Akira Chikamoto

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Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Effects of the closing speed of stapler jaws on bovine pancreases
    Akira Chikamoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Surg Endosc 28:336-40. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Cancer cells spread through lymph vessels in the submucosal layer of the common bile duct in gallbladder carcinoma
    Akira Chikamoto
    Department of Surgery, Kumamoto Chuo Hospital, 1 5 1 Tainoshima, Kumamoto, 862 0965, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:557-61. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Hepatic resection combined with radiofrequency ablation for initially unresectable colorectal liver metastases after effective chemotherapy is a safe procedure with a low incidence of local recurrence
    Kosuke Mima
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 18:847-55. 2013
  4. doi request reprint High CD44s expression is associated with the EMT expression profile and intrahepatic dissemination of hepatocellular carcinoma after local ablation therapy
    Kosuke Mima
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 20:429-34. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Feasibility and short-term outcome of adjuvant FOLFOX after resection of colorectal liver metastases
    Yasuo Sakamoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 20:307-12. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy after hepatic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma with macroscopic vascular invasion
    Hidetoshi Nitta
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Medical School Hospital, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    World J Surg 37:1034-42. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Glasgow Prognostic Score as a useful prognostic factor after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Kei Horino
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 18:829-38. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Percentage of future liver remnant volume before portal vein embolization influences the degree of liver regeneration after hepatectomy
    Hirohisa Okabe
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:1447-51. 2013
  9. doi request reprint An autopsy study to clarify characteristics of local recurrence after extended pancreatectomy with intraoperative radiation therapy in patients with pancreatic cancer
    Hiroshi Tanaka
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:927-32. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes of extended radical resection combined with intraoperative radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer
    Hiroshi Takamori
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:603-7. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Effects of the closing speed of stapler jaws on bovine pancreases
    Akira Chikamoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Surg Endosc 28:336-40. 2014
    ..The division of the pancreatic parenchyma using a stapler is important in pancreatic surgery, especially for laparoscopic surgery. However, this procedure has not yet been standardized...
  2. doi request reprint Cancer cells spread through lymph vessels in the submucosal layer of the common bile duct in gallbladder carcinoma
    Akira Chikamoto
    Department of Surgery, Kumamoto Chuo Hospital, 1 5 1 Tainoshima, Kumamoto, 862 0965, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:557-61. 2009
    ..In the present study, we performed immunohistochemical staining with a lymphatic epithelium-specific marker, D2-40, to analyze the status of lymphatic spreading in the hepatoduodenal ligament in T2 gallbladder carcinoma (GC)...
  3. ncbi request reprint Hepatic resection combined with radiofrequency ablation for initially unresectable colorectal liver metastases after effective chemotherapy is a safe procedure with a low incidence of local recurrence
    Kosuke Mima
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 18:847-55. 2013
    ..This study compared the safety and efficacy of hepatic resection (HR) combined with RFA versus HR alone after effective chemotherapy in patients with initially unresectable CRLM...
  4. doi request reprint High CD44s expression is associated with the EMT expression profile and intrahepatic dissemination of hepatocellular carcinoma after local ablation therapy
    Kosuke Mima
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 20:429-34. 2013
    ..The CD44 standard isoform (CD44s) is involved in epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in HCC. We investigate the significance of CD44s expression and EMT expression profile in local HCC recurrence after LAT...
  5. doi request reprint Feasibility and short-term outcome of adjuvant FOLFOX after resection of colorectal liver metastases
    Yasuo Sakamoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 20:307-12. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and short-term outcome of adjuvant chemotherapy with the FOLFOX regimen following liver resection for patients with colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM)...
  6. doi request reprint Adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy after hepatic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma with macroscopic vascular invasion
    Hidetoshi Nitta
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Medical School Hospital, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    World J Surg 37:1034-42. 2013
    ..We aimed to clarify the efficacy of adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAI) for HCC with vascular invasion...
  7. ncbi request reprint Glasgow Prognostic Score as a useful prognostic factor after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Kei Horino
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 18:829-38. 2013
    ..Therefore, we performed an analysis of the relationship between the GPS and prognosis after hepatectomy for HCC...
