Toshiro Katsuta

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Despite a large number of reports of the use of the far-lateral approach, some of the basic detail that is important in safely completing this exposure has not been defined or remains poorly understood. The basic far-lateral exposure provides access for the following approaches: 1) the transcondylar approach directed through the occipital condyle or the(More)
The jugular foramen, based on these studies of microsurgical anatomy, is divided into three compartments: two venous and a neural or intrajugular compartment. The venous compartments consist of a larger posterolateral venous channel, the sigmoid part, which receives the flow of the sigmoid sinus, and a smaller anteromedial venous channel, the petrosal part,(More)
The indirect non-anastomotic bypass procedures for moyamoya disease are herein reviewed, and our multiple combined indirect procedure, i.e. a fronto-parieto-temporal combined indirect bypass procedure, is also introduced. Direct procedures such as superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery anastomosis are able to form collaterals with a high(More)
We designed a method for localizing facial colliculus intraoperatively by means of weak stimulation of the 4th ventricular floor and recording the electromyographic response of the facial muscle. This method is applicable clinically to prevent 6th and 7th cranial nerve complications during direct surgery on an intrinsic lesion of the brain stem, in which(More)
OBJECTIVE We present our microsurgical lateral orbital approach for intraorbital lesions, with special emphasis on the microanatomy of the orbit. METHODS Among 26 patients, such lesions included tumors of the lacrimal glands, cavernous angioma, meningioma, neuroma, and other tumors. These intraorbital lesions were removed through a 35- to 40-mm lateral(More)
The authors present a rare case of pituicytoma. A dynamic magnetic resonance study performed after Gd injection revealed a markedly, homogeneously enhanced, early-phase pituitary lesion in a 32-year-old woman with a 1-year history of amenorrhea. The tumor bled easily during transsphenoidal resection. The lesion consisted of plump spindle cells and lacked(More)
An autopsy case of small cell glioblastoma, showing multiple extracranial metastases, is reported with special reference to histopathological differentiation from metastatic small cell carcinoma. Widely spread lesions in the bilateral lungs were developed after an operation and chemo-radiotherapy for glioblastoma, and the lung lesions led to fatal(More)
Microsurgical anatomy for lateral approaches to the foramen magnum, especially for transcondylar fossa (supracondylar transjugular tubercle) approach, was studied using cadavers. The transcondylar fossa approach is an approach in which extradural removal of the posterior portion of the jugular tubercle through the condylar fossa is added to the far lateral(More)
We report a case of spinal arteriovenous malformation with no signs of neurological deterioration after transarterial embolization, although the results of a provocative test with injection of lidocaine was positive on monitoring of clinical findings and somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs). We discussed the possible overestimation by the provocative(More)
OBJECT The authors experienced an intriguing phenomenon in 2 adult patients with moyamoya disease. Mouth opening caused reversible occlusion of the donor superficial temporal artery (STA), and the patients exhibited transient cerebral ischemic symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of such occlusion and the mechanism of this phenomenon.(More)