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)
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)
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)
In order to assess the characteristics of brain swelling due to infarction, 322 angiograms in patients with cerebral infarction have been reviewed. The rate of incidence of swelling related to time from onset, sequential angiographic changes, and factors contributing to the phenomenon are presented. Some clinical and differential diagnostic aspects are(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)
OBJECT Some patients with moyamoya disease complain of severe headache, which may be closely related to cerebral ischemia. The efficacy of superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis in these patients was evaluated by clinicoradiological studies. METHODS Of 117 consecutive patients with ischemic moyamoya disease, 25 complained(More)
We investigated whether postoperative hyperperfusion in moyamoya disease can be predicted using intraoperative laser Doppler flowmetry and/or thermography. A prospective study was conducted on 27 patients (39 hemispheres) with moyamoya disease who underwent superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) bypass. During surgery, regional(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)
A 45-year-old man suddenly developed right hemiparesis and aphasia during work and lost conciousness next day, when he was admitted to us. Lumbar puncture showed bloody C.S.F. with the initial pressure of 220 mm H2O. Physical examination revealed hypertension and arteriosclerosis. Cerebral angiogram revealed an arteriovenous malformation in the left(More)