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We evaluated the endocrinological outcomes of gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) for the treatment of growth hormone (GH)-producing pituitary adenomas. Twenty-six patients treated with GKS (median treatment [tumour] volume: 0.8 mL; median marginal radiation dose: 20Gy) were followed for a median of 84 months. "Disease remission" was defined as either nadir(More)
UNLABELLED The treatment of acoustic neuromas has been improved by advancements in microsurgical techniques and in radiosurgery. To further elucidate the degree of clinical improvement, we evaluated the treatment results of a combination of surgery and radiosurgery for large acoustic neuromas. METHODS From January 1994 through December 2000, we treated 14(More)
OBJECTIVE The results of radiosurgical treatment of acoustic neuromas have improved by reducing the tumor marginal doses. We report relatively long-term follow-up results (>5 yr) for patients who underwent low-dose radiosurgery. METHODS We treated and followed 51 consecutive patients with unilateral acoustic neuromas who were treated from January 1994 to(More)
Appropriate diagnostic procedure for spinal epidural hematomas has not been established yet. The authors reported a case of spontaneous epidural hematomas at the thoracic level, in which correct diagnosis was made with MRI and good results were obtained by surgery. A 63-year-old female experienced a severe back pain which appeared suddenly during a walk and(More)
BACKGROUND Many reports have demonstrated a worse prognosis for patients whose cavernomas were subtotally removed than for those whose cavernomas were not surgically treated. Therefore, it is better not to touch the cavernoma if a surgeon is not prepared to totally remove it. This report describes a large brainstem cavernoma showing a spontaneous, dramatic(More)
OBJECT In this study the authors examined how to differentiate radiation necrosis from recurrent metastatic brain tumor following stereotactic radiosurgery by using positron emission tomography (PET) with L-[methyl-11C]methionine (MET). METHODS In 21 adult patients with suspected recurrent metastatic brain tumor or radiation injury, MET-PET scans were(More)
BACKGROUND In this study, we report on the effectiveness and usefulness of two-staged gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) for large petroclival and cavernous sinus meningiomas that have a high rate of surgical morbidity. METHODS We have treated 7 patients suffering from large petroclival and cavernous sinus meningiomas using two-staged radiosurgery since March(More)
To improve cerebral hypoperfusion in the ischemic type of Moyamoya disease, we have applied superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) double anastomoses in combination with encephalo-myo-synangiosis (EMS) for 19 hemispheres of 10 children (age from 5 to 11 years at surgery). Two branches of the STA were anastomosed to the two cortical(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to examine whether stereotactic radiosurgery without whole-brain radiotherapy (WBRT) as the initial treatment for patients with five to ten brain metastases is non-inferior to that for patients with two to four brain metastases in terms of overall survival. METHODS This prospective observational study enrolled patients with one to ten(More)