  8. ncbi request reprint Percentage of future liver remnant volume before portal vein embolization influences the degree of liver regeneration after hepatectomy
    Hirohisa Okabe
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Gastrointest Surg 17:1447-51. 2013
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate how liver regeneration occurs after PVE followed by hepatectomy and to determine which factors strongly promote liver regeneration...
  9. doi request reprint An autopsy study to clarify characteristics of local recurrence after extended pancreatectomy with intraoperative radiation therapy in patients with pancreatic cancer
    Hiroshi Tanaka
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 397:927-32. 2012
    ..Local relapses frequently occur even after curative resection of pancreatic cancer. To control local recurrence, we adopted extended radical resection combined with intraoperative radiation therapy...
  10. doi request reprint Long-term outcomes of extended radical resection combined with intraoperative radiation therapy for pancreatic cancer
    Hiroshi Takamori
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:603-7. 2008
    ..To prevent local relapse we adopted an extended radical resection combined with intraoperative radiation therapy in patients with PC, and all the patients were followed for more than 5 years...
  11. doi request reprint Liver functional volumetry for portal vein embolization using a newly developed 99mTc-galactosyl human serum albumin scintigraphy SPECT-computed tomography fusion system
    Toru Beppu
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 46:938-43. 2011
    ..We developed a new combined (99m)Tc-galactosyl human serum albumin (GSA) scintigraphy single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT system to evaluate the changes in functional liver volume with portal vein embolization (PVE)...
  12. doi request reprint Assessment of safety in hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma focusing on indirect hyperbilirubinemia
    Toshiro Masuda
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 20:370-4. 2013
    ..2 mg/dl remain controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the safety of hepatic resection for HCC patients who showed high T-Bil (≥1.2 mg/dl) with low direct bilirubin (D-Bil ≤ 0.5 mg/dl)...
  13. doi request reprint Laparoscopy-assisted resection of an undiagnosed liver tumor and ascending colon cancer via mini median laparotomy: report of a case
    Kosuke Mima
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 41:1633-8. 2011
    ..This type of laparoscopy-assisted combined resection is useful to obtain a pathological diagnosis of the liver tumor and to remove the entire tumor in a minimally invasive and cosmetic manner...
  14. doi request reprint Amount of operative blood loss affects the long-term outcome after liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akira Chikamoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 59:1213-6. 2012
    ..Few literatures have reported clinical significance of amount of intraoperative blood loss (ABL) for the outcome after surgery for HCC. The aim of this study is to analyze the significance of ABL for outcome after surgery for HCC...
  15. doi request reprint Cystine/glutamic acid transporter is a novel marker for predicting poor survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
    Hiroki Kinoshita
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Oncol Rep 29:685-9. 2013
    ..In conclusion, the findings of the present study suggest that xCT is useful as a predictive marker for patient prognosis and that it may be a novel therapeutic target for HCC...
  16. doi request reprint Liver hanging maneuver decreases blood loss and operative time in a right-side hepatectomy
    Toru Beppu
    Department of Gastroenterology Surgery, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 59:542-5. 2012
    ..To clarify the clinical benefits of the maneuver in right-side hepatectomy...
  17. pmc Risk factors associated with delayed haemorrhage after pancreatic resection
    Osamu Nakahara
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    HPB (Oxford) 14:684-7. 2012
    ..Delayed haemorrhage (DH) is a life-threatening complication of pancreatic resection (PR) and the mortality rate for DH is very high. However, the risk factors and prognostic factors associated with DH are rarely evaluated...
  18. doi request reprint Carcinogenesis of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas: loss of microRNA-101 promotes overexpression of histone methyltransferase EZH2
    Osamu Nakahara
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:S565-71. 2012
    ..The mechanisms of IPMN carcinogenesis are as yet unclear. This study aimed to determine whether expression of EZH2 promotes neoplastic progression of IPMN and PDCA, and to elucidate regulation of EZH2 expression by miR-101...
  19. doi request reprint Hepatic resection using a liver-hanging maneuver and Glissonean pedicle transection for hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with situs inversus totalis: report of a case
    Kazuto Harada
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1, Honjo, Kumamoto, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 42:801-4. 2012
    ..No blood product transfusion was required. The LHM and the hilar Glissonean pedicle approach proved effective for resolving the difficulties of performing surgery in a mirror image for HCC in a patient with situs inversus totalis...
