Tetsuya Mitsunaga

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The authors report on 2 patients with congenital chylous ascites who underwent successful lymphatic duct ligation after a laparoscopic lymphoid dye test. Fetal ascites had been detected in both cases, and both babies were born with marked abdominal swelling. Given that conservative treatment by medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) milk and total parenteral(More)
BACKGROUND Standard choledochal cyst (CC) operations involve dilated extrahepatic bile duct excision followed by biloenterostomy. However, biliary variants and associated intrahepatic bile duct (IHBD) stenoses or dilatations triggering postoperative sequelae require additional procedures. The usefulness of preoperative 3-dimensional magnetic resonance(More)
Toxoplasma gondii-derived heat shock protein 70 (T.g.HSP70) induced maturation of bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DCs) of wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 mice as evidenced by an increase in surface expression of MHC class I and II molecules and costimulatory molecules such as CD40, CD80, and CD86. Functionally, decreased phagocytic ability and increased(More)
Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is an extremely rare malformation, and standard treatment have not been completely established. By years of clinical research, evidence has been accumulated. We conducted systematic review to assess outcomes of the treatment for CES, especially the role of endoscopic modalities. A total of 144 literatures were screened(More)
A boy with a history of esophageal atresia repair received an esophagoesophagostomy at 14 months for a severe refractory anastomotic stricture, which had already required repeated balloon dilation with intralesional dexamethasone injection. Anastomotic leakage and stricture was again evident after the second surgery, and the patient underwent five(More)
BACKGROUND The significance of pediatric endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) according to age or disease variation is inconclusive. This study aimed to evaluate the usefulness of pediatric ERCP in diagnosing or treating small children with pancreaticobiliary disorders, including choledochal cyst (CC) and biliary atresia (BA). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatitis associated with pancreaticobiliary maljunction (PBM) is commonly treated nonoperatively before surgery. It is, however, sometimes uncontrollable, and little has been reported about the management. METHODS Focusing on the preoperative management, we reviewed clinical courses of 4 PBM cases (ages 1 to 7 years old). Each had(More)
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE There are various treatment strategies for gastroesophageal varices in children. We studied the therapeutic value of endoscopic variceal clipping (EVC) and ligation (EVL). METHODS Four hundred ninety-nine endoscopic examinations performed between 1991 and 2005 were retrospectively analyzed. F2 and F3 varices with red color signs on(More)
The authors report the successful use of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for finding the etiology and subsequent treatment strategy for esophageal stenosis in 2 children. In case 1, EUS showed anterior wall thickening and multiple low echoic regions in the mp layer. These regions were believed to be cartilage. Esophageal resection therefore was performed.(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Inappropriate host immunological reactions against unknown ligands via the Toll-like receptor (TLR) cascades may trigger progressive inflammatory biliary destruction that manifests as biliary atresia (BA) in newborns or infants. The aim of the study was to clarify the role of the innate immune system in the development of BA. PATIENTS(More)