Hidetomi Terai

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One key challenge in regenerating vital organs is the survival of transplanted cells. To meet their metabolic requirements, transport by diffusion is insufficient, and a convective pathway, i.e., a vasculature, is required. Our laboratory pioneered the concept of engineering a vasculature using microfabrication in silicon and Pyrex. Here we report the(More)
OBJECT The authors compared the clinical outcomes of microscopic bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach (MBDU) for the treatment of degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS) and for lumbar canal stenosis (LCS) without instability. The authors also compared postoperative spinal instability in terms of different approach sides (concave or convex)(More)
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the segmental instability of wedging segments using dynamic films and the impact of osteophyte formation on segmental motion in degenerative lumbar scoliosis (DLS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Evaluation of segmental instability in DLS is essential for spinal surgery to make the decision "fusion(More)
There are many reports of extradural ependymal cysts in the literature; however, reports of intradural ependymal cysts are very rare and there has been no prior mention of an ependymal cyst originating from the filum terminale. In this report we present the case of a 31-year-old woman with an ependymal cyst that caused cauda equina compression, and discuss(More)
BACKGROUND It is critically important for AIS patients to avoid perioperative allogeneic blood transfusions. Toward this aim, many institutes use autologous blood storage to perform perioperative transfusions. However, there is no standard timeline for collecting blood for storage. Therefore, the objective of this prospective cohort study was to compare the(More)
The VACTERL association is a typically sporadic, non-random collection of congenital anomalies that includes vertebral defects, anal atresia, cardiac defects, tracheoesophageal fistula with esophageal atresia, renal anomalies, and limb abnormalities. Although several chromosomal aberrations and gene muta tions have been reported as disease-causative, these(More)
To elucidate the reasons for delay in the diagnosis of spinal cord tumors despite the availability of MRI in Japan, we reviewed the clinical records of 60 patients with tumors with reference to histological diagnosis, initial symptoms, time interval between onset of the initial symptoms and the first visit to a physician, and the subsequent interval to(More)
The authors describe a new vertebroplasty technique for the treatment of chronic painful vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). A urinary balloon catheter is introduced into the vertebral body (VB) via a bilateral transpedicular approach and inflated with contrast medium to obtain sufficient space for endoscopic observation. The granulation tissue(More)
Preoperative definitive diagnosis of intradural lumbar disc herniation (ILDH) is difficult despite the availability of various neuroradiological investigative tools. We present a case of ILDH diagnosed preoperatively by discography and computed tomography-discography (disco-CT).The patient was a 63-year-old man with acute excruciating right leg pain.(More)
OBJECT Minimally invasive decompressive surgery using a microscope or endoscope has been widely performed for the treatment of lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS). In this study the authors aimed to assess outcomes following microscopic bilateral decompression via a unilateral approach (MBDU) in terms of postoperative bone regrowth and preservation of the(More)