Tomoko Hagiwara

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BACKGROUND Bleeding and perforation are two major complications of gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). There are only a few reports concerning gastric obstruction related to ESD in the stomach. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to clarify the clinicopathological features of patients who experienced gastric obstruction after gastric ESD. (More)
BACKGROUND Previous reports on percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) for bowel decompression have included a relatively small number of patients and the details of post-procedural outcomes and complications are lacking. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcomes and safety of PEG for bowel decompression in a relatively large number of(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is an optimal treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC) with negligible risk of lymph node metastasis; however, ESD is sometimes performed to treat lesions preoperatively contraindicated for the procedure due to various reasons. Here we aim to evaluate the treatment outcomes of ESD for lesions(More)
This is a report on a statistical study comparing the Kaup index and the level of tobacco consumption of patients with idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax and those of healthy subjects. A statistically significant difference was found between the average Kaup index of the patients with idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax and that of normal healthy(More)
A 54-year-old woman had an erythematous plaque on the left index finger for 2 years. Histologically there was a dense infiltrate of atypical mononuclear cells in the epidermis that produced a pagetoid appearance. A diagnosis of localized pagetoid reticulosis was made. Three years after total removal of the finger lesion, erythematous plaques appeared on her(More)