T Satomi

Osaka University, Ōsaka-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan

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Publications (27)20.95 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) is generally found from the patient's family history. The functional disorder of mismatch repair genes has been reported to be responsible for HNPCC. The proband was a 28-year-old Japanese female who was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of descending colon cancer. Although there was no previous or family history of malignant disorders within the first- and second-degree relatives, the early onset of colon cancer prompted genetic analysis with suspicion of HNPCC. PCR analysis of the primary tumor showed DNA replication errors at the six microsatellite regions. PCR/direct sequential analysis of the peripheral lymphocytes revealed a germline frameshift mutation due to deletion of TTCAA at nt. position from 650 to 654 in exon 4 of the hMSH2 gene. According to the Human Mutation Database and International Collaborative Group on HNPCC Database, this type of the frameshift mutation is the first report in the hMSH2 gene.
    Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology 08/2002; 32(7):266-9. · 1.75 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: S-1 is a novel oral fluorouracil antitumor drug that combines tegafur (FT), 5-chloro-2,4-dihydroxypyridine (CDHP), which inhibits dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD), and potassium oxonate (Oxo). As 50% of CDHP is excreted in the urine, renal dysfunction may directly affect the DPD inhibitory effect and lead to increased 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) concentrations. We sought to determine the influence of impaired renal function on the pharmacokinetics of S-1 in an animal model and in patients with gastric cancer. An experimental renal failure model induced by cisplatin was developed in rabbits, and plasma concentrations of FT, 5-FU, CDHP and Oxo were determined after S-1 injection. Four patients with various degrees of renal impairment with unresectable gastric cancer were recruited to the study, and the pharmacokinetics in these four patients were analyzed following single and consecutive S-1 administrations. In experimental renal failure, plasma clearance of CDHP and 5-FU was retarded corresponding to the degree of renal impairment and there was a close correlation between creatinine clearance (CLcr) and plasma CDHP and 5-FU clearance. In the single administration study, half standard dose was used in three patients (CLcr > or = 50 ml/min) and one-third in the other (CLcr <50 ml/min). In patients with CLcr more than 75 ml/min, C(max), T(max), AUC((0-infinity)), and T(1/2) of 5-FU and CDHP were not different between single and consecutive administrations. In contrast, in patients with mild and moderate renal dysfunction (CLcr 55 and 36 ml/min, respectively), the T(1/2) values of CDHP with consecutive administrations (7.6 and 15.3 h, respectively) were longer than the values with single administration (4.6 and 8.2 h, respectively). The T(1/2) of 5-FU was 5.7 h with single administration and 8.5 h with consecutive administration in patients with moderate renal impairment. The AUC((0-infinity)) of 5-FU with consecutive administrations (3089.7 ng.h/ml) was far greater than with single administration (430.4 ng.h/ml). There was also a strong correlation between CLcr and plasma CDHP clearance. Based on the pharmacokinetics following multiple consecutive administrations, S-1 administration resulted in no severe adverse reactions in any of the four patients. CDHP clearance was prolonged in the presence of renal impairment, leading to a delayed T(1/2), and high AUC of 5-FU. These findings demonstrate that administration of S-1 to patients with impaired renal function may need individualized dosing and pharmacokinetic monitoring.
    Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 07/2002; 50(1):25-32. · 2.57 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Thrombocytosis is commonly associated with malignant disease and has recently been suggested to be a poor prognostic indicator in patients with lung cancer and gynecological cancers. The prevalence of thrombocytosis in patients with gastric cancer was reviewed, and its association with poor prognosis was investigated. Platelet count (PLT) and hemoglobin concentrations (Hb) were reviewed in 369 consecutive patients with histologically verified gastric cancer from 1994 to 2000. Differences between categories were analyzed with analysis of variance, and survival was compared by using the log-rank test on the Kaplan-Meier life table. Multivariate Cox regression analysis was used to evaluate whether thrombocytosis is an independent prognostic marker. Thrombocytosis was found in 42 patients, and anemia was found in 200 patients. PLT was negatively correlated with Hb. Mean PLT was significantly increased in patients with noncurative operations. There was a positive correlation between the depth of tumor invasion and PLT. One- and 3-year survival expectancies in patients with or without thrombocytosis were 52.4% and 23.4% and 85.7% and 72.9%, respectively. PLT was identified as an independent prognostic factor after lymph node metastasis and depth of tumor invasion. Thrombocytosis is an independent prognostic indicator of survival in patients with gastric cancer.
