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Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the main treatment for atherosclerotic plaque of the cervical internal carotid artery. The surgical anatomy of the carotid arteries was studied in the carotid triangle of 49 cadavers. The carotid bifurcation was located at the level of the lower third of C-3. The superior thyroid artery arose from the anterior wall of the(More)
We describe a case of an intracranial solitary fibrous tumor that recurred three times consecutively in an 11-year period. A 72-year-old man presented with a headache and gait disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a dumbbell tumor at the left tentorium. The tumor was removed but recurred. The first diagnosis was hemangiopericytoma, but all(More)
We present a case of growth hormone (GH)-secreting ectopic pituitary adenoma confined to the sphenoid sinus associated with a normal-sized empty sella. It has been well known that acromegaly is sometimes associated with an empty sella. However, such a case usually has a macroadenoma and an empty sella that is large. The authors considered the possible(More)
BACKGROUND The middle meningeal artery (MMA) is known to function as one of the important collateral routes in moyamoya disease. However, the anterior branch frequently courses within the lesser wing of the sphenoid bone and can easily be damaged during craniotomy for bypass surgery. This prospective study aimed to study the surgical anatomy of the MMA and(More)
The optimal duration of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) drainage after acute aneurysm surgery is unclear. The association between the occurrence of symptomatic vasospasm or late hydrocephalus and the duration of CSF drainage was investigated using multiple logistic analysis in 95 consecutive patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage who underwent surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we evaluated the difference in incidence of symptomatic vasospasm between ruptured aneurysms in the anterior and posterior circulation using multiple logistic regression analysis. METHODS A total of 145 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for aneurysms within 72 hours after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) were studied. (More)
A 44-year-old female with subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by the left internal carotid-posterior communicating artery aneurysm rupture was presented. At that time, carotid angiography showed the left internal carotid-posterior communicating artery aneurysm and the right internal carotid-posterior communicating artery portion infundibular dilatation. Neck(More)
A 78-year-old woman suffered sudden-onset left hemiparesis. There were no remarkable infectious findings. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a low-intensity area supplied by the right middle cerebral artery (MCA). The diagnosis was cerebral ischemia and she was conservatively treated with hyperosmotic fluids. Two days after the ischemic stroke she(More)
Hippocampal sclerosis is defined as selective neuronal loss and gliosis of the hippocampus with heterogeneous etiologies, including neurodegenerative tauopathies. We report a 78-year-old woman who presented with depression, in whom postmortem examination revealed almost complete loss of neurons with gliosis in the subiculum and CA1-3 regions of the(More)
The intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) is a muscular artery and lacks external elastic lamina (EEL). Stenosis of the intracranial ICA is relatively uncommon, but the most common site is the cavernous portion. The characteristics of the arterial wall structures were examined using serial 3-mm sections of 32 intracranial ICAs obtained from 50 cadavers(More)