Ayumi Otsuka

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A 67 year old Japanese male patient had pure agraphia after a haemorrhage in the left superior parietal lobule. He developed difficulty in letter formation but showed no linguistic errors, consistent with the criteria of apraxic agraphia. He manifested a selective disorder of sequencing writing strokes, although he was able to orally state the correct(More)
A 46-year-old female presented with an intracranial hypoglossal neurinoma manifesting only as spasticity in the lower extremities without hypoglossal nerve paresis. Magnetic resonance imaging greatly aided in the early detection of the tumor with this atypical presentation. Unilateral suboccipital craniotomy with resection of the occipital condyle allowed(More)
A case of nontraumatic chronic subdural hematoma due to obstruction of dural vessels by tumor cells is presented and 25 reported cases are reviewed. A 39-year-old female was referred for headache, vomiting, disturbance of consciousness and right homonymous hemianopia with macular sparing. She had undergone mammectomy for medullary nodular carcinoma of the(More)
Infectious disease is a common complication of mild hypothermia therapy. However, very little has been reported about immune response during hypothermia. In the present study, the number and subset of peripheral lymphocytes and mitogen response to phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) and concanavalin A (Con-A) were examined in 14 patients who received mild hypothermia(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the frequency, morphology, and attenuation characteristics of Bartholin cysts on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in asymptomatic women. METHODS A total of 3280 consecutive MDCT examinations were assessed for Bartholin cysts. The diagnosis was based on shape, contrast enhancement, and anatomical(More)
A 62-year-old right-handed woman had presented progressive speech impediment over 4 months. She was alert without any convulsions or involuntary movements. Neurological examination showed Wernicke's aphasia, constructional apraxia. Her magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed an old cerebral infarction in the left parieto-occipital area, in addition to(More)