Masanori Kitase

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of contrast-enhanced CT and the usefulness of superselective embolization therapy in the management of arterial damage in patients with severe blunt renal trauma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Nine cases of severe renal trauma were evaluated. In all cases, we compared contrast-enhanced CT findings with(More)
We report a case of early phase Takayasu arteritis that predominantly involved the pulmonary arteries and had, along with expected radiographic findings, the unusual pattern of diffuse pulmonary parenchymal lesions on CT. We suggest that this finding may be an additional feature in early phase Takayasu arteritis and need not require investigation for an(More)
We report a case of right-sided aortic arch with isolation of the left subclavian artery diagnosed using computed tomography (CT). This was a rare type in which the left subclavian artery, originating from the pulmonary artery via the arterial duct, was isolated after closure of the ductus. Collateral circulation was considered to be obtained mainly from(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the utility of a triaxial catheter system for embolization of type II endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair. TECHNIQUE The technique is illustrated in 2 patients with sac enlargement owing to persistent type II endoleak of lumbar artery origin. In both cases, the access to the iliolumbar and lumbar arteries was very long and(More)
Tailgut cyst, or retrorectal cystic hamartoma, is a rare congenital lesion found in the presacral space. The lesion has not been adequately reported in the literature. In this article, we describe a case of tailgut cyst that was demonstrated as a large cystic lesion within a fetal pelvis using ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging.
OBJECTIVES Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is classified into 5 subtypes (types 0 to 4). We attempted to correlate computed tomography (CT) findings with those of pathologic examination and evaluated the predictability of the CPAM subtype. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed CT findings in 13 pathologically proven cases of(More)
The aim of this study was to examine whether 20-cm field-of-view (FOV) targeted reconstruction (TR) on contrast-enhanced (CE) chest computed tomography (CT) might improve the diagnostic value compared with simple zooming (SZ) from whole-thorax FOV images using a 2 million (2M)-pixel liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor. We prospectively evaluated 44(More)