Syunpei Hashigo

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BACKGROUND Although experience with diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP in children is growing, little is known about the safety and technical outcomes of endoscopic papillary balloon dilation (EPBD) in pediatric patients with bile duct stones (BDSs). OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and long-term outcomes of EPBD in pediatric patients with BDSs. DESIGN Case(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Our previous study revealed the efficacy and safety of the large balloon dilation (LBD) technique. However, there is insufficient objective data about the recurrence rate. The aim of this study was to compare the recurrence rate of common bile duct (CBD) stones between patients treated with and without LBD. METHODS Patients with(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS There are two types of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) endoscope, the radial scanning (RS) and the curved linear array (CL). The type of EUS endoscope used at a first intent depends on local expertise, local habits and sometimes on how the examination is reimbursed. In Japan, RS is mainly used for observation, whereas CL is primarily(More)
The patient was a woman, aged 69, diagnosed with acute pancreatitis by a local physician; simultaneously, with US, a low-echo tumor was indicated in the pancreas' uncinate process. Diagnosis was made of acute pancreatitis resulting from a pancreatic IPMN, and the patient was referred. Ultrasound showed hypoechoic tumor images accompanied by posterior echo(More)
Purpose: Patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasm grade-3 (PanNEN-G3) show variable responses to platinum-based chemotherapy. Recent studies indicated that PanNEN-G3 includes well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor with G3 (NET-G3). Here, we examined the clinicopathologic and molecular features of PanNEN-G3 and assessed the responsiveness to(More)
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