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OBJECTIVES Patients with Stanford type B dissection who have been treated successfully with medical hypotensive therapy during the acute phase (< 14 days) have the risk of surgery during the chronic phase because of enlargement of the dissected aorta. The objective of this retrospective analysis is to determine the predictors of surgical indications for(More)
OBJECTIVES In repair of acute type A aortic dissection, the type of proximal repair of the ascending aorta has been of great interest; however, very few reports are available regarding this issue in chronic aortic dissection. The surgical strategies for proximal repair in chronic dissection may not the same as those for acute dissection. We reviewed our(More)
In Marfan syndrome, there is a subset, called infantile Marfan syndrome, in which the disease is diagnosed during infancy and cardiac lesions including mitral regurgitation and aortic root dilatation tend to be deteriorated rapidly. In infantile Marfan syndrome, respiratory function is sometimes impaired when skeletal abnormalities such as scoliosis and(More)
OBJECTIVES The surgical treatment for thrombosed type A dissection is controversial because it has a better prognosis than with conservative therapy. We discuss the validity of conservative therapy for thrombosed type A dissection and examine the relationship between the morphology of the dissecting aorta and its operative indications. METHODS Subjects(More)
15 cases (31.6%) with closing aortic dissection have been experienced among 46 cases in acute dissecting aneurysm of the aorta during past 8 years and 9 months. Ulcer like projection was recognized in 81.8% of closing aortic dissection. Serum FDP level measured within 48 hours after onset was significantly lower and serum fibrinogen level was significantly(More)
A 79-year-old woman was urgently referred to a district hospital with dull central chest pain after swallowing a fish bone. The bone was removed by esophagoscopy. Eleven days later she presented because of hematemesis. Computed tomography and aortic arch angiography confirmed a diagnosis of esophageal perforation leading to mediastinitis and the presence of(More)
A 3-year-old boy underwent a successful combined resection of a hepatoblastoma and its intracaval right atrial extension using a cardiopulmonary bypass. This type of extension is extremely rare in hepatoblastoma. The cardiopulmonary bypass enabled complete resection of the intracardiac mass of the hepatoblastoma. In addition, dissection and ligation of the(More)
A 49-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with swelling and redness overlying the left anterior chest wall. He had been treated by percutaneous transluminal coronary recanalization for acute myocardial infarction with central venous catheter one year and four months earlier. Since then, he had had no symptoms. An incision and drainage was performed and(More)
Papillary muscle rupture is a rare but severe complication of acute myocardial infarction. Two cases successfully underwent mitral valve replacement and concomitant coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for acute myocardial infarction with the anterior papillary muscle rupture in cardiogenic shock. Each of them needed preoperative massive inotropic(More)