    Annals of Surgical Oncology 05/2002; 9(3):287-91. · 3.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Angiogenesis and hemostatic activation are important factors in tumor progression and metastasis. Because surgical intervention induces tissue hypoxia and hemostatic activation, we analyzed the effect of gastric surgery on the plasma concentrations of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), soluble P-selectin (sP-selectin), and von Willebrand factor (vWf). Plasma VEGF, sP-selectin, and vWf concentrations were measured in 14 patients with gastric cancer before operation and on postoperative day 1 (POD 1). Correlations between disease stage and the effect of surgical intervention were analyzed. The plasma concentrations of these three factors did not correlate with the disease stage. Plasma levels of sP-selectin did not change after operation (before surgery, 87.6 +/- 34.1 ng/ml; on POD 1, 101.1 +/- 48.1 ng/ml; P = 0.123). Plasma VEGF and vWf concentrations were significantly elevated on POD 1 (VEGF, 33.3 +/- 20.5 pg/ml before surgery and 61.9 +/- 35.6 pg/ml on POD 1; P = 0.0013; vWf, 164 +/- 31.1% before surgery and 211.1 +/- 66.1% on POD 1; P = 0.027). Because VEGF and vWf are involved in angiogenesis, tumor-platelet adhesion, and tumor-endothelial cell adhesion, surgical intervention could influence tumor growth and metastasis.
    Gastric Cancer 02/2002; 5(3):137-41. · 4.83 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: For neoadjuvant intra-arterial (IA) chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer patients, Seldinger's methods were found to be convenient and had the same effect and outcome as conventional methods. The prognosis of the patients in whom IA chemotherapy was locally effective and had fewer than n 1 lymph node metastases was comparatively favorable. However, several patients who underwent IA chemotherapy later experienced local recurrence, and the cause of these patient's death was distant metastases in almost all cases. We recommend neoadjuvant IA and systemic chemotherapy, and systemic adjuvant chemotherapy.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2001; 28(11):1546-9.
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    ABSTRACT: A 63-year-old female with locally advanced breast cancer was treated with preoperative chemotherapy using docetaxel. The therapeutic regimen was comprised of four cycles at 3-week intervals. One cycle consisted of 80 mg of docetaxel which was administered on day 1. A remarkable response was confirmed. The side effects such as leukopenia, general fatigue and alopecia were moderate and had no influence on the patient's QOL. After preoperative chemotherapy, a full thickness chest wall resection was performed. Chest wall defect was reconstructed with orthopedic A-O metallic plates, Marlex mesh and rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap. These metal plates were very useful because it was easy to bend and twist them manually to fit the defect at the time of operation. Moreover, the curved metal plates preserved the cone form of the chest cage. The postoperative course was favourable without frail chest or wound infection.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2001; 28(11):1749-52.
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    ABSTRACT: We report herein the case of a patient in whom pulmonary and splenic metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) were successfully treated by surgical excision. A 69-year-old man who underwent left nephrectomy for RCC 17 months before was suspected to have a pulmonary metastasis based on computed tomography (CT) findings. Partial resection of the left lower lobe was performed with thoracoscopic assistance. However, 4 months later, a splenic tumor, 6 cm in diameter, was detected by CT and ultrasonography, and a splenectomy was performed. Histologically, both resected specimens were diagnosed as metastasis from RCC. A second pulmonary metastasis of the left upper lobe was resected 4 years 8 months later. The patient was in good health when last seen 11 months after his last operation. Malignant neoplasms rarely metastasize to the spleen and most cases are found at autopsy, or feature multiple distant metastases. Only four other cases of splenic metastases from RCC have been reported. The prognosis associated with splenic metastasis is favorable when only a solitary lesion exists.
    Surgery Today 02/2001; 31(5):463-5. · 1.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 74-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a chief complaint of severe local pain of the hip joint. Radiological findings showed a metastasized lesion on the left side of the pelvic wall originated from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in the anterior segment of the liver. Transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) therapy using epirubicin, Lipiodol and Spongel was successfully performed twice for primary HCC, and four times for osseous metastasis of HCC. After TAE therapy, the size of the metastasized lesion decreased with relief of pain, and an improvement in performance status of 4 to 2 was achieved. In conclusion, TAE therapy is thought to be very useful in the treatment of osseous metastasis of HCC with severe local pain.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2000; 27(12):1941-6.
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    ABSTRACT: Three cases of carcinomatous cardiac tamponade from breast cancer are presented. All patients have had another recurrence and history of treatment. Though the prognoses were considered to be unfavorable, pericardiac drainage and the instillation of epirubicin were effective. Side effects of fever and dyspnea were experienced temporarily by two patients with no serious events. Following the systemic chemotherapy, two patients needed no supplemental drainage. All patients had a sufficient quality of life for about 1 year or longer. We found that positive therapy can be significant for such patients with advanced disease.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/2000; 27(12):1956-60.
