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BACKGROUND Recently, the preoperative immune-nutritional status has been reported to correlate with the survival rate in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). However, there have been no reports on the relationship between the controlling nutritional status (CONUT) score and the clinical outcome after curative surgery for CRC. We herein evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND Markers of systemic inflammation, such as the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), C-reactive protein (CRP) level and Glasgow prognostic score (GPS), have been reported to be useful prognostic indicators for various types of cancers. However, most of the existing reports investigated the preoperative status, and the significance of markers of(More)
The necessity of additional gastrectomy for patients not meeting the inclusion criteria after endoscopic submu cosal dissection (ESD) is controversial. The aim of this study was to elucidate the risk factors for lymph node metastasis (LNM) and residual cancer (RC) in patients not meeting the inclusion criteria after ESD and to determine additional treatment(More)
BACKGROUND Pulmonary complications (PCs) after esophagectomy for patients with esophageal cancer have been correlated with prolonged hospital stays and in-hospital mortality. Previous studies have shown that minimally-invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is associated with a lower rate of PCs compared to conventional open surgery. Although PCs were reportedly(More)
AIM To evaluate the prognostic significance of the lymphocyte to monocyte ratio (LMR) in patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer who received palliative chemotherapy. METHODS A total of 104 patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer who underwent palliative chemotherapy were enrolled. The LMR was calculated from blood samples(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) may be related to progression in several cancers. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of pretreatment NLR in advanced gastric cancer on the prognosis of the patients stratified by metastatic pattern. METHODS We retrospectively investigated clinical data from 191 patients with(More)
A 61-year-old man presented to our hospital with hypercalcemia and elevated C reactive protein (CRP). Evaluation revealed renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with metastasis to lung, bone, and brain. He underwent partial resection of the right kidney and a left nephrectomy. Histopathologic findings of resected tumors were consistent with clear cell RCC. Whole-brain(More)
The right non-recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN) is a rare nerve anomaly that communicates the laryngeal nerve to the right vagal nerve trunk directly in the neck, which is usually accompanied by aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA). We report on two cases of thoracic esophageal carcinoma undertaken in patients with these abnormalities: a(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of incisional surgical site infections (SSIs) is reported to be higher among patients with Crohn's disease (CD) than among those with colorectal cancer. It has also been reported that the preoperative nutritional and inflammatory status is associated with the frequency of postoperative complications. Onodera's prognostic nutritional(More)
BACKGROUND All patients with peritoneal-free cancer cells (CY1) do not always develop a peritoneal recurrence (P1). The goal of this study was to identify characteristic features of peritoneal-free cancer cells that could develop into peritoneal recurrence. METHODS Of 1,474 patients, 91 were identified with CY1P0, and the remaining 1,383 with CY0P0.(More)