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The thermal damage threshold of normal brain tissue was evaluated from immediate and delayed histological changes caused by hyperthermia treatment of normal monkey (Macaca fuscata) brains. A 2450 MHz microwave antenna and an antenna cooling system devised by our group were used for interstitial hyperthermia treatment. The antenna within the cooling system(More)
The postoperative recurrence rate was examined in 242 patients with intracranial meningiomas to identify correlations with age, location, histology, or extent of surgery (Simpson's grade). There was no significant difference in the recurrence rate among the histological subtypes, but malignant meningiomas and hemangiopericytomas tended to recur earlier.(More)
The authors report four cases of primary intracranial choriocarcinoma, all in young males. There tumors occurred in the pineal region and one in the lateral ventricle. Besides the signs of increased intracranial pressure and ophthalmological disorders, skin pigmentation or eruption was observed in three cases and precocious puberty in two cases. Angiography(More)
Motor and sensory responses induced by trial stimulation were examined before stereotaxically implanting a permanent stimulating electrode for pain relief in 11 patients with intractable pain of central origin. The total number of points eliciting a response when stimulated was 70. The points of stimulation were determined as exactly as possible from(More)
The proliferative capacity of brain-tumor cells was analyzed in vitro and in situ using monoclonal antibody (MAb) against deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) polymerase alpha. For the in vitro studies, two cultured human glioma cell lines were investigated using MAb against DNA polymerase alpha, the MAb Ki-67, a serum against proliferating cell nuclear antigen(More)