Takashi Ishibashi

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To evaluate the excitabilities of the transcortical loop in patients with dentatorubral-pallidoluysian atrophy (DRPLA), we studied somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) and evoked EMG responses (V1 and V2) in 10 patients and age-matched controls. In addition, the facilitatory effects of somatosensory inputs on motor evoked potentials (MEPs) were studied in(More)
We report our experience with thoracoscopy used for the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax and idiopathic emphysematous bullae. Fifty-one patients with pneumothorax were admitted to the hospital and received a pleurography and CT scanning before thoracoscopy. End-GIA resection or end-loop ligation were used alone or in combination, with or without laser(More)
Self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement has been practiced in several hospitals in Japan, including ours, since January 2012. Here, we report the case of an 82-year-old Japanese man who presented to the hospital with a 1-week history of right hypochondrial pain. Computed tomography (CT) findings indicated colorectal cancer. The laboratory findings(More)
We herein report a case of anaplastic carcinoma of the pancreas arising in an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). A 68-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to our hospital complaining of fatigue. Computed tomography revealed an irregular mass in the pancreatic head, which displayed high-signal intensity on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance(More)
We herein describe the case of a 70-year-old female patient diagnosed with pancreatic carcinoma. An abdominal enhanced computed tomography scan revealed a poorly enhanced mass (17mm×15mm in size) in the pancreatic head. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography revealed stenosis of the main pancreatic and common bile ducts caused by a mass-neighboring(More)
Here, we describe the case of a 58-year-old woman diagnosed with massive splenomegaly with a malignant lymphoma that had a maximum diameter of 24cm. Splenectomy was indicated because of thrombocytopenia and abdominal distention. Therefore, a balloon catheter was inserted preoperatively through the splenic artery for embolization and continuous infusion to(More)
A 71-year-old man developed dysarthria and difficulty of swallowing in December 1997. He was diagnosed as having the bulbar type of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In November 1998, he was admitted to our hospital to undergo treatment for bulbar palsy and respiratory discomfort. In January 1999, ventilatory support (synchronous intermittent mandatory(More)
A 37-year-old man with alcoholic polyneuropathy showed involuntary movement as intermittent flexion-extension or abduction-adduction of his toes identical to "painful legs and moving toes (PLMT)" and muscle cramps. Regarding the sequential spreading of PLMT and cramps from unilateral to contralateral leg muscles and phasic discharges observed by a needle(More)
We report a patient with pontine infarction who showed non-paralytic pontine exotropia (NPPE) with alternating exotropia. An 81-year old woman developed diplopia and gait disturbance. On the fourth day, she was admitted to our hospital. Oculomotor findings on admission showed that the ocular position of the left eye on forward gaze was fixed at the midline,(More)
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