Masakazu Hoshima

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To determine the indications for limited colon cancer surgery in each location, we reviewed the arterial branching patterns and lymph node metastases along the course of specific vascular trunks in 344 colon cancer patients who had undergone preoperative angiography and colectomy with lymph node dissection. Our conclusions are follows: Because the ileocecal(More)
BACKGROUND Biopsy by fine-needle, aspiration has become a routine technique for the diagnosis of a dominant breast mass. In this study, fluorescent in situ, hybridization (FISH) analysis of interphase nuclei allowed the authors to detect genetic aberrations that are difficult to identify by conventional cytology. METHODS To investigate ways of minimizing(More)
We quantitatively measured blood flow in liver parenchyma and hepatic tumors in two patients using 15O-carbon dioxide (steady state) and 15O-water (dynamic) PET imaging. Images were acquired before and during administration of angiotensin-II to achieve a hypertensive state. Blood flow in the hepatocellular carcinoma was greater than that of the parenchyma.(More)
BACKGROUND A new dosage formulation, methotrexate adsorbed onto activated carbon particles (MTX-CH), was developed for treating cancer patients with lymph node metastases. METHODS MTX-CH injected subcutaneously into the left hind foot pad of rats delivered greater amounts of methotrexate selectively to the regional lymph nodes and to the injection site(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM The outcome after hepatectomy and non-surgical treatment of liver metastases from gastric and colorectal malignancies are reported. METHODOLOGY Between April 1988 and March 1994, 176 patients with metastatic liver cancer were treated at the First Department of Surgery, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine Hospital. RESULTS All(More)
The ability of the angiogenesis inhibitor TNP-470 to prevent liver metastasis after partial hepatectomy, and whether TNP-470 impairs liver regeneration or skin wound healing, was evaluated. Following the injection of VX2 carcinoma cells into the portal vein of rabbits, half of the animals underwent resection of the middle hepatic lobe (hepatectomized group)(More)
We examined hepatic artery ligation combined with an angiogenesis inhibitor, TNP-470, in the treatment of VX2 tumour inoculated into the liver of rabbits. Effects on tumour growth were correlated with arterial collateral development in this system. Three treatment methods were compared: (1) the left hepatic artery was ligated at the liver hilum (ligation(More)
We investigated the effects of an angiogenesis inhibitor, TNP-470, in suppressing the recurrence in the liver remnant after partial hepatectomy for VX2 liver metastases model of rabbits. After inoculation of 1 x 10(6) VX2 tumor cells via the portal vein, the medial lobe of the liver was resected. Then, TNP-470 (7 mg/body/day) was infused (Group 1), or(More)
A growing body of clinical cases suggests that a kind of nematode larva, type X larva of the suborder Spirurina that inhabits firefly squids (Watasenia scintillans, or 'Hotaru-ika' in Japanese), can cause acute ileus in humans. However, the larva itself has rarely been found in the wall of the obstructed intestine. We describe here a case of acute ileus, in(More)