Motoo Yamagata

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Background. This clinicopathological study evaluated the utility of serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 as predictors of locoregional recurrence and long-term disease-free survival in patients with gastric cancer. Methods. During the period January 1989 to December 1994, 485 patients with primary gastric cancer were(More)
Transanal endoscopic surgery has slowly gained widespread acceptance among colorectal surgeons, despite the need for specific training and the high costs of specialized instrumentation. At the other extreme, some laparoscopic surgeons recommend single port access surgery using a single-incision laparoscopic surgery port. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE This randomized controlled trial was designed to assess whether the use of a sodium hyaluronate-based bioresorbable membrane reduces small bowel obstruction after gastrectomy for gastric cancer. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Clinical studies have reported that a bioresorbable membrane significantly reduces the incidence and severity of adhesion after(More)
Abstract Purpose. The FLEP regimen (5-FU, LV, ETP, and CDDP) has been recommended as a combination chemotherapy to control advanced and recurrent gastric cancer. We performed a phase II study of this regimen in 49 patients with advanced gastric cancer. Methods. The treatment regimen consisted of: 5-FU at 370 mg/m2 (days 1–5, i.v. 24 h); LV at a dose of 30(More)
The standard surgical treatment for esophageal achalasia is improvement of the passage combined with antireflux repair. This paper describes the techniques of the laparoscopic modified Girard myotomy and fundoplication for achalasia. The laparoscopic modified Girard myotomy and fundoplication were performed through five upper abdominal trocars. A 10 cm(More)
A 58-year-old man with gastric cancer who had undergone distal gastrectomy on February 8, 2001 was revealed to have anorexia, and was diagnosed with a local recurrence in anastomosis by upper GI examination in August 2003. In September 2003, he was given combination chemotherapy with TS-1 50 mg/m2 (days 1-14) and CPT-11 80 mg/m2 (days 1, 8) every 3 weeks. A(More)
We reported a 52-year-old woman with an apocrine gland carcinoma of the mammary skin concomitant with pagetoid phenomenon. She had a 23-year history of a small nodular lesion on the lower left part of her right breast with a 1-year history of the pigmented plaque spreading peripherally around the nodule. Our diagnosis revealed that the nodule was an(More)
A 65-year-old man had gastric cancer with liver and lung metastases, and received three cycles of FLEP (5-fluorouracil, leucovorin, etoposide, cisplatin) chemotherapy on June, 2001. The primary lesion became scar ulceration and adenocarcinoma tissue was recognized by biopsy pathologically. The lung metastases and lymph node metastases disappeared. The(More)
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