Teruo Ichikawa

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A 28-year-old woman presented with a rare case of endodermal cyst located ventral to the lower brain stem manifesting as recurrent aseptic meningitis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a cystic mass located ventral to the lower brain stem and extending from the prepontine to the upper cervical (C-2) cistern. The lesion was(More)
Ruptured vertebrobasilar dissecting aneurysm is usually treated surgically because rebleeding negatively affects outcome. However, the risk of rebleeding decreases markedly once several hours have passed from the initial bleeding. Moreover, surgery-related complications are not rare. We describe seven patients with ruptured vertebrobasilar dissecting(More)
Nocardia nova is a newly identified species of the Nocardia asteroides group and has recently been characterized as a human pathogen. To date, a few cases of N. nova pneumonia or subcutaneous abscess have been reported. We describe a patient with a brain abscess caused by N. nova in a patient receiving prednisolone and cyclophosphamide for nephrosis.(More)
We report on two rare cases of unruptured saccular aneurysm located at the origin of the duplicated middle cerebral artery. Case 1: On magnetic resonance (MR) angiography, a 56-year-old woman was diagnosed as having an unruptured right middle cerebral artery (MCA) bifurcation aneurysm. Right carotid angiography disclosed a duplicated MCA and four unruptured(More)
Craniopharyngiomas are histopathologically classified as adamantinomatous type (AD) and squamous-papillary type (SP). However coexistence of a mixed type seen on histopathologic specimens has not been reported. In this report, a patient diagnosed with mixed type craniopharyngioma is presented and the etiology and pathologic features are discussed.
A 34-year-old female presented with an 8-year history of temporal lobe epilepsy. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a multilobular, well-demarcated and homogeneous tumorous lesion of 5 cm in diameter deep in the left sylvian fissure. Intraoperative findings revealed that the tumor was mainly in the left insular region without dural attachment and strongly(More)
An 80-year-old male presented with a chronic encapsulated intracerebral hematoma (CEIH) with surrounding edema under the right frontal lobe manifesting as slow exacerbation of disturbance of orientation and gait. He had a history of cerebral infarction with an asymptomatic cavernous angioma in the right frontal lobe. The CEIH was diagnosed as bleeding from(More)
An 8-year-old boy presented complaining principally of headache and vomiting. A single large cystic lesion extending from the suprasellar region to the ventral brainstem was identified, and total extirpation was performed via a right orbitozygomatic, transtemporal transchoroidal fissure approach. The cyst contents resembled motor oil, and no strong(More)
Objectives This study aimed to clarify the drainage location of the superior petrosal vein (SPV) in relation to Meckel's cave and the internal acoustic meatus (IAM) and to discuss its significance in petroclival meningioma surgery. Design Prospective clinical study. Setting Hospital-based. Participants Five patients with petroclival meningioma and 50(More)
BACKGROUND Craniopharyngioma has two subtypes: adamantinomatous and squamous-papillary. Squamous-papillary craniopharyngioma may develop from remnants of the craniopharyngeal duct, anterior pituitary cells with squamous metaplasia, suprasellar epidermoid cyst, or Rathke cleft cyst. AIM While ciliated craniopharyngioma is considered to represent a(More)