Takayuki Mizunari

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The authors report a case in which a germinoma in the pineal body displayed spontaneous regression after placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. Spontaneous regression of malignant tumors is extremely rare, occurring in only one of 60,000 to 100,000 patients. Although in rare cases spontaneous regression is known to occur in patients with testicular(More)
The development of vertebral artery (VA) dissecting aneurysm after trapping of the contralateral VA is rare, and rupture of angiographically occult VA dissecting aneurysms immediately after trapping is even less common. A 39-year-old man suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by rupture of a left VA dissecting aneurysm. The VA was trapped and the left(More)
BACKGROUND Transluminal balloon angioplasty (TBA) has come into wide use for management of symptomatic cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). The long-term effects of TBA in this clinical context on cerebral blood flow (CBF) and the functional properties of the arterial wall after aneurysmal SAH remain controversial. We therefore studied(More)
A case of iatrogenic intracranial artery dissection is reported. A 52-year-old female developed severe headache and nausea. Brain CT showed diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage. On admission, carotid angiography revealed an aneurysm in the right middle cerebral artery and the intact right internal carotid artery. The aneurysm was clipped successfully. Carotid(More)
The effect of edaravone as an inhibitor of ischemic brain damage in addition to routine treatment was retrospectively examined in 70 patients with lacunar infarction who were admitted within 24 hours of symptom onset. Clinical status was assessed using the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS). The modified Rankin Scale (MRS) was used to assess(More)
A case is presented of fenestration of the vertebral artery in a 36-year-old woman who had various neurological symptoms with Basedow's disease. We also review 7 cases from the literature. Our patient had had occipital neuralgia and numbness of the left side of the neck and left upper limb several weeks before admission. On admission she had(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebrospinal fluid leakage and meningitis caused by frontal sinus (FS) exposure are characteristic complications of bifrontal craniotomy used for treating skull base tumors and anterior communicating artery aneurysms. Prevention of these complications is of utmost importance. We describe in detail our procedure for sealing exposed FSs during(More)
We aim to present and discuss clinical outcomes of preoperative liquid embolization of hemangioblastomas (HB) using N-butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA). From 1999 through 2010, 19 patients presenting with symptoms of vertigo and/or headaches were diagnosed with HB based on preoperative magnetic resonance imaging and cerebral angiographic findings at our(More)
OBJECTIVE The Japanese have higher levels of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in their diets. These facts may contribute to the lower rates of atherosclerosis in Japanese. The purposes of this study were to assess the PUFA levels in patients with subtypes of acute ischemic stroke and(More)
AIM In surgeries involving clamping, opening and repairing the carotid artery such as carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and proximal anastomosis at radial artery (RA) grafting, back-bleeding, often due to insufficient occlusion of the ascending pharyngeal artery (APA), must be avoided. In 96% of cases the APA originates at the dorsal side of the external carotid(More)