Yutaka Shiino

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Laparoscopic antireflux surgery is the procedure of choice for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, many clinicians have reservations about its application in patients with complicated GERD, notably those with esophageal shortening. In this report, we present our experience with the laparoscopic management of the shortened esophagus. A total of(More)
Technical controversies abound regarding the surgical treatment of achalasia. To determine the value of a concomitant antireflux procedure, the best antireflux procedure, the correct length for gastric myotomy, the optimal surgical approach (thoracic or abdominal), and the equivalency of minimally invasive surgery, a literature review was carried out. The(More)
BACKGROUND Although morphologic, radiographic, and manometric features of achalasia have been well defined, it has not been established by careful retrospective analysis whether achalasia is a progressive disorder resulting in complete decompensation. STUDY DESIGN To verify the hypothesis that achalasia is a progressive disease, we retrospectively(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) often is associated with pulmonary problems such as asthma as well as recurrent and nocturnal cough. Dual-probe 24-hr pH monitoring may assist in establishing a correlation between these symptoms and GERD-related symptoms. To determine if any specific symptom was predictive of aspiration, this study was undertaken.(More)
To determine the prognostic factors for splenectomy in patients with chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), 26 consecutive patients who had undergone splenectomy as a treatment for ITP in the last 20 years were investigated retrospectively. Predictive values of age, sex, the interval between diagnosis and surgery, presence of antiplatelet(More)
To reconfirm that the duration of symptoms is not associated with esophageal motility in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophageal manometric data from 768 patients with GERD were retrospectively analyzed with relation to the duration of symptoms. GERD was defined by positive acid reflux test results monitored by ambulatory 24-hour pH(More)
Laparoscopic surgery for paraesophageal hernia is well accepted. However, the complications of this relatively new procedure have not been thoroughly investigated. Only four cases of recurrent volvulus after paraesophageal hernia repair have been reported. A 52-year-old man presented with a large right-side paraesophageal hernia. He experienced a(More)
As antireflux surgery has been used increasingly for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a need has arisen for an accurate method to assess esophageal length. There are a number of preoperative tests that can help surgeons to establish the presence of a short esophagus, but intraoperative assessment after esophageal mobilization is the standard method.(More)
We performed endo-organ full thickness gastric excision to treat a high-risk patient with T2 gastric cancer. The patient, a 75-year-old white man with a gastric adenocarcinoma located just below the gastroesophageal junction, had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cor pulmonale, and developed markedly elevated pulmonary artery pressures(More)
BACKGROUND Intraluminal gastric surgery provides a new treatment option for various disease processes. This study assesses the safety of a new large-diameter percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) for intraluminal surgery. METHODS Investigators at six institutions were asked to complete a standard questionnaire to assess the difficulties associated(More)