Yukinobu Yagyu

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether integrated fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) can differentiate benign from adrenal malignant lesions on the basis of maximum standardized uptake value (SUV(max)), tumor/liver (T/L) SUV(max) ratio, and CT attenuation value (Hounsfield Units; HU) of unenhanced CT obtained from(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate aortic and hepatic enhancement and depiction of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) between two contrast materials with moderate and high iodine concentrations when administered at same iodine dose and injection duration at multi-detector row helical computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of T-staging of gastric cancer by air-filling multidetector-row CT (air-MDCT) compared with water-filling MDCT (hydro-MDCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred fifteen patients with histologically diagnosed gastric cancer were included in this study. Fifty-eight patients underwent air-MDCT, and(More)
PURPOSE The long-term safety and effectiveness of fractionated strontium-90 radiation therapy (RT) for pterygium were reviewed retrospectively. METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1984 and 1996, 399 patients with 490 pterygia were treated with a strontium-90 eye applicator following surgical removal of the pterygium. The median follow-up period was 61 months(More)
A case of hypothalamic hamartoma with precocious puberty is presented and the literature of reported cases is reviewed. An 8-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital because of precocious puberty and mental retardation. His genital development was Tanner's stage 4 and pubic hair was Tanner's stage 3. Bone age was 11 years. Plain CT showed an isodense mass(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to investigate the effect of different iodine concentrations in contrast materials on the depiction of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) by MDCT. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This prospective study involved 100 consecutive patients with chronic liver disease, including 27 patients with hypervascular HCCs. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of contrast harmonic sonographic guidance in radiofrequency ablation of locally progressive hepatocellular carcinoma poorly depicted with B-mode sonography. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A series of 40 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with local tumor progression poorly depicted with(More)
This report describes the long-term operative outcome of 72 patients with spina bifida cystica. The period of follow-up was between 4 and 20 years. In our series, 17 patients died, with the mortality rate increasing as the lesions were more rostral. All cases involving only a meningocele are living without handicap. The cases of spina bifida cystica with(More)
PURPOSE A prospective trial of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CT-RT) with a protracted infusion of 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin was performed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of this protocol for T4 esophageal cancer (UICC 1997). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between 1998 and 2000, 28 patients with T4 esophageal squamous cell carcinomas were treated with(More)
A necropsy case of a primary rhabdomyosarcoma with chronic paragonimiasis in the cerebrum of a 68-year-old man is reported. The clinical data showed a right hemiplegia and dysarthria which became lethal in 6 months even though operation and radiation therapy were performed. Computed tomography revealed a large low-density area associated with the peripheral(More)