Ichiro Kamata

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Twenty-eight patients with spontaneous carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas (CCFs) were treated using a variety of techniques. Three of four patients with direct CCFs underwent intravascular embolization with a detachable balloon. Embolization with polyvinyl alcohol particles through an external carotid endoarterial route was used in six patients with indirect(More)
Moyamoya syndrome is defined as the development of collateral anastomosis pathways at the base of the brain, associated with chronic progressive stenosis of the carotid fork. Both reconstructive vascular surgery and conservative strategies are used to treat this syndrome, but the latter cannot prevent the disease from progressing. We describe the procedure(More)
The authors report the treatment of seven intracranial aneurysms in six patients with direct infusion of cellulose acetate polymer solution, a new liquid thrombotic material. These aneurysms were considered inoperable because of their size or location, or because of the patient's neurological condition. This material avoids the difficulties associated with(More)
This experimental study evaluated the effect of intrathecal injection of tissue-type plasminogen activator followed by cisternal drainage in the ultra-early stage of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage to prevent vasospasm. Twenty Japanese white rabbits were divided into five groups. Either tPA (groups A, B, and E) or saline (groups C and D) was injected(More)
A 55-year-old man who suffered a head injury resulting in a left traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula was successfully treated with an intravascular detachable balloon. A pseudoaneurysm formed adjacent to the balloon. Seven months after the initial procedure, treatment with cellulose acetate polymer, a new liquid thrombotic material, occluded the(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Selective posterior rhizotomy (SPR) has been performed mainly in children with cerebral palsy. Seldom has the use of SPR been reported for reduction of spasticity after stroke. We describe two elderly patients with hemiplegia who underwent unilateral SPR for pain caused by spasticity after stroke. CLINICAL PRESENTATION The first(More)
In patients with advanced moyamoya disease, reconstructive surgery alone may not prevent the deterioration of blood flow in the territory of the anterior cerebral artery. These types of surgery include superficial temporal artery-to-middle cerebral artery anastomosis and encephalo-duro-arterio-myo-synangiosis (EDAMS). Bilateral(More)
A case of the cytologically verified intrathecal dissemination of benign meningiomas was reported. A 36-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because trans-sphenoidal surgery was planned for the repair of CSF rhinorrhea caused by a recurrent pituitary adenoma. The CT scan demonstrated incidental multiple tumors spread throughout in the pontomedullary(More)
A case of mobile tumor of the cauda equina was presented with a brief review of factors relating to the mobility. A 66-year-old man was admitted to our hospital complaining of left lumbago aggravated by coughing or assuming the supine position. However, neurological examination failed to reveal any abnormalities. The initial myelography showed complete(More)
SUMMARY To date in our hospital, surgical reconstructions and percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) were carried out in 168 patients with vertebral artery (VA) stenosis at the origin. In this article, we discuss the comparison between surgical reconstructions and PTA, especially regarding long term follow up, patency and complications. PTA is a less(More)