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[Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the heart--a case report and review of the literature].
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) has been rarely reported as a primary tumor of the heart. We present a case of a primary intracardiac MFH and review the 28 previous reports of this rare cardiacExpand
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A case of cerebral sinus thrombosis developed during a high-altitude expedition to Gasherbrum I.
We report a case of cerebral sinus thrombosis, which is a rare but serious complication that may develop during high-altitude climbing. A climber who reached the summit of Gasherbrum I (8068 m)Expand
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Empyema and mediastinitis complicating retropharyngeal abscess.
A 21 year old man with a retropharyngeal abscess complained of right sided chest pain, and chest radiography and thoracocentesis revealed an empyema. A computed tomographic scan of the chest showed aExpand
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[Successful re-reconstruction for complete disruption of the right main bronchus by blunt chest trauma].
A 22 year-old man was brought to our hospital about twenty-three minutes following a high-speed motorbicycle accident in which he had blunt chest trauma. He was in severe respiratory distress withExpand
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[Surgical treatment of postinfarction left ventricular free wall rupture--experience of 12 cases including 2 successful repairs of acute (blow out) rupture].
Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) complicating myocardial infarction is still a lethal complication. Although there have been reports of successful repair of LVFWR, most of them were ofExpand
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[Heart failure due to severe myocardial calcification--a rare complication after irradiation on the chest wall].
A 28-year-old female who had had irradiation on the chest wall at the age of 5 as a remedy for keroid granulation after burn, recently developed congestive heart failure. Severe tricuspidExpand
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[Complete resection of left apical invading lung cancer, following reconstruction of subclavian artery by artificial graft--a case report].
A cumurative operation for apical invading lung cancer was performed in a 49-year-old man. Left upper lobectomy was combined with resection of the chest wall, left subclavian artery and brachialExpand
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[A case of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return to inferior vena cava and left atrium (Scimitar syndrome)].
Scimitar syndrome is relatively uncommon syndrome. A 14-year-old female referred to our hospital for abnormal shadow of chest fluoroscopic examination. She had no symptom except cough due toExpand
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[Complete resection of superior mediastinal seminoma, following reconstruction of superior vena cava--a case report].
The patient was a 37-year-old man with superior mediastinal seminoma, which invaded the bilateral brachiocephalic vein, superior vena cava, pericardium and left lung. These invaded organs wereExpand
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[Healing of the operative cardiac wound in postinfarction ventricular septal perforation].
We studied the healing processes of operative cardiac wound around the patch on 8 patients (5 males, 3 females), who survived 6 to 147 days postoperatively for postinfarction ventricular septalExpand