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OBJECTIVE For the treatment of elderly patients with asymptomatic meningiomas, it is important to determine their natural history. Based on results of follow up examinations, the natural history of such patients was clarified and prognostic factors concerning the potential of tumour growth in the aged were identified. METHODS The clinical records and(More)
We studied the possible role of prior ischemic stress as a protective mechanism against cerebral infarction in rats. Two brief periods of global cerebral ischemia, separated by 24 h, did not cause cell death in brain, but did produce neuronal stress, as demonstrated by induction of the nonconstitutive 72 kDa heat shock protein (HSP72). Forty-eight hours(More)
Functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the brain was performed during motor task activation in five normal subjects and a patient with meningioma using conventional fast low-angle shot sequences and a 2.0 T system. A high intensity area in the motor cortex was observed in all normal subjects. Single-slice studies showed the right-sided finger task(More)
The branching patterns of the proximal middle cerebral artery (MCA) and their influence on the infarct size following MCA occlusion in rats were studied. In the proximal part from the level of the olfactory tract, the MCA most often presented one surface branch extending anteriorly, with a variable number of surface branches extending posteriorly. We(More)
BACKGROUND Haemorrhage from meningiomas is rare and the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms remain to be determined. We sought to identify these mechanisms by studying clinical and histological records of 6 meningioma patients treated at our institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 6 patients with meningiomas whose acute onset was(More)
Our purpose was to verify the histological appearance of the dural tail accompanying meningiomas on MRI. We studied seven patients such a dural tale. We examined the point of attachment of the tumour and the adjacent dura mater histologically. In all patients, rich vascularity and dilated vessels were observed in the dura mater at the point of attachment of(More)
We report a patient with a cerebral cryptococcal granuloma who presented with recent memory disturbance and deteriorating mental status followed by temporary loss of consciousness. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a cerebral cryptococcal granuloma examined by a combination of conventional MRI, fluid-attenuated inversion recovery and(More)
As the prognosis of astrocytic tumors depends on various factors, identifying prognostic factors should be useful for developing strategies to cope with them. Between 1975 and 1994, more than 200 patients with astrocytic tumors were treated in Kagoshima University. Of these patients, 149 (grade I: 17, grade II: 42, grade III: 41, grade IV: 42, unproven: 7)(More)
The authors reported an extremely rare case of ruptured aneurysm associated with persistent primitive trigeminal artery (PTA) and persistent metopic suture (metopism). A 46-year-old female suffered sudden onset of a severe headache with nausea and vomiting on February 24, 1991. She was transferred to Kagoshima Prefectural Oshima hospital from the other(More)