Natsuko Matsumura

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Neuropsychological data in humans demonstrated a pivotal role of the medial temporal lobe, including the hippocampal formation (HF) and the parahippocampal gyrus (PH), in allocentric (environment-centered) spatial learning and memory. In the present study, the functional significance of the monkey HF and PH neurons in allocentric spatial processing was(More)
It is well known that Down's syndrome is sometimes associated with leukemia. However, there have been only a few case reports of a relationship between Down's syndrome and brain tumors. We report 2 cases with histological diagnoses of germinoma. The 1st case was a 10-year-old boy with Down's syndrome complaining of seizure and left hemiparesis. Computed(More)
Neuronavigation has become an effective therapeutic modality and is used routinely for intra-axial tumor removal. This retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the clinical impact of neuronavigation and image-guided extensive resection for adult patients with supratentorial malignant astrocytomas. Between 1990 and 2002, 76 adult patients with(More)
Spinal intramedullary teratoma is a rare tumor. We report a case of intramedullary teratoma of the conus medullaris with spina bifida. A 5-year-old boy was admitted to our hospital for removal of a lumbosacral tumor sited in an intramedullary location at the conus medullaris, which was totally resected with neuroendoscopic assistance. The pathological(More)
A 33-year-old male showed multiple pigmented patches on his trunk and extremities after he took tranexamic acid for common cold. He stated that similar eruptions appeared when he was treated with tranexamic acid for influenza 10 months before. Patch test showed positive results at 48 h and 72 h by 1% and 10% tranexamic acid at the lesional skin only. To our(More)
navigation requires more than the hippocampal spatial signal: It also entails decision-making, goal-directed behaviors, sensory-motor integration , and other cognitive processes (mediated by brain structures such as the striatum, cerebellum, and prefrontal and parietal cortices). Thus, to elucidate the neural basis of real-life navigation in bats (27, 29),(More)
An infantile case of surgically resected brain stem cavernous angioma is presented. This 21-month-old boy was admitted to our department after repeated severe pontine hemorrhage. A deeplying lesion with hematoma was successfully removed via the IV ventricle approach. Few infantile cases of this lesion have been presented previously, and the approaches to(More)
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