Osamu Kunihiro

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We report a case of strangulating small bowel obstruction in a 60-yr-old Japanese woman caused by anisakidosis (previously known as anisakiasis). With the increasing popularity of Japanese cuisine such as sushi in the United States, the incidence of anisakidosis is expected to increase. Intestinal anisakidosis can now be treated temporarily, but this(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Several surgical procedures from hilar bile duct resection to hepatectomy have been adopted for hilar cholangiocarcinoma. However the details of the surgical procedure and the indications for hilar bile duct resection have not been determined. METHODOLOGY Pathohistological outcome of resected specimens in five patients undergoing extended(More)
The 14-3-3 protein family plays a role in a wide variety of cell signaling processes including monoamine synthesis, exocytosis, and cell cycle regulation, but the structural requirements for the activity of this protein family are not known. We have previously shown that the 14-3-3 protein binds with and activates phosphorylated tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH,(More)
A 51-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a tumor in the right anterior region of his neck. Aspiration biopsy revealed squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Further investigations, including upper gastro-intestinal series and endoscopy, showed two flush lesions in the middle and lower thoracic esophagus. An endoscopic biopsy was done and the pathological(More)
Background: Radical lymph node dissection in surgery for advanced gallbladder cancer is controversial. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of lymph node dissection based on the clinico-pathologic results. Patients: Seventy-three patients who underwent radical surgery including systematic dissection of the N1+N2 region lymph node plus some of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To clarify the development of pancreatic cancer we performed immunohistochemical analysis of the presence of the major apomucin and cell-cycle regulatory proteins using the tissues of IPMT and ductal adenocarcinoma (DC) of the pancreas. METHODOLOGY Formalin-fixed and paraffin-embedded tissues of 24 IPMT and 21 DC cases were subjected to(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The incidence of biliary injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy remains high and several complications resulting from injuries have recently been reported. The aim of this study is to elucidate the surgical strategy for the management of biliary injury during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODOLOGY Ten patients with biliary injury(More)
INTRODUCTION One of the most difficult factors in curing pancreatic carcinoma is hepatic metastases. Many patients who undergo curative resection have hepatic recurrence, and unresected patients with hepatic metastases have terribly poor prognosis. AIM In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of hepatic arterial infusion therapy for pancreatic carcinoma.(More)
For hepatectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC), we applied circadian chronotherapy via the hepatic artery for multiple bilobar liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Four patients underwent chronotherapy and 16 patients underwent flat infusion therapy (5 day q 2 weeks, 4 or more courses). We used 2 drugs, (5-fluorouracil (5-FU) and l-leucovorin(More)
Division of the splenic vein was performed in 29 patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy to achieve lymph node dissection and neural resection around the superior mesenteric artery. The basic protocol for the splenic vein reconstruction to reduce congestion of the spleen and stomach is as follows. When the inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) drained into(More)