Akira Iijima

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Although chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a well-known entity, its recurrence rate has remained uncertain. There is little knowledge concerning whether the results of radiological imaging can be used to predict CSDH recurrence or whether surgical methods can influence this rate. The first aim of this study is to evaluate the relationship between the(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate the immediate and long-term clinical results, as well as the angiographic results, of occlusion of middle cerebral artery (MCA) berry aneurysms with coils. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study had institutional review board approval, and informed consent was obtained. One hundred fifty-four MCA aneurysms in(More)
A 12-year-old boy presented with a lymphoplasmacyte-rich (LPR) meningioma in the posterior fossa. The tumor was subtotally removed. Histological examination showed the tumor had invaded the normal brain tissue despite its benign grade in the World Health Organization classification. The Ki-67 staining index using MIB-1 monoclonal antibody was relatively(More)
OBJECT Digital subtraction (DS) angiography is the gold standard for diagnosing spinal vascular malformations. Recently, multidetectorrow spiral CT and contrast-enhanced MR angiography have been introduced as screening examinations before DS angiography. These methods, however, do not always determine the accurate location of an arteriovenous shunt because(More)
Nine embolization experiments of a silicone aneurysm model were conducted by using helical and complex-shaped coils. Coils were introduced up to the point when the adjunct of a supplementary coil caused protrusion into the parent vessel. Packing ratios (volume of coils-aneurysm volume) ranged between 31% and 38%. Optimal packing was achieved with(More)
Apple fruit crinkle viroid (AFCVd) infects apples and hops. To analyze the genetic diversity of AFCVd, nine apple and six hop isolates were collected from several locations in Japan. In total, 76 independent cDNA clones were used for sequencing and phylogenetic analyses. Two major population clusters were identified. The first consisted of all four hop(More)
BACKGROUND Spontaneous occlusion of a giant aneurysm with its parent artery is relatively rare. Complete occlusion of a giant aneurysm at the basilar bifurcation and a basilar artery due to the dissection of the basilar artery has never been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION This 62-year-old man presented with left hemiparesis and right oculomotor palsy.(More)
Cerebral hemorrhage is one of the common complications associated with left-ventricular-assist device (LVAD) treatment and leads to a high mortality rate because of excessive bleeding due to frequently unknown causes. Cerebral angiography is used to diagnose cerebrovascular events and is well recognized as being very useful for this purpose. We performed a(More)
Cerebral hemorrhage is a common lethal complication associated with left ventricular assist device (LVAD) management. We performed cerebral angiography on patients with LVAD who developed cerebral hemorrhage and determined that ruptured aneurysms were the cause in some cases. Endovascular management of patients with LVAD can be a therapeutically useful(More)
A 62-year-old man presented with rupture of a pseudoaneurysm of the left common carotid artery (CCA) that was induced after radiation therapy and neck surgery. The initial treatment was an endovascular procedure to obliterate the aneurysm with coils, and a covered stent was placed in the parent artery. However, the patient presented with subsequent coil(More)