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The effect of obesity on gastrectomy in patients with gastric cancer is controversial. The degree of abdominal fat increases the technical difficulty of abdominal surgery. This study examined the effect of visceral fat on total gastrectomy and risk factors associated with the formation of pancreatic fistula. Between February 2001 and April 2007, 191(More)
Two cases of dural arteriovenous malformation (DAVM) fed by the anterior ethmoidal artery in the anterior cranial fossa are reported, one of them examined by magnet resonance imaging (MRI). Only one other case with MRI findings so far has been published. Fourty-eight previously reported cases are reviewed. One of our patients presented with subdural(More)
A 10-year-old dog, which had been treated for mitral insufficiency, died suddenly. Transmural myocardial infarction secondary to thromboembolic occlusion of the subsinuosal interventricular branch of the left circumflex artery was noted in the posterior lower half of the left ventricular wall, involving the interventricular septum and a part of right(More)
The fenestration of the vertebral and basilar arteries was investigated macroscopically in 370 human cases. Altogether 43 fenestrations were found in 32 (8.6%) out of 370 cases. The fenestrations could be divided in three groups according to the position where the fenestration appeared. Group I was the fenestration observed along the vertebral artery (Fig.(More)
A 76-year-old male with local recurrence after abdominosacral resection of recurrent rectal cancer was admitted to our hospital. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) indicated a recurrent tumor at the back of the prostate and seminal vesicles up to the resected sacral (S3) stump. However, positron emission tomography (PET)/CT fusion(More)
Peritoneal washing cytology during surgery was done in 745 patients with colorectal cancer. The positive washing cytology rate was 49/745 (6.6%). The peritoneal recurrence rates were 12/22 (54.5%) and 8/682 (1.3%) among patients with positive and negative peritoneal washing, respectively (p < 0.0001). The 5-year survival rate is 89.4% of the patients with(More)