Takuhiro Hotta

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BACKGROUND To develop an effective therapeutic strategy for patients with diencephalic pilocytic astrocytomas (PA), we must understand the long-term effects and problems of conventional treatments. METHODS We performed a retrospective follow-up of four infants with PA in the diencephalon. CONCLUSION The initial treatment consisted of partial tumor(More)
Supratentorial hemangioblastoma is encountered very rarely. About 80 cases in all have been reported. The authors present a case of supratentorial hemangioblastoma in the thalamus with gradually enlarging cysts. The patient was a 45-year-old man with complaints of left hemiparesis and headache. Computed tomographic scans of the brain showed a cystic mass(More)
A case of ganglioglioma of the optic pathway associated with congenital exophthalmos and strabismus is presented. Since the tumor extended from the right optic nerve to the right geniculate body, it was diagnosed as an optic glioma before operation. However, optic nerve biopsy showed that the lesion was a ganglioglioma. Although a literature review yielded(More)
Reports of spontaneous rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst are extremely rare. Five cases of spontaneous rupture of a craniopharyngioma cysts are reported. Clinical symptoms included chemical meningitis in three patients, alleviation of headache in one, and improvement in a visual disturbance in one. Reduction in cyst size was confirmed by computed(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of rituximab monotherapy in Japanese patients with relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell lymphoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty-eight patients were treated with rituximab at 375 mg/m(2) by eight consecutive weekly infusions. Pretreatment variables affecting overall response rate (ORR) and(More)
Activity of the DNA repair protein O6-alkylguanine-DNA alkyltransferase (AGT) is an important determinant of responsiveness of tumor cells to chloroethylnitrosoureas (CENUs), representative chemotherapeutic agents for primary malignant gliomas. In order to assess the real states of this repair protein in human malignant gliomas, we assayed AGT activity in(More)
Compression of the crus cerebri against the free edge of the tentorium contralateral to a supratentorial mass, the so-called Kernohan's notch, can be a cause of false localizing sign. Kernohan's notch has been thoroughly studied clinically and pathologically, but not radiographically. The authors describe a case of left chronic subdural hematoma, which(More)
The features of intracranial germ-cell tumor with synchronous lesions in the pineal and suprasellar regions (GCTSPS) in six patients were investigated. GCTSPS accounted for 12.8% of all germ-cell tumors (GCT) in our brain tumor study group. In all cases, the initial symptoms were attributable to the suprasellar lesion, and symptoms due to the pineal GCT(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative differential diagnosis of interhemispheric cysts is sometimes difficult. CASE DESCRIPTION We recently experienced a case of symptomatic interhemispheric arachnoid cyst in a 62-year-old woman. We reviewed interhemispheric arachnoid cysts in the elderly and the management of symptomatic interhemispheric arachnoid cysts in elderly(More)
To estimate brain damage after cardiac arrest, the concentrations of neuron specific enolase (NSE), GTP-binding protein (G0 alpha), 28 kDa calbindin-D, S100b protein, and creatine kinase BB (CK-BB) in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were determined by enzyme immunoassays. Ten mongrel dogs were subjected to 30 min of circulatory arrest at normal body(More)