Masahiko Tohyama

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There has been no case of simultaneous fracture of the trapezium and the proximal pole of the scaphoid. We have treated a case with this combination. The fracture of the proximal pole of the scaphoid was only found on computed tomography imaging. We performed accurate reduction and fixation of both fractures with cannulated headless compression screws in a(More)
We report a rare case of trigger finger caused by an old partial laceration of the flexor digitorum superficialis. The triggering occurred five months after injury. This case was the latest presentation of triggering in the literature. The patient was managed by incising the A1 pulley and suturing the flexor tendon flap after trimming. He was relieved of(More)
Morbidly obese patients undergoing vertical banded gastroplasty were studied preoperatively and/or postoperatively to characterize its manometric pattern. The esophageal manometry using station pull through technique involved 14 preoperative patients with a mean age of 28 +/- 7 years who were a obesity index of 220 +/- 32% and 14 postoperative patients with(More)
Two patients with severe generalised myasthenia gravis of childhood were successfully treated with immunoadsorption plasmapheresis. One patient was a 5 year old girl and the other was a 12 year old girl. A dramatic improvement in bulbar symptoms and generalised muscle weakness was achieved without any side effects. Plasma exchange may also yield clinical(More)
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