Toshio Uesaka

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We describe an 11 year old girl with progressive paraparesis from a spinal tumour. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an intradural, extramedullary mass extending from the C7 level to T1. Neither osteolytic nor osteosclerotic changes were seen in the vertebral bodies. Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma was diagnosed histopathologically.
A 14-year-old female, who had intractable epilepsy associated with multiple focal cortical dysplasias (FCD), was reported. She developed intractable epilepsy at the age of 7 and was diagnosed as having frontal lobe epilepsy based on the seizure semiology and interictal EEG. MRI revealed multiple lesions in the right frontal, bilateral occipital and left(More)
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is considered to be a major regulator of angiogenesis in various brain tumors. In this study, we determined the expression levels of VEGF, and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-1 and -2 mRNA in 46 intracranial schwannomas by quantitative real-time PCR, and correlated these with various clinical(More)
A 34-year-old man presented with a 4-month history of visual obscuration. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a solid, discrete, contrast-enhancing pituitary mass with suprasellar extension. Surgery, which was performed via a transsphenoidal approach, disclosed the pituitary tumor to be a fibrillary astrocytoma (pituicytoma). This case report contains the(More)
We report the case of a 34-year-old woman who exhibited acute deterioration in her condition after cerebral angiography for evaluation of a large meningioma. She had undergone surgery and irradiation for a glioma in the right occipital lobe 23 years before this episode. She experienced incapacity at work. On CT and MRI, a large meningioma was detected on(More)
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedure is widely used, but the surgical indications for TLIF in elderly patients remain controversial because of potential risks such as inferior bone quality and higher rate of postoperative complications. Clinical efficacy and operative risk of TLIF in elderly patients are unclear. This study investigated(More)
A 39-year-old man presented with an extremely rare discal cyst at the L3-4 level manifesting as a left L4 radiculopathy. Two months after onset, he suffered right L4 radiculopathy with new lumbar disc protrusion. Five months after medical treatment, the patient's symptoms improved, and the discal cyst showed complete regression on magnetic resonance(More)
We report a case of intraorbital varix. A 16-year-old girl showed sudden left-sided exophthalmos after vomiting. After several episodes of vomiting, she developed complete loss of vision in the left eye, followed by orbital pain, disruption of eye movement, and periorbital swelling. No change in symptoms or signs was observed after the Valsalva maneuver or(More)
Numerous approaches have been used to access aneurysms of the vertebral artery(VA)-posterior inferior cerebellar artery(PICA)complex for microsurgical clipping. Here, we report the case of a patient with an unruptured aneurysm of the left VA-PICA complex that was successfully treated using a contralateral suboccipital approach. Computed tomography(More)
Patients with spinal degenerative diseases suffer not only neuropathy in the extremities but also lower urinary tract dysfunction(LUTD). Patients with cauda equina syndrome generally need emergency decompression to pelvic visceral function, especially that of the urinary bladder. However, less prominent voiding symptoms can be missed in clinical settings.(More)