Hiromichi Nakazaki

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OBJECTIVES To report the clinical features of two Japanese brothers with familial leptomeningeal amyloidosis, showing a causative gene abnormality of a transthyretin (TTR) variant Asp18Gly, previously reported only in a Hungarian family. METHODS The authors reported on a 42 year old man (patient 1) and his 45 year old brother (patient 2), both suffering(More)
PURPOSE Local direct delivery of chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of brain tumors is an area of focus in the development of new therapeutic paradigms. These techniques need improvement, especially in terms of drug retention in brain tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study, we used a rat glioma model to examine carboplatin distribution, as(More)
Pax3 regulates neural crest cell migration and is critical during neural crest development. TGFbs modify neural crest cell migration and differentiation. TGFbeta2 nullizygous embryos (TGFbeta2(-/-)Pax3(+/+)) display open neural tube and bifid spine, whereas in wild type embryos, the neural tube is closed. In previous work, we have demonstrated that Pax3(More)
A 51-year-old female presented with an extremely rare case of idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis manifesting as markedly thickened frontotemporal meninges with expanding perifocal edema. Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium revealed enhancement of the thickened dura mater protruding into the brain parenchyma accompanied by focal edema(More)
A rare case of solitary fibrous tumor, located wholly within the fourth ventricle, is reported. A 57-year-old male presented with headache and nausea. The preoperative magnetic resonance images revealed a well circumscribed mass in the fourth ventricle that exhibited a low intensity on T1-weighted images and homogeneously enhanced with gadolinium. Vertebral(More)
Growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma is usually benign, and distant metastases are extremely rare. A case of growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma with multiple dural metastases is reported. A 53-year-old male was initially admitted to our hospital complaining of visual loss, presenting a pituitary abnormal mass with suprasellar extension. At the(More)
INTRODUCTION Cadherins are Ca(2+)-dependent cell-to-cell adhesion molecules that play an important role in tissue construction and morphogenesis in multicellular organisms. Cadherin involvement in tumor metastasis has recently been reported. CASE REPORT We investigated the expression of E-cadherin and N-cadherin in paraffin-embedded sequential surgical(More)
BACKGROUND We report a rare case of arachnoid cyst incorporating choroid plexus. This 7-month-old girl presented with macrocrania. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging disclosed a cystic lesion arising from the left prepontine cistern extending to the left middle cranial fossa. METHODS First, we performed resection of the membrane microscopically and obtained(More)
INTRODUCTION Congenital brain tumours are a rare entity that is nowadays often already recognised during pregnancy by ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance (MR). Even though the definitive diagnosis is usually achieved by means of histological studies, in some cases the diagnosis may remain uncertain because of the malformative origin of this type of(More)
We report two cases of lymphocytic infundibuloneurohypophysitis (LIH). A 32-year-old male and a 13-year-old male were admitted to our hospital because of a sudden occurrence of the diabetes insipidus (DI). MRI of both patients showed the disappearance of hyperintensity of the posterior pituitary in T1WI, pituitary stalk swelling and enlargement of the(More)