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We examined the effects of peripheral axotomy on the immunoreactivity of E-cadherin and cadherin-associated protein alpha N-catenin in the spinal cord. E-cadherin is known to be exclusively expressed in lamina II of Rexed in the spinal cord dorsal horn. This expression disappeared by day 7 after axotomy and reappeared following nerve ligature (partial(More)
OBJECT The authors describe the clinical, radiological, and pathological findings of ruptured cerebral aneurysms with irregular configurations. METHODS Eight patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured irregularly shaped aneurysms were examined. The preoperative radiological findings in these cases were compared with the pathological and(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE The choice of surgical approach to treat medial tentorial meningiomas is crucial and sometimes difficult to make. Although the subtemporal approach is most commonly used for lesions that extend mostly supratentorially, it risks injury to the vein of Labbé or the veins coursing along the subtemporal surface. To avoid venous injury, a(More)
OBJECT Because of their histological similarities, it is occasionally difficult to differentiate neurocytoma and dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) from oligodendroglial tumors. This study was conducted to investigate genetic differences among these tumor types in terms of loss of heterozygosity on chromosomes 1p and 19q, and p53 gene mutation. (More)
Although there are many reports on the clinical use of the MIB-1 labeling index (LI), which is a measure of proliferative activity in astrocytomas; its significance varies between studies. There are no known molecules that are directly linked to the MIB-1 LI in astrocytomas. We evaluated the clinical value of the MIB-1 LI in our human glioblastoma cases and(More)
BACKGROUND Although the treatment of intracranial aneurysms with detachable coils is now widely accepted, the problem of coil compaction and recanalization remains to be solved. OBJECTIVE To prevent recanalization by inducing intra-aneurysmal organization through prepared platinum coils coated with a novel cyclic peptide, SEK-1005, which can accelerate(More)
OBJECTIVES Hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) are rare neoplasms with relatively high rates of recurrence and extracranial metastasis. Though the differential diagnoses from angiomatous meningiomas and from solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) are both important, the latter diagnosis is somewhat more important in light of the benign prognosis of SFTs and the difficulties(More)
SUMMARY The purposes of this study are, firstly, to define the relationship between volume embolization ratio (VER) and degree of angiographical occlusion in endovascular treatment with Guglielmi detachable coils, and secondly, to examine influences of neck and dome sizes of aneurysms on the VER and the angiographical treatment result, and thirdly, to(More)
High-grade (World Health Organization grades II and III) meningiomas grow aggressively and recur frequently, resulting in a poor prognosis. Assessment of tumor malignancy before treatment initiation is important. We attempted to determine predictive factors for high-grade meningioma on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging before surgery. We reviewed 65(More)
OBJECT Fluorescence-guided surgery using 5-aminolevulinic acid (5-ALA) has been broadly recognized as a beneficial tool for the resection of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Fluorescence in the ventricular walls, which were apparently free of macroscopic tumor or MR imaging enhancement indicative of CSF dissemination, was detected during surgery for GBM. To(More)