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STUDY DESIGN The results of staged surgery including vertebral decancellation were reviewed retrospectively for 21 patients with severe scoliosis. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the benefits and limitations of vertebral decancellation as new anterior surgical procedure. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The curvatures of severe scoliosis are often very rigid, and(More)
Reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (RPLS) is uncommon neurological syndrome that is characterized by specific clinical and radiologic findings. Previous reported associations of RPLS include hypertension, eclampsia, renal impairment and drugs. Prompt diagnosis and therapy is critical to ensure resolution of the neurological disability. Some(More)
A 61-year-old man was started on hemodialysis in June 1998. Just after the commencement of dialysis, a chest X-ray film revealed bilateral pleural effusions. The effusions were hemorrhagic and exudative, and did not respond to dialysis. He was transferred to our university hospital on October 8,1998. Repeated thoracentesis demonstrated hemorrhagic and(More)
We performed a retrospective review of 27 scoliotic patients with syringomyelia using MRI. Their mean age at the first MRI examination was 10.9 years, and at the final review 15.8 years. The mean ratio of the diameter of the syrinx to the cord on the midsagittal MRI (S/C ratio) decreased from 0.49 to 0.24; 14 patients showed a decrease of 50% or more(More)
BACKGROUND There have been no reports discussing which imaging procedures are truly necessary before treatment of endoscopically-diagnosed early gastric cancer (eEGC). The aim of this pilot study was to show which imaging examinations are essential to select indicated treatment or appropriate strategy in patients with eEGC. METHODS In 140 consecutive(More)
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