Yoshitake Murata

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Endobronchial ultrasonographically guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is now widely performed for mediastinal lymph node staging of lung cancer. Although this procedure is less invasive than mediastinoscopy, some infectious complications have been reported. We report the successful use of pericardial and mediastinal drainage in a case of(More)
Contralateral pneumothorax after pneumonectomy (CPAP) is a rare but potentially fatal condition. Therefore, when treating CPAP prevention of recurrence is very important. Despite a number of case reports about CPAP, its management is still controversial. We describe 4 cases of CPAP that were treated successfully by bullectomy and coverage with absorbable(More)
An asymptomatic 83-year-old man was found to have a right intrathoracic tumor. Computed tomography demonstrated a soft-tissue density mass measuring 55 × 25 × 22 mm adjacent to the right anterior chest wall. At surgery, the tumor was found to adhere to the diaphragm and right lung, contiguous with the mediastinal fat tissue. Histology of the resected(More)
Thrombus formation in a pulmonary vein stump after pulmonary lobectomy is extremely rare, but can trigger cerebral embolism of unknown cause. We encountered a case of cerebral embolism in a 58-year-old man 2 days after left upper lobectomy. Since intravenous administration of recombinant tissue plasminogen activator was contraindicated, thrombus removal by(More)
Congenital esophagobronchial fistula (EBF) is rarely seen in adults. We report a case of EBF detected in adulthood with a destroyed lung. A 67-year-old man experienced repeated pneumonia during his childhood. Since the age of 38, he had often suffered from bloody phlegm and always had a cough and sputum during oral intake. Before cardiac surgery for atrial(More)
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