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A survey was prepared of 136 cases of laparotomy in patients with Behçet's disease and intestinal ulcers in Japan. The incidence of the disease is highest in males in the fourth and fifth decades. The ulcers are frequently found in the terminal ileum and the cecum. The ulcers are liable to perforate into the abdominal cavity, so that many patients require(More)
Thoracoscopic fistulectomy and diverticulectomy for esophagobronchial fistula with esophageal diverticulum were performed on a 49-year-old-woman. The neck of the diverticulum and the fistula were divided with endo-stapling technique. Intraoperative esophagoscopy was found to be useful for the definite localization and complete excision of the fistula and(More)
This report introduces our new technique of thoracoscopic surgery combined with a supraclavicular approach for removing superior mediastinal tumor. A 68-year-old woman noticed a tumor palpable in the left supraclavicular fossa. The patient had no pain around the neck and shoulder. A radio-opaque shadow 6 cm in diameter was detected in her left apical lung(More)
Familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy type 1 (FAP-1) is a type of systemic amyloidosis caused by mutant transthyretin (mTTR) that is mainly produced in the liver. Most patients have progressive peripheral and autonomic neuropathy. Ten patients with FAP underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) at the Queensland Liver Transplant Service (Princess(More)
To propose an appropriate prophylactic antimicrobial therapy for patients undergoing brachytherapy, we evaluated the relationships between various antimicrobial prophylaxis (AMP) protocols and the incidence of postimplant infections in a multicenter cohort study conducted in Japan. The records of 826 patients with localized prostate cancer who underwent a(More)
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