W Kimura

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Affiliation: Yamagata University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein
    Wataru Kimura
    Gastroenterological and General Surgery, First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 13:1493-9. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Multicenter study of serous cystic neoplasm of the Japan pancreas society
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery Gastroenterological, General, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Pancreas 41:380-7. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Proposal for the classification of epithelial atypism of pancreatic duct lesions
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterology and General Surgery, School of Medicine, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata City, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:2155-8. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Pancreaticojejunal anastomosis, using a stent tube, in pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery First Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:305-9. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein: techniques and its significance
    Wataru Kimura
    Gastroenterological, General, Breast and Thyroid Surgery First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 17:813-23. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Analysis of c-kit protein expression in pancreatic neoplasms and its implication for prognosis
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:2203-8. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Pancreatic lithiasis and intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm with special reference to the pathogenesis of lithiasis
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological, General and Breast and Thyroid Surgery First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 17:776-81. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint A case report of cribriform carcinoma of the pancreas with long time survival
    W Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida Nishi Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:273-6. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint How many millimeters do atypical epithelia of the pancreas spread intraductally before beginning to infiltrate?
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Organ Function and Controls, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:2218-24. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with preservation of the splenic artery and vein for intraductal papillary-mucinous tumor (IPMT): three interesting cases
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Organ Function and Controls, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:2242-5. 2003

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  1. ncbi request reprint Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein
    Wataru Kimura
    Gastroenterological and General Surgery, First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    World J Gastroenterol 13:1493-9. 2007
    ..Benign lesions as well as low-grade malignancy of the body and tail of the pancreas may be a possible indication for this procedure...
  2. doi request reprint Multicenter study of serous cystic neoplasm of the Japan pancreas society
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery Gastroenterological, General, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Pancreas 41:380-7. 2012
    ..There have been only a few reports on follow-up results of serous cystic neoplasm (SCN) of the pancreas. The frequency of malignancy and surgical indication of SCN are not determined yet...
  3. ncbi request reprint Proposal for the classification of epithelial atypism of pancreatic duct lesions
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterology and General Surgery, School of Medicine, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata City, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:2155-8. 2007
    ..Therefore, a classification system for epithelial atypism, which can be used for all of the ducts and ductules of the pancreas, regardless of their diameter, should be developed as a "common world language"...
  4. doi request reprint Pancreaticojejunal anastomosis, using a stent tube, in pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery First Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:305-9. 2009
    ..If the anastomosis leaks, the massive flow of pancreatic juice around the anastomosis is prevented because of the pancreatic juice flowing out of the pancreatic tube...
  5. doi request reprint Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein: techniques and its significance
    Wataru Kimura
    Gastroenterological, General, Breast and Thyroid Surgery First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 17:813-23. 2010
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Analysis of c-kit protein expression in pancreatic neoplasms and its implication for prognosis
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:2203-8. 2007
    ..To evaluate the expression and role of c-kit protein in the neoplasia of pancreatic neoplasms and its relationship to prognosis in invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) of the pancreas...
  7. doi request reprint Pancreatic lithiasis and intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm with special reference to the pathogenesis of lithiasis
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological, General and Breast and Thyroid Surgery First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 17:776-81. 2010
    ..This may explain why there are few reports of the co-existence of IPMN and pancreatic stones (Kimura in Kan Tan Sui 58:485-492, 2009)...
  8. ncbi request reprint A case report of cribriform carcinoma of the pancreas with long time survival
    W Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida Nishi Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:273-6. 2001
    ..This type of carcinoma should be classified as a new disease entity of carcinoma of the pancreas...
  9. ncbi request reprint How many millimeters do atypical epithelia of the pancreas spread intraductally before beginning to infiltrate?
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Organ Function and Controls, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:2218-24. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to identify which epithelial lesion was a precursor of duct cell carcinoma and to determine how many millimeters atypical epithelia spread intraductally before beginning to infiltrate...
  10. ncbi request reprint Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with preservation of the splenic artery and vein for intraductal papillary-mucinous tumor (IPMT): three interesting cases
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Organ Function and Controls, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata City, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:2242-5. 2003
    ..Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein is easy and safe, and should be performed for some patients with intraductal papillary mucinous tumor of the pancreas...
