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- [The C tube in biliary surgery--its development and clinical application]. [English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 2000 Apr 1; 68(3-4):85-122.
The T tube procedure for bile drainage after biliary surgery has been used all over the world for more than 90 years. However, this method has serious drawbacks: a high complication ratio and a need for long-term hospitalization. Therefore other bile drainage methods including PTGBD, PTBD and ENBD have been developed, but none has so far been able to replace T tube. We have developed a new technique for bile drainage using the C tube (cystic duct tube), which is a slender tube (6Fr. polyvinyl) inserted via the cystic duct into the common bile duct (CBD). We have used C tube in more than 400 cases over the last 20 years: for open surgery during the first 10 years, and for laparoscopic surgery in the last 10 years. Here we describe the history of improvements in the C tube method and the techniques of C tube application in biliary surgery. Elastic surgical suture has been used to fix the C tube to the cystic duct, which successfully prevented bile leakage from the ductal stump after withdrawal of the tube. C tube is not only used for postoperative bile drainage but also for the management of remnant stones. The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and benefits of the C tube procedure.I: From 1980 to 1998, 335 cholecystectomized cases which had undergone the C tube procedure were examined for complications resulting from C tube placement. II: We analyzed 134 patients with choledocholithiasis: 34 patients had been treated using C tube drainage, and 100 patients had been treated with the T tube procedure after undergoing CBD exploration. The main outcome criteria were: the frequency of post-operative complications, quantity of bile drainage, drainage period, and length of post-operative hospital stay. III: Between 1990 and 1999, 131 patients (15.2%) of a total of 860 laparoscopically cholecystectomized patients with gallstones underwent C tube treatment. We assessed the usefulness of the C tube procedure for the detection and management of remnant stones.I: There were no major complications (bile-leakage, CBD stenosis, etc.) in 335 cases which underwent the C tube procedure. Minor complications related to C tube were: spontaneous withdrawal of the tube in 5 cases, movement of the tube tip in 17 cases, and difficulties during tube removal in 32 cases which included slight resistance. Two cases had liver dysfunction (GOT 705 IU/l and 488 IU/l), although this was easily normalized after withdrawal of the tube tip from the duodenal papillae into the CBD. II: The frequency of complications in patients who underwent the C tube procedure was zero, whilst in the T tube group the major complication rate was 3% and the minor complication rate was 21%. The quantity of bile drainage was 283.6 +/- 22.9 ml/day in the C tube group compared with 302.7 +/- 10.3 ml/day in the T tube group, showing no significant difference. The drainage period (5.9 +/- 0.6 days) in the C tube group was significantly shorter than in the T tube group (27.7 +/- 0.9 days). Hospital stays (11.6 +/- 0.6 days) in the C tube group were significantly shorter than in the T tube group (45.0 +/- 1.5 days). III: Remnant CBD stones were detected by postoperative cholangiography via the C tube in 28 (21.4%) of the C tube replacement cases and in 3.3% of all the laparoscopically cholecystectomized patients. Seventeen patients with remnant stones were managed using glyceryl trinitrate CBD perfusion-induced relaxation of the sphincter of Oddi. The remaining patients were managed with endoscopic papillary balloon dilatation (EPBD) and/or endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) without reoperation. We also have described other applications of the C tube procedure for the evaluation of sphincter of Oddi motility as an indication for EST, for bile drainage in liver resection, in the treatment of liver injuries, and for duodenal decompression after duodenal surgery. Finally we have mentioned the possibility of C tube application in the management of obstructive jaundice and bile drainage in liver transplantation surgery.The C tube method in biliary surgery is safe and useful in comparison with the T tube method. We are strongly convinced that the T tube will be completely replaced by the C tube.
- [Surgery and surgeons in future]. [Editorial]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 2000 Apr 1; 68(3-4):83-4.
- [A case of traumatic retroperitoneal hematoma with duodenal occlusion]. [Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 2000 Apr 1; 68(3-4):144-9.
A case 67-year old male was admitted with abdominal blunt injury from a traffic accident. An abdominal CT revealed a retroperitoneal hematoma behind the pancreas head, so we began a conservative therapy of continuous drip while fasting. The patient vomited frequently on the 6th day after injury. Upper gastroduodenography visualized a narrowing of the descending part of the duodenum. The conservative therapy was continued with nasogastric drainage and intravenous fluid. Obstructive symptoms disappeared 14 days after the beginning of the therapy. It is a rare case that can be considered a candidate for 2 weeks of conservative therapy, with no additional damage or peritonitis.
- [Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy for renal cell carcinomas; report on two initial cases]. [Case Reports, English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 2000 Apr 1; 68(3-4):137-43.
