Chan-Young Choi

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Primary intracranial malignant melanoma is a very rare and highly aggressive tumor with poor prognosis. A 66-year-old female patient presented a headache that had been slowly progressing for several months. A large benign pigmented skin lesion was found on her back. A brain MRI showed multiple linear signal changes with branching pattern and strong(More)
Intracranial malignant solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is very rare. It was identified in a 39-year-old female patient who underwent malignant transformation over 6 months. MRI revealed an 8 × 5 × 6 cm mass with heterogenous strong enhancement in the left occipital lobe. Histologic findings and immunophenotype (positive for CD34, bcl-2 and vimentin, and(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to understand 3D relationships of white matter fibers and subcortical areas of gray matter in the central core. METHODS The lateral and medial aspects of 4 cerebral hemispheres were dissected, applying the fiber dissection technique under the microscope. RESULTS The central core between the insula and midline(More)
OBJECTIVE There has been inconsistency about definition of the temporal stem despite of several descriptions demonstrating its microanatomy using fiber dissection and/or diffusion tensor tractography. This study was designed to clarify three dimensional configurations of the temporal stem. METHODS The fronto-temporal regions of several formalin-fixed(More)
Granular cell astrocytoma is a rare infiltrative malignant glioma with prominent granular cell change. Granular cell astrocytomas are biologically aggressive compared with conventional infiltrating astrocytomas of similar grades, but their genetic alterations are poorly known. We report a case of granular cell glioblastoma and its genetic and molecular(More)
Intraventricular cavernous hemangiomas are uncommon. Among them, those occurred at the foramen of Monro in the third ventricle may be of particular interest because of its rarity, development of hydrocephalus, being differentiated from other brain lesions. We present a rare case of intraventricular cavernous hemangioma at foramen of Monro which was resected(More)
A rare case of intraventricular meningioma that arose in the atrium of the left lateral ventricle was identified in a 51-year-old woman. Gross total removal was performed by transcortical approach. Histopathological findings showed meningothelial meningioma with a focal atypical area which had 8% of Ki-67 labeling index (LI). A large recurrence extending(More)
Upward migration of the peritoneal catheter of a subgaleo-peritoneal (SP) shunt and coiling into the subgaleal space is an extremely rare complication of a SP shunt. A 32-year-old male patient visited our hospital presenting with a large skull defect due to a prior craniectomy performed elsewhere. The patient underwent a cranioplasty with methylmetacrylate,(More)
Acute subdural hematoma is usually a neurological emergency that requires hematoma evacuation or close observation. However, spontaneous resolutions of an acute subdural hematoma without surgical interventions have been reported rarely. We report on a case who showed rapid resolution of an acute subdural hematoma with neurological improvement and review the(More)