  11. ncbi request reprint Definition of MCN (mucinous cystic neoplasm of the pancreas) and a proposal for a new concept of MRN or MSN (mucinous round or spherical neoplasm)
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:1954-6. 2007
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Congenital dilatation of the common bile duct and pancreaticobiliary maljunction: clinical implications
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Langenbecks Arch Surg 394:209-13. 2009
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Characteristics and treatment of mucin-producing tumor of the pancreas
    W Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata City, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 45:2001-8. 1998
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological features of and therapeutic strategy for this ailment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Surgical anatomy of arteries running transversely in the pancreas, with special reference to the superior transverse pancreatic artery
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine University of Yamagata, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:973-9. 2004
    ..Knowledge of transversely oriented arterial systems within the pancreas that would need to be ligated in most forms of pancreatic surgery is clinically important. We studied the anatomy of arteries running transversely in the pancreas...
  15. ncbi request reprint Phosphorylated Akt/PKB controls cell growth and apoptosis in intraductal papillary-mucinous tumor and invasive ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
    Shuho Semba
    First Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Pancreas 26:250-7. 2003
    ..Akt/PKB promotes cell proliferation and rescues cells from apoptosis...
  16. ncbi request reprint Long descending lymphatic pathway from the pancreaticoduodenal region to the para-aortic nodes: its laterality and topographical relationship with the celiac plexus
    I Hirai
    Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2-2-2 lida-Nishi, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan
    Okajimas Folia Anat Jpn 77:189-99. 2001
    ..The proposed entity of the direct, long descending pathway will influence the selection and modification of lymphadenectomy methods in cancer surgery in the pancreaticoduodenal region...
  17. ncbi request reprint Successful resection of a liver metastasis from gastric leiomyoblastoma: report of a case
    M Kamiga
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan
    Surg Today 30:932-6. 2000
    ..Therefore, patients with this unusual disease entity should be carefully followed up after resection of the primary tumor...
  18. ncbi request reprint A case of pancreatic carcinoma with marked ductal dilatation: what contributed to the dilatation?
    H Abe
    Second Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Pancreatol 27:65-8. 2000
    ..6 and 1.1 cm, respectively, in diameter on computed tomography...
  19. ncbi request reprint Histopathological study of intraductal papillary mucinous tumor of the pancreas: special reference to the roles of Survivin and p53 in tumorigenesis of IPMT
    Ma Jinfeng
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Int J Gastrointest Cancer 32:73-81. 2002
    ..The diagnostic values of the expression of Survivin, p53, and Bcl-2 and the apoptotic index (AI) and Ki-67 labeling index (Ki-67 LI) in IPMT were also examined...
  20. ncbi request reprint Significance of thymidine phosphorylase/platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor in carcinoma of the papilla of Vater
    B Zhao
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113 8655, Japan
    Jpn J Cancer Res 91:331-6. 2000
    ..02). These suggest that in carcinoma of the papilla of Vater, TP production by tumor cells is correlated with tumor progression through its regulatory effect on neovascularization...
  21. ncbi request reprint Appraisal of two-staged pancreatoduodenectomy: its technical aspects and outcome
    K Kubota
    Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 47:269-74. 2000
    ..Recently, two-staged pancreatoduodenectomy including exteriorization of the pancreatic juice and second-look pancreaticojejunostomy was performed in high-risk patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma -- Japanese experience
    M Makuuchi
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 45:1267-74. 1998
    ..Therefore, in patients with small HCCs and good liver function, the first choice treatment should not be ethanol injection, but surgical resection...
  23. pmc Expression of HDAC1 and CBP/p300 in human colorectal carcinomas
    Katsuyoshi Ishihama
    Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    J Clin Pathol 60:1205-10. 2007
    ..The histone-modifying enzymes histone deacetylase (HDAC) and histone acetyltransferase (HAT) control gene transcriptional activation and repression in human malignancies...
  24. doi request reprint Intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasms of the gastric and intestinal types may have less malignant potential than the pancreatobiliary type
    Naoki Takasu
    Department of Gastroenterological, General, Breast and Thyroid Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Yamagata City, Japan
    Pancreas 39:604-10. 2010
    ..We classified IPMNs at our institute and used this classification to determine the clinicopathological features, prognosis, and malignant potential of the 4 types...
