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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)
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)
A peculiar case of astrocytoma showing a histological appearance similar to granular cell tumor was reported. The tumor consisted of large round cells containing numerous intracytoplasmic eosinophilic granules, partially intermingled with atypical astrocytes, and part of it showed a transition to distinct areas of fibrillary astrocytoma. The granules were… (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.
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)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE The natural history of syringomyelia is highly unpredictable, and some patients experience improvement or stabilization without surgery. However, the mechanisms of the formation and spontaneous resolution of syringomyelia remain controversial. This report concerns two patients with syringomyelia who demonstrated spontaneous… (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.
The authors describe a rare case in which an infundibular dilation at the origin of a circumflex branch of the P1 segment of the posterior cerebral artery caused subarachnoid hemorrhage. Wrapping was performed by a subtemporal approach in the delayed stage. At the time of surgery, the rupture point was found in the infundibular dilation.