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Clinical analyses of 5 cases of cavernomas in the middle fossa were made to define specific clinical and radiological manifestations and thus improve the pre-operative diagnosis and treatment. From diagnostic and operative points of view, cavernomas in the middle fossa must be considered separately from those in other localities. Intracerebral cavernomas(More)
Anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) aneurysms are very rare. We carried out four direct operations for AICA aneurysms including two distal AICA aneurysms using lateral suboccipital retrosigmoid approaches (LSRA). We successfully performed the clipping by LSRA. but hearing loss occurred except in one of our cases which involved a chronic term(More)
A case of a 63-year-old woman with subfrontal schwannoma of the left side is presented. The patient had a two-month history of recent memory disturbance and unstable gait. Computed tomography represented an isodense mass lesion with large and small cystic components in the anterior cranial fossa, enhancing homogeneously after intravenous injection of(More)
  • D Kim, H Kim, +6 authors H Yim
  • American journal of kidney diseases : the…
  • 1998
A percutaneous renal biopsy can be performed in several ways, including using a spring-loaded biopsy gun. As this form of renal biopsy has become more popular, a controversy has developed regarding tissue adequacy and the incidence of complications. To compare these two aspects in an automated biopsy and a manual biopsy, we studied 166 patients assigned to(More)
The patient, a 39-year-old man, underwent initial surgery for total removal of a left C-P angle tumor histologically diagnosed as epidermoid carcinoma. Postoperative irradiation therapy was administered over the whole brain and spinal cord, 50 Gy and 20 Gy respectively. The patient was then released without symptoms. 15 months later, he was readmitted for(More)
It is very rare for neurosurgeons to encounter cases of spinal cord injury caused by a broken acupuncture needle. A 45-year-old man was referred to our clinic because of urinary retention about two weeks after acupuncture therapy (a needle was broken during treatment). The patient showed no motor weakness, or sensory disturbance. The needle was seen(More)
The effects of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) on the growth of mouse malignant glioma cells were studied in vitro and in vivo. The in vitro studies consisted of various concentrations of prostaglandins (PG's) being added to cultures of mouse glioma cells. At concentrations above 2.5 micrograms/ml, PGD2 strongly inhibited the proliferation of glioma cells, whereas(More)
The case of a 14-year-old boy presenting with hypergammaglobulinemia (immunoglobulin (Ig)G and IgA) and a cerebellopontine angle tumor is reported. The tumor was histologically confirmed as meningioma infiltrated with plasma cells, lymphocytes, and histiocytes. Immunohistochemical studies showed that the infiltrating plasma cells were stained by antibodies(More)
Carcinoid tumor of the thymus is a rare tumor. It is difficult to detect thymic carcinoid tumors by conventional chest X-ray films. As a result many cases of thymic carcinoid tumor are discovered at an advanced stage. While it is difficult to make a definitive pathological diagnosis preoperatively, percutaneous needle biopsy by Surecut needle is possible.(More)
For the treatment of unclippable giant carotid artery aneurysms, proximal occlusion of the carotid artery is still an accepted treatment by surgical ligation, Selverstone clamp, or detachable balloon. However, proximal artery occlusion should be avoided as far as possible. Use of detachable balloons for proximal artery occlusion in the treatment of giant(More)