Teruo Kakegawa

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PURPOSE The authors evaluated the efficacy of extended radical (three-field) lymphadenectomy for esophageal cancer compared with less radical (two-field) lymphadenectomy. STUDY SUBJECTS AND ANALYTIC METHODS: The mortality and morbidity rates, postoperative courses, and survival rates were compared between 63 patients who underwent three-field lymph node(More)
Factors responsible for recurrence of esophageal cancer were investigated in 90 patients who underwent extended radical esophagectomy with three-field dissection for a squamous cell carcinoma in the thoracic esophagus. The initial tumor recurrence was grouped as either locoregional (site of the primary tumor, anastomotic site, or lymph nodes) or as distant(More)
BACKGROUND Histopathologic characteristics and optimal treatment modality for superficial esophageal cancer were reevaluated on the basis of 2418 patients from 143 institutions through a nationwide questionnaire to the members of the Japanese Society for Esophageal Diseases. METHODS A questionnaire was designed for patients with preoperatively untreated(More)
As a new screening procedure, intraoperative ultrasonography using high-resolution real-time instruments was used routinely in 84 colorectal cancer operations to scan the entire liver for liver metastases. In 10 operations (11.9%), intraoperative ultrasonography identified 14 previously unrecognized metastatic tumors, all of which were less than 2 cm in(More)
Twenty-six patients who underwent total pelvic exenteration for locally advanced colorectal cancer were studied retrospectively. The operative mortality rate was 8 per cent (two deaths). In patients with stage II primary disease the recurrence rate after curative surgery was three of seven, although the mean survival time was 58 months and the 5-year(More)
Thirty-nine patients with advanced measurable squamous cell carcinomas were treated with two or more courses of 70 mg cisplatin/m2 on day 1 and 700 mg infused 5-fluorouracil/m2 on days 1-5 every 21 days. The overall response rate was 35.9 (95% confidence limits, 24.8-55.1%). Responses were seen in primary sites in the esophagus of five patients, in the lung(More)
BACKGROUND Matrix metalloproteinases (MMP) are a gene family of zinc enzymes capable of degrading almost all of the extracellular matrix macromolecules in vivo. Their enzymic activities are believed to be responsible for tumor invasion and metastasis. METHODS In this study, using peroxidase-antiperoxidase method, monospecific antisera against MMP-1(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy confers a survival benefit on patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma undergoing radical surgery, we undertook a cooperative, prospective randomized controlled trial. METHODS A total of 205 patients underwent transthoracic esophagectomy with lymphadenectomy at eleven institutions(More)
The accuracy of intraoperative ultrasonography in diagnosing liver metastasis was evaluated at the time of surgery and at follow-up in 189 patients with colorectal cancers. Evaluation at the time of operation revealed that the sensitivity of intraoperative ultrasonography (93.3%) was significantly (p<0.0001) higher than that of preoperative ultrasonography(More)
Fifty-six patients with gastric cancer who were at least 80 years of age (range 80-88) (Group 1) were retrospectively investigated and compared with younger patients. The resectability rate was 80% (45/56) in Group 1, 88% (331/373) in Group 2 (patients aged between 70 and 79) and 91% (992/1,087) in Group 3 (patients aged under 70 years). Of the cases(More)