Takuo Hashimoto

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A rare case of solitary fibrous tumor, located wholly within the fourth ventricle, is reported. A 57-year-old male presented with headache and nausea. The preoperative magnetic resonance images revealed a well circumscribed mass in the fourth ventricle that exhibited a low intensity on T1-weighted images and homogeneously enhanced with gadolinium. Vertebral(More)
We have treated undifferentiated mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells with all-trans retinoic acid (RA) to induce differentiation in vitro into neuron-like cells with good cell viability for use as a graft. Furthermore, we asked whether the RA-induced neuron-like cells restored neurological dysfunction. To this end, the cells were transplanted into right(More)
Mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells were transfected with a MASH1 expression vector and G418-resistant cells were selected. The MASH1-transfected cells became neuron-like appearance and expressed betaIIItubulin and panNCAM. Glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and galactocerebroside (GalC)-expressing cells were rarely detected. Half of the neural cells(More)
The efficacy of intravenous administration of 400 mg carboplatin/m(2) body surface area over 60 minutes combined with hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) therapy (0.2 MPa for 60 min) was investigated in 6 Japanese patients (aged 36-67 years) with malignant or brainstem gliomas. Plasma ultra-filtrate samples were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography(More)
Intracerebral metastasis in osteosarcoma is extremely rare. A 14-year-old girl who had previously been operated upon for osteosarcoma of the femur presented with seizures and left hemiparesis. A right parietal lesion with calcification and brain oedema was found. After resection of the mass, pathology revealed an osteosarcoma metastasis.
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance-guided PLDD has been performed for patients with single-level contained focal disk herniation. We investigated the clinical results of our PLDD practice in reference to the site of the needle tip. METHODS Thirty-two patients (24 male patients and 8 female patients; mean age, 35 years) who presented with low back pain and(More)
Traumatic lesions of the brain stem are of two types: primary, which are considered to be caused at the moment of impact, and secondary, associated with supratentorial mass lesion. Of the 239 patients with a serious head injury who showed a severe disturbance of consciousness upon admisision and who had CT scan carried out immediately, 21 cases were(More)
Both leucovorin (LV) and cisplatin (cis-dichlorodiammine platinum II, CDDP) act as modulators of 5-fluorouracil (5-FUra) by increasing the intracellular concentration of reduced folate. We measured intracellular folate levels following the administration of LV or cisplatin in tumor-bearing rats to determine the optimal schedules for their use as 5-FUra(More)
We induced neural cells by treating cynomolgus monkey embryonic stem (ES) cells with retinoic acid. The treated cells mainly expressed betaIIItubulin. They further differentiated into neurons expressing neurofilament middle chain (NFM) in elongated axons. Half of the cells differentiated into Islet1+ motoneurons in vitro. The monkey ES-derived neural cells(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION Pituicytoma is a rare neoplasm of the neurohypophysis. To the best of our knowledge there have been no reports of pituicytoma in which long-term magnetic resonance imaging observation was performed. We calculated the doubling time of the tumor volume and described the growth pattern of a pituicytoma. CASE PRESENTATION A(More)