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We report a case of Rathke's cleft cyst associated with cholesterin granuloma in an 8-year-old girl with apoplexy. She was admitted to our hospital in April 1996 because of repeated headache and deep ophthalmic pain, without any visual disturbance. Computed tomography (CT) of the pituitary demonstrated an intrasellar isodense mass extending to the(More)
We investigated the effects of proximal modulators of cytokines, tyrosine kinase (TK), and protein kinase C (PKC) on reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and the induction of scavenging enzymes, superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) of human neutrophils and lymphocytes, by using IL1-alpha, TNF-alpha, and IFN-gamma and(More)
Pineal parenchymal cell tumors (PPCTs) with or without metastasis into the lumbar region by way of the cerebrospinal fluid were treated successfully with combination chemotherapy using cisplatin, vinblastin, and bleomycin (PVB) or cisplatin and vinblastin (PV) and low-dose irradiation (25 approximately 30 Gy). Our series included a case of pineoblastoma,(More)
Superoxide dismutase (SOD) expression in tumor tissues was investigated in 10 cases of medulloblastoma by immunohistochemistry, using a monoclonal antibody against human copper and zinc-superoxide dismutase. Abundant SOD was expressed in tumors from patients with poor outcomes and little SOD in patients with good outcomes. These results suggest that(More)
A 21-year-old male, who had undergone a ventriculoatrial shunt for hydrocephalus 5 years previously, became stuporous. A roentgenogram revealed that the distal segment of the broken atrial catheter had migrated and become lodged in the heart. Because the fragment had not adhered to the myocardium, it was easily retrieved by the transvenous approach with a(More)
We used octreotide to treat a woman with acromegaly and observed pituitary adenoma shrinkage after 5 months. Diffuse scalp hair loss occurred after 5 months, resulting in the discontinuation of treatment. After the cessation of octreotide, the hair loss stopped and hair growth resumed. Since bromocriptine did not effectively decrease the GH level of the(More)
BACKGROUND We quantified the expression of various growth-related factors in an adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-secreting adenoma that had recurred very rapidly as invasive macroadenoma. METHODS/RESULTS A 43-year-old woman underwent successful transsphenoidal surgery for Cushing's disease. Seven years later, she was admitted to our ward for further(More)
PURPOSE Retrospective analysis in cooperative study of hydrocephalus at institutions of members of the Research Committee on Intractable Hydrocephalus sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Japan was performed to determine the functional prognosis for all types of hydrocephalus and thus to clarify the outcome. METHODS In preparation of this(More)