Tomoko Hanada

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Central post-stroke pain (CPSP) including thalamic pain is one of the most troublesome sequelae that can occur after a cerebrovascular accident. Although the prevalence of CPSP among stroke patients is relatively low, the persistent, often treatment-refractory, painful sensations can be a major problem and decrease the affected patient's quality of life. To(More)
Two patients presented with metastatic pineal tumors. A 69-year-old man had gait disturbance, dementia, and urinary incontinence but no history of previous malignancy. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed a 23-mm tumor in the pineal region and obstructive hydrocephalus. A 37-year-old man had been treated for thyroid cancer. He presented with(More)
Bevacizumab (BEV), an inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor A, has been used for primary and recurrent malignant gliomas in Japan since June, 2013. Previous randomized controlled studies demonstrated that BEV prolonged the progression-free survival, but not the overall survival (OS) of patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma. The aim of the(More)
BACKGROUND Although the anatomy of the Sylvian fissure is understood, there is little information on where to start its dissection in the pterional transsylvian (PT-TS) approach. At small craniotomy using the PT-TS approach, we set the entry point to the Sylvian fissure at 15 mm behind the anterior edge of the craniotomy along the Sylvian fissure and(More)
We describe a modification of the Elmslie-Trillat operation which includes a lateral retinacular release and medial realignment of the tibial tuberosity, but omits medial capsulorraphy. Seventy-five patients were reviewed with a follow up longer than 2 years and the results compared with the conventional Elmslie-Trillat procedure, which consists of lateral(More)
A very rare case of gliosarcoma with von Recklinghausen's disease is presented. A 51-year-old man was admitted to our hospital in March 1990, because of a 2-month history of personality change and left hemiparesis. Multiple neurofibroma over his whole body with many café au lait spots had been present since early childhood. His mother, brothers and children(More)
BACKGROUND Primary pineal malignant melanomas are uncommon intracranial tumor. Here we discuss and review a case of primary pineal malignant melanoma over its feature of imaging studies, pathological findings, and management. CASE DESCRIPTION A 49-year-old woman receiving renal dialysis underwent computed tomography due to a 4-month history of tinnitus(More)
We report rapid malignant transformation of diffuse astrocytoma to glioblastoma during pregnancy in a young woman. A 21-year-old woman was found to have a non-enhancing right frontal lesion, supposed to be a low-grade astrocytoma according to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studied for chronic headache. Due to the absence of clinical symptoms, the patient(More)
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