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BACKGROUND Atherosclerotic plaques progress in a highly individual manner. The purposes of the Prediction of Progression of Coronary Artery Disease and Clinical Outcome Using Vascular Profiling of Shear Stress and Wall Morphology (PREDICTION) Study were to determine the role of local hemodynamic and vascular characteristics in coronary plaque progression… (More)
A case of suprasellar germinoma with multiple remote metastases was reported including its autopsy findings. Several series of radiation therapy and prolonged steroid administration were considered to be causes of immunosuppression bringing about such metastases. A 29-year-old man had undergone a suprasellar germinoma removal and 5,200 rad of postoperative… (More)
Three cases of the secondary empty sella syndrome were reported. Case 1. A 57-year-old female was admitted to our clinic because of recurrent visual disturbance. Fourteen years previously a pituitary adenoma was diagnosed and two courses of radiation therapy was given elsewhere, the total dosage being unknown. Pneumoencephalography revealed air collection… (More)
We have operated on 12 of 14 cases of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the posterior fossa since 1968, with one death. The lesions were in the cerebellum in 10 cases (three anteromedial, one central, three lateral, and three posteromedial), and in the cerebellopontine angle in two; in two cases the lesions were directly related to the brain stem. The… (More)
A 30-year-old, right handed male was admitted with headache and mild right-sided motor weakness of one year's duration. A CT scan revealed a mass over the left frontal convexity. A cerebral angiogram showed a huge, hypervascular tumor which was fed by bilateral external carotid and left internal carotid arteries. Because of its size and location, a surgical… (More)
The authors present an extremely rare case of aspergillosis of the central nervous system (CNS) causing subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A 78-year-old female developed facial pain, progressive deterioration in left visual acuity, and left total ophthalmoplegia. Computed tomography demonstrated a heterogeneously enhanced mass extending from the sphenoid sinus… (More)
A case of double teratomas located in the pineal region and the fourth ventricle is presented. A simultaneous occurrence from nonmetastatic, separate origins seems rare in cases of mature teratomas. Computerized tomographic scans led to detection of another asymptomatic teratoma. Surgical treatment produced good results.
A case of extradural nasal and orbital extension of a glioblastoma multiforme in the absence of previous surgical intervention is presented. Such penetration by a glioma is rare due to the natural resistance of the dura mater.
A 57-year-old epileptic male with an acute central cervical cord injury was reported, who fell down from 2.5 meter height to a dry river bed presumably during a convulsive seizure. Upon physical examination at the time of admission, 4 hours post trauma, there were severe neck pain with limited neck motion, sensory level at C4 bilaterally, no motion at all… (More)
Two cases of the diencephalic syndrome were reported with hormonal studies. The first case was initially admitted at her age of 4 years and 10 months old. Progressive visual disturbance and horizontal nystagmus had developed one year prior to the admission. Her weight gain had stopped since 10 months old. Partial removal of the hypothalamic pilocytic… (More)