Yoshiyasu Ambo

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the long-term results of distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR), a newly designed extended surgical procedure for locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Pancreatic body cancer often involves the common hepatic artery and/or the celiac axis and is regarded as an unresectable(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to perform a prospective study of surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma according to newly established guidelines for performing safe and curative resections. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The poor survival rate after resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma is considered to be mainly the result of in-hospital death and(More)
Locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body involving the celiac and/or common hepatic arteries is often considered unresectable. Radical distal pancreatectomy with en bloc resection of these arteries without reconstruction was recently introduced to treat these tumors. However, experience is still limited. This study reviewed the safety and utility of(More)
We present two patients who underwent a portal stent placement for bleeding jejunal varices of the afferent loop caused by extrahepatic portal venous stenosis. Case 1 involved a 66-year-old woman who developed bleeding jejunal varices due to extrahepatic portal venous stenosis 1 year after a pancreaticoduodenectomy with intraoperative radiation therapy.(More)
BACKGROUND In colorectal surgeries, surgical site infections (SSIs) frequently cause morbidity; an incidence of up to 20% has been shown in previous studies. Recently, to prevent microbial colonization of suture material in operative wounds, triclosan-coated polyglactin suture materials with antimicrobial activity have been developed; however, their(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To assess preliminary results of preoperative embolization of the common hepatic artery in preparation for distal pancreatectomy with en bloc resection of the celiac and common hepatic arteries for carcinoma of the body of the pancreas involving these arteries. METHODOLOGY Four patients underwent the embolization with coils 1-7 (median: 5)(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to report the effect of radical distal pancreatectomy with en bloc resection of the celiac artery, plexus, and ganglions for locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body on intractable abdominal and/or back pain and to explore the histopathologic mechanism of this pain. PATIENTS Five patients with pancreatic body(More)
We present 2 cases of primary sclerosing cholangitis complicated with autoimmune pancreatitis with narrowing of the pancreatic duct. In both cases, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography showed the characteristic findings of primary sclerosing cholangitis. In addition, positivity for autoantibody, hypergamma-globulinemia and narrowing of the pancreatic duct(More)
The extent of paraaortic lymph node (PAN) metastasis parellels that of distant metastases in patients with biliary carcinoma. Accurate preoperative assessment of PAN metastasis has a crucial impact on surgical indications. In this retrospective study, we evaluated whether computed tomography (CT) scans were useful for diagnosing PAN metastases and excluding(More)