Hitoshi Yoshimura

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To retrospectively clarify the utility of metallic stent placement for the treatment of the malignant obstruction of the superior vena cava (SVC) in 71 patients with VC syndrome (SVCS) on the basis of long-term follow-up data. Seventy-one patients underwent stent placement and were followed until death. The applicability of the spiral Z-stent (S-Z-stent)(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study evaluated clinical benefits of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFA) for premature ventricular complexes from right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT-PVC) in patients without structural heart disease. BACKGROUND It is unknown whether PVC causes left ventricular (LV) dilation, which is a well-recognized precursor of LV(More)
We report on a case of Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) with colon erosion, cholecystitis and liver abscesses. A 21-year-old woman with a history of bronchial asthma for 3 years was admitted with a complaint of abdominal pain. Laboratory findings included remarkable leukocytosis and eosinophilia, and a colonoscopy revealed erosion from the rectum to the(More)
1. Seventy cases of the leiomyogenic tumors were found in 5451 resected stomachs; 49 leimyoma, 17 leiomyosarcoma and 4 Ieiomyoblastoma. These leiomyogenic tumors occupied 40.5% of 173 submucosal tumors of the stomach. 2. The average age was 51.7 in leiomyoma, 57.3 in leiomyosarcoma and 41.6 in leiomyoblastoma with male predominance. 3. The leiomyoma and(More)
We assessed the usefulness of PET/CT images to determine the target volume in radiotherapy planning by evaluating the standardized uptake value (SUV). We evaluated the imaging conditions and image-reconstruction conditions of PET/CT useful for treatment planning by collecting (18)F-FDG images of acrylic spheres (10-48 mm in diameter) in a phantom. The(More)
AIM In patients with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension, portal hypertensive colopathy is thought to be an important cause of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage. In this study, we evaluated the prevalence of colonic mucosal changes in patients with liver cirrhosis and its clinical significance. METHODS We evaluated the colonoscopic findings and liver(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To test p53-dependency in radiation cancer therapy with X-rays (low-linear energy transfer (LET)) or carbon-ion (C-) beams (high-LET heavy ion), we analyzed the radiation-induced growth rate and apoptosis induction in human tongue carcinomas transplanted into nude mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS The SAS cells transfected with mutant p53(More)
Twelve cases of hepatocellular carcinoma treated by arterial embolization were followed with ultrasonography. Shrinkage of the tumor after the therapy was confirmed in all cases. Echo level reduction in the tumor occurred in 10 cases. High-level reverberation echoes with acoustic shadows emerged in seven cases; however, these echoes were not detected in any(More)
Background. This clinical study focused, firstly, on the results of treatment and, secondly, on the anaplastic transformation, of oral verrucous carcinomas (OVCs) diagnosed and treated from 1981 to 1997 at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Shimane Medical University Hospital. Methods. We analyzed the treatment modalities and outcomes for(More)