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Intracranial malignant solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is very rare. It was identified in a 39-year-old female patient who underwent malignant transformation over 6 months. MRI revealed an 8 × 5 × 6 cm mass with heterogenous strong enhancement in the left occipital lobe. Histologic findings and immunophenotype (positive for CD34, bcl-2 and vimentin, and(More)
Human hepatocyte growth factor (hHGF) is the most potent mitogen identified for alveolar type II cells, and may have other important functions in the repair of the alveolar epithelium and compensatory lung growth. A study was conducted to evaluate the changes of serum hHGF levels in patients who underwent thoracic surgical procedures. The patients comprised(More)
OBJECTIVE There has been inconsistency about definition of the temporal stem despite of several descriptions demonstrating its microanatomy using fiber dissection and/or diffusion tensor tractography. This study was designed to clarify three dimensional configurations of the temporal stem. METHODS The fronto-temporal regions of several formalin-fixed(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to understand 3D relationships of white matter fibers and subcortical areas of gray matter in the central core. METHODS The lateral and medial aspects of 4 cerebral hemispheres were dissected, applying the fiber dissection technique under the microscope. RESULTS The central core between the insula and midline(More)
Upward migration of the peritoneal catheter of a subgaleo-peritoneal (SP) shunt and coiling into the subgaleal space is an extremely rare complication of a SP shunt. A 32-year-old male patient visited our hospital presenting with a large skull defect due to a prior craniectomy performed elsewhere. The patient underwent a cranioplasty with methylmetacrylate,(More)
Kissing aneurysms, a particular type of multiple aneurysm are rare. A kissing aneurysms was identified at the distal anterior cerebral artery (ACA) in a 59-year-old male patient diagnosed with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The use of three-dimensional intracranial CT angiograms revealed that kissing aneurysms (that is, an aneurysm with a bilateral(More)
AIM Complete remission rates in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) using anticholine esterases, immunosuppressive drugs, and medical therapy methods like plasmapheresis are low. Because high levels of complete remission and advantages are reported after thymectomy this surgical method is widely used in patients with MG. METHODS The preoperative status(More)
OBJECTIVE Spinal dysraphism defects span wide spectrum. Wound dehiscence is a common postoperative complication, and is a challenge in the current management of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and wound healing. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the risks of CSF-related morbidity in the surgical treatment of spinal dysraphism. METHODS Ten patients(More)
It is well known that spontaneous thrombosis in giant cerebral aneurysm is common. However, spontaneous obliteration of a non-giant and unruptured cerebral aneurysm has been reported to be rare and its pathogenic mechanism is not clear. We describe a case with rare vascular phenomenon and review the relevant literatures.