Kenichi Satou

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We report our experience with the use of three saphenous vein grafts for treating advanced occlusive cerebrovascular disease in the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) in two patients. Superficial temporal artery (STA)-ACA anastomosis with interposed vein graft is thought to be indicated for patients who have STA of insufficient length to anastomose to the ACA.(More)
The patient was a 76-year-old woman with angina, and diagnosed as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) by preoperative blood examination. High-dose transvenous gamma-globulin (0.3 g/kg/day) therapy was subsequently conducted for 4 days before operation. Platelet count increased from 5.3 x 10(4)/mm3 to 19.9 x 10(4)/mm3, and thus coronary artery bypass(More)
A multi-institutional study was conducted to evaluate the results of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Eleven hundred and thirty-five patients at 39 centers were analyzed. Three hundred and sixty-nine patients had undergone percutaneous nerve block and 173 patients had undergone microvascular decompression (MVD)(More)
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