Junichi 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)
We report the clinical manifestations of a 26-month-old Japanese girl with megalencephaly-polymicrogyria-polydactyly-hydrocephalus syndrome. She was born to healthy, nonconsanguineous parents at 37 weeks by caesarian section after prenatal ultrasonography suggested hydrocephalus. Macrocephaly and polydactyly of both lower extremities were noted at birth. At(More)
Split cord malformation (SCM) associated with myeloschisis is a very rare form of spinal dysraphism. We encountered a case of SCM associated with myeloschisis showing split neural placodes (hemicords) in the upper lumbar region. Radiological examinations, including prenatal MRI and postnatal CT scan, clearly demonstrated a bony spur between the two(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)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether various clinical factors are related to long-term outcomes of patients with sporadic cerebellar hemangioblastomas. METHODS Subjects included 36 patients (19 men and 17 women) who underwent resection of sporadic hemangioblastoma in the cerebellum. Age at surgery ranged from 17-79 years (mean, 49.7 years). The tumor size,(More)
Nontumoral bilateral occlusion of the Monro foramina is a rare clinical condition. Treatment includes shunt placement, endoscopic procedures, or both. The authors describe the case of a 22-year-old woman who had previously undergone placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt via a right frontal approach for management of triventricular dilation due to(More)
The authors report a rare case involving the occurrence of metachronous pure germinomas long after treatment of a mixed germ cell tumor (GCT) categorized as having a poor prognosis. A neurohypophysial germinoma occurred 4 years and 6 months after the initial treatment of a mixed pineal GCT containing a yolk sac tumor and a germinoma. Furthermore,(More)
Two embryonal CNS tumors, atypical teratoid/rabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET), may be confused with each other and misdiagnosed. Here we report an infant with a congenital supratentorial tumor, which was detected by fetal MRI at 37 weeks gestation. On routine histological examination, the tumor was composed mainly of small(More)
To analyze the effect of intrathecal (IT) chemotherapy for disseminated medulloblastoma. Twenty-one patients received IT chemotherapy using the chemotherapeutic agents of methotrexate (MTX) and nitrosoureas (ACNU, MCNU) including nine patients for residual leptomeningeal lesions after initial surgery and radiation, and 12 for a recurrence with(More)