Masaki Kuwahara

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The question of whether unruptured intracranial vertebral artery dissections should be treated surgically or nonsurgically still remains unresolved. In this study, six consecutive patients with intracranial vertebral artery dissection presenting with brain-stem ischemia without subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) were treated non-surgically with control of blood(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the magnetic resonance features of intracranial vertebrobasilar artery dissections and to determine the potential and limitations of magnetic resonance imaging in their diagnosis. METHODS We studied five consecutive patients with angiographically verified intracranial vertebrobasilar(More)
We investigated the relationship between postoperative complications and prognosis in esophageal cancer patients. Two hundred five patients with esophageal cancer were divided into three case groups. Group A (n = 100) consisted of cases without postoperative complications. Groups B (n = 58) and C (n = 47) consisted of cases with minor and major(More)
Internal herniation through the broad ligament is extremely rare. We report a case in which radiologic examinations including computed tomography (CT) were performed. A strangulated loop in the Douglas fossa was well-demonstrated by CT. CT can provide some clues to the diagnosis of this condition.
To elucidate the necessity of pyloroplasty for the gastric tube through the posterior mediastinum in esophageal surgery, gastric emptying and duodenogastric reflux (DGR) were evaluated in 16 cases undergoing an anterior pylorectomy (group P) and in 16 cases treated by the finger bougie method (group F). First, the obstruction and reflux symptoms were(More)
The enhancing effect on liver metastasis produced by the excessive surgical stress of thoraco-laparotomy (TL), and its regulation with a radical scavenger, were studied in 10-week-old Donryu rats. The rats were divided into three groups: those given thoraco-laparotomy for 1h (the TL group); those given laparotomy alone for 1 h (the L group); those given a(More)
Recently, we reported the formation of gut-like structures from mouse ESCs in vitro. To determine whether ESCs provide an in vitro model of gastrointestinal (GI) tracts and their organogenesis, we investigated the morphological features, formation process, cellular development, and regional location within the GI tract by immunohistochemistry, electron(More)
Mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells are pluripotent and retain the potential to form an organ similar to the gut showing spontaneous contractions in vitro. The morphological features of these structures and their formation, as assessed using the hanging drop method to produce embryoid bodies (EBs), seem to be similar to those in vivo. To determine whether the(More)
An unusual, purely extramedullary hemangioblastoma of the spinal cord occurred in a 59-year-old female. Myelography revealed a filling defect at the Th6 level, and computed tomographic myelography demonstrated an extramedullary intradural isodense mass at the same level. The mass was homogeneously enhanced on postcontrast computed tomographic scans.(More)