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Recent experimental data have shown that levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) increase after traumatic brain injury (TBI), degrading components of the basal lamina disrupting the blood-brain barrier. However, the post-traumatic secretion patterns of MMP-9 in humans are unknown. We measured the concentration of MMP-9 in plasma after TBI at the same(More)
We report a case of cerebellar venous angioma and parietal sinus pericranii. Venous angioma is classified as a developmental venous anomaly (DVA) because it is not a neoplasm but a variant that develops during embryogenesis. Sinus pericranii should be classified as extradural-type DVA. Although there have been few reports of association between these(More)
A rare case of childhood subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is reported. A 5-year-old boy presented with SAH. A cerebral angiogram showed obstruction of the first segment of the left anterior cerebral artery (A1). The A1 was surgically trapped to prevent rebleeding. Proliferation of myofibroblasts was revealed in the intima of the A1. Cerebral infarction(More)
The authors present a very rare case of benign fibrous histiocytoma of the skull with increased intracranial pressure caused by sinus occlusion. A 33-year-old woman was referred for investigation of a right occipital protrusion with tenderness and double vision. She had only mild divergence insufficiency and bilateral papilledema neurologically. Imaging(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) morphometry and cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, and determine the viability of such measurements for predicting cerebral outcome. The subjects were 26 patients with histories of cardiopulmonary resuscitation who had subsequently developed(More)
This retrospective study investigated the functional outcomes of patient with glioblastoma receiving radical surgery before and after the adoption of the navigation-guided fence-post (NGFP) procedure and neurophysiological monitoring. We investigated 42 glioblastoma patients receiving radical surgery in our institute between 1980 and 2005. Of the 42(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to establish a treatment strategy for patients with cavernous angiomas and have seizures. METHODS We analyzed retrospectively 31 patients with cavernous angiomas presenting with seizures. Of the 31 patients, 15 (11 men, 4 women) had been treated medically (the medical group) and 16 (11 men, 5 women) had been treated(More)
A 12-year-old girl had the hair on the right side of her head pulled during a quarrel, after which a subgaleal hematoma (SGH) developed over her right cranium. The subcutaneous swelling progressed to the forehead, and a marked exophthalmos then developed on the left side. The bilateral, liquefied SGH was removed surgically, and two drainage catheters(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of surgery for spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage with that of medical treatment, based on data from the Japan Stroke Registry Study. METHODS From 1999 to 2001, 1010 patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage were registered in the Japan Standard Stroke Registry Study from 45 stroke(More)
Thrombolytic therapy with intravenous and intra-arterial recombinant tissue-type plasminogen activator (rtPA) has been established for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. However, tPA has also been suggested to have neurotoxic effects. The purpose of this study was to examine direct neurotoxicity of rtPA in vivo. The animals (Wistar rats) were divided(More)