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We have developed a wavelet-based method of detecting body-movement artifacts in optical topography (OT) signals. Although OT, which is a noninvasive imaging technique for measuring hemodynamic response related to brain activation, is particularly useful for studying infants, the signals occasionally contain undesirable artifacts caused by body movements,(More)
Considerable knowledge on neural development related to speech perception has been obtained by functional imaging studies using near-infrared spectroscopy (optical topography). In particular, a pioneering study showed stronger left-dominant activation in the temporal lobe for (normal) forward speech (FW) than for (reversed) backward speech (BW) in neonates.(More)
Appropriate diagnostic procedure for spinal epidural hematomas has not been established yet. The authors reported a case of spontaneous epidural hematomas at the thoracic level, in which correct diagnosis was made with MRI and good results were obtained by surgery. A 63-year-old female experienced a severe back pain which appeared suddenly during a walk and(More)
Four patients with severe intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) were treated using urokinase administered into the lateral ventricles via a ventricular drainage catheter. All patients were female and of ages ranging from 24 to 53 years. The primary diseases were hemorrhagic infarction, moyamoya disease, sinus thrombosis, and thalamic bleeding. Urokinase(More)
A 70-year-old man had hyperemia of the right cornea associated with a high serum C-reactive protein value. MRI of the head revealed hypertrophic pachymeningitis associated with a mass in the right cavernous sinus. The hypertrophic dura showed iso-intensity on T1 -weighted image, and very low intensity on T2-weighted image, and was markedly enhanced with(More)
We report a case of a growth hormone secreting microadenoma associated with empty sella treated by gamma knife radiosurgery and we evaluate the effectiveness of radiosurgery for this lesion. A 58-year-old female complained of an acromegalic appearance for 10 years. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an enlarged sella floor with a compressed, but slightly(More)
A 29-year-old male presented with symptoms of acute severe neck pain with no other neurological symptoms. He had noticed lymph node swelling with pain in his neck about 2 months before admission and had been treated by the transoral administration of antibiotics for about 10 days. His neck was protected with a neck collar and an evaluation of any possible(More)
We report a rare case of malignant lymphopma of the cranial vault. A 71-year-old woman developed an asymptomatic subcutaneous mass on the scalp. The skin over the lesion was normal and the mass was firm and attached to the skull. Neurological examination revealed no abnormalities. Plain CT scans showed a high-density lesion that was widely attached to the(More)
We report a case of foramen magnum meningioma in which case enhanced three-dimensional CT scan was valuable for preoperative evaluation of the surgical approach. A 53-year-old woman had suffered from stiffness and pain in the left occipital region and numbness of the left side of the face for about 2 years before admission. She had also weakness and(More)