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The author reported a case of a spontaneous rupture of a suprasellar cystic tumor. A 67-year-old man complained of bitemporal homonymous hemianopsia. His visual acuity was 0.02 on the right side and 0.04 on the left side. Skull XP revealed no abnormal findings, but brain CT scan showed a cystic mass without calcification in the suprasellar region. Brain MRI(More)
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)
OBJECT Small, asymptomatic hemorrhages are easier to detect during stereotactic surgery when magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is used for targeting rather than when traditional approaches, such as ventriculography, are performed with contrast material. In the present study the authors examined the actual incidence of intraoperative hemorrhages in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Compared with brain metastasis of malignant melanoma (MM), spinal metastasis, and in particular intramedullary spinal cord metastasis (ISCM), is extremely rare. CASE A 78-year-old female patient suffered from disturbance of gait and mild dementia. Radiological investigations revealed multiple hemorrhagic lesions in the brain. She underwent(More)
We report a multicentric glioma case which revealed different pathological appearances. A 45-year-old male had been admitted to our hospital complaining of an attack of transient sudden aphasia. On magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), T1-weighted images revealed a low intensity and T2-weighted images demonstrated a homogeneous high intensity abnormal mass in(More)
Cholesterol granuloma in the petrous apex presents with various symptoms of cranial nerve dysfunction, so the selection for surgical treatment remains controversial. We report a 41-year-old woman with a cholesterol granuloma at the left petrous apex, which was totally resected via a combined middle fossa and posterior transpetrosal approach. In a review of(More)
A rare case of primary central nervous system lymphoma that regressed spontaneously as shown on serial cranial magnetic resonance imagings (MRI) is described. A 60-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with a well-enhanced mass lesion in the cerebellum although MRI had demonstrated no abnormal findings 4 months before admission. On admission, She(More)
Growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma is usually benign, and distant metastases are extremely rare. A case of growth hormone-secreting pituitary adenoma with multiple dural metastases is reported. A 53-year-old male was initially admitted to our hospital complaining of visual loss, presenting a pituitary abnormal mass with suprasellar extension. At the(More)
A case of a traumatic middle cerebral artery occlusion resulting from a boxing injury is presented. A 22-year-old man, an amateur boxer, was admitted because of difficulty in speaking, that had appeared a day after a sparring fight. A computed tomographic scan showed low-density areas in the left globus pallidus and corona radiata. A carotid angiogram(More)