Heiji Naritaka

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A 38-year-old male presented with a cystic lesion at the foramen magnum due to intracranial dissemination from a pituitary adenoma. The primary tumor had required reoperation for regrowth twice. The tumor at the foramen magnum was removed surgically. Two smaller solid tumors were located in the left parietal convexity and the right temporal lobe. The former(More)
BACKGROUND Neuronavigation based on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging has been developed as a useful tool to improve visibility of the surgical site in the operative field. Ultrasonography (US) monitoring has also been used as a reliable imaging technique, providing real-time information during neurosurgical operations. We combined the latest(More)
A 49-year-old man presented with nontraumatic bilateral intracranial vertebral artery dissections without subarachnoid hemorrhage manifesting as Wallenberg's syndrome on the right. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an infarct in the right dorsolateral aspect of the medulla oblongata. Antiplatelet therapy was administered. Vertebral angiography performed(More)
Povidone-iodine ointment and gauze covered by transparent dressings were compared with transparent dressings alone in historical controls (both changed twice weekly) in neurosurgical patients needing catheter placement for prolonged periods. Colonization and bloodstream infection were both reduced with the new method (P < .01 and P = .062, respectively).
In experiment 1, we evaluated our method of catheter care at subclavian vein insertion sites for the control of catheter-related infections in seriously ill neurosurgical patients who needed prolonged catheter placement, compared with an older method. In our method, the insertion site was prepared with 10% povidone-iodine solution, followed by application(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative monitoring of cochlear nerve action potential (CNAP) has been used in patients with small vestibular schwannoma (<15 mm) to preserve cochlear nerve function. We performed surgery for a larger vestibular schwannoma under CNAP monitoring with the aim of preserving cochlear nerve function, and compared the data with findings from 10(More)
OBJECTIVE In patients with severe steno-occlusive disease of a main cerebral artery, decreased cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) and cognitive impairment without causative focal lesions on magnetic resonance imaging have been reported. We examined ipsilateral and contralateral CVR and cognition before and after superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery(More)
OBJECTIVES Symptomatic cerebral infarction (CI) can occur in patients without main cerebral artery stenosis or occlusion. This study investigated the unique features of carotid artery plaque and white matter disease (WMD) in patients with symptomatic CI and transient ischemic attack (TIA) but without stenosis or occlusion of a main cerebral artery. (More)
BACKGROUND When an internal carotid artery (ICA) occludes, a patient may develop cerebral infarction (CI). We investigated whether CI caused by ICA occlusion (ICAO) is associated with collateral flow through the anterior and posterior communicating arteries (ACoA and PCoA). METHODS In 100 patients with ICAO, we investigated CI and white matter disease by(More)
A 38-yr-old female with a TSH- and GH-secreting pituitary adenoma is described, who had both overt symptoms, hyperthyroidism and acromegaly. Her serum TSH was not suppressed despite high concentrations of free T3 and free T4, and her alpha-subunit/TSH molar ratio was high. Her serum GH was consistently high, and was not suppressed by an oral glucose(More)