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OBJECT The purpose of this study was to clarify the effectiveness of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) in achieving a partial or complete remission of so-called radioresistant metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and to propose guidelines for optimal treatment METHODS During a 5-year period, 29 patients (19 male and 10 female) with 92 brain metastases(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the effectiveness of stereotactic radiosurgery for intracranial metastatic melanoma and to identify prognostic factors related to tumor control and survival that might be helpful in determining appropriate therapy. METHODS Twenty-four patients with intracranial metastases (115 lesions)(More)
Chordomas are rare tumors of the central nervous system and primarily occur in the extradural space. We report two patients with intracranial chordomas located in the region of the clivus that invaded the prepontine cisterns. The patients, 45 and 62 years old, had histories of cranial neuropathies and headache, respectively. Petrosal approaches were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cerebral blood oxygenation level is critical for following the evolution of stroke patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of measuring changes in blood oxygen levels for patients with acute stroke using SWI and to compare these changes with the patient's recovery over time. MATERIALS AND METHODS A(More)
INTRODUCTION The piriform cortex and cortical amygdala (PCA) and the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) are considered olfactory-related brain regions. This study aims to elucidate the normal volumes of PCA and OFC of each age groups (20.0-70.0 year old), and whether the volumes of PCA and OFC decline with increasing age and diminishing olfactory function. (More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluates prognostic factors influencing survival outcomes for 60 patients with permanent iodine-125 implants in the primary treatment of non-glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) high-grade gliomas. METHODS Stereotactic treatment planning aimed to encompass the contrast-enhancing rim of the tumor visualized by CT, with an initial dose rate(More)