Hisazumi Saitoh

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A 38-year-old female was admitted to Shonai Hospital with severe abdominal pain and nausea after playing at a tug of war in the athletic meeting. The X-ray film showed air above the left diaphragm, and CT scan and barium enema revealed the incarcerated transverse colon to the left thoracic cavity. Operation was performed through a thoracotomy. Because of no(More)
Accurate preoperative knowledge of the aortic annular diameter is a great value in determining the appropriate procedure for aortic valve stenosis. We have successfully used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate the size of the aortic annular diameter preoperatively. Between October 1997 and October 1998, 5 aortic valve replacements were performed in(More)
PURPOSE We encounted increasing numbers of elderly patients suffering from stenotic lesions of the cervical internal carotid artery. Most of them have been considered to indicate a need for carotid artery stenting. The purpose of this study was to clarify with regard to the modality of treatment and perioperative complications the effectiveness of vascular(More)
427 randomized patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) were divided into two groups. In Group A (269 patients), myocardial protection was achieved using cardioplegic solution (Bretschneider). Group B (158 patients) was operated with intermittent aortic cross-clamping. Between both groups there was no significant difference in early(More)
Syphilitic aortitis is now rare in developed countries and is sometimes overlooked. A 61-year-old man with bilateral coronary ostial stenoses (#5:90%, #1:99%) and Sellers III/IV aortic regugitatioin (AR) induced by syphilitic aortitis presented with chest pain. Preoperative rapid plasma reagin titer and Treponema pallidum hemagglutination test were strongly(More)
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