BACKGROUND The efficacy of preoperative embolization for hypervascular meningiomas fed by the pial branches of the internal carotid artery was evaluated. METHODS Two cases of hypervascular meningiomas fed by the cortical branches of the internal carotid arteries are presented. In the first patient, the left anterior frontal internal artery was embolized… (More)
BACKGROUND We report the histologic manifestations in an autopsy case of craniopharyngioma with an unusually long treatment-free course. CASE DESCRIPTION A 72-year-old woman with craniopharyngioma, in whom ateliosis due to the suprasellar tumor had been identified at the age of 10 years but had not been treated, was studied postmortem. She had not… (More)
We report a case of acute occlusion of the left internal carotid artery successfully treated by withdrawing a large clot into the external carotid artery using a balloon microcatheter and urokinase. This technique may not only reduce the amount of thrombolytic agent required but also lower the incidence of haemorrhagic transformation.