Shigetaka Okamoto

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OBJECTIVE Familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP), which is a fatal disorder inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, is characterized by systemic accumulation of polymerized transthyretin (TTR) in the peripheral nerves and systemic organs. Liver transplantation has become an accepted treatment of this disorder because it stops the major production of(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with amyloidogenic transthyretin (ATTR) Tyr114Cys develop amyloid deposits in cerebral blood vessels, cerebral hemorrhage, and rapidly progressive dementia that presents with hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). However, no treatment has been identified for CAA. Although liver transplantation has become an acceptable treatment of(More)
OBJECTIVES Because there have been no standard methods to determine pre-operatively the thickness of resection of the proximal tibia in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), information about the relationship between the change of limb alignment and the joint line elevation would be useful for pre-operative planning. The purpose of this study was to(More)
Internal Carotid Artery (ICA)-ophthalmic artery aneurysms are relatively rare aneurysms, constitute 0.3% to 1% of intracranial aneurysms and 0.9% to 6.5% of aneurysms of the ICA. Including them, large and giant aneurysms developing around the optic nerve sometimes press it and make it thin, but rarely penetrate it. There have been very few reports that they(More)
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