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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)
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)
INTRODUCTION 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(More)
PURPOSE 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(More)
MicroRNA-7 (miR-7) has been reported to be a tumor suppressor in all malignancies including colorectal cancer (CRC). However, its significance for CRC clinical outcomes has not yet been explored. The potential for miR-7 to act as a tumor suppressor by coordinately regulating the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling pathway at several levels was(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)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The liver is the most common distant site of metastasis from colorectal cancer and is often the only organ affected. We hypothesized that whether distant disease is localized in the liver or is a more systemic disease, may be important in the prognosis of patients with synchronous liver metastasis. The purpose of this study was to(More)
The relationship between preoperative prealbumin and cancer survival has not been fully elucidated. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between preoperative nutritional conditions, including prealbumin and albumin concentrations, and the risk of recurrence in cases with operable colorectal carcinoma. One hundred fifty-eight patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acknowledged marker of infections. For early detection of postoperative infections, CRP levels may be a useful marker. In this study, the CRP response with respect to wound infections (incisional surgical site infection (SSI)) in elective colorectal surgery was examined to define the role of serum CRP as(More)