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Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement has been practiced in several hospitals in Japan, including ours, since January 2012. Here, we report the case of an 82-year-old Japanese man who presented to the hospital with a 1-week history of right hypochondrial pain. Computed tomography (CT) findings indicated colorectal cancer. The laboratory findings(More)
A 52-year-old man was admitted to our hospital due to shortness of breath that developed one week after the diagnosis of influenza infection. He had a past history of myocarditis associated with influenza B infection 16 years before the current admission. The patient's left ventricular function showed diffuse hypokinesis with a left ventricular ejection(More)
Taxanes, including paclitaxel (PTX) and docetaxel (DOC), are poorly soluble in water due to their hydrophobic properties and thus, require solvents. However, use of these solvents has been associated with toxic responses, including a hypersensitivity reaction (HSR). Nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel (nab-PTX) is a novel formulation of PTX, which allows(More)
This case report discusses a 48-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer: T4c(10.5 cm)N2bM1,(OSS, LYM), stage IV, estrogen receptor(ER)(+), progesterone receptor(PgR)(+), human epidermal growth factor receptor-2(HER2) (-), and Ki-67 17.2%. Administration of eribulin was initiated after treatment with anthracycline and taxane. Thereafter, 28 courses of(More)
We herein report a case of anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas arising in an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). A 68-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of fatigue. Computed tomography revealed an irregular mass in the pancreatic head, which displayed high-signal intensity on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND There is no consensus on the need for adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with pathological residual invasive breast cancer (non-pCR) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). We evaluated the tolerability and safety of tegafur-uracil (UFT) as adjuvant chemotherapy for patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative breast cancer that(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to assess the efficacy of self-expanding metal stent (SEMS) implantation as palliative treatment for malignant colorectal obstruction. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of patients with malignant colorectal obstruction who underwent SEMS insertion as palliative treatment in our hospital between March 2013 and December(More)
We herein describe the case of a 70-year-old female patient diagnosed with pancreatic carcinoma. An abdominal enhanced computed tomography scan revealed a poorly enhanced mass (17mm×15mm in size) in the pancreatic head. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed stenosis of the main pancreatic and common bile ducts caused by a mass-neighboring(More)
We describe a 48-year-old man with cholecystolithiasis whose preoperative magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) scan showed that the right accessory hepatic duct branching from the cystic duct dominated an anterior segment of the right hepatic lobe. We observed the right accessory hepatic duct using intraoperative cholangiography, and we were(More)
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