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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)
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)
Rapid clot removal and clearance has been proposed as an effective tool for preventing cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). We examined the relationship between clot-clearance rate and the severity of cerebral vasospasm in 110 consecutive patients with aneurysmal SAH. We measured clot-clearance rates per day in the basal and Sylvian(More)
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE Elongated styloid processes sometimes compress the cervical carotid artery, causing transient ischemic attacks. Most patients with Eagle syndrome who experience transient ischemic attacks have bilateral elongated styloid processes; therefore, it is necessary to determine which side is causing the Eagle syndrome to treat it. This is(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)
No treatment strategy has been established for subarachnoid hemorrhages due to basilar artery (BA) trunk dissecting aneurysms. Our aim was to report our initial experience performing stent-assisted coiling (SAC) for ruptured BA dissecting aneurysms to validate the effectiveness of this treatment. We experienced four consecutive cases of ruptured dissecting(More)
OBJECTIVE Because the early risk of stroke recurrence in patients with posterior circulation infarctions is high, patients with vertebrobasilar events require active preventive treatment. Previous reports have described the use of balloon angioplasty and stenting or surgical revascularization to the vertebrobasilar artery area. To compensate for the(More)