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We present a case of whole-lung torsion after massive pleural effusion and atelectasis. A 79-year-old woman with a history of recent pneumonia and pleurisy presented to our hospital and complained of left leg edema and pain that was considered to be vasculitis. A sagittal computed tomography (CT) scan showed that her whole right lung had a 120-degree(More)
We have engineered a system that holds potential for use as a safety switch in genetically modified yeasts. Human apoptotic factor BAX (no homolog in yeast), under the control of the FBP1 (gluconeogenesis enzyme) promoter, was conditionally expressed to induce yeast cell apoptosis after glucose depletion. Such systems might prove useful for the safe use of(More)
A 64-year-old man was transferred to our division with a suspicion of gastric cancer. Computed tomography showed widespread irregular thickening of the stomach walls close to the liver and pancreas. Gastrointestinal fiberscopy showed a type 5 tumor in the upper to lower stomach, histologically diagnosed as tubular adenocarcinoma. Gastric cancer with hepatic(More)
A 90-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department of our hospital with abdominal pain and a fever of up to 39°C. She had a history of hysterectomy about 30 years previously, and redness and swelling were seen at the abdominal median scar. Serum biochemistry showed minor elevation of C-reactive protein and creatine phosphokinase. Abdominal(More)
A 70-year-old woman with severe respiratory distress was admitted to our hospital by ambulance. Chest X-ray revealed marked elevation of left diaphragm and invagination of megacolon. Colectomy was performed to improve the respiratory distress, but continuous mechanical ventilation was necessary after operation due to hypoxia and hypercapnea. Therefore,(More)
We report a case of left ventricular rupture and left ventricular-right atrial communication after mitral valve re-replacement. A 53-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for a primary tissue failure of mitral xenograft. On June 4, 1997, he underwent mitral valve re-replacement. At 12 post operative day, he was suffered from unexpected dyspnea. The(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreaticoenterostomy remains one of the most stressful parts of pancreatoduodenectomy. We introduce herein a new convenient and secure invagination procedure for pancreaticojejunostomy. METHODS We performed our new procedure during pancreatoduodenectomy in 15 consecutive patients (7 men, 8 women). The features of the procedure are as follows.(More)
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