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Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is involved as an autocrine growth factor in the autonomous proliferation of glioma cells. To develop a new strategy for treating patients with glioma, we studied the effect on human glioma cells of a 16-mer oligopeptide with conformational similarity to the putative receptor-binding domain of FGF-2. A synthesized(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of early optic canal unroofing on visual function in patients with meningiomas of the tuberculum sellae and planum sphenoidale. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of 20 consecutive patients with tuberculum sellae meningiomas and two patients with planum sphenoidale(More)
OBJECT The authors evaluated the clinical impact of combining functional neuronavigation with subcortical electrical stimulation to preserve motor function following the removal of brain tumors. METHODS Forty patients underwent surgery for treatment of brain tumors located near pyramidal tracts that had been identified by fiber tracking. The distances(More)
Immunohistochemistry and RT-PCR of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and one of its receptors (FGFR-I) were performed in pituitary adenomas. Sixty percent of pituitary adenomas showed strong or moderate immunoreactivity to bFGF. The immunoreactivity for FGFR-I in tumor tissues showed positive correlation to that for bFGF (X2 = 6.176, P = 0.0456). Basic(More)
A 62-year-old woman presented with general malaise persisting for 2 months and narrowing of her visual field. T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed swelling of the pituitary gland and stalk, and a homogeneous isointense intra- and suprasellar mass enhanced by gadolinium. During outpatient follow up, her condition deteriorated rapidly and she(More)
Basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF) is a mitogen, a differentiation factor for neuroectoderm-derived cells, and a potent angiogenic factor. The authors have previously demonstrated that the messenger ribonucleic acid of basic FGF is expressed in more than 90% of human gliomas. In the present study, they examined the expression of basic FGF in human glioma(More)
Prominent features of moyamoya disease are fibrocellular thickening of the intima and enhanced angiogenesis. The pathogenesis of moyamoya disease is, however, unknown. Basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF) is an angiogenic factor as well as a potent mitogen for a number of cell types including vascular endothelial and smooth-muscle cells. In order to test(More)
We examined the expression of fibroblast growth factor receptor-1 (FGFR-1), namely FLG, in tissues of 18 human gliomas, 10 human meningiomas, 3 human metastatic brain tumors, and 2 normal human brains by means of immunohistochemistry. All tissues were positively stained for FGFR-1. Primary brain tumors were more abundantly immunoreactive than normal brain(More)
Atypical and anaplastic meningiomas frequently recur in the relatively short-term after surgery. We have followed such postoperative cases by short-interval repeated MRI and have performed stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for progressive tumors as a salvage therapy. The objective of this report was assessment of the degree of tumor control, the risk of(More)
Non-invasive frameless stereotactic radiosurgical systems have recently been developed. We report our experience of frameless stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with a bite-plate for brain metastases. Between February 2002 and December 2005, 147 patients with brain metastases were treated with C-arm linear accelerator-based SRS and 122 patients were followed(More)