Masao Moriya

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The aim of this study was to determine whether the improvement of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow dynamics by CSF shunting, can suppress the oligomerization of amyloid β-peptide (Aβ), by measuring the levels of Alzheimer's disease (AD)-related proteins in the CSF before and after lumboperitoneal shunting. Lumbar CSF from 32 patients with idiopathic normal(More)
A 36-year-old man who was poorly compliant with his antihypertensive medication regimen was admitted to our hospital because he had nausea and an altered mental status. His disorientation increased on admission. His blood pressure was 219/156 mmHg. No focal neurologic deficits were detected, but a cranial computed tomography (CT) performed on admission(More)
Leucine-rich α2-glycoprotein (LRG) is a protein induced by inflammation. It contains a leucine-rich repeat (LRR) structure and easily binds with other molecules. However, the function of LRG in the brain during aging and neurodegenerative diseases has not been investigated. Here, we measured human LRG (hLRG) concentration in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)(More)
The pathogenesis and clinical treatment of dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVF) has been well established. However, only 15 cases of spontaneous closure of DAVFs have been reported. We describe a case of spontaneous closure of a DAVF. A 60-year-old male presented with pulsatile tinnitus. Selective cerebral angiography revealed a left posterior DAVF fed by(More)
Various materials have been used for cranioplasty; however, these materials frequently produce artifacts that appear when examined with conventional radiography. Computed tomography (CT), in particular, detects high density artifacts near artificial bones, which is manipulated by increased noise, and limits diagnostic performance. The purpose of this study(More)
Pituitary carcinomas are very rare. The diagnosis of pituitary carcinoma is defined by evidence of craniospinal and/or systemic metastasis, rather than by histological malignancies. We report a case of prolactin-secreting pituitary macroadenoma invading the cavernous sinuses at the time of initial treatment, which later metastasized to the cerebellum,(More)
The hyper-vascular form of solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) is rare and there have been few therapeutic evaluations of this entity. We encountered a hyper-vascular SFT and had difficulty removing it surgically. Following radiotherapy, both tumor size and feeder vessels were reduced and we could proceed with gross total removal. A 29-year-old woman was(More)
Hyperperfusion syndrome (HPS) after carotid artery stenting (CAS) causes serious symptoms; therefore, early evaluation after CAS is considered to be important. Measurement of cerebral blood volume using C‑arm computed tomography (C-arm CBV) has recently become possible. Here, the usefulness of C‑arm CBV for the evaluation of hyperperfusion was investigated.(More)
Objective: To evaluate changes related to cerebral endovascular treatment, a C-arm cerebral blood volume (CBV) study was performed before and after treatment. Although conditions related to treatment-administered contrast medium of the pretreatment examination differs from that for post-treatment, no study has investigated the effect on the results. In this(More)
An interventional-radiology computed-tomography (IVR-CT)/angio system is a combination of an angiographic unit and a CT scanner. This system allows patient's movement in and out of the two imaging units, on the same table. Since June 2003, we have applied our conventional protocol for evaluation of cerebral blood perfusion during interventional radiology(More)
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