Akimasa O Yoshida

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A 64 year-old woman with a diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma was admitted to our neurosurgical division in February, 2007, suffering from severe headache and dizziness. Systemic chemotherapy had been repeated for multiple metastases to the bone and cerebral cortex since 7 months before. Reexamination with MRI revealed mild hydrocephalus without cortical(More)
We report a case of a patient who experienced a catheter-related bloodstream infection caused by Staphylococcus condimenti, which was first isolated from soy sauce mash. This is the first reported case of human infection. Although blood culture isolates and the catheter tip tube did not reveal coagulase or clumping factor, false-positive results were(More)
To evaluate the effectiveness of endoscopic surgery for life-threatening large brain hemorrhage, we reviewed our empirical cases of comatose patients with large supratentorial intracerebral hemorrhage. Among 35 patients with putaminal or subcortical hemorrhage that was evacuated endoscopically, 14 cases (40%) presented both findings of neurological grade IV(More)
BACKGROUND Aneurysms of the spinal artery are exceedingly rare. We report on the first case of a pathologically proven aneurysm arising from the feeding pedicle of a perimedullary arteriovenous fistula (AVF). CASE DESCRIPTION A 42-year-old man presented with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and spinal angiography demonstrated a thoracic perimedullary AVF fed(More)
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