PhD Masahiko Yano MD

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Recurrence patterns after hepatic resection has been poorly understood in view of tumor blood flow drainage (TBFD) area. Our goal was to clarify the recurrence patterns after anatomical versus nonanatomical hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A total of 424 consecutive patients with HCC, who were treated by curative resection (R0) at our(More)
Quality of life is an important outcome measure in the care of patients with cancer. We developed a new scoring system specifically for the evaluation of patients with upper gastrointestinal cancer and postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction. This study was undertaken to evaluate the scoring system’s validity in comparing outcomes after gastric(More)
Single-incision laparoscopic surgery maximizes the advantages of laparoscopic surgery by reducing abdominal trauma; however, few comparative studies have addressed its role in gastric cancer. This study sought to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of single-incision laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (SLDG) with radical D2 lymphadenectomy by comparing its(More)
A lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLD) for lower rectal cancer may be beneficial for a limited number of patients. If sentinel node (SN) navigation surgery could be applied to lower rectal cancer, then unnecessary LPLDs could be avoided. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of lateral region SN biopsy by means of indocyanine green(More)
In advanced gastric cancer, peritoneal recurrence is the main cause of death after curative surgical resection. The aim of this report was to describe a novel approach for quantitative genetic diagnosis using peritoneal lavage for the identification of patients at high risk for peritoneal recurrence and for evaluation of the clinical response to(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the seventh most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a major risk factor for HCC recurrence after curative resection. This study evaluated anti-HCV antibody (Ab) titer as a prognostic indicator of HCC recurrence after curative hepatic resection. A total(More)
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