Akira Kito

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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)