Kiyoshi Sasaki

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PURPOSE The purpose of this paper is to describe the ultrasonographic findings of the patent processus vaginalis (PPV) in neonates. METHODS The patency of the processus vaginalis was examined by ultrasonography in 117 neonates. The ultrasonographic findings, with increment and decrement of the intraabdominal pressure, were categorized into 6 types as(More)
PURPOSE The authors describe the diagnostic approach and the reliability of the diagnosis using their ultrasonographic classification for potential contralateral inguinal hernia in children. METHODS In children presenting with unilateral inguinal hernia, the contralateral processus vaginalis in the inguinal canal was examined preoperatively by(More)
A total of 231 children with acute appendicitis were treated at our hospitals during the 10 years between 1984 and 1993, 53 of whom had a perforated appendix. These 53 patients were randomly assigned to two groups at the time of surgery according to the different procedures performed. Thus, 29 children were managed by appendectomy followed by peritoneal(More)
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare condition characterized by autosomal dominant inheritance, mucocutaneous pigmentation, and gastrointestinal hamartomatous polyps, and is a subtype of hereditary gastrointestinal polyposis. Among PJS, there is no difference of incidence among race and sex, and the incidence has been estimated to be 1 in 120,000–150, 000(More)
A 13-year-old boy was referred to us for investigation of a giant liver mass, approximately 16 cm in diameter. Sonographically guided percutaneous needle biopsy was performed and histological examination revealed a fetal-type hepatoblastoma. After four courses of chemotherapy, we performed a left hepatic trisegmentectomy. Follow-up computed tomography, 55(More)
Introduction This report will discuss a case of minimally conjoined omphalopagus twins (MCOTs) with a body stalk anomaly (BSA). Case Report We experienced monochorionic diamniotic (MD) twins born at 31 weeks. One infant was suspicious of BSA before birth, and another infant was normal. But normal infant had anal atresia with small intestine which was(More)
INTRODUCTION Yersinia pseudotuberculosis infection is usually cured spontaneously or with administration of antibiotics. PRESENTATION OF CASE The patient is a twelve-year-old boy with right lower quadrant pain who had enterocolitis one month previously. Contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography showed a distended and edematous ileum and an(More)
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