Takashi Tsuruta

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A 28-year-old woman presented with right flank pain. A large, firm, fixed mass was palpable in the right side of the abdomen. Computed tomography revealed a solid mass of the right kidney with extension into the renal vein and inferior vena cava. The patient underwent right radical nephrectomy with en bloc resection of the inferior vena cava containing(More)
A 67-year-old man was referred to our clinic with a complaint of macroscopic hematuria. He had been treated for schizophrenia in a psychology ward. Computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a left renal tumor 7 cm in size, well enhanced in early phase. Doppler ultrasonography indicated hypervascular left renal tumor. Laparoscopic radical left nephrectomy was(More)
A 64-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for management of an ovarian tumor. Abdominal computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a dermatoid cyst of the ovary and a bladder tumor. Transurethral resection of the bladder tumor was performed. Histopathological examination of the tumor revealed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal surgery is classified as a moderate risk for DVT. The occurrence of DVT after various spinal surgical procedures was reviewed retrospectively, and the perioperative risk factors in the high-risk group were identified. In addition, the administration of the factor Xa inhibitor to DVT subjects with unstable thrombosis was evaluated to reveal(More)
Between April 2007 and November 2010, we treated 21 cases of hormone-refractory prostate cancer with docetaxel-based chemotherapy. The administered dose of docetaxel was from 40 to 75 mg/m2, and the treatments were repeated every 3 to 4 weeks. The patients were from 61 to 88 years old (median 78). Fourteen patients were alive, and seven had died. According(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and risk factors of adjacent segment disease (ASD) after transforaminal inter-body fusion (TLIF) for degenerative lumbar disease. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA ASD is a major complication after spinal fusion. Many reports have been published concerning(More)
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