Mutsuko Shiotani

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the distribution of referred pain from the lumbar zygapophyseal joints (L1/2 to L5/S1) and the medial branches of the lumbar dorsal rami (Th12 to L5) in a large number of patients with chronic low back pain. SETTING This study was conducted at the pain clinics of Kanto Teishin Hospital and Hannan(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the distribution of referred pain from the cervical zygapophyseal joints (C0/1 to C7/Th1) and the cervical dorsal rami (C3 to C7). The subjects were 61 patients who had occipital, neck, and shoulder pain of suspected zygapophyseal origin in whom pain was reproduced by injection of contrast medium into the joints or(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The study was designed to investigate the patterns of referral pain associated with the thoracic zygapophyseal joints (C7-T1 to T2-3, T11-12). METHODS In 15 patients who had back pain suspected to be of zygapophyseal origin and for whom pain was relieved by injection of local anesthetic into the joints under fluoroscopic(More)
We investigated 100 consecutive patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and 53 patients with hemifacial spasm (HFS) concerning the anatomical relationship between the root entry (exit) zone (REZ) of cranial nerve and the offending artery, using spoiled GRASS MRI (SPGR-MRI) and three dimensional-time of fly-MRA (MRA). In 67 of 100 (67%) patiets with TN, this(More)
Ten (6.8%) out of 146 patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) who underwent SPGR-MRI and 3D-TOF-MRA from August 1993 to October 1996, were found to have vascular compression caused by a tortuous vertebrobasilar system (TVBS). They were mostly males, demonstrated left-sided predominance, and had ipsilateral hemifacial spasm, compared with other 52 patients(More)
We examined a 35-year-old male patient with recurrent tonsillitis who did not respond to operation and drug therapy and we treated him by stellate ganglion block (SGB) alone. The clinical symptoms improved by the SGB. There was no subsequent recurrence. The result suggests that SGB therapy is effective for recurrent tonsillitis.
Continuous epidural block is often used for the treatment of pain. But there have been unsuccessful cases by the routine blind method. We devised a modified method of administering continuous epidural block under prone position with fluoroscopic guidance. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of our modified method. There were 18 cases with(More)
We treated six cases of epidural abscess caused probably by epidural block. Three patients were given only chemotherapy and the other three underwent surgical treatment. Four patients were cured completely, but bilateral paresis in the lower limbs persisted in two patients. The symptoms at onset, laboratory findings, imaging findings including MRI and CT,(More)
We report here a boy suffering from muscle cramps in the right upper extremity. At 32 days of age, he developed purulent meningitis followed by paresis of the right upper extremity. From infancy he had intermittent episodes myoclonus-like involving the right hand. Since he also had true epileptic seizures with loss of consciousness, ocular deviation, and(More)