Masataka Kojima

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The aim of this study was to demonstrate (i) the role of iNOS (inducible nitric oxide synthase) on apoptosis in the rat intestinal mucosa after ischemia-reperfusion, and (ii) the effect of iNOS on the release of cytochrome c from mitochondria. The superior mesenteric artery was occluded for 60 min and was followed by a 60 min reperfusion. Rats were(More)
BACKGROUND In order to minimize surgical stress and preserve organs, endoscopic or robotic surgery is often performed when conducting head and neck surgery. However, it is impossible to physically touch tumors or to observe diffusely invaded deep organs through the procedure of endoscopic or robotic surgery. In order to visualize and safely resect tumors(More)
Recent advances in indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging have enabled the visualization of the blood supply to tissues. For advanced head and neck cancer, intra-arterial chemotherapy has been applied for improving the prognosis and organ preservation. To identify the tumor-feeding artery, CT angiography has been shown to be useful. However, the(More)
BACKGROUND Recent advances in indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging have enabled the visualization of the blood supply to tissues. For advanced head and neck cancer, intra-arterial chemotherapy has been applied for organ preservation and improvement of the prognosis. To identify the tumor-feeding artery, through which the intra-arterial chemotherapy(More)
BACKGROUND Dysphagia is a serious complication of chemoradiotherapy (CRT) in patients with head and neck cancer. Approximately 20% to 30% of patients who have dysphagia require feeding tubes. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of prophylactic swallowing exercises on swallowing function. METHODS Fifty-one patients with advanced(More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is associated with better prognosis than HPV-negative oropharyngeal SCC. The purpose of this study was to assess the expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 receptor (IGF-1R) in patients with oropharyngeal SCC, its relationship to HPV status and various clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced parotid cancers more than 4 cm are firmly fixed around the main trunk of the facial nerve that can be hardly detected in narrow working space between mastoid process and parotid cancer. Even though facial nerve was preserved, facial nerve stretching during surgery has significantly serious effect on postoperative facial palsy. (More)
UNLABELLED In parapharyngeal space dissection, significant complications such as dysphagia and carotid artery rupture have been reported. In order to resect tumours safely in narrow parapharyngeal space, we propose indocyanine green (ICG) florescence image for navigation surgery. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the usefulness of ICG fluorescent image-guided surgery(More)
Supraclavicular lymph node metastasis from endometrial carcinoma is considerably rarer than metastasis from uterine cervical cancer. To date, there have been no reported cases regarding systematic neck dissection as a salvage treatment. In this report, we describe the neck dissection procedure carried out on a 74-year-old woman with supraclavicular lymph(More)