We recently performed a laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (LRN) on two patients with a renal cell carcinoma. Case 1, a 72-year-old man, was diagnosed as having a renal cell carcinoma 2.5 cm in diameter in the right kidney, and also a submucosal tumor of the cecum. LRN and laparoscopically assisted ileocecal resection were performed using a transperitoneal approach on September 28, 1999. Total operation time and blood loss during the operation were 308 minutes and 320 ml, respectively. The operation time needed for LRN, which was calculated as the total operation time minus the time spent on ileocecal resection, was 199 minutes. There were no complications after surgery, and the patient was recommended for discharge on the 7th postoperative day, but was actually discharged on the 10th postoperative day. Case 2, an 81-year-old man, was diagnosed as having a renal cell carcinoma 3.0 cm in diameter in the right kidney. He had been undergone a total gastrectomy for a gastric carcinoma at age 77, and a sigmoidectomy for a sigmoid colon carcinoma at age 79. A transperitoneal approach was applied for LRN to detect any recurrence of previous carcinomas on September 30, 1999. During adhesiolytic procedures, the colon was injured due to an inappropriate maneuver of the grasping forceps. A small laparotomy (5 cm) was required for repair of the colon. The total operation time and blood loss during surgery were 370 minutes and 850 ml. The operation time calculated from the video of LRN was 274 minutes. Two additional surgical procedures were required in this case. The first was for a postoperative intraperitoneal hemorrhage due to the hemoclip dropping out of the small vein. The second was for hemorrhage in the abdominal wall. Fortunately, the clinical course after surgery was good and the patient was discharged on the 8th postoperative day. There were no complications in case 1. Omitting ileocecal resection was considered to speed up oral intake, leading to earlier discharge. However, major complications occurred in case 2. It is important to clarify the cause of postoperative hemorrhage by careful observation of the video recording, in order to suggest safer procedures in laparoscopic surgery. Although these are only two LRN experiences, we are convinced that LRN can improve postoperative QOL (Quality of life) and is an acceptable alternative for the treatment of renal cell carcinomas.
- [The long-term perfusion system on amylase release from dispersed acinar cells--comparative study with direct incubation techinique and residual stimulation]. [Comparative Study, English Abstract, Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 2000 Apr 1; 68(3-4):126-36.
We have modified the perfused guinea pig pancreatic acini system in order to obtain reproducible results in repeated secretagogue stimulation. No signs of tachyphylaxis were observed when cholecystokinin-8 (CCK-8) was administered as short pulse for 5 minutes and the interval between administrations were kept more than 90 minutes. Maximal amylase response was obtained at 10(-8) M of CCK-8 and a supra-maximal significant inhibition on amylase release was observed with higher doses of CCK-8. Twenty minutes stimulation with 10(-8) M of CCK-8 showed a biphasic response; while, 5 minutes stimulation showed a mono-phasic pattern. The results suggest that amylase response was highly influenced not only by the concentration of the secretagogue but also the duration of the stimulation in this perfusion system. The mechanism of this phenomenon may be comprehensive by the double-ligand-complex theory based on low and high affinity site on cell surface receptors.
- [3D-MR coronary angiography without breath-hold used for 24 neurosurgical cases]. [Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 2000 Apr 1; 68(3-4):123-5.
- [Minimally invasive cardiac surgery]. [Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 1999 Mar 1; 68(1):1-2.
- Evaluation by microdensitometry and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry of changes in bone metabolism after gastrectomy. [Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 1999 Sep 1; 68(2):59-70.
We used microdensitometry (MD) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to evaluate impaired bone metabolism in 79 patients who had undergone gastrectomy. With MD, radiographs are simultaneously taken of the second metacarpal bone and an aluminum step-wedge, and the images were analyzed by computer. DXA was used to measure the bone mineral density of the second through fourth vertebrae and the estimated volumetric bone mineral density (EstVBMD) was assessed. Significant positive correlations were obtained between EstVBMD as determined by DXA and metacarpal index (MCI) (r = 0.413, P < 0.01), peak of the cortex (GSmax) (r = 0.362, P < 0.05), peak of the middle portion of the bone marrow (GSmin) (r = 0.412, P < 0.01), and metacarpal bone mineral density (mBMD) (r = 0.413, P < 0.01) as determined by MD. When EstVBMD was compared with MCI, GSmax, GSmin, and mBMD according to sex, age, type of operation, and interval after operation, generally similar trends were obtained. We conclude that the determination by MD of various indices of bone metabolism is useful in the diagnosis of osteopathy after gastrectomy.
- [Oral chemotherapeutic agents: the roles in cancer chemotherapy]. [Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 1999 Sep 1; 68(2):57-8.
- A case of fibrous histiocytoma of the liver. [Case Reports, Journal Article]
- Nihon Geka Hokan 1999 Mar 1; 68(1):14-23.
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) is a rare disease. We describe a 68-year-old man admitted to the hospital because of malaise. On admission, hematologic and serum chemical examinations showed no abnormalities. A tumor measuring 6.0 x 6.0 x 5.5 cm was found in segment S6 of the right lobe of the liver. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen revealed a mass surrounded by a capsule-like region with a nonuniform shadow at its margin. The mass contained a nonuniform low density area. A magnetic resonance imaging scan showed low intensity on T1-weighted images and high intensity on T2-weighted images. An angiogram of the abdomen revealed a tumor with a darkly stained margin during the venous phase. Partial resection of the liver, including S6 and part of S7, was performed. On histopathological examination, this case was characterized by a storiform pattern. The inside of the tumor showed a storiform-pleomorphic pattern with inflammatory cell infiltration and partial mucinous degeneration. On immunohistochemical studies, the tumor cells stained positively for CD6. The diagnosis was MFH.