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Cutaneous ureterostomy cannot be carried out by the retroperitoneal method in cases showing an insufficient length of the available ureter. We therefore proposed and carried out cutaneous ureterostomy transperitoneally on a ureter of minimum length using the transverse mesocolon. The right and left ureters are drawn from the retroperitoneum into the(More)
The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the treatment outcome of transperitoneal ureterocutane-ostomy using the transverse mesocolon is not inferior to that of conventional retroperitoneal ureterocutaneostomy. The enrolled subjects were 26 patients who underwent uretero-cutaneostomy among a total of 160 cases of urinary diversion performed at(More)
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is a rare clinicoradiological syndrome that is characterized by neurological symptoms, including seizures, headaches, visual abnormalities, confusion and encephalopathy, accompanied by vasogenic edema of the posterior white matter observed on neuroimaging. Sorafenib is an inhibitor of pro-angiogenic(More)
Although sunitinib is associated with a variety of adverse events, cases of sunitinib-related acute cholecystitis have rarely been reported. We herein report two cases of sunitinib-related acute acalculous cholecystitis in patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma. In both cases, the gallbladder was surgically removed because it was difficult to improve(More)
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the hypothesis that a positive resection margin (RM1) of an excised specimen may not reflect the true margin in patients that have undergone radical prostatectomy (RP). Between September 2003 and March 2011, 370 Japanese patients underwent an antegrade RP at the National Kyushu Cancer Center (Fukuoka, Japan),(More)
INTRODUCTION We aimed to determine whether the number and type of risk factors are associated with biochemical recurrence-free survival after radical prostatectomy in men with D'Amico intermediate-risk prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 1998 and May 2013, 481 Japanese patients underwent antegrade radical prostatectomy. The relationships(More)
The present study aimed to determine the adequate pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND) range for Japanese males undergoing radical prostatectomy. A total of 467 Japanese patients who underwent antegrade radical prostatectomy at the National Kyushu Cancer Center (Fukuoka, Japan) were retrospectively reviewed. The patients were divided into two groups(More)
Surgical anatomy around the kidney remains controversial. We therefore examined the constitutions of renal fascia and retroperitoneal space around the kidney through the close observations of intraoperative views. The surface of the removed kidney was covered with a smooth membrane, which is the so-called renal fascia. However, such a smooth membrane could(More)
Objective To assess the characteristics of biochemical recurrence in the late period (>5 years after radical prostatectomy) and the differences in the predictors of biochemical recurrence in different periods, we conducted a multicenter retrospective study. Methods We reviewed 478 men who underwent radical prostatectomy for clinically localized prostate(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between clinical parameters and the overall survival (OS) of Japanese patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC). The medical records of 59 consecutive mRCC patients receiving molecular-targeted therapy were retrospectively assessed. Kaplan-Meier and log-rank analyses were used to(More)
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