Makiko Koike

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Azygos vein aneurysms are very rare causes of mediastinal masses and are usually accidental findings on chest roentgenography. Most are detected in patients with portal hypertension or venous malformations. An idiopathic azygos vein aneurysm is assumed to be congenital and is much more exceptional. We present the case of a 76-year-old man who underwent(More)
INTRODUCTION Diaphragmatic eventration, defined as permanent elevation of the diaphragm without defects, is a rare anomaly in adults. Trauma, neoplasms, infection, and degenerative disease are the most common causes of this condition, whereas idiopathic eventration of the diaphragm is relatively infrequent. PRESENTATION OF CASE We herein present the rare(More)
INTRODUCTION Although there are a lot of variations of pulmonary veins (PVs) including dangerous type that could cause serous complications during the surgery, limited information has been reported about these variations. We have experienced an extremely rare anomaly of the right superior PV. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 74-year-old man patient with right lung(More)
BACKGROUND A persistent sciatic artery is a rare congenital anomaly, and an arteriovenous malformation arising on persistent sciatic vessels is extremely rare. METHODS This report presents the case of a 30-year-old female with persistent sciatic vessels complicated with an arteriovenous malformation in the right buttock. It was surgically inaccessible,(More)
INTRODUCTION While hypervascular lesions in the lung are known to mimic pulmonary arteriovenous malformation (PAVM), here we report a rare case of lung granuloma mimicking PAVM, on which video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) was performed. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 76-year-old woman without any symptom was admitted to our hospital because of abnormal shadow(More)
INTRODUCTION We herein describe a rare case of a pulmonary arteriovenous fistula (PAVF). PRESENTATION OF CASE The patient was a 20-year-old asymptomatic female, admitted to our hospital because of an abnormal shadow in the right lung field on chest X-rays. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed two nodules with well-defined margins in the right upper and(More)
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