Mitsuhide Maeda

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The clinical effects of plasma exchange and high dose intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) were evaluated in a 41 year old woman with Isaacs' syndrome. After double filtration plasma exchange, symptoms almost disappeared for two to three weeks and the recorded continuous muscle action potentials were considerably decreased. Symptoms recurred within a few(More)
A case of cardiac myxoma with multiple brain hemorrhage is reported. A 57-year-old male had complained of lower abdominal pain, diarrhea and fever for 3 days. On admission, he was in a condition of disseminated intravascular coagulation and sepsis. An abdominal CT scan showed infarction in the right kidney and spleen and an echocardiogram also showed myxoma(More)
We report a case of posterior fossa meningioma extending into the cervical jugular vein, which was successfully resected. A 57-year old male with ataxia and mild hypogeusia was admitted to our hospital. MRI demonstrated a well-circumscribed large posterior fossa mass with extracranial extension through the internal jugular vein. Two-staged surgical(More)
We reported a case of a 24-year-old man who had frequent sleep attacks beginning 4 years after a head trauma. He showed frequent episodes of excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy which were triggered by emotional excitement. He also complained of sleep paralysis and hypnagogic hallucination. An overnight polysomnography revealed the sleep onset REM(More)
INTRODUCTION Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a rare variant of pilocytic astrocytoma. Compared with pilocytic astrocytoma, PMA is more aggressive, has a higher rate of local recurrence, and often disseminates to the leptomeninges. Leptomeningeal gliomatosis is another rare but often intractable neoplasm. PMA presenting as leptomeningeal gliomatosis can be a(More)
A case of central nervous system anomalies(agenesis of corpus callosum, colpocephaly, hydrocephalus, congenital dermal sinus) associated with congenital heart disease(double-outlet right ventricle, complete endocardial cushion defect, atrial septal defect, pulmonary arterial stenosis, patent ductus arteriosus) is reported. Female patient had been already(More)
We report a case of mononeuropathy multiplex due to interferon alpha (IFN alpha) therapy for chronic hepatitis C. A 61-year-old man received IFN alpha (natural type 6 x 10(6) IU), every day for two weeks and three times a week for 22 weeks by intramuscular injection. Seventeen weeks after the initiation of IFN alpha therapy, he noticed painful dysesthesia,(More)
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