Kazumi Nitta

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A case of a rare developmental anomaly of the cervical carotid artery is reported. In this patient the non-bifurcating carotid artery gave origin to all of the branches normally supplied by the external carotid artery and thereafter continued as the internal carotid artery. Embryological events responsible for this anomaly are briefly discussed.
Reversible lesions on magnetic resonance imaging that transiently restrict diffusion in the splenium of the corpus callosum (SCC) without any other accompanying lesions have been reported in various clinical conditions. We offer the first report of postpartum cerebral angiopathy with reversible SCC lesions.
The B-Raf proto-oncogene serine/threonine kinase (B-Raf) is a member of the Raf kinase family. The BRAF V600E mutation occurs frequently in certain brain tumors such as pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, ganglioglioma, and pilocytic astrocytoma, and less frequently in epithelioid and giant cell glioblastoma. BRAF V600E mutation in these cases has been(More)
To image cerebral neural activity in ischemic areas, we proposed a novel technique to analyze spontaneous neuromagnetic fields based on standardized low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography modified for a quantifiable method (sLORETA-qm). Using a 160-channel whole-head-type magnetoencephalographic system, cerebral magnetic fields were obtained pre-(More)
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is observed in most cases of nonhypertensive subcortical hemorrhage involving elderly patients. We herein describe the case of a female in whom a convexal subarachnoid hemorrhage was observed at 55 years of age. The cerebral hemorrhage occurred repeatedly; however, no obvious vascular lesions were observed on a cerebral(More)
A 49-year-old female with subacute myelopathic symptoms due to thickened cervicothoracic yellow ligament and abnormal epidural fibrous tissue is reported. Myelography showed a complete block at the Th3 level. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated an extra-axial mass lesion in the spinal canal at the cervicothoracic junction causing the spinal cord(More)
Dysplasia of the basilar artery (BA) is a rare anatomic varint. Ontogenetically, the distal BA and proximal posterior cerebral rtery (PCA) arise from the caudal division of the embryonic interal carotid artery (ICA) [1]. We report a patient with a dysplastic istal BA and unilateral proximal PCA associatedwith an ipsilateral olicho ICA. To the best of our(More)
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