Seiko Uwafuji

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Endoscopic surgery has been widely accepted in various surgical fields, and for some surgeries such as cholecys-tectomy, these procedures are performed primarily by laparoscopic technique [1]. Consequently, concerns about education for open surgery have appeared, with some educators cautioning that ''if so many surgeries are done using laparoscopy, chances(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM A protein-bound polysaccharide, polysaccharide K (PSK), is a non-specific immunological agent used in the treatment of colon cancer, however few studies have investigated the genetic changes in cancer cells treated with PSK. Therefore, we investigated the effect of PSK on cancer cell invasion, which is an indicator for the malignancy of colon(More)
An 89-year-old woman with a history of traumatic injury was referred to our hospital for further evaluation of anemia. Two days after colonoscopy, she complained of intermittent abdominal pain. An abdominal computed tomography confirmed a left diaphragmatic defect with a herniated transverse colon. She underwent elective laparoscopic repair of the(More)
A 60-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented to our hospital with melena. She reported a 1-year history of treatment with nilotinib hydrochloride hydrate for chronic myelogenous leukemia. Contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography revealed multiple intestinal tumors that were subsequently diagnosed as gastrointestinal stromal tumors(More)
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