  25. ncbi request reprint [Anatomy of the head of the pancreas and various limited resection procedures for intraductal papillary-mucinous tumors of the pancreas]
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 104:460-70. 2003
    ..Although this procedure is somewhat complicated, it is not technically difficult and can be safely performed by any surgeon. This procedure is indicated for some cases with chronic pancreatitis and IPMT...
  26. ncbi request reprint Primary sclerosing cholangitis successfully treated by resection of the confluence of the hepatic duct
    I Hirai
    Yamagata University School of Medicine, First Department of Surgery, 2-2-2 Iida-Nishi, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 8:169-73. 2001
    ..The positive results in this patient suggest that resection of the confluence of the hepatic duct may be an effective surgical treatment for noncirrhotic PSC patients who have dominant extrahepatic strictures...
  27. ncbi request reprint Perineural invasion in pancreatic cancer
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Pancreas 24:15-25. 2002
    ..Perineural invasion is regarded as a factor associated with local recurrence of pancreatic cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Anatomy of right recurrent nerve node: why does early metastasis of esophageal cancer occur in it?
    Masaomi Mizutani
    Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iidanishi, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Surg Radiol Anat 28:333-8. 2006
    ..However, the collateral of the recR and its direct drainage to the venous system suggested that the recR involvement often corresponds to a systemic disease...
  29. ncbi request reprint Twelve years survival with repeated hepatectomy and lung resection for metastasis from carcinoma of the papilla of Vater after pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Toshiyuki Moriya
    Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:1652-4. 2007
    ..The current case is very rare, however, if patients with carcinoma of the papilla of Vater have localized liver metastases and no local recurrence, liver metastases should be resected to improve the chances for long-term survival...
  30. ncbi request reprint Minute invasive ductal carcinoma of the residual pancreas after distal pancreatectomy for intraductal papillary-mucinous tumor
    Toshiyuki Moriya
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Int J Gastrointest Cancer 31:191-7. 2002
    ..Therefore, we suggest that de novo IDC may occur in IPMT patients, especially those with multiple tumor recurrence. The present case may be helpful in understanding the pathogenesis of pancreatic duct lesions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Down-regulation of PIK3CG, a catalytic subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-OH kinase, by CpG hypermethylation in human colorectal carcinoma
    Shuho Semba
    First Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    Clin Cancer Res 8:3824-31. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Drainage for acute pancreatitis
    W Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-Nishi Yamagata City, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 48:434-6. 2001
    ..Just after the operation, normal saline is added through the feeding tube and the Faycon drainage tube is suctioned continuously. Irrigation is necessary for more than two weeks...
  33. ncbi request reprint Origin of the thoracic duct and pancreaticoduodenal lymphatic pathways to the para-aortic lymph nodes
    I Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2-2-2 Iida-Nishi, Yamagata 990-9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 8:441-8. 2001
    ..The results support the reliability of the extended D2 lymphadenectomy (D2 + group 16b1 nodes + group 16a2-inter node) for curative cancer surgery in the pancreaticoduodenal region...
  34. ncbi request reprint Biological similarities and differences between pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasias and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms
    Toshiyuki Moriya
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Int J Gastrointest Cancer 35:111-9. 2005
    ..There are few studies that have examined the biological differences between PanIN and intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) in detail...
  35. doi request reprint Strategies for the treatment of invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas and how to achieve zero mortality for pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 15:270-7. 2008
    ..With the operative procedure and postoperative controls described above, operative mortality was zero in 114 consecutive patients in our series who underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy...
  36. ncbi request reprint Surgical management for metastatic liver tumors
    Ichiro Hirai
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 53:757-63. 2006
    ..This study investigated the results of hepatectomy for multiple liver metastases and repeated hepatectomy for recurrent hepatic metastases. A proposed treatment strategy for liver metastases is discussed...
  37. doi request reprint Groove pancreatitis
    Koji Tezuka
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Dig Surg 27:149-52. 2010
    ..Conservative treatment options include endoscopic stenting of the minor papilla, but long-term outcomes remain unclear. Pancreatoduodenectomy is a rational treatment for symptomatic groove pancreatitis...
  38. ncbi request reprint Analysis of genetic and epigenetic alterations of the PTEN gene in gastric cancer
    Kiyoshi Sato
    Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan
    Virchows Arch 440:160-5. 2002
    ..Therefore, we conclude that PTEN does not participate in gastric carcinogenesis as a tumor suppressor gene...
