Tetsufumi Ohchi

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BACKGROUND The number of elderly patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has increased in Japan. PATIENTS AND METHODS A total of 280 patients with HCC treated with endoscopic radiofrequency ablation (ERFA) were enrolled in the present study. The patients were divided into two groups, an elderly group (≥ 70 years) and a non-elderly group (<70 years)(More)
We treated 4 cases of advanced pancreatic cancer: 2 cases were nonresectable and the other 2 cases did not choose an operation but arterial infusion chemotherapy with gemcitabine after the transcatheter peripancreatic arterial embolizaiton. One case resulted in a tumor decrease but the other 3 cases observed a tumor progress. Although we confirmed cancer(More)
We present a case of small cell carcinoma of esophagus treated by chemotherapy with CDDP plus CPT-11 and radiotherapy. A 73-year-old woman visited our hospital with complaints of neck mass and discomfort during swallowing. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a type 3 tumor in the middle portion of the esophagus, which was pathologically diagnosed as(More)
The patient was a 67-year-old man who had been operated for eshophageal cancer 4 years ago. He was diagnosed as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma by CT after 2 years of the operation. After admission to our hospital, he was treated by hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy with CDDP, levofolinate calcium (L-LV) and 5-FU with chronomodulation. After a few more(More)
The patient was a 55-year-old woman who had unresectable advanced gastric cancer with celiac lymph node metastases and invasion of pancreas. The lesions were considered surgically incurable, so she was placed on neoadjuvant chemotherapy consisting of TS-1 and low-dose CDDP, for a total of 3 courses of TS-1 (100 mg/day, 12 weeks) and 2 courses of low-dose(More)
We report a case of a 72-year-old man with advanced rectal cancer who refused an operation for cancer therapy. We underwent radiation therapy (40 Gy) for the purpose of suppressing tumor bleeding. Consequently, we administered S-1 (100 mg/day) orally. As a result, the tumor has disappeared by radiation therapy and chemotherapy with S-1 for 2 years. We have(More)
A 73-year-old woman was diagnosed with solitary hepatocellular carcinoma (18 cm in diameter) in the right lobe. Right hepatic lobectomy was performed in March 2004. Solitary pulmonary metastasis in the left lung was detected by CT scan in April 2006. Thoracoscopic resection of pulmonary metastasis was performed. But in February 2007, solitary pulmonary(More)
A 56-year-old male patient with chronic C type hepatitis had HCC which invaded right portal vein trunk (Vp3). In August 2000, we performed intrahepatic artery infusion chemotherapy with CDDP and 5-FU under subcutaneous interferon alpha treatment. In addition, we used chemoradiation therapy for portal tumor thrombus in HCC. As the result of such therapy, the(More)
We encountered a patient with gastric cancer who achieved long-term quality of life( QOL) by undergoing chemotherapy with weekly administration of paclitaxel and placement of an expandable metallic stent. An 82-year-old man visited our hospital with a complaint of discomfort during swallowing. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a type 3 tumor in the(More)
In the management of inoperable patients with advanced gastric cancer, it is important to control a tumor bleeding actively and to make sure that the patient can take meals through the stenotic cardia for the purpose of keeping the patients' quality of life well. We treated five gastric cancer patients with chemoradiation therapy consisting of CDDP (6(More)