Tsutomu Hitotsumatsu

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OBJECT The authors report on the surgical results they achieved in caring for patients with vertebral artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery (VA-PICA) saccular aneurysms that were treated via either the transcondylar fossa (supracondylar transjugular tubercle) approach or the transcondylar approach. In this report they clarify the characteristics of(More)
BACKGROUND Recent studies have described alpha B-crystallin as a member of the small heat shock protein (HSP) family, and the expressions of alpha-crystallin-related small heat shock proteins, namely HSP27 and alpha B-crystallin, in the brain appear to be regulated in a similar way by various stress conditions. METHODS A comparative immunohistochemical(More)
Round granulated body (RGB) and eosinophilic hyaline droplets (EHDs) have been described as cytoplasmic inclusions of certain astrocytic tumors. In the previous literature, however, these inclusions have been described using various terms or regarded as nosologically the same entity. Light microscopically, RGB apeared as a round discrete body filled with(More)
OBJECTIVE We have used three different approaches, namely, the infratentorial lateral supracerebellar approach, the lateral suboccipital infrafloccular approach, and the transcondylar fossa approach, for microvascular decompression for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia, respectively. Each approach is a(More)
The neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) gene-encoded protein, named merlin, may function as a molecular linkage connecting cytoskeleton and plasma membrane. Merlin is thought to play a crucial role as a tumor suppressor not only in hereditary NF2-related tumors, but also in sporadic tumors such as schwannomas, meningiomas and gliomas. Using a merlin-expression vector(More)
The surgical treatment of aneurysms located in the carotid cave is often hazardous and difficult. We studied the micro-anatomy of the carotid cave and its neighbourhood by microscopic observation and histological examination using 50 sides from 25 autopsy cases. The carotid caves were found in 34 out of the 50 sides (68%) examined and were usually located(More)
We herein report the findings of an autopsy case of spinocerebellar ataxia type 6 (SCA6) which revealed a mild CAG-repeat expansion in the alpha1A voltage-dependent calcium channel (CACNL1A4) gene on chromosome 19p13. A 39-year-old man who showed slowly progressive mental disorders and gait ataxia was clinically diagnosed to have cortical cerebellar atrophy(More)
We succeeded in cloning the exon 8-spliced out transcript of neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) gene in human glioma cell lines. We then investigated the expression of the spliced out form in various human tissues by PCR analysis followed by Southern blot hybridization and sequencing to evaluate whether it was generated by normal alternative splicing or by a(More)
We report a case of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) as a component of a ganglioglioma in a 13-year-old Japanese boy. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a large cystic lesion with an enhanced mural nodule of the left temporal lobe. Microscopic examination of the tumor showed that it was composed of two distinct neoplastic components: dysplastic ganglion(More)
Two aged women suddenly suffered from severe cervical and back pain followed by ipsilateral hemiparesis sparing the face. One woman had taken anticoagulant for prosthetic mitral valve and another had taken antiplatelet for prevention of recurrent brain infarction. On admission, MRI did not document any definite lesions in the brain, and revealed epidural(More)