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We herein report an 11-year-old male patient demonstrating advanced cholangiocarcinoma associated with congenital biliary dilatation (CBD). This Japanese boy presented with abdominal pain lasting a few days, and a diagnosis of type IV-A CBD was made based on the findings of imaging studies using ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) is a newly identified recombinant agent that promotes wound healing through an augmented neovascularization. This study examined the effect of bFGF in the treatment of perianal abscesses. Nine consecutive males with an average age of 5.1 months (1–9 months) who presented with perianal abscess in the past 2 years were(More)
Morgagni hernia is an extremely rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Only 6 cases of this condition have been reported in the English literature, as diagnosed prenatally. The prognosis of the disease is determined by the severity of the pulmonary hypoplasia and associated anomalies. Here we report a case of Morgagni hernia with massive pericardial(More)
Kikuchi–Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign and self-limited syndrome, characterized by regional lymphadenopathy and fever. Although the pathogenesis of KFD remains unclear, infectious agents, autoimmune causes, and physicochemical factors have been suggested as triggers. However, KFD following vaccination has never been reported. We present a 14-year-old(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the utility of treatment strategies in neuroblastoma (NB), the survival of the NB patients was retrospectively examined. METHODS During the past 40 years from 1967 to 2006, 103 NB patients not detected by the mass screening program were treated. The patients were divided into 3 groups; the period of aggressive surgery (AS group: 43(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this study is to evaluate the anorectal function from the viewpoint of fecoflowmetry in postoperative patients with Hirschsprung's disease (HD). METHODS This study evaluated 23 long-term follow-up patients who had undergone a radical operation for HD. Their mean age was 11 years. The types of HD included rectosigmoid colon type,(More)
OBJECTIVE. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic debilitating disease associated with severe damage to the intestinal mucosa. Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) is a potent and specific gastrointestinal growth factor. GLP-2 released from enteroendocrine cells is inactivated by dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4). The aim of this study was to examine whether(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The number of patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and the number of cases of intestinal cancer associated with CD have both been increasing in Japan. However, the number of reported cases is lower than for ulcerative colitis-associated cancer. The aim of this study was to identify the clinical picture of CD-associated intestinal cancer in(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) often occurs in women of childbearing age. Compared to Western countries, however, few studies have investigated the impact of UC on the progress of pregnancy in Asian populations. We retrospectively examined 91 pregnancies in 64 patients with UC experienced at our hospital and related institutions from 1991 to 2011, focusing on the(More)
The present study was conducted to clarify whether a gubernaculum abnormality exists in mobile testis or not. Testicular fixation was performed in 57 patients with mobile testis with a mean age of 3.6 years (range; 7 months–12 years). Twenty-six patients were bilateral and 31 patients were unilateral cases. Control gubernaculum findings were obtained from(More)