Akihiro Uemura

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of vitrectomy with simultaneous intravitreal injection of triamcinolone acetonide for macular edema associated with branch retinal vein occlusion. PATIENTS AND METHODS A retrospective study of 45 eyes with macular edema associated with branch retinal vein occlusion. A posterior vitreous detachment was(More)
OBJECT Recent studies have shown that posterior circulation aneurysms, specifically posterior communicating artery (PCoA) aneurysms, are more likely to rupture than other aneurysms. To date, few studies have investigated the factors contributing to PCoA aneurysm rupture. The authors aimed to identify morphological and clinical characteristics predisposing(More)
OBJECT Patients with ruptured anterior communicating artery (ACoA) aneurysms have historically been observed to have poor neuropsychological outcomes, and ACoA aneurysms have accounted for a higher proportion of ruptured than unruptured aneurysms. Authors of this study aimed to investigate the morphological and clinical characteristics predisposing to ACoA(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES We investigated the efficacy of prophylactic cement injection into the vertebral body adjacent to fractured vertebra to prevent new fractures after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between February 2002 to August 2004, PV was performed for osteoporotic compression fractures in 89 consecutive patients. All(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to estimate the change in partial pressure of oxygen (Pao(2)) during percutaneous vertebroplasty and also to examine the factors related to the change in Pao(2). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed preprocedural and postprocedural Pao(2) of 59 consecutive patients who underwent percutaneous(More)
The objective of this study was to determine which of the following three methods is the most effective for the treatment of bone metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC): transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE); combination of TAE and external radiotherapy; or external radiotherapy alone. Thirty-nine metastatic bone lesions from HCC in 33 patients(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Filling intravertebral clefts during percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is considered to be important for optimal pain control. It is often difficult to detect clefts on non-contrast MR and some fractures show a solid pattern distribution of injected cement without a cleft sign on non-contrast MR. In this study, we evaluated(More)
PURPOSE The success of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) depends greatly on preprocedural evaluation of the patients. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of preprocedural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the indications of PVP. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective review of 122 osteoporotic compression fractures in 63 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Three-dimensional time-of-flight MR angiography (3D TOF MRA) often discloses prominent posterior cerebral artery (PCA) laterality in the setting of M1-segment middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion. We sought to analyze the implications of prominent PCA laterality at 3D TOF MRA. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 3D TOF MRA and(More)
Percutaneous injection of bone cement is a promising treatment for metastatic tumors. We present a case of hemorrhagic sacral metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma treated successfully by percutaneous sacroplasty with combined injections of bone cement and n-butyl cyanoacrylate resulting in pain relief.