Michihiro Yamamoto

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Rice paddy soil has been shown to have strong denitrifying activity. However, the microbial populations responsible for nitrate respiration and denitrification have not been well characterized. In this study, we performed a clone library analysis of >1,000 clones of the nearly full-length 16S rRNA gene to characterize bacterial community structure in rice(More)
An extremely rare case of a lymphoepithelial cyst associated with persistent elevation of serum carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 levels is described. A 72-year-old man was incidentally found to have a cystic tumor in the uncus of the pancreas and to have a high serum CA 19-9 level. At 2-year follow up, the tumor size had gradually increased and the high CA(More)
BACKGROUND This study sought to clarify the clinical benefits of liver resection after downsizing systemic chemotherapy for initially unresectable colorectal liver metastases (CLM). METHODS Survival and clinical characteristics of CLM patients who underwent resection between January 2001 and December 2013 were retrospectively assessed. The study cohort of(More)
A solitary fibrous tumor is a ubiquitous mesenchymal fibroblastic tumor that was previously considered limited to the pleural cavity. Here, we report a rare case of a large solitary fibrous tumor of the mesorectum, which was successfully resected laparoscopically. A 56-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for a giant pelvic mass. Pelvic MRI showed a(More)
Case 1 was a 58-year-old woman diagnosed with unresectable liver metastases from advanced rectal cancer. We performed laparoscopic low anterior resection for sigmoid cancer. As the first-line treatment, FOLFOX+bevacizumab(BV)was applied for 16 courses. The second-line treatment, FOLFIRI plus BV, was applied for four courses. However, the disease progressed(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy represents the most difficult step during laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG). A novel technique for intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy was recently developed and named the "overlap method." However, this procedure is thought to have some technical disadvantages. To facilitate intracorporeal(More)
BACKGROUND For left-sided pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) is a reasonable surgical approach for tumor-free margin resection and systemic lymph node clearance. In pancreaticoduodenectomy for PDAC, the superior mesenteric artery (SMA)-first approach (or the "artery-first approach") has become the(More)
BACKGROUND Surgeons, in general, underestimate the replaced left hepatic artery (rLHA) that arises from the left gastric artery (LGA), compared with the replaced right hepatic artery (rRHA), especially in standard gastric cancer surgery. During pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), preservation of the rRHA arising from the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) is widely(More)
Cancerous involvement of a ureter is sometimes encountered in pelvic surgery for malignancy. We usually perform transureteroureterostomy (TUU) in cases of unilateral lower ureteral cancerous involvement. We report the outcomes in patients treated with TUU in our institute. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 11 patients who underwent TUU(More)
BACKGROUND Generally, single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) requires the use of articulating devices or additional trocars because of the technical difficulties caused by the lack of ergonomics. We developed a novel procedure comprising mainly two simple ideas, "the teres hanging technique combined with fundus-first, dome-down separation,"(More)