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 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)
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)
The role of multi-detector-row computed tomographic angiography (MDCTA) in spinal vascular malformations has not yet been determined. We present a report on a short series of spinal arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) evaluated by MDCTA. With 4-row and 16-row MDCTA, three cases of spinal dural AVF and one case of perimedullary AVF were examined. Each case was also(More)
Of 27 patients with hypoplastic anemia treated between 1971 and 1974 with male hormone and protein-assimilating hormone, 3 developed superior sagittal sinus thrombosis (SSST). The clinical symptoms and signs and angiographic findings of SST were characteristic enough to allow an early diagnosis. Signs related to SST were seizures, hemiplegia, facial palsy,(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)
A 68-year-old male presented with choroid plexus carcinoma in the left lateral ventricle manifesting as dysarthria and gait disturbance. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a homogeneously enhanced mass in the trigone of the left lateral ventricle. Selective left posterior cerebral arteriography showed the tumor was fed by the left medial posterior choroidal(More)