Toru Ikegami

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Affiliation: Graduate School
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Congestion of the donor remnant right liver after extended left lobe donation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 22:837-44. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint A high MELD score, combined with the presence of hepatitis C, is associated with a poor prognosis in living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 44:233-40. 2014
  3. doi request reprint One-step reconstruction of the right inferior hepatic veins using auto-venous grafts in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 812 8582, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 43:769-76. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Use of the SAND balloon catheter in single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Asian J Endosc Surg 6:134-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Composite small cell and mucinous carcinoma originating from the intrahepatic bile duct: report of a case
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital, 1 3 46 Tenjin, Chuou ku, Fukuoka 810 0001, Japan
    Surg Today 43:194-8. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Strategies for successful left-lobe living donor liver transplantation in 250 consecutive adult cases in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 216:353-62. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Minimal hilar dissection prevents biliary anastomotic stricture after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 92:1147-51. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Etiologies, risk factors, and outcomes of bacterial pneumonia after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 18:1060-8. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Primary graft dysfunction after living donor liver transplantation is characterized by delayed functional hyperbilirubinemia
    T Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Am J Transplant 12:1886-97. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Bacterial sepsis after living donor liver transplantation: the impact of early enteral nutrition
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 214:288-95. 2012

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  1. doi request reprint Congestion of the donor remnant right liver after extended left lobe donation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 22:837-44. 2009
    ..Therefore, the conversion of the graft from the left to right lobe might be appropriate according to the degree of the congestion...
  2. ncbi request reprint A high MELD score, combined with the presence of hepatitis C, is associated with a poor prognosis in living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 44:233-40. 2014
    ..The feasibility of performing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for patients with high end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores needs to be assessed...
  3. doi request reprint One-step reconstruction of the right inferior hepatic veins using auto-venous grafts in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 812 8582, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 43:769-76. 2013
    ..Reconstruction of the right inferior hepatic vein (RIHV) presents a major technical challenge in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using right lobe grafts...
  4. doi request reprint Use of the SAND balloon catheter in single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Asian J Endosc Surg 6:134-6. 2013
    ..SILS for acute cholecystitis is technically challenging because of the difficulties in obtaining optical surgical field...
  5. doi request reprint Composite small cell and mucinous carcinoma originating from the intrahepatic bile duct: report of a case
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital, 1 3 46 Tenjin, Chuou ku, Fukuoka 810 0001, Japan
    Surg Today 43:194-8. 2013
    ..The amphicrine properties indicated that the tumor had a monoclonal origin but with biphenotypic differentiation, which was responsible for the histogenesis of this tumor...
  6. ncbi request reprint Strategies for successful left-lobe living donor liver transplantation in 250 consecutive adult cases in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 216:353-62. 2013
    ..Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using left-lobe grafts was not generally recognized as feasible due to the problem of graft size...
  7. doi request reprint Minimal hilar dissection prevents biliary anastomotic stricture after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 92:1147-51. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate whether the Min-HD technique could prevent biliary anastomotic stricture (BAS) after LDLT with duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction...
  8. doi request reprint Etiologies, risk factors, and outcomes of bacterial pneumonia after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 18:1060-8. 2012
    ..Delayed-onset bacterial pneumonia is a serious type of bacterial infection after LDLT and is frequently associated with graft dysfunction. The multidrug resistance of S. maltophilia is an issue that needs to be addressed...
  9. doi request reprint Primary graft dysfunction after living donor liver transplantation is characterized by delayed functional hyperbilirubinemia
    T Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Am J Transplant 12:1886-97. 2012
    ..PGD after LDLT is associated with DFH-20 caused by graft, recipient and surgical factors, and increases the risk of early graft mortality...
  10. doi request reprint Bacterial sepsis after living donor liver transplantation: the impact of early enteral nutrition
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 214:288-95. 2012
    ..Bacterial sepsis is a significant problem that must be addressed after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  11. doi request reprint The impact of renal replacement therapy before or after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Transplant 26:143-8. 2012
    ..The impact of renal replacement therapy (RRT) in living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has not yet been investigated...
  12. doi request reprint Hilar anatomical variations in living-donor liver transplantation using right-lobe grafts
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Dig Surg 25:117-23. 2008
    ..Living-donor liver transplantation using a right-lobe graft has increased the frequency of hilar anatomical variations despite its advantage of a larger graft volume...
