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OBJECTIVE This study analyzed the results in 229 patients with primary hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who were treated by radical hepatic resection in the past 11 years. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Due to marked advances in diagnostic and therapeutic methods, the therapeutic strategy for HCC has changed significantly. However, there are still many problems to(More)
Forty-three consecutive patients of venomous snakebite by the Japanese viper (Agkistrodon halys Blomhoffii, "Mamushi" in Japanese) were treated with an uniformly scheduled therapy from 1990 and 1994. The therapy was mainly composed of minimal dose of antivenin, methylprednisolon and cepharanthin. There were two clinical courses, i.e., the minimal(More)
To clarify the effect of preoperative transcatheter arterial oily chemoembolization (TAOE) for resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on long-term survival after curative resection, we retrospectively evaluated 60 patients with and 68 patients without preoperative TAOE. Although there was no substantial difference in the clinical backgrounds between the(More)
During a 10-yr-period, 24 cases of alpha-fetoprotein-producing gastric cancer were experienced in our department. The mean age was 62.5 yr, and the sex ratio of males to females was 3:1. Borrmann II and III types of gastric cancer were predominant (83.3%). The prognosis was dismal. Most of the patients, including three radically operated cases of early(More)
The aim of this study is to clarify whether the expression of metallothionein (MT) is related with the malignant potential in primary colorectal cancer and/or synchronous liver metastasis. Immunohistochemical staining for MT was performed on the specimens of adenocarcinoma of the colon and rectum and its liver metastases in 34 patients treated with curative(More)
OBJECTIVE This study retrospectively evaluated the association between perioperative blood transfusion and intrahepatic recurrence in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who had undergone curative hepatic resections. METHODS Hepatic resection was performed with curative intent in 195 patients with primary HCC between 1985 and 1996. Patients who(More)
Progesterone receptors (PgR), estrogen receptors (ER), and androgen receptors (AR) were assayed consecutively for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that was surgically removed from 19 men and three women. The methods of receptor assay were the enzyme immunoassay (EIA) for PgR and the dextran-coated charcoal (DCC) technique for ER and AR. The patients ranged in(More)
Androgen receptors (AR) were assayed for cirrhotic liver, adenomatous hyperplastic nodule (AHN), and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) which were removed by partial hepatic resection from five patients. There were three men and two women. Age ranged from 59 to 68 years. Underlying cirrhosis was macronodular in three and micronodular in two. AHN was present(More)
DNA ploidy of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was studied in 28 patients using a flow cytometric method. Fourteen patients had two HCCs synchronously, and the remaining 14 had tumor recurrence in the remnant liver 3-41 months after curative resection of primary HCCs. DNA ploidy pattern and histopathologic parameters were compared between the synchronous and(More)
Nuclear DNA content of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was estimated by flow cytometry after hepatic resection in 91 patients during the past 5 years. There were 53 diploid and 38 aneuploid tumours. Clinicopathological features were compared retrospectively between the patients with diploid and those with aneuploid HCC. DNA ploidy did not show any(More)