Takahiro Yasoshima

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Enterovesical fistula is a relatively uncommon complication of colorectal and pelvic malignancies, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, radiotherapy, and trauma in Asian countries. A case of vesico-ileosigmoidal fistula and a literature review of this disease in Japan are presented. A 70-yr-old male was referred with complaints of urinary pain and(More)
We established a new cell line, AZ-P7a, with high peritoneal-metastatic potential in nude mice. AZ-P7a cells were derived from the human gastric carcinoma line AZ-521, which has low capacity for peritoneal dissemination. AZ-P7a cells developed peritoneal metastasis in 11 / 14 (78.6%) mice, whereas the parental AZ-521 cells developed metastasis in 2 / 6(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-C, one of several members of the VEGF family, is a relatively specific lymphangiogenic growth factor. VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-3 (or Flt4) is a VEGF-C receptor with expression restricted to lymphatic endothelial cells. Since the mechanisms by which carcinoma cells metastasize to lymph nodes remain unclear, we(More)
There is a need to establish animal models which are suitable for investigation of human gastric cancer metastasis to the liver. To this end, a human gastric carcinoma line, AZ521 was injected into the spleens of nude mice. Cells from the few liver metastatic foci of injected AZ521 were expanded "in vitro" and subsequently injected into the spleens of nude(More)
We established a new cell line, HPC-3P4a, with high peritoneal disseminated potential in nude mice. HPC-3P4a was derived from a human pancreatic carcinoma cell line (HPC-3) that had low capacity for peritoneal dissemination. HPC-3P4a developed peritoneal dissemination in 10 of 11 (90.9%) cases, whereas parental HPC-3 developed peritoneal dissemination in(More)
A stoma prolapse is one of the late complications and often occurs when the stoma is made in an emergency situation. This complication is not lethal, but causes irritable stoma, skin trouble, and difficulty in stoma care. We herein report the case of a 48-year-old female with an end colostomy that was created as an emergency operation 4 months before. On(More)
A case is presented of an adult chylous cyst of the mesentery that was preoperatively diagnosed to be a pancreatic cystadenoma. A 66-year-old asymptomatic male was followed up for 15 months under the diagnosis of a benign pancreatic cyst. On October 1997, computed tomography showed a 45 x 40 mm cystic mass in the upper abdomen which came in contact with the(More)
Four cases of anorectal malignant melanoma are reported in this paper. All patients underwent an abdominoperineal resection with lymph node dissection for a curative operation and received postoperative chemotherapy with dacarbazine, ranimustine, and vincristine, either with or without interferon-β. One of these patients has been observed for more than 6(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the recent clinical finding that high telomerase activity is an unfavorable prognostic marker for various human malignant tumors, there has been no experimental evidence supporting the link between telomerase and tumor aggressiveness. In the current investigation, the authors examined the relation between telomerase activity and potential(More)