  13. ncbi request reprint Successful ABO incompatible living donor liver transplantation in a patient with high isoagglutinin titer using high-dose intravenous immunoglobulin
    T Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka Japan
    Transplant Proc 39:3491-4. 2007
    ..The combination of anti-CD20 antibody and daily plasma exchanges seemed ineffective for such a situation. This strategy might be another management option for ABO incompatible liver transplantation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Extracorporeal hepatic resection for unresectable giant hepatic hemangiomas
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:115-7. 2008
  15. doi request reprint The benefits of interferon treatment in patients without sustained viral response after living donor liver transplantation for hepatitis C
    T Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Transplant Proc 41:4246-52. 2009
    ..Although it has been recognized that interferon (IFN) treatment is crucial for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation, its benefits have not been determined among patients without a sustained viral response (SVR)...
  16. doi request reprint Antegrade en bloc distal pancreatectomy with plexus hanging maneuver
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Gastrointest Surg 15:690-3. 2011
    ..This report describes the usefulness of the application of hanging maneuver in performing the radical surgery...
  17. doi request reprint Evolving strategies to prevent biliary strictures after living donor liver transplantation
    T Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Transplant Proc 42:3624-9. 2010
    ..The optimal surgical technique has not been elucidated that reduces the occurrence of biliary strictures after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  18. doi request reprint Rituximab, IVIG, and plasma exchange without graft local infusion treatment: a new protocol in ABO incompatible living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 88:303-7. 2009
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  19. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation with extra-small graft; inflow modulation using splenectomy and temporary portocaval shunt
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:670-2. 2008
    ..This type of inflow modulation may allow us to manage such an extra-small graft. However, careful post-transplant monitoring of the portal flow is essential for gaining an acceptable outcome...
  20. ncbi request reprint Neurilemmoma of the diaphragm mimicking a liver tumor: case report
    T Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, Hiroshima Red Cross and Atomic Bomb Survivors Hospital, 1 9 6 Senda machi, Naka ku, Hiroshima 730 8619, Japan
    Abdom Imaging 29:85-6. 2004
    ..Complete removal of the tumor was achieved. Pathologic examination led to a diagnosis of neurilemmoma originating from the diaphragm...
  21. doi request reprint The changes of the medial right lobe, transplanted with left lobe liver graft from living donors
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
    Transplantation 87:698-703. 2009
    ..Procurement of left lobe (LL) living donor graft with medial right lobe (mRL) might be an innovative technique...
  22. ncbi request reprint The risks of HBV infection after liver transplantation from HBc antibody positive donor to HBs antibody positive recipient
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:2162-5. 2008
    ..However, a great deal of caution is necessary in patients with negative or low HBsAb titers <10 IU/L...
  23. doi request reprint Argon gas embolism in the application of laparoscopic microwave coagulation therapy
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima, 3 18 15, Kuramoto Cho, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:394-8. 2009
    ..A major concern in the use of the argon beam coagulator system is the potential risk of argon gas embolism...
  24. ncbi request reprint Limited hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in the caudate lobe
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, Hiroshima Red Cross and Atomic Bomb Survivors Hospital, 730 8619 Hiroshima, Japan
    World J Surg 28:697-701. 2004
    ..Clinicopathologic characteristics of HCCs originating in the caudate lobe were not different from those in the other segments. Limited resection of HCC in the caudate lobe confers a similar prognostic value as in other segments...
  25. doi request reprint The timing of liver transplantation after primary hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a special reference to recurrence pattern and Milan criteria
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
    Transplantation 86:641-6. 2008
    ..Hepatic resection (HR) is commonly applied as first-line treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) even in the era of liver transplantation (LT)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for hepatitis B associated liver diseases: a 10-year experience in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1445-9. 2008
    ..Hepatic failure associated with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is one of the main indications for living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  27. doi request reprint Prognostic factors affecting survival at recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living-donor liver transplantation: with special reference to neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio
    Norifumi Harimoto
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 96:1008-12. 2013
    ..In this study, we investigated the relationship between NLR and prognosis of patients with recurrent HCC after LDLT...
