Keizo Tanaka

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We report on a case of postoperative lobar torsion in a 51-year-old woman following right upper lobectomy. A right middle lobar torsion was diagnosed by postoperative observation with chest X-ray and bronchofiberscopy. An emergency rethoracotomy was performed and a middle lobectomy was carried out. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was(More)
Drug eluting stents (DESs) reduce the incidence of restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and have been predicted to decrease the number of patients referred for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). We studied about the impact of DESs on CABG. We compared our isolated CABG patients over two years (May 2002-April 2004) before the(More)
A 50-year-old man presented with an acute type A aortic dissection with an aberrant right subclavian artery. Emergent total arch replacement with an elephant trunk was performed. Intraoperatively, the origin of the aberrant right subclavian artery could not be resected because it was located too far from the distal arch. After two weeks, the patient became(More)
PURPOSE The Edwards Prima Plus stentless valve bioprosthesis (EPPSV) is a porcine aortic root cylinder with resected coronary ostia, fixed in glutaraldehyde at low pressure, and chemically treated to prevent calcification. Utilization of this valve was approved in January 2005 in Japan. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the early hemodynamic(More)
Coronary arteries with anomalous origin from the aorta can be a risk factor during aortic root procedures. We report on the successful management of aortic root surgery in a 76-year-old man with a single coronary ostium. Preoperative computed tomography and angiography revealed an anomalous course of the left main coronary artery from the right sinus of(More)
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effect of pulsatile pressure (PP) and nonpulsatile pressure (NP) on the carotid sinus baroreceptors and baroreceptor-related neurons in the nucleus tractus solitarius (NTS), using an isolated carotid sinus preparation in anesthetized rats. The baroreceptor activities were recorded from the carotid sinus(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was performed to assess the early and mid-term outcomes of surgical treatment with adventitial inversion technique for an acute type A aortic dissection. METHODS From June 2008 to June 2015, 48 patients underwent emergent surgery for acute type A aortic dissection. Ascending aorta/hemiarch replacement was performed in(More)
The iliopsoas bursa is the largest bursa in the region of hip joint. It is unusual that these bursa become symptomatic. However the bursa can compress femoral vein, leading to lower extremity edema. A 58-year-old man was referred to our department for his unilateral leg edema which had been treated as deep vein thrombosis without any favorable response.(More)
Surgical treatments of aortic root involvement in aortitis syndrome are frequently complicated by valve detachment and pseudoaneurysmal formation during active inflammation. A 40-year-old woman with aortitis syndrome complicating the ascending aortic aneurysm, severe aortic regurgitation (AR), and left coronary ostial stenosis was successfully treated by(More)
Two cases of drug-eluting stent restenosis after percutaneous coronary intervention in the left main coronary artery and its bifurcation are presented. An off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting following in-stent restenosis was performed. Drug-eluting stents have shown a reduced frequency of in-stent restenosis and a good safety profile compared with bare(More)