Osamu Akiyama

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A 61-year-old man presented with a rare pleural malignant mesothelioma of the spine manifesting as progressive weakness of the bilateral lower extremities, numbness in the body and both legs, and dysfunction of the bladder and bowel. He had previous occupational exposure to asbestos while working at a car repair shop and had undergone right(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the length variation of the posterior auricular artery and propose a novel classification of the posterior auricular artery based on angiographical appearance. PATIENTS AND METHODS A series of 234 consecutive patients who had undergone conventional cerebral angiography was analyzed. The posterior auricular artery was examined on the(More)
OBJECTIVE A Sylvian fissure arachnoid cyst (SAC) is a well-recognized location for an intracranial arachnoid cyst in the pediatric population. For those cysts, which can rupture and be accompanied by a subdural hygroma or hematoma, several treatment modalities have been reported. We report clinical and radiological outcome of fenestration of these cysts by(More)
A 57-year-old woman suffered sudden onset of thunderclap headache after exposure to phenylpropanolamine (PPA), and subsequently developed posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) complicated by occipital intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) with cerebral vasoconstriction. PPA is well known to be associated with ICH and vasoconstriction, but this case(More)
A 45-year-old female developed mild dysesthesia and swelling, followed by ptosisand trigeminal pain, in the right side of the face. Her past medical history was unremarkable, and she had not been aware of any infectious sign. A local otolaryngologist administered glucocorticoid therapy that resolved the face pain, but the ptosis persisted. Neurological(More)
A 25-year-old male presented with unilateral retroorbital dysesthesia persisting for 2 weeks followed by progressive palpebral ptosis without preceding trauma, paranasal sinus surgery, or infectious signs. Neuroophthalmological inspection revealed mildly increased intraocular pressure and exophthalmos on the affected side, without conjunctival chemosis,(More)
Abdominal abscess is a rare shunt-related complication with few reported cases. A 6-year-old female presented with a large staphylococcal abdominal abscess manifesting as abdominal distension without significant clinical signs or blood and cerebrospinal fluid findings of infection. The patient had undergone repeated surgeries for craniopharyngioma at 2(More)
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