  28. doi request reprint Early diagnosis and treatment resolved cholestatic hepatitis C without fibrosis after living donor liver transplantation: report of a case
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 40:982-5. 2010
    ..This case serves to demonstrate that early diagnosis and timely initiation of optimal antiviral therapy is essential for the resolution of cholestatic hepatitis C...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of preoperative serum sodium concentration in living donor liver transplantation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 25:978-84. 2010
    ..The current study was designed to demonstrate the impact of pre-transplant sodium concentration on postoperative clinical outcomes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Recurrent hepatitis B following recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Hideki Ijichi
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:376-82. 2013
    ..HBV DNA levels increased despite the treatment with anti-HBV agents after HBV recurrence. In hepatitis B surface antigen positive recipients, HBV prophylaxis should be intensified during the treatment of recurrent HCC...
  31. ncbi request reprint Explanted portal vein grafts for middle hepatic vein tributaries in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka
    Transplantation 84:836-41. 2007
    ..The availability of a venous graft is limited in the setting of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), and the management of the middle hepatic vein middle hepatic vein tributaries in right lobe LDLT still remains controversial...
  32. doi request reprint Donor risk in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation: impact of left lobe graft
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:445-50. 2009
    ..To ensure donor safety in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation, we established a selection criterion for donors in which left lobe (LL) was the first choice of graft...
  33. doi request reprint Strategic breakthrough in adult ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation: preliminary results of consecutive seven cases
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Transplant 27:227-31. 2013
    ..In conclusion, adult ABO-I LDLT results were excellent - comparable or even superior to those of ABO-compatible LDLT. ABO-I adult LDLT has now become a more applicable modality without the need for an appropriate donor...
  34. doi request reprint The causes, risk factors, and outcomes of early relaparotomy after living-donor liver transplantation
    Shohei Yoshiya
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 94:947-52. 2012
    ..Although early relaparotomy of the recipient after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a significant event, its causes, risk factors, and outcomes are still unclear...
  35. ncbi request reprint Use of recipient's left hepatic artery for artery reconstruction in right lobe living donor liver transplantation with duct-to-duct anastomosis
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 89:1016-21. 2010
    ..This study retrospectively investigated whether the selection of left or right HA for HA reconstruction affects the outcomes of right lobe LDLT (RL-LDLT)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Impact of donor age and recipient status on left-lobe graft for living donor adult liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 21:81-8. 2008
    ..LDALT can be safely performed using a left-lobe graft. However, when using the graft from the donor > or = 50 years, especially for the recipients with the MELD > or = 20, the indications should be carefully discussed...
  37. doi request reprint Liver regeneration and venous collateral formation in the right lobe living-donor remnant: segmental volumetric analysis and three-dimensional visualization
    Hiroto Kayashima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 95:353-60. 2013
    ..In left lobe (LL) living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT), hepatic venous congestion (HVC) caused by ligation of the middle hepatic vein tributaries is unavoidable in the right lobe (RL) donor remnant...
  38. doi request reprint V5-drainage-preserved right lobe grafts improve graft congestion for living donor liver transplantation
    Takeo Toshima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 93:929-35. 2012
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of our new V5-drainage-preserved RL (VP-RL) graft...
  39. doi request reprint Impact of des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin and tumor size on the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 87:531-7. 2009
    ....
  40. doi request reprint De novo hepatocellular carcinoma in a liver graft with sustained hepatitis C virus clearance after living donor liver transplantation
    Kazutoyo Morita
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 15:1412-6. 2009
    ..To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of de novo HCC in a liver graft with sustained hepatitis C virus clearance after LT for advanced HCCs and hepatitis C cirrhosis...
  41. ncbi request reprint D-MELD as a Predictor of Early Graft Mortality in Adult-to-Adult Living-Donor Liver Transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    1 Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan 2 Address correspondence to Toru Ikegami, M D, Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Transplantation 97:457-62. 2014
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the product of donor age and Model for End-stage Liver Disease score (D-MELD) as a predictor of graft survival after LDLT...
  42. ncbi request reprint Rendezvous technique treatment for late-onset biliary leakage after major hepatectomy of a living donor: report of a case
    Koichi Kimura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:309-14. 2013
    ..Rendezvous bidirectional drainage effectively treated late-onset bile leakage from the trifurcation of a hepatic bile duct...
  43. ncbi request reprint Dual hepatic artery reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation using a left hepatic graft with 2 hepatic arterial stumps
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
    Surgery 147:878-86. 2010
    ..The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate whether 2 HAs on a left hepatic graft in an LDLT can be reconstructed safely and whether the outcomes of LDLTs are affected by reconstructing both HAs (dual reconstruction)...
