Iwao Takeshita

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The clinical and pathological features of six patients with so-called "intraventricular oligodendroglioma" are reported. The tumor had no predilection for sex, and the patients' age at diagnosis ranged from 15 to 39 years. The lesions were located in the lateral and/or third ventricles. Total removal of the tumor was performed in three patients, and the(More)
 The development of neoplasms subsequent to therapeutic cranial irradiation is a rare but serious and potentially fatal complication. In this study, we retrospectively reviewed the clinical and pathological aspects of 11 patients who underwent cranial irradiation (range, 24–110 cGy) to treat their primary disease and thereafter developed secondary tumours(More)
In a series of 35 patients with intracranial meningiomas, factors influencing the development of peritumoral brain edema (PTBE) were analyzed. We used numbers of the Edema Index as the extent of PTBE, which was obtained from the size of the meningioma and associated PTBE on a T2-weighted image of magnetic resonance imaging. We evaluated a relationship(More)
Twenty patients (M 11, F 9; ranging from 1–77 years old) with histologically proven glial tumours in the thalamic region, treated from 1979 until 1994 at Kyushu University Hospital were retrospectively reviewed and analysed in order to elucidate their clinical and neuropathological characteristics. The initial common clinical manifestations were those of(More)
CT findings of 6 cases with germinoma originating in the basal ganglia and thalamus are reported. The early finding of germinoma in this region on plain CT, was an irregularly defined, slightly high density area without mass effect. Repeated CT scanning showed enlarging iso-density lesion accompanied by mass effect to high. Intratumorous cysts and(More)
Twenty-four cases of classical medulloblastoma and one case of desmoplastic medulloblastoma were examined for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) using the immunoperoxidase method to assess astrocytic differentiation. In 16 cases of classical medullablastoma GFAP-positive cells were present in variable numbers. These cells were classified as three(More)
BACKGROUND The biology of brain tumors, including cell kinetics, has been studied. Recently, monoclonal antibody to Ki67 (MIB1), a nuclear protein related to cell proliferation, has been analyzed immunohistochemically using tissue prepared from paraffin embedded sections. METHODS The authors assessed the prognostic usefulness of various histologic(More)
The clinical and histopathological features of 19 patients with tumors involving the septum pellucidum are presented. These tumors predominantly affected young adults, and the clinical manifestations were usually the results of raised intracranial pressure related to obstructive hydrocephalus, mental abnormality, epileptic seizures, or a combination of(More)
We reviewed our experience of 16 patients with histologically proven optico-hypothalamic gliomas. They ranged in age from 0.3 to 15 years at the time of diagnosis. Fifteen tumors were located in the optic chiasm, optic nerve, optic tract and/or hypothalamus, while one tumor was confined to one optic nerve. All tumors were classified as low-grade(More)
Two cases of hypothalamic hamartoma are presented. The first patient was a 4-year-old boy with precocious puberty, and the second was a 6-year-old boy with epileptic seizures. In both patients, clinical symptoms and signs appeared at the age of 2 years and progressed thereafter. Computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in both cases disclosed(More)