  20. ncbi request reprint Chemotherapy and targeted therapy for patients with initially unresectable colorectal liver metastases, focusing on conversion hepatectomy and long-term survival
    Toru Beppu
    Department of Multidisciplinary Treatment for Gastroenterological Cancer, Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:S405-13. 2014
    ..This study aimed to clarify the effectiveness of chemo and targeted therapy in facilitating conversion hepatectomy and improving long-term survival in Japanese patients with CRLM...
  21. ncbi request reprint Rank classification based on the combination of indocyanine green retention rate at 15 min and (99m)Tc-DTPA-galactosyl human serum albumin scintigraphy predicts the safety of hepatic resection
    Hirohisa Okabe
    Departments of aGastroenterological Surgery bDiagnostic Radiology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University cDepartment of Multidisciplinary Treatment for Gastroenterological Cancer, Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan
    Nucl Med Commun 35:478-83. 2014
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  22. doi request reprint Large splenic volume may be a useful predictor for partial splenic embolization-induced liver functional improvement in cirrhotic patients
    Hiromitsu Hayashi
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 21:51-7. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to clarify the predictive marker of liver functional improvement due from PSE in cirrhotic patients...
  23. doi request reprint Small solid pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in a 32-year-old man: report of a case
    Kosuke Mima
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 40:772-6. 2010
    ..We should also consider SPT even if it occurs in a male when the tumor contains necrosis-suspected areas which are poorly perfused on contrast-enhanced CT with a high intensity on T2-weighted MRI...
  24. ncbi request reprint 5-fluorouracil intra-arterial infusion combined with systemic gemcitabine for unresectable pancreatic cancer
    Hiroshi Takamori
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, Japan
    Pancreas 30:223-6. 2005
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  25. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation-assisted laparoscopic hepatectomy
    Toru Beppu
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan Department of Multidisciplinary Treatment for Gastroenterological Cancer, Innovation Center for Translational Research, Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan
    Asian J Endosc Surg 7:188-92. 2014
    ..The resection was completed with adequate margins. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Pancreatic cancer in the remnant pancreas following primary pancreatic resection
    Daisuke Hashimoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 44:1313-20. 2014
    ..To clarify the clinical features of cancer in the pancreatic remnant...
  27. pmc Tumor Compression-Induced Portal Obstruction and Selective Transarterial Chemoembolization Increase Functional Liver Volume in the Unobstructed Area, Facilitating Successful Resection of a Large HCC
    Ryuma Tokunaga
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Int Surg 98:388-91. 2013
    ..This may represent a useful approach in preoperative management in patients with large hepatocellular carcinomas to improve %RFLV for hepatic resection. ..
  28. doi request reprint Hybrid ablation using percutaneous and endoscopic approach for multi-nodular hepatocellular carcinomas
    Toshiro Masuda
    Department of Gastroenterology Surgery, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 59:836-9. 2012
    ..To investigate the efficacy and the safety of a hybrid ablation combining a percutaneous and endoscopic approach for multi-nodular hepatocellular carcinomas...
  29. doi request reprint Primary neuroendocrine tumor in the liver treated by hepatectomy: report of a case
    Kosuke Mima
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 41:1655-60. 2011
    ..The patient is presently alive without recurrence at 33 months after the operation...
  30. doi request reprint Thoracoscopic local ablation with diaphragmatic incision method for liver surface tumor in the hepatic dome
    Takatoshi Ishiko
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Faculty of Life Science, Kumamoto University, Honjo 1 1 1, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 23:415-8. 2013
    ..To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of thoracoscopic local ablation therapy with diaphragmatic incision method...
  31. doi request reprint Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 (EZH2) promotes progression of cholangiocarcinoma cells by regulating cell cycle and apoptosis
    Shigeki Nakagawa
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 20:S667-75. 2013
    ..We investigated the expression and function of EZH2 in intrahepatic and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC and ECC)...
  32. doi request reprint Combined measurements of serum bile acid level and splenic volume may be useful to noninvasively assess portal venous pressure
    Hiromitsu Hayashi
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 47:1336-41. 2012
    ..We aimed to identify a noninvasive predictor of portal venous pressure (PVP)...
