Jun-ichi Yoshimura

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Diffuse type brainstem glioma is one of the most malignant types of brain tumors and the prognosis is extremely poor. The proliferative potential of these tumors is presumed to be very high, but there is little information about the cell kinetics of brainstem glioma because surgical resection is rarely performed. The histological grade, tumor spread, growth(More)
OBJECT Radiation monotherapy-prophylactic craniospinal or whole-brain irradiation paired with a radiation boost to the primary tumor-is the standard treatment for intracranial germinomas at the authors' institution. The authors assessed long-term outcomes of patients with germinoma who underwent therapy and identified factors affecting them. METHODS The(More)
A 6-year-old boy presented with headache and vomiting. Brain and spinal MRI demonstrated a large mass in the cerebellar vermis and 4th ventricle and showed thick spinal subarachnoid dissemination. Suboccipital craniotomy was performed and the tumor was totally removed. The histological diagnosis was medulloblastoma. The patient subsequently received(More)
A 38-year-old man presented with a giant cell reparative granuloma (GCRG) of the left temporal bone. Computed tomography showed a osteolytic middle cranial mass lesion. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed the lesion as low intensity with heterogeneous enhancement by gadolinium on the T1-weighted images, and extremely low intensity on the T2-weighted(More)
The authors report the case of a mobile spinal enterogenous cyst in a 2-year-old boy, who was admitted to the hospital several times for intermittent paraplegia. Magnetic resonance imaging and CT revealed an isolated cyst in the lumbar spinal canal. The symptoms were caused by transient myelopathy of the conus medullaris and radiculopathy of the cauda(More)
We present a pediatric case of neurohypophyseal germinoma with a perifocal inflammatory reaction (PIR) with volume fluctuation caused by diagnostic radiation-induced regression (DRIR). On-target biopsy failed to confirm the histology because PIR hardly contained any germinoma cells. DRIR-related fluctuation of the tumor volume disguised germinoma as(More)
A detailed and comprehensive theoretical description of X-ray diffraction moiré fringes for a bicrystal specimen is given on the basis of a calculation by plane-wave dynamical diffraction theory. Firstly, prior to discussing the main subject of the paper, a previous article [Yoshimura (1997). Acta Cryst. A53, 810-812] on the two-dimensionality of(More)
Neuroendoscopy has become common in the field of pediatric neurosurgery. As an alternative procedure to cerebrospinal fluid shunt, endoscopic third ventriculostomy has been the routine surgical treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus. However, the indication is still debatable in infantile periods. The predictors of late failure and how to manage are still(More)
BACKGROUND For pineal nongerminomatous malignant germ cell tumors (NGMGCTs), we mainly performed radical tumor resection during initial treatment combined with adjuvant therapy. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 17 patients treated for pineal NGMGCTs between 1986 and 2007 at the University of Niigata. RESULTS Twelve patients underwent total or(More)