Fumio Yamamoto

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We describe three cases of HTLV-I-associated myelopathy (HAM) with abnormal spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. The serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of all 3 patients tested positive for anti-HTLV-I antibody. Swelling of the spinal cord with high-intensity lesions on T2-weighted images was observed. Corticosteroid treatment in the case of(More)
Spontaneous regression of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an extraordinary phenomenon that occurs rarely. While more than 80 cases have been described, most have been established via radiological findings or examination of biopsy tissues rather than via pathological examination of a resected specimen. The present report describes a purported case of(More)
We present the cases of 3 patients with a histidine-to-arginine substitution at position 46 of the Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase gene. Consistent with previous reports, the initial symptom in each patient was unilateral weakness in the distal leg muscles. Remarkably, muscular atrophy in these patients during the early stage of the disease was more specific to(More)
The source of most cases of gastrointestinal bleeding is the upper gastrointestinal tract. Since bleeding from the small intestine is very rare and difficult to diagnose, time is required to identify the source. Among small intestine bleeds, vascular abnormalities account for 70-80%, followed by small intestine tumors that account for 5-10%. The reported(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant tumor with poor prognosis. The age of patients affected by HCC is considered to be increasing, and several studies have reported significantly higher rates of morbidity and mortality after hepatectomy for HCC in elderly patients. However, other studies have reported that the short- and long-term outcomes(More)
When cerebral infarction develops during pregnancy, treatment without adverse effects must be considered not only for the mother but also for the fetus. Because pregnant women were excluded from many clinical trials, clear treatment guidance for them is not shown in the package inserts or guidelines of many drugs. We report the case of a 35-year-old woman(More)
BACKGROUND In clinical practice, secondary prevention in patients with ischemic stroke (IS) needs to be continued permanently; however, antithrombotic agents are sometimes stopped by clinicians or the patients themselves. The rate of non-taking oral antithrombotic agents was evaluated in IS patients. METHODS 266 consecutive patients (154 men and 112(More)
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