Issei Fukui

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Gliclazide has been reported to decrease platelet function and to inhibit the progression of diabetic retinopathy in addition to having a hypoglycemic effect. To confirm these effects we performed a double-blind randomized study using glibenclamide as a reference drug. Thirty-eight hospitals from eight university groups in Japan performed the study on type(More)
We studied the incidence of postoperative infection related to CSF leakage and anosmia in basal interhemispheric approach (BIH). Between April, 1990 to March, 2009, 142 cases of anterior communicating (Acom) aneurysm including both unruptured and ruptured have been treated by clipping surgery using BIH. We retrospectively obtained clinical informations from(More)
Headache is the most common symptom of both primary and metastatic brain tumor, and is generally considered the primary symptom in patients with large pituitary adenomas. However, patients with small pituitary adenomas rarely complain of intractable headache, and neurosurgeons are unsure whether such small adenomas actually contribute to headache. If(More)
We report a patient with a wide-necked basilar bifurcation aneurysm that was difficult to address by standard coil embolization because the left and right posterior cerebral artery (PCA) branched from the base of the aneurysm. To preserve both PCAs, the aneurysm was endovascularly embolized using a double-balloon remodeling technique and HyperForm compliant(More)
A 77-year-old woman presented with a rare case of nontraumatic intracavernous internal carotid artery (ICA) aneurysm causing epistaxis. The thrombosed aneurysm was discovered incidentally, and was not treated. However, she suffered massive nasal bleeding 22 months after the initial diagnosis. The lesion was successfully treated by endovascular coil(More)
BACKGROUND Meningiomas are the most common type of benign brain tumor, and the incidence of meningioma in women is more than twofold higher than in men. Several studies have demonstrated that hormones are somehow related to the growth of meningiomas. CASE DESCRIPTION A 72-year-old man with benign meningioma underwent tumor resection and had no recurrence(More)
To analyze the clinical characteristics of acromegalic patients with empty sella (ES, herniation of the subarachnoid space within the sella turcica) and the impact of ES on transsphenoidal surgery in such patients. Seventy-eight patients, newly diagnosed with acromegaly who underwent transsphenoidal surgery were included. ES was defined as the pituitary(More)
OBJECTIVES It is important to identify and maintain a midline orientation during endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery (ETSS) for sellar lesions to prevent critical injury to the internal carotid artery. Therefore, the preoperative neuroradiological assessment of the bony structures in the sphenoid sinus, including the septum attachment to the sellar floor and(More)
Background: Pituicytoma is a rare benign tumor of the neurohypophysis or hypophyseal stalk. Endocrinological abnormalities derived from this tumor are even rarer. Although three cases of pituicytoma with elevated plasma adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) have been reported previously, the etiological mechanisms remain unknown. Case Description: We present a(More)