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BACKGROUND Direct revascularization through a superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass is often performed to prevent ischemic or hemorrhagic attack in patients with moyamoya disease. This is the first reported case of aneurysm formation and rupture due to an STA-MCA bypass in a patient with moyamoya disease. CASE DESCRIPTION A(More)
We describe a case of intracranial hypotension syndrome due to overdrainage of cerebrospinal fluid presented with hearing loss after ventriculoperitoneal shunting procedure. A 69-year-old man suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage presented with an angiogram showing two aneurysms, one of the right internal carotid and one of the middle cerebral artery. Neck(More)
The authors report a case of dural arteriovenous malformation (dAVM) in the anterior fossa that was associated with an occlusion of the unilateral middle cerebral artery with Moyamoya phenomenon. The patient was a 79-year-old man referred to our department with an episode of consciousness disturbance and headache. Computed tomography scan showed(More)
A 63-year-old male was admitted to our hospital, complaining of a scalp mass located at the frontoparietal area of his head. He noticed that it had been growing for 2 months. The mass was elastic hard and non-moving. Computed tomography demonstrated a subcutaneous mass with low density and which was enhanced homogeneously. The skull just below the mass was(More)
Mast cells (MCs) and eosinophils are thought to play important roles in evoking allergic inflammation. Cell-type--specific gene expression was screened among 12,000 genes in human MCs and eosinophils with the use of high-density oligonucleotide probe arrays. In comparison with other leukocytes, MCs expressed 140 cell-type--specific transcripts, whereas(More)
A 72-year-old male was hospitalized because of a steadily growing mass (4 x 4 x 2 cm) in the frontal region, noticed following head injury. Six months earlier, he had declined treatment for malignant lymphoma (small non-cleaved cell type), discovered upon evaluation of a subcutaneous mass in his forearm. Neurological examination on admission was negative.(More)
The objectives of this study were to elucidate the normal anatomy of middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcations and to analyze the differences in patients with MCA aneurysms. In the present study, 62 patients underwent three-dimensional magnetic resonance angiography, and no intracranial lesions were noted. The widths of M1 and the superior and inferior M2(More)
A patient with subarachnoid hemorrhage was found to have electrocardiographic abnormalities resembling an acute myocardial infarction as well as left ventriculographic findings of cardiac dysfunction. These cardiac abnormalities resolved following surgical clipping of the aneurysm and the patient recovered well from the operation. She died 2 months later(More)
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare primary cutaneous neuroendocrine tumor that is locally aggressive and has potential for metastatic spread. However, brain metastases are rare, and therapy for such tumors has never reported. The authors present a 48-year-old woman with MCC of the left elbow and a right cerebellar metastasis. After the right cerebellar(More)