Masamitsu Jibiki

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Background: The aim of this study is to determine whether gasless, video endoscopic transanal–rectal tumor excision (gasless VTEM) is a valid treatment for rectal carcinoid and laterally spreading tumors (LST). Methods: Eighty-four patients with an adenoma, adenocarcinoma (Tis/T1), or carcinoid tumor of the rectum were divided into three groups: (i) LST (n(More)
We report our experience with thoracoscopy used for the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax and idiopathic emphysematous bullae. Fifty-one patients with pneumothorax were admitted to the hospital and received a pleurography and CT scanning before thoracoscopy. End-GIA resection or end-loop ligation were used alone or in combination, with or without laser(More)
The clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of splenic flexure cancer after surgery have yet to be fully elucidated. The aim of the current study was, therefore, to establish predictive factors related to splenic flexure cancer and outcome after surgery. We compared the clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of 34 patients with splenic(More)
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