Kazuo Tokoro

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The effects on shunt flow from the position of an antisiphon device (ASD) and from changes in posture in hydrocephalic patients were examined. Fifty patients with hydrocephalus (including 36 with normal pressure hydrocephalus) were investigated, using quantitative radionuclide shuntography (99mtechnetium-pertechnetate) in the supine, sitting, and standing(More)
The incidence of late infection after cranioplasty was studied in 130 patients with 133 cranioplasties. The materials used were prefabricated resin in 62 cases, autogenic bone in 38, intraoperatively fashioned resin in 25, and vitallium in eight. Six infections were documented, for an infection rate of 4.5%. In addition to these six cases, we studied eight(More)
A 22-year-old female developed intracranial and spinal subarachnoid metastases 9 years after radiation therapy for a pineal germinoma. Computed tomographic scans showed no evidence of local recurrence. Cerebrospinal axis irradiation achieved total remission. Delayed subarachnoid dissemination may be caused by germinoma cells remaining dormant in the(More)
The pharmacological profile of FK480[(S)-(+)-N-<1-(2)-fluorophenyl)-3,4,6,7-tetra hydro-4-oxo-pyrrolo(3,2,1-jk) (1,4)benzodiaze-pine-3-yl>-1H-indole-2- carboxamide], a novel cholecystokinin type-A (CCK-A) receptor antagonist, was compared with that of the CCK-A receptor antagonist, loxiglumide. Both FK480 and loxiglumide inhibited 125I-labeled CCK-8(More)
Intracranial fibrous xanthoma is extremely rare; only 11 cases have been reported so far. The authors report a case of multicentric intracranial fibrous xanthoma. Precontrast computed tomographic (CT) scans revealed a left frontal subdural mass, which had previously been diagnosed as a chronic subdural hematoma at another hospital. However, operation(More)
In two cases intracranial extension of mucoceles of the paranasal sinus was safely removed by intranasal evacuation and drainage of the lesions located in the paranasal sinus. The diagnosis was ascertained in both cases via intranasal approach. In addition, the volume of the intracranial lesions was reduced. This procedure is both effective and a less(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe the technique of cosmetic reconstruction after mastoidectomy in the transpetrosal-presigmoid approach for petroclival lesions. TECHNIQUES This technique involves raising a single temporo-occipital bone flap and cosmetic mastoidectomy, removing the mastoid bone fragments (by means of a rongeur instead of an air drill) for later(More)
Pineal ganglioglioma was diagnosed in a 36-year-old man with familial basal ganglia calcification and elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein. The patient was treated surgically with a good result. Only four other cases of this tumor have been reported. His 38-year-old brother also showed basal ganglia calcification and elevated serum chorionic gonadotropin as(More)
A case of traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) which presented subarachnoid hemorrhage long after the injury is reported. A 24-year-old male was admitted to the National Yokohama Hospital with complaints of severe headache and nausea. CT scan and cerebral angiography showed subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured CCF. His right visual acuity has(More)
A cervical polyp complicated by severe hemorrhage was removed from a 43-year-old Japanese woman (gravida 0), who had undergone tubectomy on the right side 10 years previously. The polyp was diagnosed by immunohistochemical studies as placental site trophoblastic tumor of the cervix, but no metastatic foci were found in any other uterine site. The tumor was(More)