Megumu Fujiwara

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AIM To evaluate the impact of obesity on the posto-perative outcome after hepatic resection in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS Data from 328 consecutive patients with primary HCC and 60 patients with recurrent HCC were studied. We compared the surgical outcomes between the non-obese group (body mass index: BMI < 25 kg/m(2)) and the(More)
We studied the usefulness of pancreatic juice cytology obtained via an indwelling endoscopic nasal pancreatic drainage (ENPD) tube. In general, cytology was performed three times. The sensitivity was 0.35 on the first time and 0.59 after three times (p<0.01). The sensitivity in relation to tumor size of pancreatic cancer was 0.77 for Tis (3 cases) and TS1(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) commonly harbor oncogenic mutations of the c-kit receptor gene, which are targets for imatinib mesylate. However, imatinib resistance is an increasing clinical problem. We herein present such a case with a recurrent GIST, in association with the development of a secondary mutation in the c-kit gene. A 67-year-old man,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Surgically resected hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) have rarely been described and the clinicopathological characteristics of HCC and non-cancerous liver tissue are still obscure. METHODOLOGY From 1997 to 2004, 242 patients with HCC underwent hepatic resection at the Hiroshima Red Cross(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the present study was to re-evaluate CY(+) with gastric carcinoma in Japanese patients to identify the characteristics that might distinguish patients with a poor prognosis from those with an intermediate prognosis among CY(+) patients. METHODOLOGY CY(+) was found in 56 of 566 patients (9.9%) who had undergone surgery for(More)
Elevated soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) in sera is observed in patients with malignant lymphoma (ML). Therefore, sIL-2R is commonly used as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for ML, but the mechanisms responsible for the increase in sIL-2R levels in patients with B-cell lymphomas have not yet been elucidated. We first hypothesized that lymphoma(More)
A 70-year-old man who had worked in a stonepit for about fifty years was admitted to our hospital for detailed examination of the signs of pneumoconiosis (3/3, q) and a nodular shadow in the right upper lung field. Under a clinical diagnosis of lung cancer complicated with pneumoconiosis, right upper lobectomy with a right S6 resection was performed.(More)
A 67-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of breathlessness. Systemic amyloidosis had been diagnosed 5 years previously. Her chest X-ray film showed multiple nodules in both lung fields. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed some of the nodules had calcifications. Bronchoscopy demonstrated amyloid deposits in the bronchial walls. The serum(More)
A 35-year-old woman with past history of pneumonia in the right lung field 5 years before was admitted to our hospital because of fever and cough. Chest radiographs showed a pulmonary tumor with atelectasis of the right lower lung. Chest CT also revealed a round clear-edged tumor at the right S6 with atelectasis of the right lower lung lobe. Bronchoscopic(More)
We present a case of spindle cell type anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas in a 63-year-old woman. A pancreatic mass was incidentally detected by routine abdominal ultrasonography examination for her hepatitis B infection, and she was admitted to our hospital for further examination. Computed tomography revealed a hypo-vascular mass measuring 25mm in(More)