  33. pmc Cutaneous metastases secondary to pancreatic cancer
    Kei Horino
    Kei Horino, Hiroshi Takamori, Yoshiaki Ikuta, Osamu Nakahara, Akira Chikamoto, Takatoshi Ishiko, Toru Beppu, Hideo Baba, Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    World J Gastrointest Oncol 4:176-80. 2012
    ..To evaluate prognoses after cutaneous metastases, derived from pancreatic cancer...
  34. doi request reprint Pancreatoduodenectomy using a no-touch isolation technique
    Masahiko Hirota
    Department of Surgery, Kumamoto Regional Medical Center, 5 16 10 Honjo, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto 860 0811, Japan
    Am J Surg 199:e65-8. 2010
    ..In an effort to overcome these problems, we have developed a surgical technique for no-touch pancreatoduodenectomy...
  35. doi request reprint Pancreatic schwannoma: report of a case
    Toshiyuki Okuma
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 38:266-70. 2008
    ..We also found positive results for immunohistochemical staining for S-100 and vimentin. These findings confirmed the tumor's classification as a pancreatic schwannoma...
  36. ncbi request reprint [A case of cancer of the pancreatic tail with disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow]
    Ken ichi Nakamura
    Dept of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University, Japan
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 39:1275-7. 2012
    ..Chemotherapy might be required for disseminated carcinomatosis of the bone marrow in order to promote tumor shrinkage and to prolonged expected survival, even if DIC was developed...
  37. doi request reprint Dynamic computed tomography of locally advanced pancreatic cancer: effect of low tube voltage and a hybrid iterative reconstruction algorithm on image quality
    Sadahiro Yamamura
    From the Departments of Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Physics, and Gastroenterological Surgery, Faculty of Life Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    J Comput Assist Tomogr 37:790-6. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a low-tube-voltage technique and hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) on image quality at dynamic computed tomography (CT) of the pancreas...
  38. ncbi request reprint Metastatic gastric tumor secondary to pancreatic adenocarcinoma
    Hiroshi Takamori
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 40:209-12. 2005
    ..No other abnormal uptake could be found. Histopatholoical examination of the resected specimen revealed submucosal growth of the metastatic cancer (well-differentiated adenocarcinoma)...
  39. doi request reprint Pigmented hepatocellular adenoma: report of a case
    Toshiro Masuda
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 41:881-3. 2011
    ..The tumor was diagnosed to be a very rare hepatocellular adenoma with the deposition of Dubin-Johnson-like pigment...
  40. ncbi request reprint The diagnostic efficacy of FDG-PET in the local recurrence of hilar bile duct cancer
    Akira Chikamoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Faculty of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 13:403-8. 2006
    ..We assessed the efficacy of fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in diagnosing the local recurrence of HBC...
  41. doi request reprint Percutaneous transfistulous pancreatic duct drainage and interventional pancreatojejunostomy as a treatment option for intractable pancreatic fistula
    Masahiko Hirota
    Department of Surgery, Kumamoto Regional Medical Center, Kumamoto City, Japan
    Am J Surg 196:280-4. 2008
    ..Because drainage itself is not enough for a complete cure of this complication when it occurs in cases after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD), interventional pancreatojejunostomy is applicable...
  42. ncbi request reprint Pancreaticodigestive anastomosis and the postoperative management strategies to prevent postoperative pancreatic fistula formation after pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Daisuke Hashimoto
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Kumamoto University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, 1 1 1 Honjo, Kumamoto, 860 8556, Japan
    Surg Today 44:1207-13. 2014
    ..However, some new approaches, such as binding PJ, and the use of external stents should be considered in further RCTs. ..
  43. ncbi request reprint Safety and short-term therapeutic effects of miriplatin-lipiodol suspension in transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Kazutoshi Okabe
    Department of Surgery, NTT West Kyusyu Hospital, Shinyashiki 1 17 27, Kumamoto 862 8655, Japan
    Anticancer Res 31:2983-8. 2011
    ..To determine the safety and usefulness of a novel anticancer drug, miriplatin, in transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma...
  44. ncbi request reprint Preoperative detection of liver metastases secondary to pancreatic cancer: utility of combined helical computed tomography during arterial portography with biphasic computed tomography-assisted hepatic arteriography
    Hiroshi Takamori
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan
    Pancreas 29:188-92. 2004
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