Joong-Uhn Choi

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The objective of this study is to establish which treatment is the best operative intervention for arachnoid cyst. We reviewed a series of 209 cases with arachnoid cysts focusing on the effectiveness and safety. The cysts were treated with several surgical procedures including open surgery for fenestration, endoscopic fenestration, or cystoperitoneal(More)
This investigation was undertaken to characterize CSF flow at the level of the aqueduct of Sylvius with a phase-contrast cine MR pulse sequence in 28 healthy volunteers. Sixteen patients with obstructive hydrocephalus and 11 patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) were investigated with the same sequence before and after CSF diversion. The peak(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate causes contributing to surgical resectability and seizure outcomes depending on various clinical and surgical factors. PATIENTS AND METHODS The records of 44 patients with gangliogliomas surgically treated between April 1986 and March 2007, were retrospectively reviewed to assess(More)
Although intractable epilepsy associated with hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) can be controlled by microsurgical resection of the lesion, excision of deep-seated lesions is often associated with morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic disconnection is less invasive and seems to be well suited for this indication. The authors discuss the role of endoscopic-assisted(More)
OBJECTIVE Hypothalamic hamartomas (HHs) are often associated with early-onset gelastic seizures, thus configuring a well recognized and usually severe case of childhood epilepsy syndrome. We present a treatment modality for intractable epilepsy in hypothalamic hamartomatous lesions. METHODS This study presents 14 patients with medically refractory seizure(More)
Until recently, postoperative adjuvant treatment for intracranial teratomas has remained controversial because of the rarity of the tumors and the heterogeneity of histologic types. To define optimal therapy modalities, we retrospectively analyzed the treatment of patients with intracranial teratomas. Between 1979 and 2007, 31 patients with intracranial(More)
The therapeutic modalities used for tumors of the pineal region in Western countries differ from those in Japan, mainly because of the different patient populations. An extensive survey was conducted to delineate the racial differences in Japan and in Korea in the epidemiology and recent therapeutic modalities for this tumor group. Among the members of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Encephaloduroarteriosynangiosis (EDAS) has become the main treatment for moyamoya disease, a chronically progressive cerebrovascular occlusive disease in children. We aimed to assess the utility of perfusion-weighted MR imaging for evaluating hemodynamic changes before and after EDAS. METHODS Thirteen patients with angiographically(More)
PURPOSE To determine the optimal radiotherapy (RT) dose and volume for treatment of intracranial germinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-one intracranial germinoma patients (33 pathologically-verified; 48 presumed by radiosensitivity testing) treated with RT alone between 1971 and 2002 were analyzed. The RT volume varied from focal (13) to whole brain(More)
A radiation dose of 40–50 Gy is able to produce a cure rate of more than 90% in intracranial pure germinoma. However, many attempts have been made to reduce the dose and volume of radiation without compromising the disease control rate because of the toxicity of irradiation. This retrospective study is intended to provide the physician with an appropriate(More)