Toshihide Imaizumi

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The prognosis of pancreatic cancer is defined by the histology and extent of disease. Preoperative histologic diagnosis and diagnostic imaging are fundamentals in managing the disease, but it is not rare to find unexpected peritoneal dissemination or liver metastasis at the time of operation. The overall resectability rate of pancreatic cancer is 40% in(More)
BACKGROUND PURPOSE There is a high risk of anastomotic leakage after pancreaticojejunostomy following pancreaticoduodenectomy in patients with a normal soft pancreas because of the high degree of exocrine function. Therefore, pancreaticojejunostomy is generally performed using a stenting tube (stented method). However, pancreaticojejunostomy with a certain(More)
BACKGROUND Though the outcome of resection for locally invasive pancreatic cancer is still poor, it has gradually improved in Japan, and the 5-year survival is now about 10%. However, the advantage of resection over radiochemotherapy has not yet been confirmed by a randomized trial. We conducted this study to compare surgical resection alone versus(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in the small intestine are relatively rare. We present a case of GIST arising from the small intestine, which could be resected under laparoscopic assistance. A 60-year-old male visited another hospital due to massive anal bleeding. Blood examination showed severe anemia. Although anemia improved after conservative(More)
S-1 is a newly developed oral fluoropyrimidine derivative with demonstrated activity against several tumor types. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of S-1 administered as a single-agent and in combination with cisplatin, for the treatment of patients with pancreatic cancer. A total of 33 patients with locally advanced or(More)
BACKGROUND Wrapping is thought to prevent pancreatic fistula and postoperative hemorrhage for pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), and we analyzed whether omentum/falciform ligament wrapping decreases postoperative complications after PD. METHODS This is a retrospective study of wrapping using the omentum/falciform ligament in patients that underwent PD between(More)
BACKGROUND The surgical decision regarding where to resect the pancreas is an important judgement that is directly linked to the surgical procedure. An appropriate surgical margin to resect intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas based on the distance of tumor spread (DTS) in the main pancreatic duct has not been adequately(More)
It has been considered that allowing patients to return to daily life earlier after surgery helps recovery of physiological function and reduces postoperative complications and hospital stay. We investigated the usefulness of fast-track management in perioperative care of patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). Patients (n = 90) who received(More)
Two patients with choledochal cyst who needed an emergent biliary drainage are presented. Case 1: Spontaneous rupture of the cyst was demonstrated by hepatobiliary scintigram in a 21-month-old girl and an emergent T-tube drainage relieved her symptom. Acute obstruction by protein plugs was considered to have caused rapid expansion of the cyst, which(More)
Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare complication of chronic pancreatitis. We report two cases of hemosuccus pancreaticus in which hemostasis was achieved by transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE). The first patient was a 47-year-old man with alcoholic chronic pancreatitis. He presented with upper abdominal pain and hematemesis. Upper GI endoscopy failed to(More)