Tetsuo T Sonomura

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PURPOSE To study clinical and physiologic aspects of Z-stent therapy for superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome secondary to malignant disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Signs and symptoms of SVC syndrome were classified, graded, and scored in 11 cases. Six patients with caval pressure higher than 22 mm Hg peripheral to the stenosis underwent stent therapy. (More)
Pancreatectomy in a 45-year-old woman showed, after pathologic analysis, an epidermoid cyst originating from an intrapancreatic accessory spleen. This mass consisted of parenchymal and cystic components. It is important to note the relation between the splenic parenchyma and the parenchymal component of the mass for the differential diagnosis of a cystic(More)
In patients with hepatic cirrhosis, the globus pallidus and putamen show high intensity on T1-weighted MRI. While the causes of this high signal have been thought to include paramagnetic substances, especially manganese, no evidence for this has been presented. Autopsy in four cases of hepatic cirrhosis permitted measurement of metal concentrations in brain(More)
Seven hundred thirty-nine patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma have been treated by transcatheter arterial chemoembolization using gelatin sponge particles soaked in a solution of Mitomycin C and Adriamycin. This therapy can be equal, or superior to surgical resection and serves both as embolic therapy and targeted chemotherapy.
AIM To evaluate safety and feasibility of microcoil embolization of the common hepatic artery under proper or distal balloon inflation in preoperative preparation for en bloc celiac axis resection for pancreatic body cancer. METHODS Fifteen patients (11 males, 4 females; median age, 67 years) with pancreatic body cancer involving the nerve plexus(More)
To evaluate the self-expandable metallic stent therapy for inferior vena caval obstruction (IVCO) secondary to malignant liver tumors, changes in caval pressure, the symptoms and hemobiochemical values were observed. Among 16 IVCO cases with higher caval pressure than 20 cmH2O at the peripheral caval lumen to the stenosis, nine cases consisting of five(More)
We herein present a rare case of acute appendicitis with intestinal malrotation. Coronal images of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed the small intestine on the right side and the large intestine on the left side, thus indicating intestinal malrotation (non-rotation type). In addition, an enhanced, tubular, fluid-filled structure was(More)
Two cases with a pancreaticoduodenal arterial aneurysm accompanied with superior mesenteric artery (SMA) stenosis were previously described and both were treated surgically. However, for interventional treatment, securing a sufficient blood supply to the SMA should be a priority of treatment. We present the case of a 71-year-old male with a 20 mm diameter(More)
We present the case of a right lung nodule discovered on routine chest x-ray in an asymptomatic 62-year-old man. CT revealed a spiculated nodule in segment 1 of the right upper lobe, 2.2 cm in diameter and without calcification. The nodule showed high focal FDG uptake (SUVmax, 17.8) on PET. Right upper lobectomy was performed under the diagnosis of(More)