Kuniko Morishima

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The congenital absence of the portal vein (CAPV) is a rare venous malformation in which mesenteric venous blood drains directly into the systemic circulation. Liver transplantation (OLT) may be indicated for patients with symptomatic CAPV refractory to medical treatment, especially due to hyperammonemia, portosystemic encephalopathy, hepatopulmonary(More)
The first case was a 69-year-old woman with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing posterior occipito-cervical fusion. Although the operation was successfully performed, airway obstruction developed immediately after extubation. Her upper airway obstruction probably came from pharyngolaryngeal edema. The second case was a 59-year-old man with diabetes mellitus(More)
Intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (iv-PCA) has a great advantage for pain control in the postoperative period with occasional disadvantages of postoperative nausea and vomiting, which should be treated appropriately. Droperidol is commonly used as anti-emetic drug, but it also has a potential risk to induce extrapyramidal reactions. We report three(More)
A 70-year-old woman underwent emergent clipping surgery for subarachnoid hemorrhage under general anesthesia. Her laboratory data showed thrombocytopenia (4.0 x 10(4) microl(-1)). She had taken prednisolone (3 mg x day(-1)) and methotrexate (MTX) (10 mg x week(-1)) for rheumatoid arthritis for the last 10 years. Anesthesia was induced with remifentanil as(More)
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