Isao Aoyama

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A case of suprasellar germinoma with multiple remote metastases was reported including its autopsy findings. Several series of radiation therapy and prolonged steroid administration were considered to be causes of immunosuppression bringing about such metastases. A 29-year-old man had undergone a suprasellar germinoma removal and 5,200 rad of postoperative(More)
One of the greatest needs in the clinical bone field is a bioactive agent to stimulate bone formation. We previously reported that fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) exhibited strong anabolic actions on bone formation in models of rodents and dogs. Aiming at a clinical application, this study was undertaken to clarify the effect of a single local(More)
One hundred and thirty-nine patients with cervical myelopathy who underwent anterior decompression surgery were reviewed to determine the characteristics and surgical outcome in 26 elderly patients over the age of 65. The mean age of the aged group was 69.7 and that of the remaining 113 patients was 50.0. Extensive spur removal and interbody fusion with(More)
A rare case of a 14-year-old boy with a spontaneous (true) aneurysm of the superficial temporal artery is presented. The mass in the right parietal region was pulsatile and gradually enlarged in size for the last several months without any notable history of head trauma. The mass was successfully removed by surgery and has proved histopathologically to be a(More)
Two cases of spontaneous pneumocephalus, which developed after ventriculoperitoneal shunt procedures for severe hydrocephalus caused by benign brain tumors, are reported. In both cases there was no previous history of cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Operation revealed that both patients had many small defects of the dura mater and the bone in the middle(More)