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OBJECTIVE Evaluation of results of the neurofiberscopic biopsy of tumors of the pineal region and posterior third ventricle. METHODS From 2001 to 2004, 23 patients (mean age, 30.6 yr) with tumors located in the pineal region or posterior third ventricle underwent neurofiberscopic biopsy with simultaneous third ventriculostomy. The procedure was indicated(More)
OBJECT The authors report their investigation on the current status of neuroendoscopic biopsy for ventricular and paraventricular tumors as well as treatment for associated hydrocephalus in Japan. METHODS Patients who had undergone therapeutic neuroendoscopy between 2005 and 2009 were included in this study. The main items examined were age; sex;(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to evaluate an original neurofiberscope-guided strategy for the management of slit-ventricle syndrome that occurs after shunt placement. METHODS Between 1995 and 2003 15 patients with slit-ventricle syndrome (mean age 14.2 years) underwent endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) and shunt removal. During the initial(More)
A 46-year-old man presented with right hemiparesis. Cranial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed both an acute cerebral infarction in the territory of the left anterior cerebral artery (ACA) and a thin subarachnoid hemorrhage in the left superior frontal sulcus. MR angiography revealed stenosis at the A2 segment of the left ACA. MR cisternography was,(More)
Two elderly female patients with carotid-cavernous fistulas (CCFs) were treated by transvenous embolization through a transfemoral superior ophthalmic vein approach via the facial vein. Complete occlusion of CCFs was not achieved with this technique exclusively, but the technique was effective in these cases. This technique provides an alternative to other(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to be a mediator of angiogenesis and vascular permeability. A cystic component and haemorrhage are often found in pituitary adenomas. We assessed the VEGF expression based on immunohistochemical examinations in 48 pituitary adenomas. All the adenomas showed some VEGF immunoreactivity mainly in the cytoplasm(More)
BACKGROUND Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) often causes a prolongation of the corrected QT (QTc) interval during the acute phase. The aim of the present study was to examine independent risk factors for QTc prolongation in patients with SAH by means of multivariate analysis. METHOD We studied 100 patients who were admitted within 24 hours after onset of(More)
The present study was designed to assess the relationship between the presence of focal brain aedema and serum concentrations of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) or brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH). Serum levels of ANP and BNP were measured at six different time periods (Day 1, 2, 3, 4 to 7, 8 to 14, and 15 to(More)
We herein report three ischemic stroke patients who underwent emergency carotid artery stenting after receiving intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) treatment. All patients received antiplatelet medications immediately before stent placement for loading as well as dual antiplatelet therapy after stenting. Under high-dose and dual antiplatelet(More)
BACKGROUND The authors recently reported that nuclear accumulation of basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) demonstrated a significant correlation with recurrence of pituitary adenomas. The current study sought to determine whether nuclear bFGF accumulation was a predictor of survival in patients with astrocytic tumors. METHODS The authors examined 52(More)