Megumi Asanuma

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Ten early neonatal sudden death victims (ENSD) were selected for neuropathological and immunohistochemical examinations. The gestational ages of the victims ranged from 36 to 42 weeks, and the postnatal ages from 8 hours to 10 days of life. In 6 of 10 patients, softening with rarefaction was observed in the subcortical or intermediate white matter, which(More)
Substance P and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) immunohistochemistry was applied to the medulla of neonatal infants who died of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). A quantitative analysis of cells demonstrating immunoreactivity to GFAP and substance P in 15 neonatal SIDS cases revealed increased GFAP immunoreactivity in the reticular formation, the(More)
A 12-year-old girl presented with complaints of headache, lethargy, photophobia, and fever. Cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed bacterial meningitis. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a cystic lesion with peripheral enhancement in the pituitary fossa. The patient underwent transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery (TSS). The diagnosis was pituitary(More)
A 23-year-old man presented with a mass in the pineal region and obstructive hydrocephalus. A neuroendoscopicbiopsy for the lesion, ventriculoperitoneal (VP)shunting, and focal irradiation were conducted as initial treatment. Histological diagnosis of the biopsy specimen was germinoma. He underwent further irradiation and two tumor resections. Histological(More)
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