Noboru Ishikawa

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We report on a 45-year-old woman with intimal sarcoma of the pulmonary artery. She presented with a chief complaint of shortness of breath. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest showed an intraluminal hypoattenuated area extending from the main pulmonary artery into the right main pulmonary artery and bilateral lobar pulmonary arteries. She underwent(More)
To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a manganese metal allergy to stainless steel wire. A 51-year-old man suffered from a refractory pruritic erythematous wheal after the insertion of a stainless steel wire. The patch test showed strong reactions to manganese, one of the constituents of stainless steel wire. After the removal of all(More)
We report a case of unstable angina pectoris and alcohol-related Child-Pugh class B cirrhosis. The patient was a 60-year-old man who was admitted to hospital with chest pain. He had previously been diagnosed to have Child B cirrhosis due to alcoholic liver dysfunction at 58 years of age. He also had experienced ruptured esophageal varices, moderate ascites,(More)
Moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest with selective cerebral perfusion has been developed for cerebral protection during thoracic aortic surgery. However, visceral organs, particularly the kidneys, suffer greater tissue damage under moderate hypothermic circulatory arrest, and acute renal failure after hypothermic circulatory arrest is an independent(More)
A case of a large primary cardiac sarcoma on the left ventricular free wall is reported. Although the definitive diagnosis of this tumor was not made preoperatively, total excision was planned for rapid diagnosis and optimal procedure. However, the operation was discontinued due to intraoperative diagnosis of malignancy. As a result, the patient suffered(More)
BACKGROUND Many histologic classifications of thymic epithelial tumors have been reported to date, but to the authors' knowledge, none of them closely reflect the clinical behavior or prognosis of the tumor. Therefore, it is necessary to establish a biologic marker for thymic epithelial tumors. Variants of CD44 may be important in promoting tumor(More)
Aorto-esophageal fistula (AEF) is a rare complication of esophageal carcinoma. Left untreated, it may be lethal due to massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding, while open thoracic surgery is associated with high operative mortality and morbidity. In contrast, thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for AEF is less invasive than open thoracic surgery.(More)
Mitral valve repair is preferred to replacement in infective endocarditis, but in the active phase, it often requires extensive debridement of infected tissue and complex reconstruction. We investigated 22 consecutive native mitral valve operations during active-phase infective endocarditis. The time from initiation of medical treatment to operation was(More)
Subepicardial aneurysm is a rare complication of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and is associated with the risk of spontaneous rupture. We present two patients with subepicardial aneurysms detected after 1 day and 6 weeks after AMI. Both lesions were successfully treated by patch repair.
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to clarify the long-term results of venous coronary artery bypass grafting in Japanese patients. METHODS The study population included 492 patients who underwent venous coronary artery bypass procedures at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery of Juntendo University from January 1984 to December 1989. The great(More)