Kazunori Ohama

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A 5-year-old male presented with scrotal migration of the catheter from a ventriculoperitoneal shunt manifesting as left scrotal swelling 4 months after implantation. Surgical obliteration of the patent peritoneal processus vaginalis that forms a corridor from the peritoneum to the scrotum was performed to avoid shunt malfunction. Review of the 26 reported(More)
Infections of Reoviridae consisting of a double-stranded RNA (dsRNA) genome and the biliary innate immune response to dsRNA are implicated in the aetiopathogenesis of biliary atresia (BA). Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has recently been proposed as a mechanism behind the sclerosing cholangitis in BA. We hypothesized that the innate immune response(More)
Benign tumors of several organs have been demonstrated to occur as late effects of atomic bomb exposure, and a recent addition to the list of affected organs is the uterus. The increased incidence of uterine myoma noted in Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) Adult Health Study Report 7 (Wong et al., Radiat, Res. 135, 418-430, 1993), however, was(More)
We present the cases of 3 children with huge undifferentiated sarcoma of the liver who were treated with surgical excision including liver transplantation as an option and adjuvant chemotherapy. All 3 patients were males aged 10, 13, and 15 years old. The size of the tumor was 10, 15, and 20 cm in diameter, respectively. The youngest patient is disease free(More)
Mowat-Wilson syndrome (MWS) is a multiple congenital anomaly syndrome characterized by moderate or severe intellectual disability, a characteristic facial appearance, microcephaly, epilepsy, agenesis or hypoplasia of the corpus callosum, congenital heart defects, Hirschsprung disease, and urogenital/renal anomalies. It is caused by de novo heterozygous loss(More)
KEY CLINICAL MESSAGE Norovirus (NoV) and rotavirus (RV) gastroenteritis are usually self-limiting. However, few pediatric cases of bowel perforation and no duodenal perforation with NoV gastroenteritis were reported. We describe two children with duodenal perforation due to NoV or RV gastroenteritis. Suspicion for this association enables prompt(More)
Neonatal parenchymal bronchogenic cysts (BC) are a very rare congenital anomaly. Usually patients with BC are born with severe respiratory distress or cardiovascular insufficiency are asymptomatic till they grow up to older children and adults. We report a case of neonatal BC with a prenatal diagnosis of congenital tracheobronchial cystic anomalies of the(More)
We describe 3 children with dilatation of the intrahepatic bile duct, who had anomalous junctions of the cystic duct, 2 high and 1 low, without pancreaticobiliary maljunction. They were all male, and underwent excision of the gallbladder and the extrahepatic bile duct followed by a Roux-en-Y hepaticojejunostomy as a definitive surgery. Postoperatively, the(More)