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Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-related apoptosis-inducing ligand (TRAIL) induces apoptosis in various types of cancer cells without damaging normal cells. However, in terms of pancreatic cancer, not all cancer cells are sensitive to TRAIL. In this study, we examined a panel of human pancreatic cancer cell lines for TRAIL sensitivity and investigated the(More)
We describe a successful case of direct superior mesenteric artery fenestration for an acute type B dissection complicated by bowel necrosis in a 68-year-old man. At 11 days after the onset, computed tomography showed superior mesenteric artery obstruction. We fenestrated and connected the true lumen to the false lumen of the superior mesenteric artery, and(More)
BACKGROUND The improvement of quality of life is of great importance in managing patients with far-advanced gastric cancer. We report a new cure and less invasive method of creating a stomach-partitioning gastrojejunostomy in reduced-port laparoscopic surgery for unresectable gastric cancers with gastric outlet obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 2.5-cm(More)
The vascular type of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a rare inherited disease of the connective tissues, and is caused by abnormal type III collagen resulting from heterogeneous mutations of the type III collagen COL3A1 gene. We herein report the case of a vEDS patient who developed a sigmoid colon perforation and was given a definitive diagnosis by a(More)
BACKGROUND Transhiatal esophagectomy for esophageal cancer implies blind manipulation of the intrathoracic esophagus. We report a secure hemostatic method with gauze packing in transhiatal esophagectomy. METHODS The gauze-packing technique is utilized for hemostasis just after removal of the thoracic esophagus during transhiatal esophagectomy. After(More)
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