Hiroaki Shimabukuro

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To study the epidemiology of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I)-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) in Japan, we conducted two nationwide surveys between October 1986 and March 1989. A total of 710 patients with HAM (definite HAM, 589; probable HAM, 121) were reported. Of the 589 patients with definite HAM, 69% were(More)
Two cases, one of a chronic encapsulated intracerebral hematoma occuring in a 43-year-old man and the other of an intracerebellar hematoma in an 8-year-old boy, are reported. In both cases CT scans revealed an encapsulated lesion containing the hematoma, but angiographic pictures were poor except for revealing a space-occupying lesion and a small vascular(More)
In 23 patients, simple bone cysts were treated by curettage followed by packing the cavity with cubes of high-porosity hydroxyapatite (HA). In 22 patients, HA was packed exclusively without autogeneic bone graft. Except in one patient who sustained pathologic fracture at the femoral diaphysis, HA was packed with a fibula strut graft. Each case had an(More)
BACKGROUND Longevity can be regarded as a multifactorial trait that results from an interaction between environmental factors and sets of epistatic alleles that have pleiotropic age-dependent effects. The Hotan district in the Xin Jiang Uighur Autonomous region of China is relatively isolated and is well known for an ethnic group that displays marked(More)
This report presents three cases of primary intracranial germ cell tumor encountered in unusual sites, or essentially non-midline structures. The three provided the opportunity to examine surgically obtained tissues with the electron microscope. The histological diagnosis was initially made by light microscopic observations. The first case was a 10-year-old(More)
A trigeminal neurinoma which produced the signs and symptoms of a localized intratumoral hemorrhage without showing any extratumoral hemorrhage successive to a minor head injury is reported here. A 33-year-old man noticed pain and hypesthesia on the right side of the forehead and double vision on the day following an occipital trauma. A computed tomographic(More)
This is the first reported case of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of cranial metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma. A 53-year-old male was admitted to our hospital on August 23, 1994, complaining of severe headache and a subcutaneous mass on the forehead. He was diagnosed as hepatocellular carcinoma in February, 1994, at another hospital.(More)
A disseminated choroid plexus papilloma (DCPP) with a malignant change in the cervico-spinal leptomeninges observed 4 years after the removal of choroid plexus papilloma (CPP), originating from the fourth ventricle, was studied under the electron microscope. Although the ultrastructure of intracranial CPP has been reported by several authors, there are just(More)
Primary intracranial rhabdomyosarcoma is extremely rare. A case of primary rhabdomyosarcoma in the left basal ganglia is described in a 2-year-old boy. The investigations revealed no primary lesion elsewhere except in the brain. At the electron-microscopic level, the majority of the cells contained specific microfilamentous bundles, which were either(More)
Two cases of pulseless disease associated with intracranial aneurysms, one located at the tip of the basilar artery and the other at the left internal carotid-posterior communicating artery junction which developed with episodes of subarachnoid hemorrhage due to their rupture, are presented. Whether the aneurysms and pulseless disease occurred independently(More)