Teruhito Aihara

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BACKGROUND We investigated the application of boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) to suitable cancers other than glioblastoma and melanoma. Head and neck malignancies were consequently selected as adaptable cancers. We reported the clinical results of our first case treated and discussed several advantages to the application of BNCT to head and neck(More)
We retrospectively review outcomes of applying boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) to unresectable advanced or recurrent head and neck cancers. Patients who were treated with BNCT for either local recurrent or newly diagnosed unresectable head or neck cancers between December 2001 and September 2007 were included. Clinicopathological characteristics and(More)
In this report, we describe a rare case of a malignant transformation in an ancient schwannoma arising in the right side of the neck of a 51-year-old man. The patient was referred to our hospital because of a mass that had been present for three years. The mass, measuring about 4 x 2 cm, was elastic and hard, relatively well demarcated, and movable upon(More)
CONCLUSIONS Routine embolization of the ipsilateral facial artery (FA) is effective because of the high success rate. The use of different embolic materials for the internal maxillary artery (IMA) and the FA was considered safe because of the absence of major complications. OBJECTIVE To evaluate outcomes of routine embolization of the FA as well as the(More)
A highly charged uranium (U) ion beam is produced from the RIKEN superconducting electron cyclotron resonance ion source using 18 and 28 GHz microwaves. The sputtering method is used to produce this U ion beam. The beam intensity is strongly dependent on the rod position and sputtering voltage. We observe that the emittance of U(35+) for 28 GHz microwaves(More)
Since 1992, we have treated 43 patients with head and neck tumors by superselective intra-arterial infusion chemotherapy (SIIC) via femoral artery. In 8 patients among then, operation was performed thereafter with/without radiation therapy (RT). CDDP and/or CBDCA were utilized as the chemotherapeutic modality. Only SIIC or RT showed Grade (Gr.) 0-2b(More)
Boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) is a biochemically targeted radiotherapy based on the nuclear capture and fission reactions that occur when non-radioactive boron-10, which is a constituent of natural elemental boron, is irradiated with low energy thermal neutrons to yield high linear energy transfer alpha particles and recoiling lithium-7 nuclei.(More)
Laryngeal tuberculosis is a rare entity and the disease related to laryngeal cancer is extremely rare. We describe a case of laryngeal tuberculosis in a 74-year-old man with a history of radiotherapy for laryngeal carcinoma four months earlier. Laryngoscopy demonstrated a white mass on the right vocal fold at the site carcinoma had previously occupied.(More)
We measured the beam intensity of highly charged heavy ions and x-ray heat load for RIKEN superconducting electron cyclotron resonance ion source with 28 GHz microwaves under the various conditions. The beam intensity of Xe(20+) became maximum at B(min) ∼ 0.65 T, which was ∼65% of the magnetic field strength of electron cyclotron resonance (B(ECR)) for 28(More)
The therapeutic effect of surgery and/or combination of conventional chemoradiotherapy is limited in the patients with recurrent squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and locally advanced non-squamous cell carcinoma without malignant melanoma (non-SCC) of the head and neck. Currently, clinical trials of BNCT for head and neck cancers are being conducted in some(More)