Akira Kito

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Antitumor activity against intracranial malignant teratoma by combination chemotherapy with cisplatin and etoposide was evaluated in experimental and clinical studies. A human teratoma cell line (Tera 2) was exposed in vitro to cisplatin and/or etoposide, after which cell growth inhibition and alterations of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) histograms were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pyramidal tract Wallerian degeneration has been detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as T2-weighted high-intensity areas. We analyzed the relation between the extent of brain stem Wallerian degeneration and activities of daily living (ADL) after supratentorial hemorrhagic stroke. METHODS Twenty-six patients with(More)
A 60-year-old man presented with a rare case of pseudoaneurysm in the petrous internal carotid artery (ICA) caused by chronic otitis media manifesting as right otorrhagia after the earpick procedure. Computed tomography showed the destroyed petrous bone; the ICA and the aneurysm, which were exposed to the right middle ear; and a massive hematoma in the(More)
To clarify the effect of surgery on the prevention cerebral hemorrhage in adult moyamoya disease, we compared postoperative courses between superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis and conservative therapy. The study subjects were 30 adults with moyamoya disease. Unilateral STA-MCA anastomosis was conducted in 7 of these 30(More)
Sixteen pediatric patients with brainstem glioma were treated with a combination of interferon-beta, 1-(4-amino-2-methyl-5-pyrimidinyl)-methyl-3-(2-chloroethyl)-3-nitroso ure a hydrochloride (ACNU), and radiation therapy (IAR therapy). All patients received 1-1.5 million IU/day of interferon-beta intravenously for 1 week of each 6-week cycle. In addition,(More)
A 73-year-old male presented with a glioblastoma that was detected at the initial stage in the developmental process. He suffered cerebral infarction. Follow-up magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed no abnormality. Ten months later, he had transient right hemiparesis. Diffusion-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) MR imaging showed a(More)
Liposomes have a variety of attributes as a drug delivery system. Targeting of liposomes to specific cells has been investigated by using appropriate cytophilic ligands such as monoclonal antibodies (MAb's). In the present study, liposomes with selective cytotoxicity toward glioma cells were obtained. An MAb which reacts with a glioma-associated antigen,(More)
A 47-year-old female had noticed diminished visual acuity in both eyes 2 months previously. The patient had vision loss (no light perception) in her right eye on admission. Her left visual acuity was 1.2 (naked vision) and an upper temporal quadrant hemianopsia was revealed in her left eye. Optic disc atrophy was also found bilaterally during a fundus(More)
The patient had thyroid cancer and underwent subtotal thyroidectomy. Local recurrence occurred on both sides 5 years and 6 months later. The sterno-hyoid muscle and sterno-thyroid muscle were severed and the tumor around the cricoid cartilage was removed. The tumor extended into the space between the right common carotid artery and internal jugular vein and(More)
This report presents 8 cases of internal carotid artery aneurysms, 1 case of a middle cerebral artery aneurysm, and 2 cases of anterior cerebral artery aneurysms, together with a discussion of the treatment of aneurysms in anterior circulation. All cases showed subarachnoid hemorrhage. Two of the 8 internal carotid artery aneurysms were trapped with a(More)