Tadao Yokoi

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECT The right nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN), which is usually associated with the right aberrant subclavian artery, is a risk factor of nerve injury during thyroid surgery. Therefore the presence of the NRILN should be diagnosed if possible before surgery. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of computed(More)
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC) is the most aggressive of thyroid cancers whose treatment is not yet established and mortality is extremely high. Recent in vitro studies have shown that valproic acid (VA), a newly identified histone deacetilase (HDAC) inhibitor, induces apoptosis, modulates differentiation gene expression of thyroid tumors and enhances(More)
STUDY QUESTION What are the frequency of, and the prognosis for, ovarian malignancies among patients who have undergone laparoscopic surgery for an adnexal mass? SUMMARY ANSWER The rate of unexpected ovarian malignancy resected by laparoscopy was 1.5%, and the presence of an early-stage unexpected ovarian malignancy did not alter patient prognosis. WHAT(More)
We herein report a case of severe postsurgical hypocalcemia associated with primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT), Graves' disease (GD) and acromegaly (AC). A 54-year-old woman was referred to our clinic for treatment of pHPT and GD. She also had active AC and was clinically diagnosed as multiple endocrine neoplasm type 1 because of pHPT and AC. Two enlarged(More)
A 52-year-old man was referred to our clinic. One week before his visit, he had complained of left eye pain and double vision. His clinical features were exacerbated. Despite the acute onset, which is atypical of thyroid eye disease (TED), TED was suspected due to the patient's history of Graves' disease (GD). After conducting clinical examinations and(More)
We herein report a rare case of surgically proven normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism (NCHPT). A premenopausal 51-year-old woman was referred to our clinic because parathyroid adenoma was detected on neck ultrasonography (US). The patient's serum calcium concentration was 9.3 mg/dL and the intact parathyroid hormone (PTH) level was 128.8 pg/mL. The(More)
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