Sle-Gee Lee

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OBJECTIVE To demonstrate the cause of and optimal treatment for recurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in cases where veins were observed to be the offending vessels during the initial microvascular decompression (MVD) procedure. METHODS An electronic search of patient records from 1988 to 1998 revealed that 393 patients were treated with MVD for TN caused(More)
A technique for achieving a combined pterional (subfrontal) and anterior temporal exposure for aneurysms of the upper basilar complex is described. The technique is not new, but it does involve several modifications not previously described. A standard pterional skin incision that extends below the zygoma just anterior to the tragus is used. The skin flap(More)
The ability of hemodilution to lower blood viscosity and increase cerebral blood flow has been proven experimentally; however, the optimum hematocrit for maximum oxygen delivery to ischemic brain tissue is not known, and a study was designed to determine this. Fifty dogs were selected for inclusion in the study using criteria based on changes in(More)
Cerebral ischemia can result in varying degrees of tissue damage. Conditions of severe ischemia can produce extensive areas of irreversible injury, whereas in conditions of moderate ischemia, tissue damage may be reversible, as in the region of the ischemic penumbra. The reversibility of tissue damage in the penumbral region is of clinical interest, because(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Neurenteric cysts are very rare (particularly in the adult age group) congenital intraspinal cysts of endodermal origin. The patient described was a 48-year-old man who was diagnosed as having an isolated thoracic neurenteric cyst at the T5-T6 level, without a mediastinal enterogenous cyst. Radiological studies demonstrated multiple(More)
Thirteen cases of CNS hemangioblastoma were examined with the immunoperoxidase technique for glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) to determine if there were astrocytic elements among the "stromal cells" of these tumors. In six cases, includinng two leptomeningeal hemangioblastomas, none of the stromal cells were positive on GFAP stain. Seven cases,(More)
During a Korean mushroom diversity survey from 2011 to 2014, we found one new Xylaria species (X. ripicola sp. nov.) and one Xylaria species that had not been previously observed in Korea (X. tentaculata). To confirm the phylogenetic placement of the new species, we conducted a phylogenetic investigation based on internal transcribed spacer regions of(More)
A novel 21-aminosteroid (U-74389G), a new potent antioxidant, was evaluated for its protective effect on transient global cerebral ischemia. Ischemia was induced by 20 minutes of four-vessel occlusion in adult male Wistar rats. Injection of 21-aminosteroid (U-74389G, 5 mg/kg intraperitoneally injected) was repeated three times. The second injection was(More)
Neurotransmitter release during cerebral ischemia has been extensively studied and is thought to play a key role in excitotoxic neuronal death. The changes in neurotransmitter release and its metabolism may reflect changes in cellular metabolism during ischemia. The purpose of this study is to assess alterations in extracellular dopamine and serotonin and(More)