Akihide Sugiyama

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Background: Our purpose was to review a series of 14 patients with atypical exocrine and endocrine pancreatic tumors to derive characteristic computed tomographic and pathologic features that might allow better diagnosis, categorization, and management of these patients. Methods: Medical records from several university medical centers were reviewed(More)
Pathologic aerophagia is sometimes seen in patients with neurologic disorders. It rarely causes massive bowel distention, ileus, and volvulus. Here, we report the use of esophagogastric separation and abdominal esophagostomy via jejunal interposition to prevent bowel distention caused by severe aerophagia in 2 patients with neurologic disorders in whom the(More)
BACKGROUND Cyst excision with hepaticojejunostomy is the treatment of choice for choledochal cyst. However, late complications after definitive surgery develop occasionally, including intrahepatic stones and cholangitis, because of bile stasis resulting from anastomotic stricture, intrahepatic bile duct stricture, and remnants of intrahepatic ductal(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to determine the effect of (-)-epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on testicular ischemia-reperfusion injury in rats. METHODS Forty male Wistar rats were assigned to 5 groups. A sham operation was performed on the animals in group 1. In group 2, after 4 hours of unilateral testicular ischemia, 4 hours of(More)
Several laparoscopic Duhamel-type procedures for Hirschsprung’s disease (HD) have been reported, but laparoscopic, Z-shaped, colorectal, side-to-side anastomosis has not been described. Z-shaped anastomosis has been used as the treatment of choice for HD at our clinic for a long time. A laparoscopic approach was adopted to perform this Z-shaped anastomosis(More)
Laryngotracheal separation is often performed to prevent intractable aspiration for children with severe mental and physical disabilities. However, tracheo-innominate artery fistula after surgery can occur as a severe complication and cause fatal hemorrhage. We have therefore developed a novel procedure to prevent tracheo-innominate artery fistula. Surgery(More)
Repair of recurrent congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) continues to be a difficult problem. Although several materials have been used to repair recurrent CDH, the ideal material has yet to be established. We report the successful use of an autologous free fascia lata graft to repair the diaphragm following a second recurrence of CHD. The fascia lata is(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of single scan CT colonography (CTC) using polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution with contrast medium (PEG-C) bowel preparation in children. Seven patients suspected of colorectal elevated lesions were subjected to CTC. All patients underwent bowel preparation using polyethylene glycol electrolyte(More)
We report a case of ovarian fibroma with marked ascites and elevated serum CA-125 levels in a young girl. Ovarian fibromas are rare in children. They usually present as a solid mass and may be associated with ascites and elevated serum CA-125 levels. Because of their solid nature and these associations, they can be mistaken for a malignant tumor, resulting(More)