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)
A 66-year-old female with a 3-year history of left trigeminal neuralgia presented with an unusual left cerebellopontine angle meningioma associated with asymptomatic syringomyelia at the C2 to C4 levels diagnosed by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Two months after total tumor removal, the syringomyelia had diminished without shunting. MR images are useful(More)
This was a retrospective analysis of 12 consecutive cases of middle cerebral artery stenosis and 9 consecutive cases of middle cerebral artery occlusion that presented to our hospital with acute cerebral ischemia. The degree and area of the cerebral infarctions were assessed with the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) and ASPECTS-DWI (APSECTS(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)
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)
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)
Ten patients with malignant brain tumor (8 cases with glioblastoma, 2 cases with medulloblastoma) were treated with a new water-soluble nitrosourea, MCNU. Objective tumor regression of tumor (CR & PR) on computerized tomography was observed in four patients (2 complete and 2 partial) after MCNU, chemotherapy showing a response rate of 40%. The major side(More)
A 51-year-old female with a history of rheumatoid arthritis rapidly developed anterior neck pain and paresis in the left upper and lower extremities and right lower extremity, sensory disturbance in the left upper and lower extremities, and bladder and rectal disorder. Adduction of the left eye and abduction of the right eye were also disturbed. Spinal(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)