Toshihiro Gohda

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OBJECTIVES To identify the most prognostic predictor of Stanford type B aortic dissection at admission. PATIENTS AND METHODS Forty-three patients with Stanford type B aortic dissection were divided into two groups: (1) those who developed dissection-related events later (EV group: n = 18), including the need for surgery (n = 12), rupture (n = 1),(More)
OBJECTIVES Complication due to coronary artery disease (CAD) is a major cause of mortality in the surgical treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). The purpose was to show 1) the incidence of patients who required coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and 2) risk factors for the necessity of CABG in patients with AAA. METHODS Subjects were(More)
Antithrombin III (AT III) deficiency is a rare hereditary disease that predisposes to thromboembolic complications. We report a case of AT III deficiency complicated with acute pulmonary thromboembolism, successfully treated with emergency pulmonary thromboembolectomy after insertion of an inferior vena cava filter. AT III activity before treatment was(More)
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a relatively rare disease which shows a periaortic mass in the retroperitoneal area and predisposes to an obstructive uropathy. We report a case of idiopathic RPF occurring in a patient who was suspected of impending rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm. A 60-year-old male, with a 2-week history of abdominal pain, was(More)
A 51-year-old man was admitted with systemic lymph node adenopathy. Hematological examination on admission revealed leukocytosis, and 35% of leukocytes were classified as pathologically abnormal. Moreover, increases in serum IgM (kappa type) and plasma viscosity were recognized. Following biopsy of the lymph node, a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma(More)
We report a case of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) successfully treated with septal myectomy and mitral valve replacement (MVR) combined with a resection of the hypertrophic papillary muscles. The patient, a 74-year-old woman, first underwent the conventional septal myectomy through aortotomy. The papillary muscles revealed a marked(More)
Between March 1977 and December 1984, 103 Blalock-Taussig shunts were performed on 88 patients. Included in this study were 40 patients who underwent the modified BT shunt and 63 patients who underwent the classical BT shunt. 13 of the modified BT shunts (33 per cent) and 18 of the classical BT shunts (29 per cent) were performed during infancy and 10 of(More)
PURPOSE To examine the relationship between the incidence of later cardiovascular events after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery and postoperative lipid levels. METHODS Atherosclerotic risk factors including postoperative serum lipid levels were examined in 116 patients aged 70 or less undergoing an elective AAA surgery. Later cardiovascular events(More)
PURPOSE To examine the relationship between incidence of later, local vascular events (restenosis and occlusion) and clinical factors including lipid levels after surgical or endovascular treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS Consecutive 418 PAD lesions (in 308 patients under the age of 70) treated with surgical (n = 188) or endovascular(More)
PURPOSE To determine the predictive value of serum lipid levels on the development of later cardiovascular events after abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery. METHODS A total of 101 patients under 70 undergoing an elective AAA surgery were divided into the following two groups: 1) those who developed later cardiovascular events after AAA surgery,(More)