Tomoya Nakatsuka

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The purpose of this study was to identify brain atrophy specific for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and to evaluate the discriminatory performance of this specific atrophy between DLB and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We retrospectively reviewed 60 DLB and 30 AD patients who had undergone 3D T1-weighted MRI. We randomly divided the DLB patients into two equal(More)
The characteristics of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI) overlap but require different treatments; therefore, it is important to differentiate these pathologies. Assessment of dopamine uptake in the striatum using dopamine transporter (DaT) single-photon emission computed tomography(More)
OBJECTIVES Sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is common cause of cerebrovascular disorders that predominantly affect elderly patients. When symptomatic, cortical-subcortical intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in the elderly is the most well-known manifestation of CAA. Furthermore, the clinical presentation varies from a sudden neurological deficit to(More)
Empyema developed in a 62-year-old man after right pneumonectomy for lung cancer. According to the Clagett procedure, an open window thoracostomy was made with two ribs removed. After 5 weeks, primary closure of the fenestra was attempted. Because the fenestra was too large to be primarily closed, a rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap was successfully(More)
PURPOSE To determine the clinical value of routine use of thin-section 3D MRI using 3D FSE sequences with a variable flip angle technique for internal derangements of the knee joint at 3T. METHOD AND MATERIALS Thirty-four knees in 34 patients suspected of having internal derangements of the knee joint were included. Following standard 2D MRI protocol(More)
IgG4-related disease is an emerging clinicopathologic entity. Hypophysitis, diffuse thickening of dura, and enlargement of the trigeminal nerve are well-known intracranial involvements of IgG4-related disease. This report of a case of systemic IgG4-related disease is the first to present neuroimaging of apparent supratentorial meningioma-like lesions and(More)
Objectives Sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is common cause of cerebrovascular disorders that predominantly affect elderly patients. When symptomatic, cortical-subcortical intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) in the elderly is the most well-known manifestation of CAA. Furthermore, the clinical presentation varies from a sudden neurological deficit to(More)
Pilocytic astrocytomas are classified as WHO grade I gliomas that occur predominantly in children and young adults. Reports of the tumors in elderly adults are extremely rare. We describe two cases of pilocytic astrocytoma in elderly adults, a 68-year-old man and a 71-year-old woman. Brain computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether 5-mm axial CT images can sufficiently depict the hyperdense middle cerebral artery (MCA) sign in patients with acute brain ischemia. Materials and Methods: A retrospective review of 92 cases of ischemic brain infarction confirmed nine patients showing hyperdense MCA signs. CT images were acquired on a(More)