Tamotsu Nakatsuchi

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Radical surgery for thoracic oesophageal cancer is highly invasive and often leads to respiratory complications; thoracoscopic surgery is a less-invasive alternative. We examined the need for chest physical therapy (CPT) after thoracoscopic oesophagectomy. Thirty-six consecutive patients, randomly selected for either thoracotomy or thoracoscopic surgery,(More)
Accurate anatomic depiction of Bankart lesions based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is crucial for the treatment of posttraumatic recurrent dislocation of the glenohumeral joint. MR arthrography, the intraarticular injection of dilute gadolinium before MR imaging, improves sensitivity in the detection of shoulder pathology. Abduction and external(More)
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