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    ABSTRACT: In Japan, the tail and body of the pancreas are generally removed for dissection of lymph nodes along the splenic artery. A new pancreas-preserving method was developed to decrease the postoperative complications due to pancreatic resection. Between 1981 and 1989, 110 patients were registered in a randomized controlled trial, which included total gastrectomy plus dissection of lymph node along the splenic artery, either with (55 patients: Group A) or without (55: Group B) pancreas tail resection. In Group B, the splenic artery and spleen were removed and the pancreas was preserved. There were no significant differences between the two groups in terms of sex, age, location, microscopic classification, or disease stage. The postoperative complications and survival rates were compared between the two groups. The average number of dissected nodes along the splenic artery was 4.6 and 4.1 for Groups A and B, respectively. The amounts of blood loss during the operation were 994 ml and 904 ml for groups A and B, respectively. Anastomosis failure and/or pancreatic fistula occurred in nine patients in Group A (16%) and seven in Group B (13%). One year after the operation, a glucose tolerance test showed diabetes in 6% and impaired glucose tolerance in 33% of patients in group A, while these findings were normal in group B. The 5-year survival rates were 80% and 76.7% for groups A and B, respectively. The pancreas-preserving method described here was superior to the more common pancreas resecting method with regard to surgical risk and postoperative glucose tolerance.
    Annals of Surgical Oncology 11/2000; 7(9):669-73. · 3.94 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: We describe a case of a 58-year-old woman with right inguinal lymph node swelling and a T1 tumor in the right breast. She was referred with an 18-month history of the former complaint and a six-month history of the latter. Excisional biopsy of the inguinal lymph node revealed breast cancer metastasis. Radiographical examination showed no metastases to the lungs, liver or bone. Modified radical mastectomy was performed. Histological examination revealed solid tubular carcinoma, PT2, PM (axillary lymph node metastases 4/16), stage IV. Estrogen and progesterone receptors were negative. Three cycles of postoperative cyclophosphamide, adriamycin and 5-fluorouracil (CAF) chemotherapy were given, and the right inguinal area was irradiated with 40 Gy. The patient complained of swelling in both legs three years after surgery. Computed tomography revealed marked lymph node swellings in the pelvic cavity. She died six months later. Inguinal lymph node metastasis from breast cancer is very rare, although distant lymph node metastasis in the cervix occurs frequently. This case should help clarify how breast cancer metastasizes to distant lymph nodes.
    Breast Cancer 02/2000; 7(2):173-5. · 1.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 54-year-old man underwent an operation for colon cancer histologically diagnosed as moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma with clinical staging of Dukes C. He was prescribed carmofur for adjuvant chemotherapy. A follow-up computed tomography scan done 6 months later revealed two new low-density areas in the liver. A diagnosis of metastatic adenocarcinoma from the previous colon cancer was presumed, based on the patient's history and radiological findings, and resection of the affected area of liver was performed. Histological examination of these tumors revealed that they were inflammatory pseudotumors (IPT). The patient had an excellent postoperative course and has shown no further signs of recurrence in the 3 years since his last operation. IPT of the liver is a rare disease, for which no methods of diagnosis and treatment have been established, since it is difficult to distinguish IPT from hepatocellular carcinoma or metastatic carcinoma. We describe this case with a review of the 101 cases of IPT documented in the Japanese literature, in the hope that it will contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of this unusual disease entity.
    Surgery Today 02/2000; 30(6):530-3. · 1.21 Impact Factor
  • Nihon Rinsho Geka Gakkai Zasshi (Journal of Japan Surgical Association) 01/2000; 61(3):784-788.
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    ABSTRACT: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is likely to be detected as multiple intrahepatic metastases, and trans-arterial embolization (TAE) is the treatment of choice. However, other therapy is needed when TAE is not effective for a tumor. We performed partial liver resection with small skin incision in two such patients. One patient had two HCCs of segment 6 (S6) and S7, and TAE was performed twice. However, HCC of S7 was viable, and we partially resected the tumor of S7. In the other patient, HCC was multiple in segment 6 and 7. TAE was performed three times, and in segment 6 we detected a tumor which grew into the extrahepatic space and seemed uneffected by TAE. We performed a partial resection of liver segment 6. After 3 months, TAE was repeated in the latter. The operation time was about three hours, and no blood transfusion was performed. Two of the patients were discharged on the 13th postoperative day. We concluded that partial liver resection with small skin incision was useful for one case of multidisciplinary treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 11/1999; 26(12):1890-4.
  • Nihon Rinsho Geka Gakkai Zasshi (Journal of Japan Surgical Association) 01/1999; 60(1):149-153.
