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)
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)
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)
Twelve patients with Hunt and Hess neurological Grades III to V underwent thrombosis of aneurysms using cellulose acetate polymer within 23 hours of aneurysm rupture. On computerized tomography (CT), nine of these patients had difuse or localized thick subarachnoid blood clots, two had diffuse thin clots and one had intraventricular clots. Immediately after(More)
Six aneurysms in five patients with acute aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhages were treated with direct thrombosis using cellulose acetate polymer within 4 hours of rupture. The aneurysms involved the internal carotid and posterior communicating arteries (two patients), the anterior choroidal artery (one patient), the bifurcation of the basilar artery (one(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)
Cellulose acetate polymer solution is a liquid thrombotic material that hardens into the shape of an aneurysm into which it is injected. Therapy using this solution is a rapid technique that helps prevent the rupture of aneurysms, especially those that extravasate contrast material during angiography in the acute stage of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Using this(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)
Most intracranial saccular aneurysms arise from the angle between a parent vessel and an arterial branch. Saccular aneurysms without relation to any arterial branch are rare. During the last 24 years, 210 patients with intracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysms were directly operated on at our institution. We found eight saccular aneurysms arising(More)
SUMMARY To test the usefulness of a cellulose acetate polymer(CAP) solution for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), we analyzed the clinical and histological results of patients with AVMs embolized using CAP solution. We reviewed the cases of six patients with cerebral AVMs treated by embolization prior to surgical resection. We used two types of CAP(More)