Shinichi Okabe

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Sudden death is common in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA). In its early stages, the cerebellar presentation MSA-C can be indistinguishable from idiopathic late-onset cerebellar ataxia. We studied the hypoxic ventilatory response in MSA-C and idiopathic late-onset cerebellar ataxia patients. Six patients with idiopathic late-onset cerebellar(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of unclippable vertebral artery (VA) aneurysms incorporating the posterior inferior cerebellar artery with parent artery preservation is among one of the most formidable challenges for cerebrovascular microsurgery and endovascular surgery. We propose that intracranial VA reconstruction using an extracranial VA-to-intracranial VA(More)
A 28-year-old male presented with a low grade fever, decreased activity, left hemiparesis and signs of intracranial hypertension. CT showed a moderate hydrocephalus and a large irregular mass in the right temporoparietal region with garland-like enhancement after injection of the contract medium. These findings suggested a malignant brain tumor. MR images(More)
A 53-year-old male presented with a rare enterogenous cyst in the fourth ventricle associated with repeated ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction. Surgical excision of the cyst resolved the shunt problems. Electron microscopy findings of the surgical sample were microvilli covered with electron-dense coating materials, basement membrane, and several(More)
We report an 81-year-old man with hypoplastic atlas resulting in a severe stiff feeling in the bilateral shoulders, spastic tetraparesis, and hypesthesia below the C2 segment level of the spinal cord. These symptoms are compatible with compression of the high cervical cord. Neuroimaging studies revealed a narrowing of the spinal cord by compression of the(More)
Minimally invasive stereotactic radiation therapy has become one of the promising options for treating patients with intracranial diseases. Among the currently available instruments, the CyberKnife system (Accuray Inc., Sunnyvale, CA) is a unique apparatus equipped with image-guided target locating system. Because this system does not rely on rigid frame(More)
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