Tatsuya Seguchi

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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)
OBJECT Neuroimages often reveal that the trigeminal or facial nerve comes in contact with vessels but does not produce symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) or hemifacial spasm (HFS). The authors conducted this study to determine how often the trigeminal and facial nerves came in contact with vessels in individuals not suffering from TN or HFS. They also(More)
A 38-year-old male presented with moyamoya disease. Occlusion of the bilateral proximal posterior cerebral arteries (PCAs) resulted in homonymous 3/4 (right half and left lower quadrant) anopsia and various mental symptoms. To prevent impending cortical blindness, revascularization to the right PCA was performed by occipital artery (OA) to calcarine artery(More)
OBJECTIVE Local brain herniation after removal of chronic subdural haematoma is extremely rare, especially in adult patients. This study reports a case of local brain herniation after partial membranectomy for organized chronic subdural haematoma. CASE REPORT A 77-year-old man presented with dysarthria and dysphasia caused by local brain herniation of the(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)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to evaluate cerebral aneurysm clips, and to know in more detail the characteristics of currently available clips in the 3-T magnetic field. METHODS According to the protocol recommended by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the authors conducted quantitative evaluation for displacement force and(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)
The authors report a rare case of overdrainage of the CSF caused by the malfunction of a Codman-Hakim programmable valve (CHPV) following a 3-T MR imaging procedure. Nine years ago this 72-year-old woman underwent ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement with a CHPV system for hydrocephalus due to subarachnoid hemorrhage. The postoperative course was uneventful(More)
BACKGROUND Nonpenetrating titanium clips create no suture holes and thereby reduce cerebrospinal fluid leakage after dural closure. However, no data exist regarding metallic artifacts caused by these clips during postoperative neuroimaging. We aimed to evaluate clip-related artifacts on postoperative magnetic resonance (MR) images of 17 patients who(More)