Natsuhi Sasaki

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A 3-month-old girl of Japanese parents presented with a left oblique facial cleft (Tessier number 4 cleft). It extended from the area lateral to the Cupid’s bow, through the cheek on the lateral side of the ala nasi, to the medial side of the lacrimal punctum of the lower eyelid. As a result, the left lower eyelid was split, resulting in marked ectropion.(More)
Coronary artery bypass grafting using the right gastroepiploic artery and cholecystectomy were simultaneously performed on a 62-year-old woman with both angina pectoris and cholecystolithiasis, with good results being obtained. No case of combined surgery with such coronary bypass has been reported yet. The present simultaneous surgery from our recent(More)
The pathophysiological mechanism of chorea as a presentation of pediatric moyamoya disease remains unknown, although ischemia is suspected as a likely cause. The authors describe two cases of pediatric moyamoya disease, both of which presented with hemichorea in the stable phase after successful bypass surgery. Cerebral blood flow was almost normal in one(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with advanced-stage cancer, systemic thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for hyperacute ischemic stroke is not strictly off-label, but it is at higher risk of complications (including bleeding). CASE REPORT A 71-year-old male with unrecognizable malignancy developed a hemispheric ischemic stroke and received(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative endovascular embolization of intracranial meningiomas denatures the tumor tissue, reduces intraoperative blood loss, and facilitates surgical removal. However, as most meningiomas are surgically removed within a few days after embolization, the effect of long-term volume reduction of the tumor due to the endovascular embolization(More)
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