Masanori Nakamura

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BACKGROUND Hemoptysis is a common complication in all kinds of surgery. However, it is rarely critical because it resolves with or without intervention. CASE PRESENTATION Here the authors present what is believed to be an unprecedented report of a case involving a fatal idiopathic bronchial hemorrhage complication during cardiac surgery.(More)
This paper reports on the therapeutic use of tranexamic acid in an elderly patient with severe comorbidities that precluded even endovascular reintervention. Orally administered tranexamic acid mitigated and partially reversed two and a half years of progressive aneurysmal expansion and closed a persistent endoleak after thoracic endovascular aneurysm(More)
A 66-year old male was admitted for indications of a cardiac tumour. Chest magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a hyper-vascular tumour on the pericardium (Fig. 1A–C). A cardiac three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT) shows that the tumour was located exactly on a coronary artery (Fig. 2). An open biopsy proved that the metastasis originated in(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Ischemic stroke is one of major complications of cardiac surgery. Although a current American Heart Association (AHA) guideline states that carotid endarterectomy is probably recommended before or concomitant to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) for the carotid stenosis, there is no report that analyzed optimal strategies in(More)
The styloglossus is one of the three extrinsic muscles of the tongue; it enters the tongue from behind. During human dissection practice for dental students at the Showa University School of Dentistry in 2006, the authors observed anomalous muscle arising from the inner surface of the mandibular angle and inserting into the tongue bilaterally. This muscle(More)
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