Toru Ishii

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UNLABELLED BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE-To investigate relationships among plaque formation, increasing intima-media thickness, and age, we examined ultrasonographically carotid arteries of subjects who had no major atherosclerotic risk factors and who ranged in age from young adults to centenarians. METHODS We studied 319 healthy subjects (154 men, 165 women;(More)
A 52-year-old woman is described, whose clinical features were typical of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease except for the presence of optic atrophy. Serial CT scans showed rapid development of brain atrophy early in the course. Postmortem examination revealed extensive degeneration of the cerebral and cerebellar white matter and of the optic nerves in addition to(More)
Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) have been suggested to share personality traits characterised by low novelty-seeking and high harm-avoidance. Although a link between novelty-seeking and dopamine is hypothesised, the link is not fully supported by 6-[(18)F]fluoro-L-dopa positron emission tomography (PET) studies. Meanwhile, tractography studies with(More)
It is not rare for a spinal Schwannoma to have cystic formations, but there are various opinions about the mechanism. Since the installation of MRI in our institution in 1989, we have experienced 4 cases of cystic spinal Schwannoma. The diagnosis of such lesions was based on identifying cystic formations histopathologically. Among these cases, tiny(More)
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