M. Nobori

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BACKGROUND There is considerable controversy about the arterial supply to the superior parathyroid glands. Knowledge of this blood supply should be important for the surgeon performing thyroid and parathyroid operations. The purpose of this investigation was to document whether the superior parathyroid glands receive their blood supply from the superior(More)
BACKGROUND Less extensive resection of the head of the pancreas has been the procedure of choice recently for low-grade malignant neoplasms. The anatomical detail of the head of the pancreas is currently insufficient for segmental resection along the embryological fusion plane. METHODS The anatomy of the head of the pancreas was analyzed in 31 consecutive(More)
A rare case of autopsy-proven recurrence 10 years after a radical resection for lower bile duct carcinoma is herein reported. The subject is a 53-year-old man who underwent a curative resection of distal bile duct carcinoma with pancreatoduodenectomy in 1981. The lesion was a 1.0 x 1.5 x 1.0 cm well-differentiated papillotubular adenocarcinoma invading the(More)
This paper covers a multi-functional hardware intellectual property (IP) for the encoding and decoding of digital moving pictures with low power consumption. The IP is mainly intended for mobile products such as cellular phones, digital still cameras (DSCs), and digital video cameras (DVCs). It includes VC-1 functionality for Internet content plus AVC(More)
Over sixteen years we have gained experience in the delayed surgical management of esophageal rupture in nine patients who received treatments more than 24 hours after perforation. The causes of perforation were Boerhaave's syndrome or barotrauma in four patients, foreign bodies in two, and other causes in three. Three patients presented in septic shock and(More)
Tracheo-innominate artery fistula is a highly lethal complication after tracheostomy. A 37-year-old man who had undergone a tracheostomy 14 years earlier because of dysphagia after brain surgery had a tracheo-innominate artery fistula with exsanguinating hemorrhage from his tracheostomy site. After temporary control of the bleeding, a stent graft was(More)
We report two cases of liver injury with hepatic ductal disruption after blunt abdominal trauma. The first case involves a 23-year-old male. Because the bifurcation of the hepatic duct was longitudinally torn, two stenting catheters were inserted toward the right and left hepatic ducts without suture closure of the tear. The patient is well 10 years after(More)
Spontaneous rupture is a rare complication of splenic hamartoma. A review of the literature revealed only four such cases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of spontaneous rupture of splenic hamartoma associated with liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension. A 53-year-old woman, who was followed up for aortic dissection and hepatitis C(More)
We surgically obliterated arteriovenous fistulas in three cases that developed after subclavian catheterization. The first patient presented with heart failure two years after the catheterization, and the other two presented with asymptomatic continuous bruits. The intervals between the removal of the catheter and the appearance of the bruit were 1.5 years,(More)