Kohji Yamaguchi

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BACKGROUND Although many studies of postoperative cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) after carotid endarterectomy have been reported, there are few reports related to extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) bypass for atherosclerotic occlusive cerebrovascular diseases. OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of cerebral hyperperfusion and CHS after EC-IC bypass(More)
A rare case of acute subdural hematoma due to dural metastasis from malignant pleural mesothelioma is reported. A 65-year-old man was brought to a nearby hospital complaining of lumbago. He suddenly complained of headache on the third hospital day and fell into a deep coma within a short while. Computed tomography showed a crescent shaped high density area(More)
BACKGROUND Constipation is a prominent lower gastrointestinal tract dysfunction that occurs frequently in Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVE To investigate colonic transport and dynamic rectoanal behaviour during filling and defecation in patients with PD. METHODS Colonic transit time (CTT) and rectoanal videomanometry analyses were performed in 12(More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome is a major complication after carotid endarterectomy (CEA). We investigated whether our strategy of minimizing intraoperative cerebral ischemia and strict postoperative blood pressure control under continuous sedation prevented postoperative hyperperfusion. METHODS Eighty consecutive patients undergoing CEA were(More)
The senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 substrain (SAM-P8), widely accepted as an animal model for studying aging and antiaging drugs, was used to examine the effects of dietary supplementation with extracts of Cistanche deserticola (ECD) which has been used extensively in traditional Chinese medicine because of its perceived ability to promote immune(More)
BACKGROUND Primary traumatic brain stem injury (BSI) lesions are found most frequently in the dorsal or dorsolateral midbrain, whereas distortion of the brain stem itself is exceedingly rare. CASE REPORT We present a 20-year-old woman with a rare brain stem injury caused by a violent motor vehicle collision. Magnetic resonance imaging at 2 months after(More)
Fifty patients presenting clinically with TIAs were examined angiographically. Twenty one patients (42%) had no abnormality. Twenty patients (40%) had stenosis or occlusion in the MCA, ACA or intracranial carotid, whereas 11 (22%) had involvement of their extracranial internal carotid artery. Seven of the 28 CTs performed showed basal ganglia infarcts. This(More)
A combination of MRI, MR angiography and MR tomographic angiography (MRTA) was used to study the relationship of the root exit zone of the trigeminal nerve to surrounding vascular structures in seven patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and ten patients with no evidence at a lesion in this region. MRTA is the technique for showing the relationship(More)
A 38-year-old male presented with a meningioma within the internal auditory canal (IAC) manifesting as rapidly progressive hearing loss over a period of one month. He had a 2-year history of tinnitus. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 10-mm intracanalicular tumor, which was surgically resected by a retrosigmoid lateral suboccipital approach. The(More)
Moyamoya disease (MMD) and atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease (ACVD) differ in angiographic appearance and probably hemodynamics. Pediatric MMD (PMMD) usually presents with cerebral ischemia, while intracranial hemorrhage is more common in adult MMD (AMMD), suggesting differences in cerebral hemodynamics. We analyzed the cortical flow velocity and(More)