Nozomi Tsuji

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A case is reported of recurring or multiple spinal meningioma and focuses again on the incomplete information at present available regarding this class of meningioma. Repeated operations were performed earlier in the extradural space at C2 and an intradural tumour at the same level was completely removed. After a six year interval, we diagnosed an(More)
AIM To clarify the diagnostic impact of liver fibrosis except for cirrhosis identified using shear wave elastography (SWE) in chronic hepatitis C (CHC) patients, and to compare the performance in diagnosing liver fibrosis among SWE and liver fibrosis indices. METHODS A total of 55 CHC patients who underwent liver biopsy were analyzed. The diagnostic(More)
BACKGROUND The ATP binding cassette (ABC) family acts as efflux pumps and some members are related to chemoresistance in breast cancer. The clinical role of ABCF2 expression, a member of the ABC family, was analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred and ninety-one patients with breast cancer were enrolled. The median follow-up term was 76 months. ABCF2(More)
A case of coexisting moyamoya disease and craniopharyngioma in an 8-year-old boy is reported. The patient had been suffering from recurrence of transient right hemiparesis with headache and vomiting during the three years before admission. After the diagnosis of both moyamoya disease and craniopharyngioma, evacuation of the cystic fluid of the(More)
There is a controversy on the surgical treatment for the so-called cervical herniated disc. Recently operators choosing the anterior approach have increased in more and more. However, considering the historical view of the treatment of disc disease, it is obvious that the posterior approach is also an important method, especially in the cases combined with(More)
AIM To clarify the value of gray-scale ultrasound (US) combined with contrast-enhanced US (CEUS) with perflubutane in diagnosing early hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A total of 57 surgically resected, well differentiated HCCs were analyzed. Hepatocellular carcinomas were macroscopically diagnosed as vaguely nodular or distinctly nodular types,(More)