Motoki M Nakai

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Real-time virtual sonography (RVS) is a diagnostic imaging support system, which provides the same cross-sectional multiplanar reconstruction images as ultrasound images on the same monitor screen in real time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate radiofrequency ablation (RFA) assisted by RVS and CT for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undetectable with(More)
AIM To evaluate safety and feasibility of microcoil embolization of the common hepatic artery under proper or distal balloon inflation in preoperative preparation for en bloc celiac axis resection for pancreatic body cancer. METHODS Fifteen patients (11 males, 4 females; median age, 67 years) with pancreatic body cancer involving the nerve plexus(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the outcome of transcatheter arterial embolization with gelatin sponge particles, microcoils, and N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) for acute arterial hemorrhage in the setting of coagulopathy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Coagulopathy is defined by a platelet count less than 5 x 10(4)/microL and/or International Normalized Ratio (INR) greater(More)
A 66-year-old woman underwent partial splenic embolization (PSE) for hypersplenism with idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH). One week later, contrast-enhanced CT revealed extensive portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and dilated portosystemic shunts. The PVT was not dissolved by the intravenous administration of urokinase. The right portal vein was canulated via(More)
To prepare a soluble gelatin sponge (GS) and to explore the GS particles (GSPs) that inhibit development of collateral pathways when transcatheter hepatic arterial embolization is performed. The approval of the Institutional Committee on Research Animal Care of our institution was obtained. By means of 50 and 100 kDa of regenerative medicine–gelatin (RM-G),(More)
AIM To evaluate the usefulness of the microcatheter techniques in balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) of gastric varices. METHODS Fifty-six patients with gastric varices underwent BRTOs using microcatheters. A balloon catheter was inserted into gastrorenal or gastrocaval shunts. A microcatheter was navigated close to the varices,(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate change in the portal systemic pressure gradient (PSPG) following balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) and the aggravation of esophageal varices. The PSPG was monitored before and after BRTO in 19 patients. PSPG changes were obtained by subtracting the PSPG before BRTO from that after BRTO. The(More)
This study was designed to assess the safety of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with n-butyl cyanoacrylate-lipiodol (NBCA-Lp) for the large bowel and to investigate the vital response to NBCA-Lp in a swine model. In nine swine, nine arteries nourishing the colon were embolized with NBCA-Lp (1 ml of NBCA mixed with 4 ml of lipiodol): sigmoid-rectal(More)
AIM To determine which modification to a vascular puncture needle results in increased visualization during ultrasound (US)-guided vascular puncture. METHODS We evaluated US images of a phantom made of degassed gelatin and each of the following four modified versions of a commercially available vascular puncture needle (18 G): re-cut needle, dimple(More)
This report presents a 73-year-old woman with intraperitoneal bleeding from a superior mesenteric artery (SMA) pseudoaneurysm and dissection after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). A self-expanding bare metal stent was placed in the distal SMA across the area of dissection, and a stent-graft was subsequently placed across the pseudoaneurysm emerging from the(More)