  39. doi request reprint Clinicopathological significance of cell cycle regulatory factors and differentiation-related factors in pancreatic neoplasms
    Yukinori Kamio
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Pancreas 39:345-52. 2010
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare the expression levels of the cyclins and the differentiation-related factors in pancreatic neoplasms...
  40. ncbi request reprint IHPBA in Tokyo, 2002: surgical treatment of IPMT vs MCT: a Japanese experience
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 10:156-62. 2003
    ..Such organ-preserving procedures are: duodenum-preserving pancreas head resection, spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein, and so on...
  41. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of undifferentiated-type gastric carcinoma
    G Tamura
    Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Lab Invest 81:593-8. 2001
    ....
  42. pmc Frequent loss of expression without sequence mutations of the DCC gene in primary gastric cancer
    K Sato
    Departments of Pathology, Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    Br J Cancer 85:199-203. 2001
    ..01). These results indicate that DCC is frequently silenced, probably by epigenetic mechanisms instead of sequence mutations in gastric cancer...
  43. ncbi request reprint A drainage operation for injury to the pancreas preserved the distal pancreas, spleen and the residual stomach after distal gastrectomy: a case report
    Toshihiro Watanabe
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:1957-8. 2007
    ..We limited the drainage operation for pancreatic trauma. As a result, the pancreatic body and tail were preserved, which is thought to be a much better long-term result for this patient...
  44. ncbi request reprint Hypermethylation of the TSLC1 gene promoter in primary gastric cancers and gastric cancer cell lines
    Teiichiro Honda
    Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Jpn J Cancer Res 93:857-60. 2002
    ..2. These data indicate that bi-allelic hypermethylation of the TSLC1 promoter and resulting gene silencing occur in a subset of primary gastric cancers...
  45. ncbi request reprint Nodal involvement as an indicator of postoperative liver metastasis in carcinoma of the papilla of Vater
    Toshiyuki Moriya
    Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 13:549-55. 2006
    ..Although lymph node metastatic involvement is one of the most important prognostic factors for carcinoma of the papilla of Vater, a detailed analysis of this factor in relation to prognosis has not been conducted...
  46. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the stomach with peripancreatic lymph node metastases successfully treated with pancreaticoduodenectomy
    Jinfeng Ma
    Department of Gastroenterology and General Surgery Graduate School of Medicine, University of Yamagata, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:1945-50. 2007
    ..Adjuvant chemotherapy with TS-1 was administered on an out-patient basis 6 weeks after the operation. The patient is well and has now been free of symptoms of recurrence and metastasis for 8 months...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Pancreatic carcinoma in the early stage and limited dilated lesions of the pancreatic ductuli]
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Course of Organ Functions and Controls, Yamagata University School of Medicine
    Nihon Rinsho 64:165-9. 2006
  48. ncbi request reprint Management of unresectable hilar bile duct cancer--preoperative diagnosis, treatment selection, and clinical outcome
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:614-20. 2003
    ..Hilar bile duct cancer progresses slowly but easily invades the nearby portal vein or hepatic artery. Thus, in some cases, curative resection is impossible, so we need to determine the best non-surgical treatments for this tumor...
  49. ncbi request reprint [Diagnosis and therapeutic strategies for non-functioning endocrine tumors of the pancreas]
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine
    Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 101:373-81. 2004
  50. doi request reprint Intrahepatic micrometastases around liver metastases from gastric cancer
    Takashi Nomura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 16:493-501. 2009
    ..In addition, we investigated the influence of E-cadherin and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-7 expression on the development of micrometastases...
  51. ncbi request reprint Promoter hypermethylation of DAP-kinase is associated with poor survival in primary biliary tract carcinoma patients
    Tomohiro Tozawa
    Department of Pathology, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Cancer Sci 95:736-40. 2004
    ..Hypermethylation of DAP-kinase appears to be a significant prognostic factor in primary biliary tract carcinomas...
  52. ncbi request reprint The significance of intraoperative Doppler ultrasonography in evaluating hepatic arterial flow when assessing the indications for the Appleby procedure for pancreatic body cancer
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Yamagata, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 12:55-60. 2005
    ..In the past, the extent of hepatic arterial flow after the celiac artery had been clamped was evaluated by finger palpation. However, this is not an objective method...
  53. ncbi request reprint Spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy for intraductal papillary-mucinous tumor (IPMT)
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata City, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:86-90. 2004
    ..In this study, we introduce the technique and indications for the procedure for intraductal papillary mucinous tumor of the pancreas...
