Publications


A surgical case of radiotherapy induced esophageal perforation accompanying pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a case report.
Surg Case Rep 2017 Aug 31;3(1):98. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan.

Feasibility of laparoscopic gastrectomy for elderly gastric cancer patients: meta-analysis of non-randomized controlled studies.
Oncotarget 2017 Aug 29;8(31):51878-51887. Epub 2017 Mar 29.
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Key Laboratory of Carcinogenesis and Translational Research (Ministry of Education), Peking University Cancer Hospital & Institute, Beijing, China.


Gastric Cancer With Primitive Enterocyte Phenotype: An Aggressive Subgroup of Intestinal-type Adenocarcinoma.
Am J Surg Pathol 2017 Jul;41(7):989-997
Departments of *Pathology ‡Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine †Genome Science Division, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.



Influences of Vagotomy on Gut Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Mice.
Shock 2017 May;47(5):646-652
*Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan †Department of Surgical Center, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan ‡Department of Digestive Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan §Department of Laboratory of Veterinary Surgery, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.





Increasing the Number of Examined Lymph Nodes is a Prerequisite for Improvement in the Accurate Evaluation of Overall Survival of Node-Negative Gastric Cancer Patients.
Ann Surg Oncol 2017 Mar 21;24(3):745-753. Epub 2016 Oct 21.
Department of Gastroenterology, Tianjin Medical University Cancer Hospital, City Key Laboratory of Tianjin Cancer Center and National Clinical Research Center for Cancer, Tianjin, China.


A comparison of the surgical mortality due to colorectal perforation at different hospitals with data from 10,090 cases in the Japanese National Clinical Database.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Jan;96(2):e5818
aDepartment of Surgery, Institute of Gastroenterology, Tokyo Women's Medical University bNational Clinical Database cDepartment of Health Policy and Management, School of Medicine, Keio University dDepartment of Public Health, Tokyo Women's Medical University eDepartment of Surgery, Toho University Ohashi Medical Centre, Tokyo fDepartment of Radiology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki gThe Japanese Society of Gastroenterological Surgery, Tokyo hSecond Department of Surgery, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Hamamatsu iDepartment of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo jThe Japanese Society for Abdominal Emergency Medicine, Tokyo kFirst department of surgery of Sapporo Medical university school of Medicine, Sapporo lDepartment of Surgery, JR Sapporo Hospital, Sapporo, Japan.


Low density of CD204-positive M2-type tumor-associated macrophages in Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric cancer: a clinicopathologic study with digital image analysis.
Hum Pathol 2016 Oct 21;56:74-80. Epub 2016 Jun 21.
Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan. Electronic address:







Cell surface-associated aggregation-promoting factor from Lactobacillus gasseri SBT2055 facilitates host colonization and competitive exclusion of Campylobacter jejuni.
Mol Microbiol 2015 Nov 15;98(4):712-26. Epub 2015 Sep 15.
Department of Animal Science, School of Veterinary Medicine, Kitasato University, Towada, Aomori, 034-8628, Japan.

Effects of body mass index (BMI) on surgical outcomes: a nationwide survey using a Japanese web-based database.
Surg Today 2015 Oct 12;45(10):1271-9. Epub 2015 Aug 12.
Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery Division, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.



Distinctive proteolytic activity of cell envelope proteinase of Lactobacillus helveticus isolated from airag, a traditional Mongolian fermented mare's milk.
Int J Food Microbiol 2015 Mar 18;197:65-71. Epub 2014 Dec 18.
Milk Science Research Institute, Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd., Minamidai 1-1-2, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-1165, Japan. Electronic address:

Utility of intraoperative frozen section examinations of surgical margins: implication of margin-exposed tumor component features on further surgical treatment.
Jpn J Clin Oncol 2015 Jan 15;45(1):19-25. Epub 2014 Oct 15.
Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories, National Cancer Center Hospital, Tokyo Department of Basic Pathology, National Defense Medical College, Saitama, Japan


Recurrent gain-of-function mutations of RHOA in diffuse-type gastric carcinoma.
Nat Genet 2014 Jun 11;46(6):583-7. Epub 2014 May 11.
1] Genome Science Division, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. [2] Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. [3] Department of Genomic Pathology, Medical Research Institute, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.


Landiolol hydrochloride for early postoperative tachycardia after transthoracic esophagectomy.
Surg Today 2014 May 15;44(5):848-54. Epub 2013 May 15.
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan,

Vaccination with NY-ESO-1 overlapping peptides mixed with Picibanil OK-432 and montanide ISA-51 in patients with cancers expressing the NY-ESO-1 antigen.
J Immunother 2014 Feb-Mar;37(2):84-92
*Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine ‡‡Experimental Immunology, Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka †Department of Respiratory Medicine, Kawasaki Medical School ∥∥Faculty of Health and Welfare, Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, Kurashiki Departments of ∥Medicine ¶Dermatology #Immunology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama, Okayama Departments of ‡Immunotherapeutics **Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Tokyo Hospital, Bunkyo-ku §Department of Pathology, Tokyo Medical University, Shinjuku-ku ††Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, The Cancer Institute Hospital, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan §§Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, New York, NY.

Poorly differentiated mesenteric carcinoma of unknown primary site detected by abscess formation: case report.
World J Surg Oncol 2014 Jan 8;12. Epub 2014 Jan 8.
Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, the University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.

Novel technique for full-thickness resection of gastric malignancy: feasibility of nonexposed endoscopic wall-inversion surgery (news) in porcine models.
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 2013 Dec;23(6):e217-21
Departments of *Gastrointestinal Surgery †Gastroenterology ‡Endoscopy and Endoscopic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

A case of breast cancer in the axillary tail of Spence - enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography for diagnostic differentiation and preoperative treatment decision.
World J Surg Oncol 2013 Sep 3;11:217. Epub 2013 Sep 3.
Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Japan 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8655, Japan.

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