Masaru Kurisaka

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Changes in biogenic amines in the brain and spinal cord following penetrating injury were studied in male Wistar rats using high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Rapid increase in hemispheric concentration of these substances was noted beginning shortly after trauma. This trend continued until they were about three to four(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)
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)
Intracranial lipomas are very rare lesions, which are probably congenital. Though they can occur anywhere in the intracranial space, a high proportion of cases tend to be ++located around the midline. They are usually asymptomatic. When symptoms do occur, they are frequently the result of co-existing general clinical conditions. Lipomas used to be reported(More)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Although malignant lymphomas of the central nervous system have been reported to be increasing in frequency, cerebellopontine (CP) angle lymphoma is rare and only 13 cases have been reported previously in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION A 63-year-old woman had progressive dizziness and nausea for 2 months. Computed tomography scanning and(More)
Venous malformations in the posterior fossa are relatively rare. Although the introduction of CT and MRI has made them easier to detect, their treatment is still controversial. Based on our experience with six patients and a review of the literature, we have tried to establish guidelines for their treatment. Since they have a benign natural course and may(More)