  54. ncbi request reprint Surgical management of hilar bile duct cancer. Preoperative diagnosis, selection of treatment options and clinical outcome
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:629-35. 2003
    ..Margin-positive or negative resection has often been reported to correlate with the prognosis. Moreover, the value of combined vessel resection for hilar bile duct cancer is still obscure...
  55. ncbi request reprint [Theories and techniques for resection of the extrapancreatic nerve plexus in the head of the pancreas during a Whipple procedure for carcinoma of the pancreas--suggestions from the perspective of surgical anatomy and pathology]
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 106:297-301. 2005
    ..The reason is that it is impossible to completely investigate positive or negative carcinoma in the cut end of the nerve plexus after surgery, since the cut end is long and some specimens are deformed by formalin fixation...
  56. ncbi request reprint In vivo effect of pancreatic phospholipase A2 on the arachidonic acid cascade
    M Motoyoshi
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan
    Int J Pancreatol 29:69-76. 2001
    ..Yet the pathophysiological significance is controversial, because previous in vitro studies have shown that the enzyme has little cytotoxicity or ability to activate the arachidonic acid cascade by itself in contrast to other isozymes...
  57. ncbi request reprint [Pathogenesis of endocrine tumors of the pancreas]
    Wataru Kimura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 109:133-42. 2008
    ..There are three possible origins of endocrine tumors of the pancreas: Langerhans islets cells, ductular cells, and acinar cells...
  58. ncbi request reprint Reconstruction methods after total pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy: free jejunal graft and venous-reconstructed gastric tube or gastric tube alone
    Takashi Nomura
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iidanishi, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 55:1622-6. 2008
    ..The aim of this study is to assess the postoperative outcome of the two reconstruction methods using both a free jejunal graft and a venous-reconstructed gastric tube or a gastric tube alone after total pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy...
  59. ncbi request reprint Prognostic role of angiogenesis and its correlations with thymidine phosphorylase and p53 expression in ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas
    Ma Jinfeng
    Department of Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 54:1635-40. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the role of p53 expression in tumor neovascularization was also examined in this study...
  60. ncbi request reprint Expression of MUC5AC and MUC6 in invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas and relationship with prognosis
    Ma Jinfeng
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Iida Nishi, Yamagata City, Japan
    Int J Gastrointest Cancer 34:9-18. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate MUC5AC and MUC6 expressions in IDC with special reference to clinicopathological factors and patient prognosis...
  61. ncbi request reprint Neoplastic diseases of the papilla of Vater
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 11:223-31. 2004
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Total papillectomy for borderline malignant tumor of papilla of Vater
    Toshiyuki Moriya
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 51:859-61. 2004
    ..We suggest that total papillectomy can be performed for an intestinal, borderline malignant tumor...
  63. ncbi request reprint Anatomy and histology of Virchow's node
    Masaomi Mizutani
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Japan
    Anat Sci Int 80:193-8. 2005
    ..Consequenly, the filtration function of most of Virchow's node seemed to be quite limited...
  64. ncbi request reprint Intra- and postoperative radiation therapy for an alpha-fetoprotein-producing pancreatic carcinoma
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata 990 9585, Japan
    J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg 10:239-44. 2003
    ..In conclusion, we treated a rare AFP-producing pancreatic cancer with radiotherapy, which was effective. However, care is needed to avoid external beam radiation-induced gastrointestinal ulceration...
  65. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of preoperative portal embolization for safe hepatectomy, with special reference to assessment of nonembolized lobe function with 99mTc-GSA SPECT scintigraphy
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata City, Japan
    Surgery 133:495-506. 2003
    ..We studied liver volume and function with computed tomography and technetium-99m-galactosyl human serum albumin ((99m)Tc-GSA) scintigraphy before PE and at 1 or 2 weeks after PE...
  66. ncbi request reprint How should we treat short hepatic veins and paracaval branches in anterior hepatectomy using the hanging maneuver without mobilization of the liver? An anatomical and experimental study
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Clin Anat 16:224-32. 2003
    ..The hanging maneuver by an anterior approach without mobilization is convenient for right or left hepatectomy for large tumors or hardened liver...
