Seiji Tajiri

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A 64 year-old woman with a diagnosis of lung adenocarcinoma was admitted to our neurosurgical division in February, 2007, suffering from severe headache and dizziness. Systemic chemotherapy had been repeated for multiple metastases to the bone and cerebral cortex since 7 months before. Reexamination with MRI revealed mild hydrocephalus without cortical(More)
BACKGROUND Leptomeningeal metastasis-related hydrocephalus causes distress to patients with end-stage cancer through headache and other symptoms by elevating intracranial pressure, thus reducing quality of life. Ventriculoperitoneal shunt has been used as a treatment option in palliative care. We review four cases of patients who underwent lumboperitoneal(More)
We report the case of an elderly woman with malignant meningioma and atrial fibrillation who started taking anticoagulants after an ischemic stroke and subsequently developed intratumoral hemorrhage. Further studies are required to confirm whether a particular anticoagulant agent is suitable for patients with brain tumor and atrial fibrillation.
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