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Between 1986 and 1991, 31 patients having tubular adenocarcinoma with low cellular and structural atypism ("very well differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma:" tub 0) underwent surgery at the National Cancer Center Hospital (NCCH). Histologically, the 31 lesions in the 31 patients were very similar to those observed in gastric adenoma (World Health(More)
We report the effective clinical use of endoscopic laser in Japan using the results of a nationwide survey and our own experience with more than 100 cases. The Nd:YAG laser and argon dye laser with hematoporphyrin derivative (photodynamic therapy) were most commonly used in digestive endoscopy and were investigated as new modalities of cancer therapy.(More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to clarify the indications for endoscopic treatment. METHODS Clinical and pathologic features of 191 lesions in 180 patients with early rectal carcinoma were examined, including 110 intramucosal carcinomas and 81 carcinomas with submucosal invasion (submucosal carcinomas). All lesions had been endoscopically or surgically(More)
We conducted a case-control study to evaluate the effect of Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection on the risk of gastric cancer in Tokyo, Japan. The sera at the time of diagnosis from 282 gastric cancer cases and 767 sex- and age-matched cancer-free controls were tested for the presence of anti-HP IgG antibody (HM-CAP ELISA kit) and serum pepsinogen (PG) level(More)
Endoscopy is an effective diagnostic technique for gastric cancer, which is believed to be associated with Helicobacter pylori. Manual Hyamine washing is a widely used fiberscope cleaning method. Urease B gene of Helicobacter pylori was detected in 50% of the wash-out samples from the biopsy-suction channel of a fiberscope after manual Hyamine washing by(More)
Fundic gland area gastric polyps in familial polyposis coli (FPC) were compared with those in non-familial polyposis coli clinicopathologically to elucidate their histogenetic and biological characteristics. Some differences were observed in age, sex, and radiological and endoscopical features. Although the polyps were similar histologically, they showed an(More)
Group G Streptococcus strains isolated from patients with severe invasive infections in the period 2002-2008 were surveyed and their prevalence compared with that observed in the period 1995-2001 in Japan. Strains with genotypes stg485, stg6792, stc36, stg6, and stg652 were isolated in both periods, whereas various new genotypes appeared in 2002-2008 and(More)