Kenichi Imasaka

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The risk factors and the outcome of stroke in thoracic aortic surgery were studied in 127 patients (86 males, 41 females), aged 18 to 84 years (mean, 64 years), operated on between September 1994 and December 2000. There were 29 operations on the ascending aorta, 63 arch, 29 descending, 5 thoracoabdominal, and 1 extraanatomical bypass. Perioperative stroke(More)
We experienced a case of traumatic cardiac contusion accompanied by the rupture of the pericardium after multiple blunt trauma sustained in a traffic accident. A 26-year-old woman who had suffered from blunt chest and abdominal trauma was admitted to our hospital, being unconscious with multiple severe injuries including pelvic fracture, bilateral(More)
This report describes 3 aged patients undergoing emergent surgery who refused elective operation for a thoracic aortic aneurysm because of freedom from symptoms attributable to the aneurysm at the time of presentation. A 77-year-old woman with a thoracoabdominal aneurysm 57 mm in diameter at presentation had recurrent hemoptysis 12 months later. A(More)
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