Mitsuhiro Yano

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Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is histologically characterized by medial degeneration and various degrees of chronic adventitial inflammation, although the mechanisms for progression of aneurysm are poorly understood. In the present study, we carried out histological study of AAA tissues of patients, and interventional animal and cell culture experiments(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the change of hepatic metabolic activity presented by the ketone body ratio (AKBR) during and after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) and to evaluate the prognostic value. AKBR were measured in 20 cases of coronary aortic bypass grafting using moderate hypothermic CPB (group M), ten cases of aortic arch surgery using deep(More)
BACKGROUND Preservation of the spleen in distal pancreatectomy has recently attracted considerable attention. Since our first trial and success with spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy with conservation of the splenic artery and vein for tumors of the pancreas and chronic pancreatitis, this procedure (Kimura's procedure) has been performed very(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine the early postoperative hematological changes after spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy (SpDP) with preservation of the splenic artery and vein (PSAV). METHODS We reviewed 53 patients who underwent SpDP with PSAV (n = 21) or distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy (DPS; n = 32) for benign or low-grade(More)
We describe a rare case of acute Stanford type A dissection with "intimo-intimal intussusception." A 38-year-old male with sudden back pain and unconsciousness was admitted to the hospital. A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed the presence of an intimal flap in the aortic root and the aortic arch, absence of an intimal flap in the ascending aorta along(More)
BACKGROUND Type A intramural hematoma (IMH) has two different etiologies, which are rupture of vasa vasorum and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer (PAU); however, it is difficult to know which is the initiating event. METHODS Between January 1993 and August 2004, 28 patients of acute type A IMH were treated in our department and were divided into two(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to clarify the most suitable method to measure the aortic annulus diameter. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-five patients, who had undergone aortic valve replacement at Miyazaki University Hospital between April 2008 and May 2011, were included in this study. The maximum diameter of the sizing tool that could be inserted(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study was undertaken to identify risk factors for permanent neurological dysfunction (PND) and in-hospital mortality after total aortic arch replacement (TAR) with separate arch vessel grafting using selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) and hypothermic circulatory arrest. METHODS Between 1998 and 2008, we preformed a TAR on 143(More)
A 76-year-old woman with a diagnosis of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy was referred to our hospital's surgical department. Her echocardiogram revealed diffuse left ventricular hypertrophy, moderate mitral valve regurgitation with systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve, and left ventricular obstruction with a peak outflow gradient of 108 mm(More)
An asymptomatic cardiac neurilemoma was found in a 33-year-old woman. The tumor was on the anterior surface of the right atrium extending to the right upper pulmonary vein across the interatrial groove. The tumor was resected completely and right atrium, interatrial septum, left atrium and right superior pulmonary vein were reconstructed with(More)