Yasunori Fujimoto

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Diffuse villous hyperplasia of the choroid plexus (DVHCP) that causes hydrocephalus by overproduction of cerebrospinal fluid is a very rare lesion and difficult to diagnose initially. We present a male infant who was diagnosed with communicating hydrocephalus at 16 months of age and treated initially by ventriculoperitoneal shunt. In the postoperative(More)
¶Background. Radiosurgery has been advocated as a primary treatment for hypothalamic hamartoma (HH), but it has a risk of damaging the surrounding structures and does not have an immediate effect for refractory epilepsy, endocrinological and mental disorders. Method. We report on a 13-year-old boy with a large and sessile HH who presented with intractable(More)
Cystic meningiomas are radiologically difficult to differentiate from malignant brain tumors, particularly when the tumors are intraparenchymally located. In such cases, a surgical strategy relies on intraoperative histological diagnosis. A 60-year-old man had a tumor with multiple cysts in the left parietal lobe that was diagnosed radiologically as(More)
Meningioma is one of the most common brain tumors, and a variety of genetic abnormalities have been detected by the Southern blotting, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) methods. However, these methods detect only a very limited portion of the tumor genome or have a limited(More)
BACKGROUND Meningioma is the commonest brain tumor and many genetic abnormalities, such as the loss of chromosome 22q and the mutation of NF2, have been reported. METHODS These classical abnormalities were detected using Southern blot, PCR, fluorescence in situ hybridization and comparative genomic hybridization, but these methods examine only very(More)
The clinical course of meningioma varies from case to case, despite similar characteristics on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Functional imaging including 11C-methionine and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography (PET) has been widely studied for noninvasive preoperative evaluation of brain tumors. However, few reports have examined(More)
A 15-year-old boy presented with a gunshot wound in the left cerebellar hemisphere. He was confused and left cerebellar signs were noted. The patient underwent the first surgery for debridement of the entry wound in the left parietal region and second surgery to remove the bullet. However, the bullet could not be located via a left unilateral suboccipital(More)
OBJECT The precise natural history of incidentally discovered meningiomas (IDMs) remains unknown. It has been reported that for symptomatic meningiomas, tumor location can be used to predict growth. As to whether the same is true for IDMs has not been reported. This study aims to answer this question and provide biological evidence for this assumption by(More)
Genomic microarray systems can simultaneously provide substantial genetic and chromosomal information in a relatively short time. We have analyzed genomic DNA from frozen sections of 30 cases of primary glioblastomas by GenoSensor Array 300 in order to characterize gene amplifications, gene deletions, and chromosomal information in the whole genome. Genes(More)
Three-dimensional (3-D) stereoscopic vision is theoretically superior to two-dimensional (2-D) vision in endoscopic endonasal surgery. However, only few reports have quantitatively compared endoscopic performance under the two visual conditions. We introduced a newly designed stereoendoscopic system with a “dual-lens and single camera” for endoscopic(More)