective use of these methods, we compared the results of ESD and 2 major EMR methods for treating esophageal cancers of <or=20 mm. DESIGN A(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the widespread use of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) in patients with early gastric cancer (EGC), its longterm outcomes have not been fully evaluated. Our aim was to evaluate longterm survival after complete EMR for EGC. METHODS From patients who underwent EMR between 1978 and 1996 at our center, we enrolled 131 patients with(More)
3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitors prevent the conversion of HMG-CoA to mevalonate and thereby inhibit the synthesis of other products derived from this metabolite. This includes a number of small prenylated GTPases involved in cell growth, motility, and invasion. We studied the effect of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors(More)
The therapeutic effectiveness of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with intraarterial infusion of cisplatin/ethiodized oil mixture in treatment of resectable and unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma was compared with TAE with intraarterial infusion of doxorubicin mixed with and without ethiodized oil. The series included 97 patients with(More)
Corpus dominant gastritis and intestinal metaplasia (IM) are considered markers of increased risk of gastric carcinoma. The aim of our study was to determine serum and histologic risk markers of gastric cancer. Antral and corpus histology, pepsinogen and gastrin 17 levels were compared among patients with history of endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for(More)
OBJECTIVE S100A6 and S100A4, two of S100 protein family, have been suggested to be associated with cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression levels of S100A6 and S100A4 in matched samples of primary human colorectal adenocarcinomas (T), adjacent normal colorectal mucosa (N) and liver metastases (M). This gave(More)
Perforation is a major complication of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, there have been no reports on delayed perforation after ESD for EGC. We aimed to elucidate the incidence and outcomes of delayed perforation after ESD. Clinical courses in 1159 consecutive patients with 1329 EGCs who underwent ESD were(More)
A procedure was developed for obtaining both cytologic and histologic specimens from patients suspected of having hepatic malignancy at the time of ultrasonically guided liver aspiration biopsy using a 22-gauge needle of 0.4 mm inner diameter. The fine needle and the syringe used were heparinized before use to avoid blood coagulation in the materials(More)
Hamartomatous polyps in the stomach have been described as gastric lesions of familial polyposis coli. Four cases of multiple gastric hamartomatous polyps not associated with polyposis coli were encountered. Histologically, all these polyps consisted of normal oxyntic glands with numerous cystic dilatations of the glandular lumens of various sizes.(More)