Yoichiro Oka

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This report documents a new endoscopic management modality for congenital membranous stenosis in the third portion of the duodenum. Standard approaches to duodenal stenosis in newborns include a laparotomy with an enteroenterostomy, bypassing the obstruction, or a duodenoduodenostomy with excision. We successfully developed a modification of the endoscopic(More)
Infants, especially extremely low birth weight infants (ELBWIs, birth weight <1,000 g) continue to have a high mortality after gastrointestinal (GI) perforation. In Japan, the overall mortality rate for neonates under 30 days having GI perforation was 31.6% in 2003. From 1974 to 2003, 34 cases of GI perforation in neonates were treated surgically in Fukuoka(More)
A 12-year-old girl had the hair on the right side of her head pulled during a quarrel, after which a subgaleal hematoma (SGH) developed over her right cranium. The subcutaneous swelling progressed to the forehead, and a marked exophthalmos then developed on the left side. The bilateral, liquefied SGH was removed surgically, and two drainage catheters(More)
We report herein the case of a 2-year-old girl with short bowel syndrome who developed chest pain 2 weeks after a totally implantable central venous access catheter had been surgically placed to facilitate total parenteral nutrition. A lateral chest X-ray and contrast flow study subsequently revealed that the catheter tip had been inserted into the azygous(More)
We herein present a megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) case followed by ultrasound (US) examinations before birth. During the prenatal US examination of a 34-year-old woman, an enlarged bladder with bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureter of the fetus were detected. The amniotic fluid was normal in the second trimester but(More)
OBJECTIVE Wound dehiscence caused by surgical site infection (SSI) presents a complicated problem. Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) was developed to treat wound dehiscence. Nutritional treatment using arginine has also been recently shown to be effective for the treatment of pressure ulcers. Therefore, wound complications due to SSI were treated using(More)
This report presents the case of a 6-day-old male with cystic biliary atresia (CBA), and the cyst was detected antenatally. Antenatal ultrasonography suggested the possibility of CBA or a choledochal cyst at 16 weeks’ gestation. However, the cyst disappeared during the later gestational period. The cyst was detected again by preoperative imaging. Surgical(More)
This report describes the case of an ileal perforation secondary to clamping of the exomphalos minor in 3-day-old girl. Eighteen accidental clamping or cutting cases were found in the published work. It is thought that this defect resulted from either the clamping, ligation or cutting of the bowel in a small unrecognized omphalocele. These complications are(More)
We herein report a case of type I congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung (CCAML) with non-immune hydrops fetalis (NIHF), a mediastinal shift and polyhydramnios diagnosed at 24 weeks' gestation by ultrasonography. The fetus was treated with a cyst-amniotic shunt at 29 weeks' gestation. Following a postnatal whole resection of the right lung,(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery has offered several options for both the diagnosis and surgical treatment in the field of pediatric surgery. This report reviews the surgical experience in order to assess the problems including the complications, encountered during thoracoscopic surgery in children under 15 years of age in the(More)