Setsuo Kuraoka

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A vascular manifestation of von Recklinghausen's disease is rare, but may be fatal if it is disrupted. A 39-year-old male with von Recklinghausen's disease presented with a large and tender bruise extending from his left neck to his left shoulder and arm. Computerized axial tomography revealed a ruptured aneurysm of the left subclavian artery. The patient(More)
Surgical trauma to the peritoneum, in the absence of infection, elicits a rapid and transient influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) into the peritoneal cavity prior to the accumulation of macrophages. The aim of this study was to characterize the effects of these PMNs on macrophage function in the early postsurgical period. Rabbits underwent(More)
Deep hypothermic retrograde brain perfusion is used to protect the brain during aortic arch operations. However, all experiments have failed to demonstrate retrograde blood flow in the brain tissue. We developed an experimental model of sagittal sinus and simultaneous superior vena cava perfusion. Brain tissue blood flow was mapped with colored microspheres(More)
We describe a 66-year-old woman with Epstein-Barr virus-associated lymphoproliferative disorder with lung and gastric tumors. We identified two lung tumors measuring 13 and 20 mm in diameter that consisted of CD30-, CD15-, and CD20-positive Hodgkin- and Reed-Sternberg-like cells and heterogeneous cellular infiltrates in a pronounced nodular pattern, with(More)
Aneurysm of the ductus diverticulum in the adult is rare and its rupture is fatal. A 75-year-old man presented with congestive heart failure that suddenly occurred with a continuous murmur. Angiography showed a left-to-right shunt through a large thrombosed aneurysm of the ductus diverticulum (6 cm), and the pulmonary-to-systemic flow ratio was 2.6. Patch(More)
A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with chief complaint of chest discomfort. He received coronary artery bypass grafting utilizing the in situ left internal thoracic artery 10 years ago. Coronary and left subclavian artery angiogram revealed coronary subclavian steal syndrome and 90% stenosis in the proximal left subclavin artery.(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal conditions for deep hypothermic perfusion and protective brain blood flow remain unclear. METHODS Dogs (n = 52) underwent 120 minutes of cardiopulmonary bypass at 20 degrees C with perfusion flow rates of 2.5, 5, 10, 20, 40, and 100 mL x kg(-1) x min(-1). We examined the effect of the various flow rates and different perfusion pressures(More)
A 59-year-old man underwent closed mitral commissurotomy for mitral stenosis at the age of 19 years, and mitral valve replacement (MVR) with a Hancock standard bioprosthesis and tricuspid annuloplasty at the age of 40 years. Two years after the second operation, the patient developed human T-lymphotropic virus type-1 infection, manifesting as(More)