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PURPOSE To evaluate the utility of CT of peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) by comparing preoperative radiological and intraoperative peritoneal cancer index (PCI) scores. MATERIAL AND METHOD This study collected 76 patients of PC from different disease origins. The sensitivity, specificity and accuracy were calculated in each of the abdominopelvic region,(More)
Fifty-five patients with high-grade advanced gastric cancer in whom the presence of stage IV was confirmed by preoperative diagnostic imaging were treated with PMUE therapy by a combined use of cisplatin (CDDP) 75 mg/m2, mitomycin C (MMC) 10 mg/body, etoposide 150 mg/body, and UFT (a combination of 1-(2-tetrahydrofuryl)-5-fluorouracil and uracil in a molar(More)
There is no standard treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from gastric cancer. New bidirectional chemotherapy (neoadjuvant intraperitoneal-systemic chemotherapy protocol (NIPS)) was developed. The aim of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of NIPS and to show the selection for cytoreductive surgery on PC from gastric cancer.(More)
A case of cutaneous metastases from gastric adenocarcinoma was presented. It was treated with combination chemotherapy producing complete response with prolongation of survival. Skin metastasis will indicate early fatal termination, therefore there has not yet been a reported case of cutaneous metastasis from gastric cancer to have complete response with(More)
BACKGROUND The survival of patients with advanced gastric cancer after D2 dissection is still poor. Asian surgeons have proposed a more radical lymph node dissection, designated as D4 dissection, where paraaortic lymph nodes are removed in combination with D2 dissection. To evaluate the survival benefit of D4 dissection, a multi-institutional randomized(More)
A case of cutaneous and brain metastasis of gastric carcinoma, treated effectively by chemotherapy, is reported. The patient was a 67-year-old female. She underwent total gastrectomy for advanced gastric carcinoma with direct invasion to liver. Six months later, she was admitted with headache and multiple skin nodules on the trunk. CT showed two round tumor(More)
Lymphocytic mastopathy is a benign breast disease characterized by dense fibrosis, lobular atrophy, and aggregates of lymphocytes in a periductal and perivascular distribution. The condition affects young to middle-aged women and frequently shows an association with diabetes mellitus or autoimmune disorders. Here, we report a case of the disease clinically(More)
Solvent, temperature, and excitation wavelength significantly affected the photochemical outcomes of a naphthalene-dicyanoethene system tethered by different number (n) of methylene groups (1-3). The effect of irradiation wavelength was almost negligible for 2a but pronounced for 3a. The temperature dependence and theoretical calculations indicated the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Twenty-one patients with primary stage IV gastric cancer were treated with a wide-spectrum regimen, designated as FEPMTX therapy to establish an effective salvage chemotherapy. METHODOLOGY FEPMTX therapy consisted of 5-fluorouracil and the triple biochemical modulators in addition to epirubicin. The schedule comprised 3 days continuous(More)
An aggressive approach to peritoneal dissemination involves peritonectomy procedures combined with preoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy, intraoperative chemo-hyperthermia, and postoperative systemic chemotherapy. We have been performing multimodal therapy consisting of peritonectomy plus perioperative chemotherapy for the treatment of patients with(More)