  44. doi request reprint One-step venous reconstruction for a right lobe graft with multiple venous orifices in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 14:706-8. 2008
  45. doi request reprint Assessment of graft fibrosis by transient elastography in patients with recurrent hepatitis C after living donor liver transplantation
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Medical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 85:69-74. 2008
    ..We prospectively assessed the performance of transient elastography in patients with recurrent hepatitis C virus after living donor liver transplantation, in comparison with the surrogate serum markers...
  46. doi request reprint Preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio is a predictor of survival after hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: a retrospective analysis
    Yohei Mano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg 258:301-5. 2013
    ..To clarify the prognostic value of the preoperative blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in patients undergoing hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
  47. doi request reprint Improved results of a surgical resection for the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after living donor liver transplantation
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2283-9. 2010
    ..This study was designed to analyze the clinical outcomes of the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and to evaluate the efficacy of a surgical resection in treating such a recurrence...
  48. doi request reprint Extra-anatomical hepatic artery reconstruction in living donor liver transplantation: can this procedure save hepatic grafts?
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 16:1054-61. 2010
    ..These procedures can save hepatic grafts, even when recipient HAs cannot be used as inflow arteries...
  49. doi request reprint De novo autoimmune hepatitis subsequent to switching from type 2b to type 2a alpha-pegylated interferon treatment for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplantation: report of a case
    Kazuki Takeishi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:1016-9. 2011
    ..He was treated with steroid pulse treatment, followed by high-level immunosuppression maintenance, but eventually died of Pneumocystis pneumonitis 4 months after the diagnosis of de novo AIH...
  50. ncbi request reprint Effect of CD133-positive stem cells in repeated recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation: a case report
    Takeo Toshima
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:383-8. 2013
    ..This case illustrates the need for further research to clarify the mutual effect of CD133-positive hepatic stem cells for the development of new therapeutic strategies...
  51. ncbi request reprint Case of early adenosquamous carcinoma of the stomach
    Yasue Kimura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:315-20. 2013
    ..Therefore, future treatment for recurrent adenosquamous carcinoma of the stomach should be considered...
  52. ncbi request reprint [Total laparoscopic splenectomy for a patient with multiple surgeries including living donor liver transplantation]
    Hiroko Yano
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:64-7. 2013
    ..The surgery was completed as planned preoperatively under good surgical field...
  53. pmc Effect of laparoscopic splenectomy in patients with Hepatitis C and cirrhosis carrying IL28B minor genotype
    Takashi Motomura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    BMC Gastroenterol 12:158. 2012
    ..However, the significance of these genetic variants in cirrhotic patients following splenectomy has not been determined...
  54. ncbi request reprint Optimal administration of tacrolimus in reduced-size liver
    Yuji Morine
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Bioscience, University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 54:1789-93. 2009
    ..Therefore, special attention in regard to Tac administration should also be taken for patients with SFS grafts in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  55. doi request reprint New prediction factors of small-for-size syndrome in living donor adult liver transplantation for chronic liver disease
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 23:350-7. 2010
    ..Donor age and actual graft-to-recipient native liver volume ratio may become predictive factors for SFSS development in left and right lobe grafts in patients undergoing LDALT...
  56. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for acute liver failure: a 10-year experience in a single center
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Am Coll Surg 206:412-8. 2008
    ..Living donor liver transplantation has become an accepted treatment for various terminal liver diseases...
  57. doi request reprint A simple hilar dissection technique preserving maximum blood supply to the bile duct in living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 86:1468-9. 2008
    ..We believe that this technique can be a standard in the field of LDLT...
  58. ncbi request reprint [Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: status quo and experience in Kyushu University]
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical and Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 99:95-101. 2008
  59. ncbi request reprint Application of splenectomy to decompress portal pressure in left lobe living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:282-9. 2013
    ..0.7 +/- 0.4 L/day, p = 0.01) than Group-NS. The cumulative 5-year graft survival rate was 86.8% in Group-S and 76.2% in Group-NS (p = 0.03). In conclusion, splenectomy had beneficial impacts on graft outcomes in left-lobe LDLT...
