Chika Yoshimura

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A 59-year-old man presented with right trigeminal neuralgia of the second branch, which had been treated with carbamazepine. The pain could not be controlled adequately because of side effects. CT and MRI revealed a 2-cm lesion in the right cerebellopontine angle. Retrosigmoid lateral suboccipital craniectomy was performed, and a soft yellowish mass was(More)
We aimed to determine the sensitivity of CT perfusion (CTP) for the diagnosis of cerebral infarction in the acute stage. We retrospectively reviewed patients with ischemic stroke who underwent brain CTP on arrival and MRI-diffusion weighted image (DWI) after hospitalization between October 2008 and October 2011. Final diagnosis was made from MRI-DWI(More)
The enhanced effect of chemiluminescence (CL) of lucigenin (Luc(2+)) at a flat liquid/liquid interface and at O/W emulsions was demonstrated. The CL was emitted when Luc(2+) was transferred from an organic phase to an aqueous one containing NaOH and H(2)O(2). The CL intensity and emission spectrum depended strongly on the kind of organic solvent. We(More)
We report the measurement results of Domain Name System (DNS) traffic during the periods of DDoS attacks against a Web server. The attack was caused by virus infected machines. We monitored DNS query packets at DNS cache servers of an Japanese ISP, Open Computer Networks (OCN). We especially focused on those sent by the virus to find the IP address of the(More)
Using whole exome and transcriptome sequencing, NAB2-STAT6 gene fusions have recently been identified in patients with solitary fibrous tumors (SFT). We report two cases of SFT in which NAB2-STAT6 fusions were identified. The patients were a 32-year-old man with a parasagittal tumor involving the superior sagittal sinus, and a 40-year-old man with a(More)
Among 238 patients with bilateral trigeminal neuralgia(TN)who visited our hospital between April 2007 and June 2014, 5(2%)were surgically treated by microvascular decompression(MVD). The initial symptom was on the right side in four and on both sides in one patient. Intervals between the initial and second onset on the other side(left)were two months, and(More)
We report a case of primary intracranial malignant melanoma (PIMM) with extracranial metastases. The patient was an 82-year-old woman diagnosed with PIMM under the left cerebellar tentorium. We performed a tumor resection followed by gamma knife surgery. An magnetic resonance imaging at 11 months after surgery showed a local intracranial recurrence. At 12(More)
Epidermoid rarely appears in the cavernous sinus. We encountered a 41-year-old man with left abducens nerve palsy. A round-shaped, low-density lesion on CT was located lateral to the left cavernous sinus with a compressed and thinned lateral wall of the sphenoid sinus. We could not identify cranial nerves in the cavernous sinus, which was found to be packed(More)
BACKGROUND Hemifacial spasm is usually diagnosed by inspection which mainly identifies involuntary movements of orbicularis oculi. Assessing abnormal muscle responses (AMR) is another diagnostic method. CASE DESCRIPTION We report a case of left hemifacial spasm without detectable involuntary facial movements. The patient was a 48-year-old man with a long(More)