  67. ncbi request reprint Effect of a selective thromboxane A2 synthetase inhibitor on the systemic changes induced by circulating pancreatic phospholipase A2
    Makoto Motoyoshi
    Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    J Gastroenterol 41:1094-8. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to clarify the role of thromboxane A(2) (TXA(2)) synthesis by circulating pancreatic PLA(2) in the pathogenesis of the systemic complications of acute pancreatitis...
  68. ncbi request reprint Significance of altered bilirubin subfractions in bile following hepatectomy
    Koichi Suto
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, 2 2 2 Iida nishi, Yamagata, 990 9585, Japan
    J Surg Res 106:62-9. 2002
    ..This study was aimed at clarifying the relationship between infection and biliary bilirubin subfractions, with a view to shedding light on the mechanisms of change...
  69. ncbi request reprint Surgical anatomy of the inferior vena cava ligament
    Ichiro Hirai
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 50:983-7. 2003
    ..The inferior vena cava ligament is a fibrous membrane located around the inferior vena cava. Few reports exist on the ligament's location, attachment to the liver, or the inferior vena cava...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Advanced gastric cancer showing complete response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy with CPT-11 and S-1-a case report]
    Naoki Takasu
    Dept of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University Faculty of Medicine, Japan
    Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 36:111-3. 2009
    ..Histological examination of the resected stomach and lymph nodes revealed no remaining viable cancer cells. The patient has been doing well without any recurrence for 1 year since the start of treatment...
  71. ncbi request reprint [Pancreatic cancer--characteristics of the Japanese Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer and my opinion on this subject]
    Wataru Kimura
    Gastroenterological and General Surgery First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School fo Medicine, Yamagata, Japan
    Nihon Geka Gakkai Zasshi 108:267-72. 2007
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint [Problems and therapeutic strategy for emergency operation of the abdomen in the aged]
    Wataru Kimura
    First Department of Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 41:660-5. 2004
    ..To study the problems and therapeutic strategies for emergency abdominal operations in elderly patients by comparing aged and non-aged who underwent an emergency operations for abdominal diseases...
  73. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of inferior right hepatic vein-preserving hepatectomy with resection of the superior right hepatic vein
    Ichiro Hirai
    Department of Gastroenterology and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata City, Yamagata, Japan
    Hepatogastroenterology 53:516-20. 2006
    ..However, early postoperative liver function and long-term regeneration of segment 6 after IRHV-preserving hepatectomy remains unclear...
  74. ncbi request reprint [Management of colorectal cancer in elderly patients over 80 years old]
    Hideki Isobe
    Department of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Yamagata University School of Medicine
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 44:599-605. 2007
    ..Surgery and chemotherapy for elderly patients are also increasing. We evaluated the characteristics of elderly colorectal cancer to clarify issues related to surgical therapy for elderly patients...
  75. ncbi request reprint Cystic neoplasm of the pancreas: a Japanese multiinstitutional study of intraductal papillary mucinous tumor and mucinous cystic tumor
    Yutaka Suzuki
    Department of Surgery, Kyorin University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
    Pancreas 28:241-6. 2004
    ..5% in invasive carcinoma cases. In conclusion, IPMT and MCT show distinct clinicopathologic and prognostic differences. The results from this study may contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of IPMT and MCT...
  76. ncbi request reprint An unusual case of undifferentiated carcinoma in situ with osteoclast-like giant cells of the pancreas
    Koji Tezuka
    Division of Surgery, Yamagata Prefectural Shinjo Hospital, Japan
    Pancreas 33:304-10. 2006
    ..We report an unusual case of undifferentiated carcinoma in situ with osteoclast-like giant cells (UC with OGCs) in a 68-year-old Japanese woman...
  77. ncbi request reprint Mixed serous cystadenoma with mucinous cystadenoma of the pancreas
    Hideki Abe
    Hepatobiliarypancreatic Division, Department of Surgery, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    Pancreas 31:98-100. 2005
    ..Pancreatic serous cystadenomas that include a mucinous-cystadenoma component are extremely rare, and the difference between serous and mucinous cystadenomas is not always distinct...
  78. ncbi request reprint [Epithelial-mesenchymal interaction during the development of stomach and intestine]
    Kimiko Fukuda
    Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso 52:126-32. 2007
  79. ncbi request reprint [Gastroenterological diseases in the aged--from the standpoint of surgery]
    Wataru Kimura
    Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi 39:127-40. 2002