  60. doi request reprint Nutrition support and infections associated with hepatic resection and liver transplantation in patients with chronic liver disease
    Toshiro Masuda
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 37:318-26. 2013
    ..Oral nutrition support with BCAAs, synbiotics, and an immune-enhancing diet have a beneficial effect on preventing the perioperative infections associated with hepatic resection or liver transplantation...
  61. doi request reprint The beneficial role of simultaneous splenectomy in living donor liver transplantation in patients with small-for-size graft
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transpl Int 21:833-42. 2008
    ..014). Simultaneous splenectomy is favorable for overcoming SFS graft syndrome in LDLT patients with a GW-SLW of 40% or less...
  62. ncbi request reprint Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy preserving the spleen and splenic vessels for benign and low-grade malignant pancreatic neoplasm
    Tetsuo Ikeda
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Fukuoka Igaku Zasshi 104:54-63. 2013
    ..However, there are few reports regarding the details of the procedure for LSPDP, and its safety remains unclear. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of LSPDP...
  63. ncbi request reprint Obstructing spontaneous major shunt vessels is mandatory to keep adequate portal inflow in living-donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 95:1270-7. 2013
    ..It has not been addressed whether the major spontaneous portosystemic shunt vessels should be ligated in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  64. doi request reprint Rendezvous ductoplasty for biliary anastomotic stricture after living-donor liver transplantation
    Shohei Yoshiya
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 95:1278-83. 2013
    ..Biliary anastomotic stricture (BAS) after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is difficult to manage. We used rendezvous ductoplasty (RD) to treat BAS after LDLT...
  65. doi request reprint Expanding the applications of microvascular surgical techniques to digestive surgeries: a technical review
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:111-20. 2012
    ..We herein provide a technical review of the application of microvascular surgical techniques for various digestive surgeries...
  66. doi request reprint Mutations in hepatitis C virus genotype 1b and the sensitivity of interferon-ribavirin therapy after liver transplantation
    Takasuke Fukuhara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    J Hepatol 52:672-80. 2010
    ..The results of post-transplant antiviral therapy for recurrent hepatitis C virus (HCV) are poor, and significant pre-transplant predictors for sustained viral response (SVR) have not yet been identified...
  67. doi request reprint Acute biliary obstruction due to a large intracholedochal hematoma after living-donor liver transplantation: Report of a case
    Shigeyuki Nagata
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 40:474-6. 2010
    ..This is the first report to describe the development of an intracholedochal hematoma after livingdonor liver transplantation...
  68. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation in patients older than 60 years
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 90:433-7. 2010
    ..Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been performed in adult patients. However, there are a few reports on how recipient age affects the outcome of LDLT. This study assessed LDLT outcome in patients aged 60 years or older...
  69. doi request reprint Kinetics of anti-blood type isoagglutinin titers and B lymphocytes in ABO-incompatible living donor liver transplantation with rituximab and plasma exchange
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 92:1134-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the kinetics of anti-blood type isoagglutinin titers and the number of blood B lymphocytes in ABO-I LDLT with the new protocol and their impact on the outcomes after ABO-I LDLT...
  70. ncbi request reprint Recurrent familial hypobetalipoproteinemia-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease after living donor liver transplantation
    Noboru Harada
    Department of Surgery and Medical Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Transpl 15:806-9. 2009
    ..We successfully treated the recipient with heterozygous FHBL-induced recurrent NASH after liver transplantation using our diet and exercise programs...
  71. ncbi request reprint Surgical resection of pulmonary malignant tumors after living donor liver transplantation
    Fumihiro Shoji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 88:206-11. 2009
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation in a patient with giant hepatic hemangioma complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome: report of a case
    Makoto Meguro
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Today 38:463-8. 2008
    ..In conclusion, living donor liver transplantation was found to be an effective option for the treatment of a patient with unresectable giant hepatic hemangiomas complicated by Kasabach-Merritt syndrome...
  73. doi request reprint Neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio reflects hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after liver transplantation via inflammatory microenvironment
    Takashi Motomura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Hepatol 58:58-64. 2013
    ..Preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a predictor of patient prognosis, but its mechanism has never been clarified...
  74. doi request reprint The beneficial effects of Kampo medicine Dai-ken-chu-to after hepatic resection: a prospective randomized control study
    Masaki Nishi
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 59:2290-4. 2012
    ..Kampo medicine, Dai-kenchu-to (DKT), is reported to have a various beneficial effects on bowel systems. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate effects of DKT after hepatic resection...
