Yasushi Rino

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BACKGROUND Malnutrition, gallbladder dysfunction, dumping syndrome, reflux esophagitis, and gastritis of the remnant stomach are unfavorable sequelae in patients undergoing gastrectomy. Operative procedures should be improved to ensure such patients a satisfactory quality of life. METHODS After operation, gallbladder function, reflux gastritis, gastric(More)
 A rare case of osteoclast-like giant cell tumor of the pancreas is reported. A 45-year-old woman presented with upper abdominal pain and weight loss. Examination revealed a tumor in the tail of pancreas, and distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy was performed. Pathological findings showed the tumor was composed of two cell types: atypical mononuclear(More)
We evaluated the long-term outcome and symptoms after inguinal hernia repair using the Prolene Hernia System (PHS). We reviewed the medical records of all patients who underwent PHS surgery at our hospital to assess the postoperative complications and recurrence rates. Late symptoms were evaluated by a standardized interview using a questionnaire. A total(More)
BACKGROUND Many studies have demonstrated in animal experiments that persistent inflammation may accelerate the development of carcinoma. In this article, the question of whether the persistent elevation of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels (which represents the inflammatory necrosis of hepatocytes) correlates with the development of(More)
BACKGROUND The prognosis of gastric remnant cancer is considered to be poor compared with that of primary cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was conducted to elucidate the differences of clinicopathologic findings and treatment results between 59 patients with gastric remnant cancer (GRC) and 579 patients with primary proximal gastric cancer (PGC).(More)
AIMS To examine lymph node metastasis (LNM) from papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) according to clinicopathological features and outcomes associated with the nodal status. METHODS We reviewed 231 patients with PTC (> or =1.0cm) who underwent initial thyroidectomy with modified neck dissection. LNM was examined in the central and lateral compartment and(More)
CONTEXT The prognostic value of the sixth edition AJCC/UICC TNM classification is currently unclear. OBJECTIVE The aim was to evaluate the prognostic value of the sixth edition. DESIGN AND PATIENTS We retrospectively assessed 354 primary differentiated thyroid carcinomas (77 men and 277 women; age, 51.2 yr; follow-up, 107.6 months) between 1964 and(More)
AIM Obesity and visceral obesity are closely related to the development of colorectal cancer, as well as other metabolic complications. We investigated the prognostic significance of body mass index (BMI) and visceral obesity in 273 patients with resectable colorectal cancer. METHODS Visceral fat area (VFA) and subcutaneous fat area were measured on(More)
BACKGROUND The guidelines established by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network do not describe mucinous histology as a clinical factor that should influence the therapeutic algorithm. However, previous studies show conflicting results regarding the prognosis of colorectal mucinous adenocarcinoma. In this study, we described the clinicopathological(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the methylation patterns of histone H3 lysine 27 (H3K27), H3 lysine 36 (H3K36) and the expression of H3K27 methylase EZH2 in patients with colorectal carcinomas with metachronous liver metastasis to search for biomarkers identifying these patients. METHODS Double 2-mm core tissue microarrays were made from 54 paraffin-embedded(More)