Kazuyoshi Miyasaka

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STUDY DESIGN A radiographic and morphologic study was conducted to investigate low-grade spondylolisthesis in cases with preexisting isthmic spondylolysis of L5. OBJECTIVE To distinguish radiographically between vertebral slips before and after skeletal maturity as determined by deformities of the sacral endplate. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA Very few(More)
STUDY DESIGN This study investigated the case of a 17-year-old girl with postpneumonectomy syndrome, complicated by a thoracic lordoscoliosis, who was successfully treated with prosthetic implants, partial vertebrectomies, and anteroposterior spinal fusion. OBJECTIVE To report a unique case and describe the authors' method of treatment. SUMMARY OF(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE The authors present the case of a 14-year-old boy with Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RSTS) presenting scoliosis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA There have been no reports on surgery for RSTS presenting scoliosis. METHODS The patient was referred to our hospital for evaluation of a progressive spinal curvature. A standing(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective clinical study of scoliosis-associated airflow obstruction due to endothoracic vertebral hump. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate and present anatomical features of patients with scoliosis who showed airflow obstruction caused by endothoracic vertebral hump. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA It is well known that(More)
In hepatocarcinogenesis in rodents, induction of foci and nodules comprising clonally proliferated initiated cells is considered to be essential for the future development of carcinomas. Nodules in human cirrhotic liver, though known to be associated with a high hepatocellular carcinoma risk, have generally been regarded as regenerative in nature, and not(More)
The effect of (−)deprenyl (D) on prolonging survival has previously been reported in different species of animals. In rats, three studies reported a positive effect, while one study reported a shortening of life spans. In the present study, we attempted to clarify past discrepancies in the results based on the speculation that there exists a certain(More)
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