  75. doi request reprint Late recurrence after resection of mass-forming intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma: report of a case
    Naoko Iwahashi Kondo
    Department of Surgery and Sciences, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 8128582, Japan
    Surg Today 42:1210-4. 2012
    ..Long-term follow-up for more than 5 years is recommended because the present case shows that late recurrence of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma occurs even 5 years after resection...
  76. doi request reprint Relevance of HLA compatibility in living donor liver transplantation: the double-edged sword associated with the patient outcome
    Hideaki Uchiyama
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Clin Transplant 26:E522-9. 2012
    ..HLA compatibility in LDLT not only affected the long-term acceptance of graft livers but also the risk of fatal GVHD...
  77. doi request reprint Risk factors that increase mortality after living donor liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Multidisciplinary Treatment, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Transplantation 93:93-8. 2012
    ..No studies have been performed on the role of gender in the field of living donor liver transplantation. This report investigates the effect of gender mismatch on the outcome of living donor liver transplantation...
  78. ncbi request reprint Successful living donor liver transplantation using a graft from a hepatitis B surface antigen-positive donor
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:1282-6. 2007
    ..However, the severe shortage of donors often forces the transplant community to utilize suboptimal donors, especially in the setting of living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  79. ncbi request reprint Successful treatment for a patient with hemophagocytic syndrome after a small-for-size graft liver transplantation
    Tomoharu Yoshizumi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:359-62. 2008
    ..HPS is a fatal complication in immunologically compromised patients; however, early and accurate diagnosis could lead to an adequate treatment and improve the outcome...
  80. doi request reprint Efficacy of vessel sealing system for major Glisson bundles and major bile ducts
    Akira Nii
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima, 3 18 15 Kuramoto cho, Tokushima, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:522-7. 2008
    ..The efficacies of vessel sealing system (VSS) devices for major Glisson bundles and major bile ducts have not yet been determined...
  81. doi request reprint Significance of DNA polymerase delta catalytic subunit p125 induced by mutant p53 in the invasive potential of human hepatocellular carcinoma
    Kensaku Sanefuji
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Oncology 79:229-37. 2010
    ..To clarify the role of DNA polymerase delta in tumor progression, we examined the expression of its main catalytic subunit p125 encoded by POLD1 in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and human HCC cell lines...
  82. doi request reprint Living donor liver transplantation for end-stage liver disease with severe hepatopulmonary syndrome: report of a case
    Takashi Motomura
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Surg Today 41:436-40. 2011
    ..She was discharged from hospital on posttransplant day 39 with an SpO(2) of 94% under 3 l/min of O(2), delivered nasally. Despite the severity of the HPS, her postoperative recovery was smooth after the liver transplant...
  83. doi request reprint The feasibility and effectiveness of a hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy for hypersplenism in patients after living-donor liver transplantation
    Hideo Uehara
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 19:484-7. 2009
    ..This report documents the efficacy and safety of a hand-assisted laparoscopic splenectomy (HALS) for hypersplenism in patients after LDLT...
  84. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis B vaccination after living donor liver transplantation
    Yuji Soejima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Liver Int 27:977-82. 2007
    ..The efficacy of hepatitis B vaccination after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients transplanted anti-HBc-positive grafts or in patients who underwent LDLT for fulminant hepatitis B remains unknown...
  85. ncbi request reprint Significance of thymidine phosphorylase in HCC with chronic liver disease for long-term postoperative recurrence
    Takahiro Ezaki
    Department of Surgery, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital and Atomic Bomb Survivors Hospital, Hiroshima, Japan
    J Surg Oncol 83:173-9; discussion 179. 2003
    ..Little is known about the significance of thymidine phosphorylase (TP) levels in HCC. The authors investigated the TP activity of HCC and adjacent normal liver tissue in 70 HCC patients, and the prognostic significance of the TP levels...
  86. doi request reprint Real time elastography for noninvasive diagnosis of liver fibrosis
    Mami Kanamoto
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School of Medicine, 3 18 15 Kuramoto, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:463-7. 2009
    ..This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of real-time tissue elastography for the preoperative assessment of liver fibrosis stage...
