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We measured cerebral glucose utilization and fluorodopa metabolism in the brain of patients with corticobasal degeneration using position emission tomography. The clinical pictures are distinctive, comprising features referable to both cerebral cortical and basal ganglionic dysfunctions. Brain images of glucose metabolism can demonstrate specific(More)
Six patients were treated with transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE). Three patients suffered from intractable genital bleeding; the other three patients were preoperative cases of a stage III adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix and two of these had gestational trophoblastic disease. Bleeding was stopped in all three cases of intractable hemorrhage;(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, adenitis) syndrome is unknown as yet. In order to understand whether genes implicated in other auto-inflammatory diseases might be involved in the pathogenesis of PFAPA, all variants in the genes causing familial Mediterranean fever (FMF), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)(More)
A 52-year-old male underwent right nephrectomy after a clinical diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. He suddenly lost consciousness 3 days after the nephrectomy and expired 3 weeks later. An autopsy revealed a hemangio-blastoma in the forehead skin. Multiple cysts, cyst-adenomas and an islet cell tumor were also identified in the pancreas. Considering the(More)
Thirty normal subjects were requested to add two numbers which were presented tachistoscopically. Two numbers were displayed either to one visual field or simultaneously one to the left and one to the right visual field. Arabic or Kanji numerals were used. Bilateral presentation was superior to unilateral presentation with both kinds of stimuli. In(More)
Superior vena cava syndrome mainly associated with malignant tumors, is usually resistant to any therapy. Although mechanical dilation of narrowed lumen is ideal for relief of symptoms, conventional balloon angioplasty has not been effective method. Surgical intervention is not a good choice in patients with advanced malignant tumors. Recently developed(More)
Here we report a case of bitemporal epilepsy that was well controlled after unilateral temporal lobectomy. The patient was a 31-year-old woman, who was born in an asphyxia state and had a history of a febrile convulsion. Complex partial seizure(CPS) preceded by abdominal aura appeared at the age of three. Despite anticonvulsant medication, the seizures(More)