Ryo Shirotsuki

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This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of intravenous steroid pulse therapy following balloon dilatation for esophageal stenosis and stricture in children. The study enrolled six children, including three with congenital esophageal stenosis and three with anastomotic strictures after surgery for esophageal atresia, all of whom were treated by(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of long-gap esophageal atresia remains an issue for pediatric surgeons. Many techniques for treating long-gap esophageal atresia have been proposed, but the optimal method has not been established. The thoracoscopic esophageal elongation technique has recently been developed. We previously reported a case in which two-stage(More)
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has recently been identified as an etiological agent of acute respiratory infections. The hMPV fusion (F) protein has been indicated to be a major antigenic determinant that mediates effective neutralization and protection against hMPV infection. We developed a new immunofluorescence assay (IFA) using Trichoplusia ni (Tn5)(More)
Carcinoid tumors located in the minor duodenal papilla are extremely rare, with only a few cases reported in the literature. Herein, we report the case of a 71-year-old man with a 12-mm carcinoid tumor at the minor duodenal papilla with lymph node metastases. Multidetector-row computed tomography with contrast enhancement revealed a 12-mm well-enhanced(More)
BACKGROUND The indications for and efficacy of revision of portoenterostomy (PE) for biliary atresia (BA) needs to be reassessed in an era of liver transplantation. We therefore reviewed the long-term outcomes following revision of PE. METHODS This was a retrospective study of the medical records of patients with BA who underwent PE and revision of PE. We(More)
PURPOSE Kasai portoenterostomy is the standard therapy for biliary atresia (BA). If Kasai is unsuccessful, there is controversy over whether revision of Kasai restores adequate biliary drainage. Although there are several reports of laparoscopic Kasai (Lap-Kasai), none has described laparoscopic revision (Lap-revision). The purposes of this study were to(More)
PURPOSE Experimental models of laparoscopic surgery generally use large animals owing to a sufficient abdominal working space. We developed a novel laparoscopic surgery model in rats. We performed intestinal anastomosis to demonstrate the feasibility and reliability of this model. MATERIALS AND METHODS We designed a device for rats that expanded the(More)
Thoracoscopic lobectomy has recently become a widely used surgical treatment for congenital cystic lung disease, but significant issues can arise in some cases, such as a limited working space in neonates, a limited view in cases involving large cystic lesions. We reviewed the treatment outcomes of neonates that underwent complete thoracoscopic lobectomy or(More)
Although thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia has become widespread, most studies are based on operations performed by expert surgeons. Therefore, the outcomes of operations performed by non-expert surgeons are not well known. The aim of this study was to compare outcomes based on operator skill level. We retrospectively reviewed the demographics and(More)
BACKGROUND We used indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging to completely resect lymphatic malformations (LMs). This is the first report of navigation surgery utilizing ICG fluorescence imaging for resection of LMs. CASE REPORT A 15-year-old boy was diagnosed with LMs in the abdominal wall. The extent of the tumor was determined by an ultrasound, and(More)