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BACKGROUND It has been reported that surgical excision of hilar cholangiocarcinoma rather than palliative surgical therapy, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy caused prolonged survival in some patients, However, excision is associated with high operative morbidity and mortality rates, particularly when hepatic resection is also performed. The aim of this study(More)
Forty-four patients with advanced gallbladder carcinoma (18 with stage pT3 and 26 with stage pT4 of the Union Internacional Contra la Cancrum classification) were aggressively managed by extended heptatic resection in 33 patients, bile duct resection in 28, pancreaticoduodenectomy in seven, gastrointestinal resection in eleven and portal vein resection and(More)
OBJECTIVES Previous reports have indicated that results of the surgical resection of hepatic metastases from gastric carcinoma have been unsatisfactory. We therefore evaluated the results of aggressive surgical resection for hepatic metastases from gastric carcinoma, to identify candidates with a better likelihood of survival. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
We investigated the relationship between radiological findings and the nature of the cyst fluid and histological findings of six Rathke's cleft cysts. The results show that the majority (five of six cases) of symptomatic Rathke's cleft cysts exhibit no enlargement of the sella turcica on plain x-rays, which may be helpful in differentiating cystic pituitary(More)
BACKGROUND As the clinical and pathological significance of cerebellar clear cell ependymoma (CCE) has not been recognized in the past, eight cases of cerebellar CCEs were studied. METHODS Subjects were six men and two women, and their ages ranged from 23 to 64 years old. Their neuroradiological, operative, and pathological features were reviewed. (More)
We report the case of a 44-year-old woman who presented with a reducible painless swelling in her left buttock. The mass was preoperatively diagnosed as a sciatic hernia by herniography, which showed the peritoneal sac through the sciatic foramen, and by enterography, intravenous pyelography, and cystography, which demonstrated that the small intestine and(More)
Histological study was undertaken on ciliated craniopharyngioma and Rathke cleft cyst, to know the origin of ciliated craniopharyngioma. Subjects were 7 cases with symptomatic Rathke cleft cysts and a ciliated craniopharyngioma. Light and electron microscopic observations were made on surgically resected specimens of the 8 cases. The ciliated(More)
Serum cytokines and hepatic acute-phase responses were studied in seven patients undergoing simultaneous resection of primary gastrointestinal cancer and synchronous metastatic liver tumours and in 12 undergoing partial hepatectomy alone for metachronous hepatic metastases. The incidence of postoperative infectious complications was significantly higher(More)
The TK-5803 strain of an agent which induces chicken anaemia was propagated and titrated in cultures of the MDCC-MSB1 cell line. When the isolates (tentatively designated MSBI-TK-5803 strain) from the original material were inoculated into 1-day-old susceptible chicks, they showed a severe pathogenicity, inducing anaemia with aplasia of the bone marrow and(More)
A case of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in which postoperative hemorrhagic infarction developed, probably because of occlusion of the former draining veins, is reported. The hemorrhage developed in the temporal lobe 3 days after the initial operation and was located in the immediate vicinity of the site of the AVM. The following findings suggest that the(More)