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OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to assess a new technique of surgical microscope-based indocyanine green (ICG) videoangiography (VAG) to confirm the patency of the anterior communicating artery (AcomA) after clipping AcomA aneurysms. METHODS Aneurysmal clipping of five cases of unruptured, broad-neck AcomA aneurysm was performed using the Carl(More)
We morphologically investigated animal skin exposed to W/O emulsion containing 10 wt % ultrafine TiO(2) particles that had been characterized. After 4 h, exposed skin was investigated by light microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and electron microscopy with energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDX). Light microscopic evaluation was also(More)
OBJECTIVE We present herein the intraoperative indocyanin green videoangiography (ICGVAG) findings for three cases of cerebellar hemangioblastoma (HB). CASES Cerebellar HB was detected in three patients presenting with symptoms of vertigo and/or headaches and diagnosed on the basis of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cerebral angiographic(More)
The intraoperative findings of an indocyanine green videoangiography (ICG-VAG) study of a cavernous angioma located in the optic chiasm are reported. A 23-year-old Japanese man suddenly developed visual field loss, and magnetic resonance imaging suggested the presence of a suprasellar tumor in contact with the optic chiasm. Preoperative angiography did not(More)
A 58-year-old female with gastric cancer presented with left chronic subdural hematoma (CSH) without history of head injury. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed left CSH with atypical findings such as abnormal dural enhancement and swelling of the left cerebral hemisphere. One month after gastrectomy, motor aphasia and right hemiparesis developed.(More)
We report the case of a 61-year-old man with supratentorial extraventricular anaplastic ependymoma who presented with repeated intratumoral hemorrhage. The patient was admitted with headache. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed an enhancing mass with intratumoral hemorrhage in the right temporal lobe. Gross total resection was(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most malignant class of glial neoplasm (grade IV in WHO criteria), carries the worst clinical prognosis among primary brain tumors in adults. To identify a set of genes involved in the tumorigenesis of GBM, we evaluated expression profiles of GBM tissues from 11 patients using a cDNA microarray representing 25,344 human(More)
Human CC ligand 3-like protein 1 (CCL3L1), a member of the CC chemokine family, that induces MCP1 and RANTES, exhibits a variety of proinflammatory activities including chemotaxis, and functional and proliferative activation of leukocytes, lymphocytes and macrophages. Its signal is transmitted through transmembrane receptors, CC chemokine receptors, CCR1,(More)
Various types of wood-based boards were analyzed for deterioration after being exposed to an outdoor environment for 5 years in Tsukuba, Japan. In phenol–formaldehyde resin bonded particleboard (PB(PF)) and aspen oriented strand board (OSB(aspen)), longer exposure caused a greater reduction in the modulus of rupture and internal bond strength, an increase(More)