Seiichirou Yamamoto

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PURPOSE This study evaluates the effectiveness of total pelvic exenteration with distal sacrectomy for fixed recurrent tumor that developed from primary rectal cancer. METHODS We investigated surgical indications, techniques to minimize blood loss and reduce complications, and oncological outcomes in 57 patients who underwent total pelvic exenteration(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine the function of granulocytes in newborns from the perspective of granulocyte activation by cytokines. METHODS Granulocytes were stimulated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha, granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or granulocyte colony stimulating factor, and the reactivity of(More)
BACKGROUND Serious bacterial infections occur with higher frequency in the first weeks of life than in other age groups and this may be, in part, related to functional impairment of neonatal granulocytes. The purpose of the present study was to estimate the characteristics of granulocyte function during the neonatal period. METHODS The expression of(More)
Lateral lymphatics of the rectum originate in the area where branches of the inferior hypogastric plexus and the middle rectal vessels from the internal iliac vessels enter the mesorectum below the level of the peritoneal reflection in the pelvis, then reach the bifurcation of iliac vessels along the internal iliac vessels. Among lateral lymph nodes, the(More)
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