Mitsuyo Nishimura

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Progressive myoclonic epilepsy (PME) is a group of disorders in which myoclonus is a major component. Patients with PME typically have generalized tonic–clonic or clonic seizures, mental retardation culminating in dementia, and a neurologic syndrome that almost always includes cerebellar dysfunction. It comprises a heterogeneous group of inherited(More)
OBJECTIVES In 2001, we proposed the criteria for combined evaluation of the serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level and the tumor shadow disappearance rate (TDR) to predict pathologic N0 (pN0) disease in pulmonary adenocarcinomas. The objective of the present study was to determine the prognosis and histologic features in small-sized pulmonary(More)
OBJECTIVES Microvascular invasion and microlymphatic permeation are indicators of microscopic tumour invasion into small vessels and have been considered to be powerful prognostic indicators for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Several studies have suggested that these should be included in the TNM classification, but, there have been conflicting results(More)
Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a chromosome disorder (4p-syndrome) which is characterized by craniofacial features and epileptic seizures. Here, we report a case of WHS with West syndrome, in whom the seizures were refractory to several antiepileptic drugs but were responsive to the addition of lamotrigine. The patient had epileptic spasms at age seven(More)
PURPOSE To perform an epilepsy surgery on a patient with drug resistant epilepsy secondary to bilateral brain malformation. The patient was a 2-year 9-month-old boy who had congenital bilateral multiple abnormalities. He developed a complex partial seizure at 9 months old. Based on the presurgical evaluations, he underwent a right hemispherotomy. RESULTS(More)
Corpus callosotomy is a palliative therapy for refractory epilepsy, including West syndrome, without a resectable epileptic focus. The surgical outcome of corpus callosotomy is relatively favorable in cryptogenic (non-lesional) West syndrome. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a disorder that frequently leads to the development of refractory seizures by(More)
A 61-year-old asymptomatic man underwent a left pneumonectomy for Stage IIIA lung cancer. At thoracotomy, the pericardium was found to be completely absent; however, we did not close the defect. Although the heart was rotated toward the left pleural cavity in the postoperative chest computed tomography (CT), the postoperative course was uneventful, and the(More)
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