Yasutaka Hijikata

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AIM Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is associated with frequent complications, such as bleeding and perforation. The procedure is technically difficult, requires considerable skill and is longer than conventional endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). Thus, non-invasive tools and methods are needed to facilitate direct visualization of the submucosal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM An implication of the drinking test for gastric function is controversial. We evaluated the usefulness of a nutrient drinking test for examining gastric function by comparing it with a gastric barostat study. METHODS We investigated perceived pressure of an intragastric bag with stepwise distension and postprandial peak gastric volume(More)
In case 1, endoscopy revealed a submucosal tumor with central ulceration in the esophagus of a 54- year-old man. A biopsy specimen revealed small cell carcinoma without metastasis and the stage of the cancer was stage I (T2N0M0). Two cycles of concurrent cisplatin, etoposide and radiotherapy resulted in an incomplete response/stable disease. The tumor(More)
The development of hepatic fibrosis in patients with liver disease is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer. Assessing the degree of hepatic fibrosis is therefore one of the most important factors in treatment planning. Liver biopsy is commonly performed to assess hepatic fibrosis, but this method is associated with complications such as(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) is technically demanding and requires considerable skill. We previously described sheath-assisted counter traction ESD that uses simple materials and methods to improve cutting line visualization. We recently improved counter-traction of the submucosal layer using a novel chemically treated sheath that(More)
Gastric glomus tumors are extremely rare, constituting approximately 1% of gastric mesenchymal tumors. We report the case of a 45-year-old female patient in whom upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a 3-cm submucosal tumor with a bridging fold in the posterior wall of the antrum of the stomach. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed the tumor(More)
Intussusception is one of the most common abdominal emergencies in children, but identifying the cause is very difficult. Hemangioma is a common tumor of the head and neck area in children, but it rarely arises in the gastrointestinal tract. This report describes a rare occurrence of intussusception caused by capillary hemangioma of the colon that was(More)
A 78-year-old woman with hypertension had a positive fecal immunochemical test and underwent colonoscopy, which revealed a 4 mm sessile polyp (Paris type; 0-Is) in the transverse colon. Based on low magnification colonoscopy with narrow band imaging, the polyp was Type 2 according to the NBI International Colorectal Endoscopic classification, diagnosed as(More)
A 35-year-old male who had undergone proctocolectomy and ileo-anal pouch surgery (IPAA) because of ulcerative colitis presented with worsening diarrhea and hematochezia. Pouchitis was diagnosed, and he was prescribed with metronidazole (MNZ) and a betamethasone enema. However, his condition did not remarkably improve despite these strategies. Endoscopy(More)
A 41-year-old Japanese man had received successful interferon (IFN) therapy against chronic hepatitis C in 1994. Since then, serum hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA had been negative, and aminotransferase levels had been continuously normal. He had abstained from alcohol. However, his serum aminotransferase levels showed slight elevation as his body weight(More)
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