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A 32-year-old woman was admitted with intermittent rectal bleeding with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)-like coagulopathy. CT and MRI revealed a retroperitoneal tumor, and we diagnosed giant retroperitoneal hemangioma complicated with Kasabach-Merritt syndrome, following blood pool scintigraphy. Corticosteroid and interferon-alpha were not(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has become widely accepted as a minimally invasive treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC), and opportunities to use ESD to treat EGC in elderly patients are increasing. The objective of this study was to elucidate the safety and efficacy of ESD in elderly patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
AIM Liver cirrhosis is often accompanied by zinc deficiency. The exact mechanisms underlying zinc deficiency remain unclear. This study was undertaken to clarify the influence of diuretics on blood zinc levels and zinc excretion in urine in liver cirrhosis. METHODS Seventy-nine outpatients with liver cirrhosis were divided into four groups: (i) patients(More)
A 75-year-old Japanese man with chronic hepatitis C was found to have a large liver tumor and multiple nodules in the bilateral lungs. We diagnosed the tumor as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with multiple lung metastases based on imaging studies and high titers of HCC tumor markers. Remarkably, without any anticancer treatment or medication, including(More)
Recently, EVL was developed to provide the endoscopist a safer method for the treatment of esophageal varices. The purpose of this report is to reveal our data and the present status. From 1989 to 1995, we performed EVL with EIS using Aethoxysklerol in a total of 214 patients who had bleeding and/or risky esophageal varices. Our technique of EVL is as(More)
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