Motohiko Furuichi

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We investigated the cause of pneumothorax recurrence after thoracoscopic surgery and the effectiveness of staple line reinforcement with fleece-coated fibrin glue (TachoComb) in the prevention of postoperative pneumothorax recurrence. From April 3, 1992 to the end of December 2005, thoracoscopic bullectomy was performed on 499 patients of primary(More)
BACKGROUND As the number of patients treated by thoracoscopic stapler blebectomy increased, the postoperative recurrence rate had risen unexpectedly. We retrospectively investigated the cause and management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax recurrence after thoracoscopic stapler blebectomy. METHODS From March 1992 to the end of December 2006,(More)
A 20-year-old woman with recurrent right pneumothorax was admitted to our hospital. A thoracoscopic bullectomy and lung biopsy was performed under general anesthesia. According to the histopathologic findings of permanent sections, a tissue specimen of diffuse lung disease revealed eosinophil infiltration and the presence of fibroblasts. Immunohistochemical(More)
To investigate retrospectively the treatment strategies for chronic expanding hematoma (CEH) of the thorax. We reviewed the medical records of six patients treated for CEH of the thorax at our institution between October 1996 and October 2006. All of the patients had a history of thoracic surgery or tuberculosis with a latent period of 12–55 years before(More)
The patient was a 63-year-old man, who had been suffering from lung cancer with left chest wall invasion and contralateral pulmonary metastases. Due to the severe pain caused by this advanced lung cancer with poor performance status (PS), oxycodone was administered for treatment. Radiotherapy was used for local tumor control and oral S-1 was given as(More)
A 31-year-old woman was transferred to our hospital for treatment of a right pneumothorax. She had presented initially with moderate dyspnea and coughing at a local clinic, where a chest radiograph showed a collapsed right lung. Chest computed tomography showed overinflation of the middle lobe and a large bulla. We diagnosed congenital lobar emphysema of(More)
An infant was suspected to have congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) according to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) (Fig. 1(A) and (B)). A lower lobectomy was performed at 6 days of age, and the pathological examination was type 1 CPAM with a complication of abnormal blood vessel (Fig. 2(A)—(C)). Fig. 1. (A) Coronal(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the aetiology and determine the optimal surgical treatment of catamenial pneumothorax. METHODS Between January 1980 and December 2007, 17 patients with catamenial pneumothorax were treated at our institution. Regarding the surgical approach, thoracotomy was performed until 1991, and thoracoscopic surgery was performed from 1992(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to discuss the diagnosis and determine the optimal thoracoscopic surgical treatment of mediastinal bronchogenic cysts. METHODS From May 1996 to April 2008, 13 consecutive patients with mediastinal bronchogenic cysts underwent thoracoscopic surgery at our institution. There were eight men and five women aged 16-74 years(More)