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We reported a case of aortitis syndrome with about 10-year course from onset. The patient was a 44-year old female suffering from a cardiac failure. The angiogram revealed presence of aortic regurgitation, The angiogram revealed presence of aortic regurgitation, pulmonary vascular lesions, anastomosis from left coronary artery to bronchial artery and(More)
Pulmonary function was evaluated in 138 patients with pectus excavatum, paying particular attention to the degree of severity of chest deformity. We defined the severity of deformity quantitatively based upon a computed tomographic index obtained from a computed tomogram. We recognized a positive relationship between computed tomographic index (x) and(More)
A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our department when a routine screening chest X-ray film demonstrated pulmonary solitary nodule. Nine years before, left nephrectomy had been performed with a diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma, and postoperative course was uneventful. Chest X-ray and CT confirmed the presence of well-circumscribed mass in the right lower(More)
Right ventricular myxoma is very rare. To our knowledge, only 23 cases in Japan have been reported in the literature. A 76-year-old male was admitted with complaints of cough and dyspnea. We found an abnormal floating mass in the right ventricular outflow tract by echocardiography and cineangiocardiography. The digital subtraction angiography showed that(More)
A 74-year-old male who had been infected with pulmonary tuberculosis since 1938 underwent thoracoplasty in 1955. After the operation, no symptoms manifested until 1988 when he developed hemosputum and hemoptysis in association with a cold with fever. Although he was admitted to a hospital, the symptoms could not be controlled, so he was referred to our(More)
A 60-year-old man with bloody sputum was admitted to our institute. Prior to the present admission, he had undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery (GABG) at our institute 20 month earlier. The fiber optic bronchoscopy findings showed the cause of bleeding to be due to the migration of a post surgical temporary myocardial pacing lead which had been(More)
Among 337 cases of surgically resected lung cancer from April 1977 to March 1984, there were 24 cases (7.12%) of multiple primary cancers including 22 cases of double cancer and one case each of triple and quadruple cancer. They consisted of 17 males and 7 females and the patient age at the time of the lung resection ranged from 32 to 81 years old (average:(More)
Patients with pectus excavatum occasionally have coexisting surgical heart disease. During a 10-year period up to the end of 1988, we surgically treated a total of 2015 cases of pectus excavatum, including 12 cases with one staged operation for pectus excavatum and heart disease. Proving the advantage of our one staged operation for the coexisting diseases(More)