Kazushi Kinugasa

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Twenty-eight patients with spontaneous carotid-cavernous sinus fistulas (CCFs) were treated using a variety of techniques. Three of four patients with direct CCFs underwent intravascular embolization with a detachable balloon. Embolization with polyvinyl alcohol particles through an external carotid endoarterial route was used in six patients with indirect(More)
Moyamoya syndrome is defined as the development of collateral anastomosis pathways at the base of the brain, associated with chronic progressive stenosis of the carotid fork. Both reconstructive vascular surgery and conservative strategies are used to treat this syndrome, but the latter cannot prevent the disease from progressing. We describe the procedure(More)
UNLABELLED We report on the successful identification of epileptic foci in two children with partial epilepsy using ictal magnetoencephalography (MEG). Case 1 is a 12-year-old male suffering with simple partial seizures with leftwards nystagmus. Ictal SPECT revealed a hyperperfusion area in the right lateral occipital area, and MRI revealed cortical(More)
The authors have developed a liquid material for thrombosing aneurysms. This material is a mixture of cellulose acetate polymer and bismuth trioxide dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide. On contact with blood, the dimethyl sulfoxide diffuses and cellulose acetate polymer forms, which balloons when slowly injected into the blood. The polymer solidifies from(More)
The authors report the treatment of seven intracranial aneurysms in six patients with direct infusion of cellulose acetate polymer solution, a new liquid thrombotic material. These aneurysms were considered inoperable because of their size or location, or because of the patient's neurological condition. This material avoids the difficulties associated with(More)
Cell therapy using stem cells is awaited by stroke patients with impaired movement and cognitive functions, although intravenous alteplase-administration ameliorated outcomes of patients receiving the therapy within 3 h of onset. In this study, we explored the therapeutic effects of neural progenitor cells (NPC) upon middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Previous studies using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) have reported increases in both oxygenated hemoglobin (oxyHb) and deoxygenated hemoglobin (deoxyHb) during the paper version Trail Making Test (TMT), a neuropsychological test for evaluating cognitive and executive functions. We measured oxyHb and deoxyHb in the prefrontal cortex(More)
This experimental study evaluated the effect of intrathecal injection of tissue-type plasminogen activator followed by cisternal drainage in the ultra-early stage of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage to prevent vasospasm. Twenty Japanese white rabbits were divided into five groups. Either tPA (groups A, B, and E) or saline (groups C and D) was injected(More)
A 55-year-old man who suffered a head injury resulting in a left traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula was successfully treated with an intravascular detachable balloon. A pseudoaneurysm formed adjacent to the balloon. Seven months after the initial procedure, treatment with cellulose acetate polymer, a new liquid thrombotic material, occluded the(More)
AIM To investigate the usefulness of embolising cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) with a cellulose acetate polymer solution before surgical resection. METHODS The cases of 12 patients with AVMs treated by embolisation before surgical resection were renewed. Two types of cellulose acetate polymer solutions were used to occlude 40 feeding vessels.(More)