Tatsuro Aoyama

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We have developed a novel airway apparatus, AirWay Scope, which we have used in the orotracheal intubation of 10 consecutive patients requiring general anesthesia before neurosurgical procedures. The characteristic shape of the introducer (INTLOCK), the tube guiding function and the sighting device of the AirWay Scope has possibility to facilitate tracheal(More)
A 12-year-old girl presented with complaints of headache, lethargy, photophobia, and fever. Cerebrospinal fluid examination revealed bacterial meningitis. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed a cystic lesion with peripheral enhancement in the pituitary fossa. The patient underwent transnasal-transsphenoidal surgery (TSS). The diagnosis was pituitary(More)
Navigation systems have become essential tools in neurosurgery. Precise registration is indispensable for the accuracy of navigation. The rapid and precise registration by surface matching on the facial skin is possible using the landmarks of the face in the supine position. On the other hand, incomplete registration often occurs in the lateral or prone(More)
OBJECTIVE Total removal of neurinomas is generally an achievable goal that yields good results; however, dumbbell-shaped neurinomas often present challenges for complete resection. Some extensive surgical approaches for complete removal have been reported to lead to severe complications. Therefore, the surgical strategy for dumbbell-shaped neurinomas is(More)
A 23-year-old man presented with a mass in the pineal region and obstructive hydrocephalus. A neuroendoscopic biopsy for the lesion, ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting, and focal irradiation were conducted as initial treatment. Histological diagnosis of the biopsy specimen was germinoma. He underwent further irradiation and two tumor resections.(More)
Scissoring of the cerebral aneurysm clip blades is a rare but potentially devastating complication of clipping surgery and results in aneurysm neck injury inducing rupture and/or cerebral infarction. Scissoring has been reported using titanium straight clips. Here we present two unusual cases of crossing of the blades of titanium bayonet clips by a(More)
Isolated primary malignant lymphoma rarely arises from the anterior visual pathway. A 59-year-old previously healthy man presented with progressive, painless, bilateral visual disturbance. Neurological imaging revealed an enhancing mass arising from the optic chiasm. Open biopsy was carried out under monitoring of visual evoked potentials and a(More)
OBJECT The object of this study was to evaluate the radiographic characteristics of C-2 using multiplanar CT measurements for anchor screw placement in patients with C-1 assimilation (C1A). Insertion of a C-2 pedicle screw in the setting of C1A is relatively difficult and technically demanding, and there has been no report about the optimal sizes of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Burn injuries associated with excessive heating of medical metallic devices have been reported, but a definite mechanism for magnetic resonance imaging-induced heating remains unresolved. The aim of this study is to evaluate temperature elevation of metallic wires, aneurysm clips, and clips attached to metallic wires under 3.0-T magnetic resonance(More)
Surgery for ventrally seated thoracic tumors requires an anatomically specific approach that is distinct from cervical or lumbar spinal cord surgery as the narrower spinal canal of the thoracic spinal cord makes it sensitive to surgical procedures. However, reports describing this operative technique are few. To obtain a wide operative field and minimize(More)