Learn More
A 79-year-old woman presented with epigastralgia, and computed tomography showed a 3-cm multiloculated mass with a mural nodule in the head of the pancreas. Arteriography showed stenosis of the celiac artery and a saccular aneurysm, arising from the first jejunal artery. We made a preoperative diagnosis of intraductal papillary adenocarcinoma of the(More)
In fulminant hepatic failure (FHF), rapidly progressive cerebral oedema remains the main fatal complication and an obstacle in liver transplantation. A 29-year-old Japanese woman presented with sudden-onset hepatic encephalopathy and jaundice. Hepatic encephalopathy deteriorated within 2 days of the onset of jaundice. She manifested extensory sustained(More)
A 58-year-old woman with advanced gastric cancer underwent total gastrectomy in May 2012. The histological diagnosis was poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma, cT4a (SE), pN1, cM0; fStage IIIA. Chemotherapy by S-1 was started after surgery. Six months after the operation, two metastatic nodules were noticed on the liver. Therefore, the chemotherapy was(More)
A 25-year-old man with RS rectal cancer received a radical resection of the original tumor and lymph node dissection. Oral tegafur/uracil (UFT)/Leucovorin (LV) therapy has been used for adjuvant chemotherapy, as the pathological Stage was T3N1M0, Stage IIIa. After 10 months from operation, multiple liver metastases were recognized and not resectable. So a(More)
In the present study, we examined whether transportal pulse of class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) allopeptides can induce indirect (non-chimeric) donor-specific hyporesponsiveness, using a high-responder rat skin transplantation model. Two donor-specific 8-amino acid peptides corresponding to residues 58-65 and 70-77 in the alpha(1) helical(More)
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy combined with hepatectomy was performed in 5 patients with synchronous liver metastases of colorectal cancer. RFA of liver metastases was performed using a Cool-tip electrode (Radionics; Burlington, MA, USA). The ablation time used in each session varied according to the tumor size and intraoperative impedance. In 2(More)
We performed radiofrequency ablation (RFA) therapy combined with intrahepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy for 7 patients with liver metastasis from colorectal cancer. Synchronous metastasis accounted for 5 cases and metachronous for 2 cases. Two cases were H1, 2 cases H2, and 3 cases H3. Following the resection of colorectal primary lesion, we performed(More)
Colovesical fistula (CVF) resulting from colon diverticulosis is a comparatively rare disease, and neither the diagnosis nor treatment has been established. Our experience with CVF due to sigmoid diverticulitis over a 9-year period was reviewed to clarify the clinical presentation and diagnostic confirmation. Ten patients with CVF were identified in this(More)
For metastatic breast cancer patients who have hormone receptor-positive tumors, hormonal therapy aiming at optimal palliation and prolongation of life is the initial treatment of choice. To enhance the effect of hormonal monotherapy, a combination therapy with Anastrozole 1 mg po and 5'-DFUR 800 mg po daily was given to 11 patients with metastatic breast(More)