Naoki Asayama

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BACKGROUND The diagnosis of gastrointestinal (GI) involvement in Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is important to make because the need for treatment depends on the extent of the disease. Moreover, severe GI lesions can cause serious complications. Endoscopy with biopsy is an extremely useful method to diagnose GI-KS. However, determining the indications for endoscopy(More)
Although delayed bleeding is a major complication of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for colorectal neoplasms, few reports have assessed the risk factors for delayed bleeding after colorectal ESD. This study included 363 consecutive patients in whom 377 colorectal neoplasms were resected using ESD between April 2006 and August 2012. We classified(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Only the depth of submucosal invasion can be estimated prior to determining the indications for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) as a curative treatment for colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Here we evaluated the outcomes of ESD for clinical T1 CRCs. METHODS Of 660 patients who underwent ESD for CRC at the Hiroshima University Hospital(More)
Although Japanese guidelines proposed by the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for colorectal tumors recommend continued use of low-dose aspirin (LDA), this strategy is controversial. It was our practice to interrupt LDA therapy 5–7 days before ESD until December 2010, when we instituted the new(More)
Long-term outcomes of patients with T1 colorectal carcinoma (CRC) treated by endoscopic resection (ER) or surgical resection are unclear in relation to the curative criteria in the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum (JSCCR) guidelines. The aim of this study was to retrospectively compare the long-term outcomes among patients with T1 CRC in(More)
The risk for lymph node metastasis and the prognostic significance of pedunculated-type T1 colorectal carcinomas (CRCs) require further study. We aimed to assess the validity of the 2014 Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum (JSCCR) guidelines based on long-term outcomes of pedunculated-type T1 CRCs. In this multicenter retrospective cohort(More)
The standard treatment approach for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anal canal includes abdominoperineal resection and chemoradiotherapy. However, there are currently very few reports of early SCC of the anal canal resected by endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). We report 2 rare cases of SCC of the anal canal resected by ESD. In case 1, a(More)
According to the Japanese Society for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum Guidelines 2014 for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer, cases with T1 colorectal carcinoma should be considered for additional colectomy with lymph node dissection when histologically complete en bloc resection is endoscopically carried out and when one of the four risk factors listed(More)
We report a case of multiple flat adenomas and cancer of the rectum that occurred 15 years after pelvic irradiation following surgery for uterine cancer. Adenoma borders were diagnosed accurately by magnifying chromoendoscopy, leading to their adequate excision using endoscopic submucosal dissection. This enabled minimal dissection of the irradiated pelvis(More)
Severe Candida esophagitis (CE) may lead to development of strictures, hemorrhage, esophagotracheal fistula, and a consequent decrease in quality of life. Although the severity of CE has been classified based on macroscopic findings on endoscopy, the clinical significance remains unknown. The aim of the study was to elucidate the predictive clinical factors(More)