Shunichi Kondo

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PURPOSE To demonstrate a coaxial needle technique for direct percutaneous puncture embolization of type II endoleaks. TECHNIQUE The technique is demonstrated in a 79-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man who developed type II endoleaks after endovascular repair of thoracic and internal iliac artery aneurysms, respectively. Expansion of the aneurysms(More)
Mycotic aneurysms although rare can be devastating. We encountered a dialysis patient with rapidly expanding distal aortic arch aneurysm who underwent axilloaxillary bypass and thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). Three months later, he suffered mycotic aneurysm rupture for which redo TEVAR was performed. Antibiotic therapy was discontinued 16 weeks(More)
BACKGROUND Total arch replacement and ascending aorta and arch replacement are the gold standard treatments for aortic arch aneurysm and are possible treatment strategies for chronic type A dissection, with good reported outcomes. However, because total arch replacement is extremely invasive, it can be difficult to perform in some patients. We designed an(More)
Many of saccular aortic arch aneurysms exist near left subclabian artery(LSA). The thoracic endovascular aneurysm repair( TEVAR) landing on zone 2 is a less invasive and suitable procedure for this type of aneurysm. However, there are several cases with the aneurysm located close to LSA necessitate landing TEVAR on zone 1 or zone 0, otherwise the aneurysm(More)
PURPOSE The development fistulas between the thoracic aorta and the esophagus are highly fatal conditions. We aimed to identify a therapeutic strategy for treating aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) in this study, by investigating all AEF cases presented in this special symposium at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Association for Thoracic(More)
Total arch replacement and ascending aorta and arch replacement are the gold standard treatments for aortic arch aneurysm and are possible treatment strategies for chronic type A dissection, with good outcomes. However, because total arch replacement is alternative invasive, it can be difficult to perform in some patients. The thoracic endovascular aneurysm(More)
OBJECTIVE Enclose II is a new device for proximal coronary artery bypass anastomoses. We evaluated the safety and effectiveness of Enclose II in patients who underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Enclose II was used for isolated off-pump CABG in 178 patients at six heart centers between October 2005 and December 2009. The(More)
BACKGROUND Minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) through a small intercostal thoracotomy has many advantages, but it is still challenging because of limited mobility through the small skin incision and surgical field. The benefits of MICS should be reached without compromising the quality of the operation and increasing the morbidity and mortality of(More)
We report a case of infectious endocarditis due to Corynebacterium species. The patient was 71-yearold man, who was on dialysis and had tracheostomy preoperatively. He went to the hospital complaining of dyspnea. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and treated after admission. His respiratory condition was exacerbated and he was intubated.(More)