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    ABSTRACT: The conventional methods (CM) of intraarterial (IA) chemotherapy for inflammatory breast cancer were catheterizations from superior epigastric and brachial artery under general anesthesia. Since 1997, we selected the Seldinger's methods (SM) for ten cases of the disease to control local effects and simplify the technique. Complications of the SM were slight, and side effects were equal to those with CM. The postoperative pathological findings of the SM showed the direct effects of chemotherapy to tumor cells (degenerative and necrotic changes) as compared with the embolism-like effects of CM. But the overall histological effects of chemotherapy by SM were almost equal to those for CM. The strong points of the SM were as follows: 1) More selective IA chemotherapy is available, 2) one can find the passage of the aim vessels and no trouble related to catheter, 3) general anesthesia is not necessary, and the techniques are simple, 4) the wounds are not remarkable. The disadvantages are as follows: 1) Patients must rest the day of IA chemotherapy, 2) in 20% of the procedures, one can not search the vessels, and 3) in 4 cases complications of stiffness of Mj or Mn pectral muscles were found. In future, we expect more effective results by dose escalation or combination chemotherapy.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 08/1998; 25(9):1336-40.
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    ABSTRACT: Recently microwave tissue coagulation therapy (MCT) has been established as a therapeutic procedure for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The route of approach to penetrate the tumor is two-fold: By the percutaneous route (PMCT) or by conventional laparotomy. PMCT has the advantage of less invasive therapy, however, it is not applicable to a tumor that cannot be detected by ultrasonography. Therefore, we tried MCT with mini-laparotomy. The patient was a 57-year old man with HCC located in the S6 subsegment. The operation was performed at the semi-right side up position, and laparotomy was done by skin incision of 12 cm in the right hypochondral area. MCT was performed about 30 times, with an output of 60 watts for 45 seconds at a time. Abdominal CT image showed a low-density area of 7 x 4 cm on the 18th postoperative day. Slight damage to the liver and no obvious complications were observed. We concluded that a much wider range-coagulation than PMCT was able to be obtained by MCT with mini-laparotomy, and postoperative quality of life was better than MCT with conventional laparotomy.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 08/1998; 25(9):1370-3.
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    ABSTRACT: Hepatic arterial chemotherapy was performed for 27 patients with primary (3), metastatic liver cancer (21), and 3 other cases, over a period of 8 years. Chemotherapy was performed by intermittent hepatic arterial infusion of 5-FU or FAM (in case of metastatic tumor from colorectal cancer), FAM (from gastric cancer), and CDDP or Farmorubicin (HCC). Hepatic resection was performed in 10 cases of metastatic tumor from colorectal cancer, and 8 cases of 10 were curative operation. The 5-year survival rates of curative liver resection group, and non-curative liver resection or non-resection group were 57.1% and 12.5%, respectively. As is the case with metastatic cancer from gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the prognosis was poor except for one CR case of HCC. We concluded that hepatic arterial chemotherapy may be recommended for a curative resected case of liver metastasis from colorectal cancer.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 10/1997; 24(12):1656-9.
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    ABSTRACT: The patient was a 68-year-old male, who underwent total gastrectomy for giant leiomyosarcoma of the stomach and then had multiple hepatic metastases one year and six months later. Thus, transarterial hepatic chemo-embolization therapy with Lipiodol, adriamycin and gelfoam was given. Moreover, using a reservoir catheter and infusion arterial port, intermittent arterial infusion therapy with adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, and vincristine was attempted. In the metastasis lesion where there were rich blood vessels, Lipiodol was accumulated and the tumor was reduced on abdominal CT. The result indicated the efficacy of this treatment.
    Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy 10/1997; 24(12):1878-81.
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    ABSTRACT: Malignant hemangioendothelioma of the lung is very rare and difficult to diagnose. The growth is rapid and the prognosis is very unfavorable. We report an operated case of the disease with rapid growth of pulmonary metastasis. The silver, vimentin and factor VIII stainings were available for diagnosis of this disease. The 46-year-old female patient died of bleeding from the pulmonary metastasis eight months after the operation without other distant metastasis. Even if a lung tumor is pointed out and thought to be benign, frequent follow up is necessary. Furthermore, we recommend positive lung biopsy by thoracotomy or video-assisted-thoracic-surgery.
    Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery 05/1997; 50(4):321-4.

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203 Citations
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  • 2002
    • Osaka University
      • Department of Surgery
      Ōsaka-shi, Osaka-fu, Japan
  • 2001
    • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
      • Department of Surgery
      Athens, Attiki, Greece
  • 2000–2001
    • Sakai City Hospital
      Sakai, Ōsaka, Japan