Mitsuru Fujita

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A 66-year-old male with unbearable pruritus and jaundice was admitted for detailed examination. Blood tests on admission showed increased bilirubin with a dominant direct fraction. Ultrasonography and computed tomography performed subsequent to admission showed no narrowing or distension of the bile ducts. As the jaundice symptoms were not improved by the(More)
A 63-year-old woman was admitted to hospital with pain in the right lower quadrant. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed a 60-mm cystic mass at a site corresponding to the appendix. The mass wall on the appendicular ostium was thickened and enhanced by contrast, while calcifi-cation was observed in the mass wall on the appendicular tip. No projection(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There have been few studies to date evaluating the effectiveness of contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasound (CE-EUS) for detecting mural nodules in patients with branch duct-type intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN) of the pancreas. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness of CE-EUS for detecting mural nodules in BD-IPMN.(More)
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