Masafumi Ootani

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Paragang l ioma is a turnout of the accessory organs of the per ipheral nerve system or paraganglia: P h a e o c h r o m c y t o m a of the adrenal medul la is the mos t typical paragangl ioma [1, 2]. Ex t ra -adrena l paragangl iomas occur mos t of ten in the carot id body, glomus jugulare, medias t inum, and para-aor t ic region. Central nervous system(More)
An aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign solitary lesion of unknown etiology. A case report is presented of recurrence of an aneurysmal bone cyst in the foot that was treated with endoscopic curettage without bone grafting. Bone remodeling and bone formation were completed in the early stages postsurgically. At 2-year follow-up, the patient is asymptomatic with(More)
Axial MR images of 40 knees in 37 patients with clinically suspected meniscal tears were obtained by using a three-dimensional (3-D) Fourier transform, gradient-refocused acquisition in the steady state (GRASS) pulse sequence. All knees also were examined in both coronal and sagittal planes with a two-dimensional (2-D) Fourier transform, spin-echo pulse(More)
Two patients with intervertebral disc herniation appeared to demonstrate abnormally diffuse and intense enhancement of the disc after intravenous administration of gadolinium-DTPA for MRI. Surgery disclosed a dilated epidural venous plexus in one and vascular granulation tissue in the other, associated with the herniated disc material. The mechanism of this(More)
We applied helical CT to examinations of the abdomen and thorax. Scanning was performed continuously while the couchtop of the CT scanner was shifted at a constant speed. The entire lung field could be scanned during a single holding of the breath when the couchtop speed was 20 mm/s. Tumors as small as 3 mm were detected. The diagnostic detectability and(More)
Sacral perineural cyst is a relatively rare condition. To our knowledge, reports of MR findings associated with sacral perineural cyst have been limited to only six cases. We present for the first time high field MR findings in a case of sacral perineural cyst. The cyst appeared as a cystic lesion in the sacral spinal canal and had intermediate signal(More)
Axial three-dimensional volume scans obtained by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were used to evaluate meniscal lesions of the knee in 28 knees of 26 cases. Axial 0.7 mm thin-sliced images with volume scan outlined the overall meniscal appearance for the first time. Axial volume scan was essential to the diagnosis of discoid lateral meniscus because only it(More)