Atsuko Goto

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Cranial magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the cerebral areas of 40 patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA) and of 61 age-matched controls were analyzed. The cerebral area of MSA patients was 131. 95+/-15.89 cm(2) (mean+/-S.D.), which was significantly smaller than that of normal controls at 149.01+/-10.93 cm(2) (P<0.0001). All 23 MSA cases subjected to(More)
Several investigators have revealed features of multiple system atrophy (MSA) by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). For use in clinical diagnosis, we determined the exact time when two main features of pontine and putaminal intensity changes appeared. Furthermore, in order to reveal the course from when the disorder first appeared and how it spread, we also(More)
The deposition of abnormal levels of tau protein is a major neuropathological feature of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and the presence of tuft-shaped astrocytes is a neuropathological hallmark of PSP. We examined the topographic distribution of tuft-shaped astrocytes in the cerebral hemisphere by Gallyas-Braak silver staining in three Japanese(More)
A 42-year-old man noted pain on the left side of his forehead and left ptosis. On examination, he showed conjunctival hyperemia, ptosis and miosis in the left side, as well as hyperesthesia in the first branch of left trigeminal nerve. An MRI of his brain showed a retension cyst in the left ethmoid sinus. There was neither abnormalities in the parasellar(More)
Here we presented a case of 40-year-old woman who suffered from bilateral facial palsy and headache. She had allegedly had an episode of facial palsy, and facial edema at her age of 14 years. Physical examination revealed swelling of the lips, upward disturbance of the left eye, hypogeusia, the fissured tongue, and bilateral facial palsy. Oral(More)
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