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BACKGROUND/AIMS In this study, we have attempted to identify and assess factors that would be most predictive of postoperative incisional surgical site infection (SSI) in colorectal surgery, including representative markers for nutrition or obesity. METHODS 152 patients who underwent elective colorectal resection were identified for inclusion in this(More)
It is necessary to examine the characteristics of the dissemination nodules to establish a therapeutic strategy for peritoneal dissemination from digestive malignancy. Ki-67 expression as a proliferation marker in peritoneal dissemination nodules was investigated. The subjects were 15 patients with gastrointestinal cancers who underwent resection of the(More)
A schwannoma is a tumor that develops on peripheral nerves or spinal roots. Although any part of the body can be affected, the breast is a quite unusual site for schwannomas. We report herein a case of schwannoma presenting as a breast tumor. In the current case, the tumor showed both clinically and mammographically as a well-defined breast mass. Of(More)
The optimal timing of early oral intake after surgery has not been fully established. The objective of this study was to compare early oral intake at postoperative day 1 after resection of colorectal cancer with that of day 2 to identify the optimal timing for resumption of oral intake in such patients. Consecutive patients with colorectal cancer who(More)
We have previously demonstrated that the risk of incisional surgical site infection (SSI) increases with obesity and that the most useful predictor of incisional SSI is the thickness of subcutaneous fat. Based on this finding, we have recently attempted a closure technique in surgery for the obese in which a subcutaneous drain is inserted for the prevention(More)
Galectin-3 expression is modulated in cancer cells, and that finding has led to the recognition of galectin-3 as a diagnostic or prognostic marker for various cancers, including breast cancer. This study investigated the correlation between galectin-3 expression and the clinicopathological features in patients with breast cancer, in order to determine the(More)
We previously demonstrated that extracapsular invasion (ECI) at a metastatic sentinel node was significantly associated with the presence of positive non-sentinel nodes in patients with breast cancer. However, the mechanism of metastatic spreading of tumor cells to distant lymph nodes in patients with colorectal carcinoma is not fully understood. In this(More)
Preoperative assessment of breast volume could contribute significantly to the planning of breast reconstructive surgery. However, breast volume measurements are not carried out on a routine basis, because there is still no commonly accepted standard method for such measurements. In the current study, we assessed whether routine computed tomography (CT) of(More)
Stoma formation is commonly performed in operations to treat carcinoma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). In this study, we report several cases of stomal outlet obstruction and investigate the clinical features of cases of outlet obstruction in patients who underwent diverting loop ileostomy. Sixty-one patients with(More)
The presence of lymph node metastasis is considered to be the most significant indicator of prognosis. However, in some cases with node-positive breast cancer, cancer cell dissemination is localized to the lymphatic systems. It is, therefore, important to develop selection criteria for strong adjuvant therapy in patients with node-positive breast cancer.(More)