Takumi Abe

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The present study analyzed the impact of case volume on outcome after cerebral aneurysm clipping at all 382 core neurosurgical training centers certified by the Japan Neurosurgical Society. A survey requested information on all clipping surgeries for cerebral aneurysms performed during 2003. Among these centers, 369 (96.6%) responded to our request and data(More)
The aim of this short review is to inform about the possibilities and limits of transnasal microsurgery in acromegaly. The current reports on surgical remissions, according to the strict criteria with international consensus using age- and sex-related normal levels for insulin-like growth factor-I and suppression of growth hormone (GH) with oral glucose(More)
Evaluation of the cerebral circulation dynamics in patients with stroke soon after onset is extremely important for planning the optimum treatment. Perfusion computed tomography (CT) was evaluated in 118 patients with stroke within 10 hours of onset in whom initial CT showed no ischemic change. The mean transit time (MTT), cerebral blood flow (CBF), and(More)
Lymphocytic infundibulo-neurohypophysitis (LINH) was first reported by Saito et al. and Imura et al. as a cause of idiopathic central diabetes insipidus. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with a contrast medium demonstrates thickening of the pituitary stalk, enlargement of the neurohypophysis, or both with homogeneous enhancement. Histological examination(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to investigate the localization of VEGF in GH-secreting pituitary adenomas and to evaluate the characteristic differences of VEGF expression in relation to the clinical effect of preoperative treatment with octreotide. METHODS Fifty-six cases of GH-secreting adenomas, which were divided into three groups and three(More)
The venous variations of the galenic system were evaluated using three-dimensional computed tomography angiography (3D-CTA) to assess the influence on the occipital transtentorial approach in 150 patients who underwent 3D-CTA as a routine screening examination for cerebrovascular diseases. The variations of the vein of Galen with its tributaries, the(More)
Automation of proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in recent years has made it possible for MRS measurement to be performed in a shorter time than before, and the number of reports of its usefulness for the assessment of glioma malignancy has been increasing in the past several years. We studied the efficacy of proton MRS when used for glioma and(More)
We report a case of cerebellar tuberculoma presenting with headache, without any specific data. A 22-year-old male had headache for recent three months. Because of detection of the tubercle bacillus in his sputum, he was suspected the pulmonary tuberculosis and the tuberculous meningitis. On admission the cerebrospinal fluid revealed no abnormal data and(More)
The recently identified prolactin (PRL)-releasing peptide (PrRP) is the first hypothalamic peptide hormone found to operate as a ligand of an orphan receptor that specifically stimulates PRL production from the pituitary gland. However, its other biological functions remain unknown. Using immunohistochemistry, we examined the distribution of the PrRP(More)