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PURPOSE We evaluated the long-term outcome and symptoms after inguinal hernia repair using the Prolene Hernia System (PHS). METHODS We reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent PHS surgery at our hospital to assess the postoperative complications and recurrence rates. Late symptoms were evaluated by a standardized interview using a(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for gastric cancer may prevent the development of an impaired nutritional status due to reduced surgical stress compared with open distal gastrectomy (ODG). METHODS This study was performed as an exploratory analysis of a phase III trial comparing LADG and ODG for stage I gastric cancer during the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to clarify whether TNM-EC or TNM-GC is better for classifying patients with AEG types II/III. METHODS The patients who had AEG types II/III and received D1 or more radical lymphadenectomy were selected. The patients were staged both by seventh edition of TNM-EC and TNM-GC. The distribution of the patients, the hazard(More)
The incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) is dramatically increasing in Western countries, while it is not increasing in Eastern countries. Siewert type I tumors are observed less frequently in Eastern countries in comparison to Western countries. On the other hand, other clinicopathological features of AEG, including age,(More)
BACKGROUND Postoperative infectious complications increase disease recurrence in colorectal cancer patients. We herein investigated the impact of infectious complications on gastric cancer recurrence after curative surgery. METHODS In total, 502 patients who underwent R0 resection for gastric cancer were reviewed. Patients were classified into those with(More)
BACKGROUND Compliance of S-1 adjuvant chemotherapy is not high. The aim of the present study is to clarify risk factors for continuation of S-1 after gastrectomy. METHODS This retrospective study selected patients who underwent curative D2 surgery for gastric cancer, were diagnosed with stage 2/3 disease, creatinine clearance more than 60 ml/min, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to clarify the priority of nodal dissection in Siewert types II and III adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG). METHODS The priority of nodal dissection was evaluated based on the therapeutic value index calculated by multiplying of the frequency of metastasis to each station and the 5-year survival(More)
BACKGROUND We clarified the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction (AEG) at a Japanese high-volume cancer center and its clinicopathological features between the Siewert subtypes. METHODS Patients with AEG were selected from a prospective database of gastric and esophageal tumors established by Kanagawa Cancer Center. The Siewert(More)
BACKGROUND To clarify factors related to vitamin E malabsorption after gastric surgery, we evaluated serum vitamin E levels in patients who had undergone gastrectomy for gastric cancer. METHODS We studied 39 patients (26 men, 13 women; mean age, 61.7 years) who underwent gastrectomy for early gastric cancer. Surgical procedures included 24 subtotal(More)
BACKGROUND Multidetector-row CT (MDCT) may provide accurate preoperative staging of resectable gastric cancer. However, the standard methods and criteria to diagnose the T and N stages to select the patients who are good candidates for neoadjuvant chemotherapy have not been established yet. METHODS The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the(More)