Yoshimasa Oku

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A controlled randomized study was carried out to evaluate the effects of chemotherapy in patients with brain metastases from lung carcinoma. One hundred patients were randomly divided into three groups at the time of diagnosis or after surgery for metastases. Group A received radiotherapy alone; Group B received radiotherapy and chloroethylnitrosoureas(More)
OBJECT Twenty-nine nonimmunocompromised patients with primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma were treated with high-dose methotrexate (MTX) therapy followed by irradiation. The authors investigated the correlation of infusion schedules with MTX penetration into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), tumor response, and survival to develop a regimen that would(More)
Preoperative assessment of the lateral pelvic lymph nodes is important for treatment strategy to patients with lower rectal cancer. Fifty-three patients with primary lower rectal cancer were preoperatively assessed by spiral computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1.5 T with a phased-array coil. Preoperative tumor and lymph node(More)
Carcinoembryonic antigen-related cell adhesion molecule 1 (CEACAM1) is known to be downregulated at the transcriptional level in adenoma and carcinoma. Recent reports have shown that CEACAM1 is overexpressed at protein level in colorectal cancer and correlated with clinical stage. The reason why colorectal cancer cells re-expressed CEACAM1 remains unclear.(More)
Meningiomas are often described as hormone-dependent because of their preponderance in females and their tendency to clinically manifest during or after pregnancy. We describe a case of meningioma that grew rapidly during two pregnancies over a 2-year period. The tumor's rapid growth was confirmed by high-resolution computed tomography. Its estimated(More)
This report is an attempt to clarify the effect of diabetes mellitus on perineal wound complications including infectious entities and delayed wound healing after abdominoperineal resection and also tried to show the risk factors for perineal wound complications. The data of 80 patients who underwent an abdominoperineal resection were reviewed from April(More)
A new operative method for treating recurrent chronic subdural hematoma is presented. This method consists of complete obliteration of the subdural hematoma cavity and conversion of the hematoma cavity into epidural space. The procedure was carried out in three patients with recurrent chronic subdural hematoma, all of whom made a complete recovery.
OBJECTIVES We have tried to approach the aqueduct less invasively with the endoscope in combination with a small suboccipital craniectomy, especially for lesions of the aqueduct close to the fourth ventricle. METHODS The patient is placed in the prone position and a small suboccipital craniectomy is performed. After elevating the bilateral tonsils with(More)
Five cases of subdural hematoma from arterial rupture (SDH-AR) are described and other 39 reported cases are reviewed. The average age of the patient is 59 and male to female ratio is 2:1. Fifty two percent of the patients have history of recent head injuries most of which are trivial. A very few patient have initial loss of consciousness. Approximately(More)
Four carotid-ophthalmic aneurysms were treated through a contralateral pterional approach. Three of these aneurysms were clipped successfully. Because awareness of the size and shape of the optic chiasm is crucial for the success of this approach, we used metrizamide or blood cisternography with a high resolution computed tomographic scanner. With this(More)