  87. doi request reprint Beneficial effects of fluvastatin on liver microcirculation and regeneration after massive hepatectomy in rats
    Takuya Tokunaga
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima, 3 18 15 Kuramoto cho, 770 8503, Tokushima, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 53:2989-94. 2008
    ..This study demonstrated the beneficial effects of fluvastatin in a lethal massive hepatectomy model using rats, with improved hepatic regeneration and microcirculations, by inhibiting the activation of hepatic stellate cells...
  88. doi request reprint Predictors of extrahepatic recurrence after curative hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma
    Akinobu Taketomi
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Ann Surg Oncol 17:2740-6. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to elucidate the predictors of extrahepatic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after hepatectomy...
  89. pmc Outcome of hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with renal dysfunction
    Takeo Toshima
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    HPB (Oxford) 14:317-24. 2012
    ..This study aimed to clarify the validity of hepatectomy for treating HCC in RD patients, and to compare postoperative courses in RD and non-RD patients...
  90. ncbi request reprint Hypersplenism after living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 56:778-82. 2009
    ..It has not determined whether post-transplant persistent hypersplenism (PTPH) occurs after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT)...
  91. ncbi request reprint A simple formula to calculate the liver drainage volume of the accessory right hepatic vein using its diameter alone
    Jun Hanaoka
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
    Surgery 146:264-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine methods to estimate parenchymal drainage volume of such accessory veins...
  92. doi request reprint Current concept of small-for-size grafts in living donor liver transplantation
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, University of Tokushima, 3 18 15 Kuramoto cho, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    Surg Today 38:971-82. 2008
    ..We reviewed the updated literature on the pathogenesis of and strategies for using SFS grafts...
  93. doi request reprint Beneficial effects of follistatin in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injuries in rats
    Mami Kanamoto
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, 3 18 15, Kuramoto, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    Dig Dis Sci 56:1075-81. 2011
    ..This study was conducted to investigate the involvement of the activin-follistatin system in hepatic ischemia-reperfusion injury...
  94. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous retroperitoneal massive hematoma after living-donor liver transplantation: an unpredictable but critical complication
    Satoru Imura
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima, 3 18 15 Kuramoto cho, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1778-80. 2008
    ..This paper provides an outline of the diagnosis and treatment in a case of spontaneous retroperitoneal hemorrhage, which developed after living-donor liver transplantation...
  95. ncbi request reprint Hepatocellular carcinoma with spontaneous regression: report of the rare case
    Yusuke Arakawa
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima, 3 18 15 Kuramoto cho, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1770-2. 2008
    ..The patient is now doing well without any evidence of recurrence. We herein report a case with hepatocellular carcinoma showing spontaneous regression, and review the associated literature...
  96. doi request reprint Beneficial use of the round ligament as a patch graft for vena cava reconstruction
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, 770 8503, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:581-4. 2008
    ..The availability of an appropriate vascular graft is a significant concern in an extensive hepatic resection with part of the vena cava...
  97. ncbi request reprint Living-donor liver transplantation for fulminant hepatic failure in adult patients with a left-lobe graft
    Takashi Nishizaki
    Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, and Kyushu University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 131:S182-9. 2002
    ..A left-lobe graft, in which one third of the liver is donated, is therefore used for adult-to-adult living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) in patients with fulminant hepatic failure (FHF)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value of thymidine phosphorylase activity in liver tissue adjacent to hepatocellular carcinoma
    Takahiro Ezaki
    Department of Disaster and Emergency Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 812 8582, Japan
    Int J Clin Oncol 10:171-6. 2005
    ..The authors investigated this activity in 92 patients with HCC who had a single HCC equal to or less than 5 cm...
  99. ncbi request reprint Beneficial effects of hyperbaric oxygen pretreatment on massive hepatectomy model in rats
    Hiroki Mori
    Department of Surgery, Institute of Health Biosciences, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
    Transplantation 84:1656-61. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) pretreatment in massive hepatectomy model, a surrogate model of small-for-size graft, using rats...
  100. ncbi request reprint Auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation from living donors
    Toru Ikegami
    Department of Surgery and Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Surgery 131:S205-10. 2002
    ....
  101. ncbi request reprint Hepatocellular carcinoma with massive bile duct tumor thrombus: report of a long-term survival
    Jun Hanaoka
    Department of Surgery, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima 770 8503, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:2217-20. 2008
    ..Here, we describe this case of HCC with BDTT showing long-term survival and the usefulness of curative surgical resection with removal of the tumor thrombus...