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The factors affecting outcome were analyzed in 1,064 patients, 621 males and 443 females aged 10 to 104 years (mean 46 +/- 23 years), with mild head injury (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score > or =14) but no neurological signs presenting within 6 hours after injury. Intracranial lesion was found in 4.7% (50/1,064), and 0.66% (7/1,064) required surgical(More)
OBJECTIVE We report the technique of three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) angiography with a two-dimensional CT image aiding in the early operation of ruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms. This combined image allows the prediction of the rupture point in the aneurysm and may reduce the risk of rupture during early clipping surgery. METHODS The(More)
Intra-arterial infusion (IA) of fasudil hydrochloride for cerebral vasospasm is performed in many institutions and is associated with few side effects. Nonetheless, as optimum dose and duration of action remain unknown, the present study aimed to clarify these variables. We performed intra-arterial injection of fasudil hydrochloride for eight patients with(More)
An early diagnosis of the outcome of patients with cerebrovascular disease is important for selecting the optimal treatment strategy. The purpose of this study was to estimate the prognosis of Wallerian degeneration on MRI in stroke patients with hemiparesis. The subjects consisted of 87 stroke patients, 50 hemorrhagic patients and 37 ischemic patients, who(More)
A 65-year-old man developed severe lumbago and a loss of appetite two months before presentation. A computerized tomograph at admission revealed soft tissue masses destroying the Th12, L4 and L5 vertebral bones. We diagnosed the lesions to be metastatic bone tumors, but the primary focus could not be determined. Just after the irradiation treatment,(More)
Chronic infectious diseases may increase the risk of stroke. We investigated whether periodontal disease was a risk factor for cerebral ischemia. A case-control study with 444 stroke patients, 194 hemorrhagic patients and 250 ischemic patients, and 164 hospital controls with nonvascular and noninflammatory neurological diseases, was performed. All subjects(More)
A 73-year-old male presented with diffuse mixed B cell lymphoma with involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) and testis manifesting as mild disorientation and aphasia. A left frontal cerebral mass and a right testicular tumor were found, and both lesions were surgically resected. Histological examination revealed diffuse mixed B cell type malignant(More)
A 49-year-old woman suffered hydrocephalus after subarachnoid hemorrhage, and underwent a lumboperitoneal(LP)shunt operation. X-ray imaging revealed that a spinal catheter inserted into the cranial side from L2/3 turned caudally at the Th12 level. Postoperative numbness and pain of the left buttocks and posterior femoral region persisted. The spinal(More)
OBJECTIVE A new method to harvest and skeletonize the superficial temporal artery (STA) using an ultrasonic scalpel is presented. The technique is simple and safe, and reduces bleeding. We also investigated histopathological changes in donor vessels and whether it is possible to shorten the time needed for STA harvesting using the ultrasonic scalpel. (More)
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