Masaru Ohta

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A 69-year-old man presented with progressive nuchal pain and spastic gait 2 years after undergoing ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting for a pineal astrocytoma with obstructive hydrocephalus. The neurological manifestations were compatible with radiculomyelopathy caused by an upper cervical lesion. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an enhanced extramedullary(More)
Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant neuroepithelial tumor of childhood. The DNA topoisomerase II (Topo II) inhibitor etoposide has been widely used for the treatment of MBs; however, it remains unknown whether MB cells are more sensitive to etoposide than other malignant neuroepithelial tumor cells. In this study, we tested the(More)
We report a case of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) who responded well to initial systemic chemotherapy, but subsequently developed breast metastasis with local recurrence in the brain 27 months after complete remission. The 53-year-old female suddenly felt weakness in her left extremity. She was transferred to the emergency ward in our(More)
A 57-year-old female presented with intracranial hypertension secondary to non-thrombotic superior sagittal sinus occlusion manifesting as acute onset of headache, vomiting, and disorientation. She had a history of intrapelvic malignant lymphoma. Neuroimaging and tumor biopsy revealed that both the superior sagittal sinus and the straight sinus were(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral vasospasm (VS) is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Reversal of VS by intra-arterial infusion of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-elevating agents has been reported; however, the preventive role in the development of VS is not fully understood. This study is designed to(More)
This report describes a case of an immunocompetent 77-year-old male with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive lymphoproliferative disorder associated with calcified chronic subdural hematoma (CSH). On the day prior to consultation in our outpatient clinic, the patient fell from his bed, striking his frontal head on the floor. Magnetic resonance imaging showed(More)
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