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Despite the growing number of major surgical procedures being performed for patients on maintenance hemodialysis, few reports focus on the management and outcome of such patients, especially those undergoing major abdominal surgery. We conducted a retrospective review of 30 patients on maintenance hemodialysis who underwent abdominal surgery, 20 of whom(More)
The role of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPAR δ) in the development and progression of colorectal cancer (CRC) remains controversial. We investigated the impact of PPAR δ expression in tissues on liver metastasis of CRC. We analyzed samples of primary CRC and matched normal adjacent tissues from 52 patients for the expression of PPAR δ,(More)
To evaluate the benefits of performing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients with cirrhosis, data on 13 patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent cholecystectomy for gallstones between 1989 and 1995 were retrospectively collected from charts filed at Fukuoka City Hospital. These 13 patients were classified into two groups; one, comprised of 7 who(More)
We conducted this study to evaluate the impact of the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta on angiogenesis in tissue samples of colorectal cancer. We examined 52 samples of primary human colorectal carcinomas and matched normal adjacent tissues to evaluate the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta,(More)
INTRODUCTION Although laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal hernia repair (TEP) is reported to have a low recurrence rate, few reports address treatment for contralateral occurrence after primary TEP. Most studies on surgical treatment for recurrent inguinal hernia reported on laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND A close correlation of the p53 protein expression to nuclear pleomorphism and proliferative activity in breast cancer has been reported. The prognostic implications of p53 protein expression, however, in relation to nuclear pleomorphism and proliferative activity in breast cancer remain controversial. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nuclear pleomorphism(More)
BACKGROUND As most recurrences in patients with breast cancer occur in the first 5 years after surgery, recurrences more than 10 years after surgery are not very frequent, and their recurrent pattern and prognosis have not been thoroughly analyzed in the literature. PATIENTS AND METHODS A review of 1,114 patients with breast carcinoma surgically treated(More)
Primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma is an extremely rare liver tumor. We herein report a case of primary hepatic neuroendocrine carcinoma coexisting with a hemangioma in a 66-year-old man. Ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a tumor (1.5 cm in diameter) coexisting with a hemangioma in the lateral segment of the(More)
A case of duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) treated by wedge resection in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF-1) is reported. A 55-year-old man with a history of NF-1 was admitted for surgery for a duodenal tumor. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a 2.5 cm duodenal submucosal tumor. Abdominal computed tomography showed a(More)
We report a rare case of synchronous double tumor formation of breast cancer and gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1(NF-1). A 76-year-old woman with a history of NF-1 who had undergone left modified mastectomy for breast cancer seven years previously was admitted to our hospital because of a right breast tumor(More)