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The authors report two cases in which the ophthalmic artery (OA) originated from the interdural portion of the internal carotid artery at the carotid dural ring and coursed within the dura. This configuration was observed during surgeries performed in 82 cases of juxta-dural ring aneurysms. In surgery for such an aneurysm, if the OA is not seen… (More)
BACKGROUND With the widespread use of less invasive imaging tools, such as magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomographic angiography, unruptured cerebral aneurysms are found much more often than in the past. This retrospective study was undertaken to determine the risk factors for surgical intervention in a patient with an unruptured intracranial… (More)
A case of ectopic meningioma, which was confined in the diploic space of the orbital roof, is reported. Histologically, paranasal sinus mucosa was found in the tumor specimen without sharp demarcation. Nomenclature and histogenesis of this type of meningioma are discussed.
In a series of 32 surgical cases of carotid-ophthalmic artery aneurysm, seven of the lesions were located in the "carotid cave." This special type of aneurysm is usually small and projects medially on the anteroposterior view of the angiogram. At surgery, it is located intradurally at the dural penetration of the internal carotid artery (ICA) on the… (More)
Direct surgery for intra-axial lesions of the brain stem is considered a hazardous procedure, and morbidity of varying degrees cannot be avoided even with partial removal or biopsy. The main causes of morbidity relate to direct damage during removal of the lesion, selection of an entry route into the brain stem, and the direction of brain stem retraction.… (More)
Twenty-four different kinds of fenestrated clips are introduced for the obliteration of unusual aneurysms. The clips were used for eight aneurysms of the internal carotid artery and 10 aneurysms of the vertebral artery. All but one of the aneurysms were successfully obliterated. Recommendations are made concerning the actual use of the clips.
Idiopathic syringomyelia, which is not associated with any definite pathogenic lesions, has been treated mainly by shunting of the syrinx and rarely by craniocervical decompression. The authors report four cases of syringomyelia thought to be idiopathic syringomyelia but treated by craniocervical decompression with favorable results. Syringomyelia was… (More)
The surgical outcome of 221 cases with multiple intracranial aneurysms operated upon during the years 1988 to 1994 were reviewed. The patients were classified into three groups according to the locations of the aneurysms; group 1: multiple aneurysms located unilaterally in the anterior circulation only (147 cases); group 2: multiple aneurysms located… (More)
Aneurysms arising from the dorsal wall of the internal carotid artery are rare. The authors surgically treated twenty dorsal internal carotid artery aneurysms. Pre-operative angiographic findings were reviewed and classified into three types. Eleven aneurysms projecting superiorly on the lateral angiogram were found to be adherent to the base of the frontal… (More)