Koichi Satoh

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OBJECTIVE We assessed whether angiographic changes in venous drainage patterns occur over time in cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVFs) without a complete cure. METHODS We classified 65 cavernous sinus dAVFs into three types on the basis of initial angiographic findings. In Type 1, both anterior and posterior drainage routes were open; in(More)
A 45-year-old man presented with enlargement of basilar artery dissecting aneurysm 10 months after suffering brain stem infarction. Combined stenting and placement of Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs) was planned to obliterate the aneurysm sac. Stent deployment was performed but the procedure was halted to avoid overdosing with contrast material. Cerebral(More)
We used immunohistochemical methods to analyze the phenotypes of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in human cerebral arteries and aneurysmal walls. Thirty-two aneurysmal walls were studied; 31 aneurysmal walls were resected at operation and 1 aneurysm was obtained at autopsy. Seven control arteries were obtained at autopsy. Semiserial sections were subjected to(More)
A 42-year-old woman experienced the sudden onset of a severe headache. Angiograms demonstrated a persistent primitive hypoglossal artery (PHA) originating from the internal carotid artery at the C-2 vertebral level. In addition, a fenestration at the PHA-basilar artery (BA) junction and an aneurysm at the proximal end of this fenestration were revealed. To(More)
Astroblastomas are rare glial tumors. We report a case of 33-year-old woman with high-grade astroblastoma with hypervascularity. She had a one-month history of right visual disturbance and papillar edema. MRI revealed a lobulated mass with cysts and flow voids in the right superficial frontal lobe, a phenomenon described as "bubbly appearance". Right(More)
Dural arteriovenous fistula (DAVF) is generally recognized as an acquired lesion; however, its epidemiology, etiology, and natural history are yet to be completely elucidated. Recently, an epidemiological survey of the detected DAVF cases in Japan between 1998 and 2002 was conducted. The detection rate of DAVF per 100,000 adults per year is 0.29 for DAVF.(More)
Primary gastric lymphoma with spontaneous perforation is rare. We report herein the case of a 53-year-old-man who was admitted to our hospital with severe epigastralgia. Emergency endoscopic examination showed a perforated gastric tumor in the lower body of the greater curvature, and a distal subtotal gastrectomy with lymph node dissection was performed.(More)
OBJECT The increased incidence of cerebral aneurysms in postmenopausal women appears to be related to low levels of circulating estrogen. Using a rat model of aneurysm induction, the authors found that oophorectomy increased the incidence of experimental cerebral aneurysms (Part I in this issue). In the current study they examined the effects of hormone(More)
Abdominal wall hematoma is a rare and life-threatening complication after carotid artery stenting (CAS), but it can occur when activated clotting time is prolonged. We report a right lateral abdominal wall hematoma caused by rupture of the superficial circumflex iliac artery after CAS in a 72-year-old man with severe stenosis of the origin of the right(More)
The authors describe a novel technique involving the use of a gooseneck snare for microcatheterization of isolated sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs). In some patients the inferior petrosal and transverse-sigmoid sinuses, the route of transvenous embolization (TVE) for DAVF, are separated by several channels. Even if a guidewire can be passed over(More)