Yoshinori Nagamatsu

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Hibernoma is an uncommon, benign soft tissue tumor that arises in brown adipose tissue. The computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of hibernomas are similar to those of well-differentiated liposarcoma or angiolipoma. We report the unique appearance of a rare thoracic wall hibernoma, which appeared as a dumbbell-shaped(More)
OBJECTIVES Neutrophil elastase has been reported to play an important role in acute lung injury, which is a major cause of postoperative mortality after pulmonary resection. Neutrophil elastase released in the lungs reaches the peripheral circulation via the pulmonary veins. This study was performed to compare neutrophil elastase activity in pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to perform longitudinal objective evaluations of recovery of exercise capacity based on expired gas analysis during exercise testing up to 1 year after pulmonary resection. METHODS The study included 18 patients who underwent lobectomy. Expired gas analysis during exercise testing was conducted 1 week(More)
We previously demonstrated in a pilot study that postoperative cardiopulmonary complications could be reduced by selecting pulmonary resection procedures based on the results of a combination of specific preoperative cardiopulmonary function tests. The present study reports a re-examination of the criteria for preoperative screening and prospectively(More)
The present study was designed to evaluate the technical feasibility and oncologic results of performing handsewn coloanal anastomosis (CAA). A total of 46 patients treated for lower rectal cancer using CAA were retrospectively studied, and the oncologic results were compared with those of 105 patients treated with abdominoperineal resection (APR). CAA was(More)
The present study was designed to determine whether adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1 after surgical resection is feasible in elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), using a multi-institutional trial. From July 2009 to July 2011, 25 patients received the following regimen: 2 weeks of administration and 1 week of withdrawal of S-1 at 50–100(More)
As cardiopulmonary load increases with the amount of lung resected, to perform surgery safely it is important to be able to predict cardiopulmonary insufficiency. However, lung function testing with spirometry and blood gas analysis does not accurately measure cardiopulmonary reserve. We conducted this study to evaluate expired gas analysis during exercise(More)
We report herein the case of a 68-year-old man in whom a partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) was found during an operation for primary lung cancer. The preoperative clinical findings did not suggest a vascular shunt, and intraoperatively the anomalous vein was seen to drain only from the left upper lobe into the left innominate vein. The(More)
We previously found a potential predictive value in a retrospective analysis of spirometry and an expired gas analysis during the exercise. We sought to reduce postoperative cardiopulmonary complications by selecting lung tumor resection procedures based on a combination of specific preoperative cardiopulmonary function test results. Out of the 53 patients(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the indications for pulmonary resection (lobectomy) in patients with increased total pulmonary vascular resistance (TPVR) during a preoperative unilateral pulmonary artery occlusion (UPAO) test. According to our previous report, the feasibility of performing lobectomy in patients with a high risk of(More)