Kathy Kawaguchi

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We report a solitary intraperitoneal recurrence in a long-term survivor after rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma. Ultrasonography demonstrated the finding of a lobulated mass with a "mosaic" appearance. The patient underwent resection of this implant and is currently disease free. We emphasize the importance of periodic surveillance of disseminated(More)
Endoscopy is widely used to detect and remove premalignant lesions with the goal of preventing gastrointestinal (GI) cancers. Because current endoscopes do not provide cellular resolution, all suspicious lesions are biopsied and subjected to histologic evaluation. Technologies that facilitate directed biopsies should decrease both procedure-related(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired von Willebrand disease (aVWD) can lead to a propensity to bleed, and many different modalities have been used to treat this condition. The efficacy of these agents in patients with aVWD secondary to cardiac assist devices is not fully understood. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS A case is reported of a patient with two risk factors for aVWD,(More)
SUMMARY Symptomatic intracranial cerebral artery stenosis is largely resistant to drug treatment. Regardless of their locations, lesions may cause cerebral infarction with a frequency of 7-10% in a year, but the natural history of asymptomatic intracranial cerebral artery stenosis remains unclear. Revascularization is indicated for symptomatic lesions which(More)
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