Koji Kodama

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A 74-year-old woman was admitted for evaluation of chest pain. She had fallen and hit her head 4 days before her admission and had lost consciousness. Her chest pain had begun immediately after this event. An ECG on admission revealed abnormal Q waves and ST-segment elevation (Figure 1A). Her plasma creatine phos-phokinase level was significantly elevated(More)
A case of an intracystic adenomyoepithelioma of the breast mimicking intracystic carcinoma is described. Preoperative examination with mammography, sonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging showed an intracystic tumor with an indistinct margin and several swollen lymph nodes in the ipsilateral axilla. Because the results of fine-needle(More)
A 76-year-old man was introduced to our department with a right kidney stone. On the basis of further examination, he was diagnosed with a 23 mm right kidney stone accompanied with a horseshoe kidney. Retrograde pyelography and diuretic renogram revealed a non-obstructed right ureteropelvic junction. Finally, we chose laparoscopic pyelolithotomy via(More)
We investigated the relation between pressor responses to laboratory stressors and 24-hour blood pressure (BP) variability or left ventricular mass. Mental arithmetic tests, isometric hand grip exercise, and bicycle ergometer exercise were carried out in middle-aged normotensive subjects (n =10) and in age-matched WHO stage I (n = 23) and stage II (n =11)(More)
We retrospectively analyzed contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) findings in 18 patients with pure invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC). The features were divided into five types: an ill-defined and inhomogeneous mass with or without regional heterogeneous enhancement, a spiculated inhomogenous mass, a regional heterogeneous enhancement, and a normal(More)
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