Ryoko Egashira

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We report three patients with a cerebrovascular accident studied serially by MRI, including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). In case 1, DWI 1 day after the onset of left frontoparietal cortical infarcts showed no abnormal signal in the left corticospinal tract. DWI 12 days after onset showed high signal in the corticospinal tract, interpreted as early(More)
In this pictorial review, we illustrate acquired diseases or conditions of the corpus callosum that may be found by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the brain, including infarction, bleeding, diffuse axonal injury, multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, Marchiafava-Bignami disease, glioblastoma, gliomatosis cerebri, lymphoma,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to review the clinical, pathologic, and MRI findings of mediastinal neurogenic tumors according to the three tumor origins: the peripheral nerves, sympathetic ganglia, and paraganglia. CONCLUSION MRI findings reflect pathologic features of mediastinal neurogenic tumors. Integrating consideration of age and(More)
BACKGROUND Pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) is a rare idiopathic interstitial pneumonia defined by pleural and subpleural parenchymal fibrosis predominantly in the upper lobes. Although the radiological and pathological characteristics of PPFE have become increasingly recognized, its pulmonary physiological features are not well understood. METHODS(More)
Carotid-anterior cerebral artery anastomosis is a rare anomaly of the anterior part of the circle of Willis. We report here magnetic resonance (MR) angiographic findings in 2 patients with this anomaly. MR angiographic source images are useful in evaluating the anatomical details of this anomaly. Including the 2 present cases, 27 patients with this anomaly(More)
Myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (MPO-ANCA) is a well known marker for small vessel vasculitis. Recent reports have demonstrated that interstitial pneumonia (IP) may rarely be associated with serum MPO-ANCA. Yet, little is known about the histological features. We reviewed surgical lung biopsy from nine patients with IP of uncertain(More)
BACKGROUND Recent agents, that is, pemetrexed and bevacizumab, have shown reproductive negative association between squamous histology. According to these agents' effectiveness, ruling out of the squamous histology is a significant issue for surgical pathologists. Several articles have proposed the distinction of peripheral type from central type of(More)
The authors describe 2 cases in which thymoma spontaneously regressed. The first patient was a 49-year-old woman with myasthenia gravis. A chest radiograph on admission showed an anterior mediastinal mass that spontaneously decreased in size as shown on a radiograph obtained 2 weeks later. Surgical removal of the mass was performed and the histopathologic(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Many lung diseases arise as the consequence of inhalational injury. When pathogenic materials are inhaled, it is possible that their clearance routes become the main focus of injury in the lung. Lymphatic clearance is important in the removal from the lung of small inhaled particles. The leak of toxic agents from the lymphatic flow(More)
We describe herein magnetic resonance (MR) features of ipsilateral mamillary body atrophy after infarction of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) territory. During the period May 2000 through July 2004, 13 patients with infarction of the PCA territory underwent cranial MR imaging in the chronic stage. Two 1.5-T scanners were used to obtain axial T1- and(More)