Yumiko Okano Tamura

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An 11-year-old female miniature schnauzer was tentatively diagnosed with the skull base meningioma, based on several examinations. Because surgical treatment was difficult, and outpatient radiation therapy was not available in the local area, chemotherapy with hydroxyurea combined with dexamethasone was selected. The patient's clinical symptoms improved(More)
Histiocytic sarcomas are characterized by proliferation and/or infiltration of neoplastic histiocytes localized to specific organs, unlike malignant histiocytosis which involves many organ systems. Only a few cranial histiocytic sarcomas have been reported. Here we describe four dogs that presented with neurological deficits referable to the forebrain, and(More)
An 8-year-old Yorkshire terrier developed acute onset coma and seizure after cranial trauma. Intracranial hemorrhage was suspected from the clinical signs and history. Low-field magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a round mass within the right cerebral hemisphere, compressing the right lateral ventricle and displacing the longitudinal fissure to the(More)
CD151, a member of the tetraspanin family of proteins, forms a stable complex with integrin alpha 3 beta 1 and regulates integrin-mediated cell-substrate adhesion. However, the molecular basis of the stable association of CD151 with integrin alpha 3 beta 1 remains poorly understood. In the present study, we show that a panel of anti-human CD151 mAbs(More)
Weihs theoretically revealed that during the movement of fish with negative buoyancy, more kinetic energy is saved in the glide and upward (GAU) swimming mode than in the continuous horizontal swimming mode. Because kinetic energy saving depends on dynamic parameters such as the drag and lift of the body, the effects of variations in these parameters on(More)
Morphological features of Pacific bluefin tuna Thunnus orientalis have important functions for its fast swimming. Morphological features of tuna change with growth; therefore, morphological functions may develop during this process. In this study, we precisely quantified the morphology of bluefin tuna with growth from juvenile to young adult using a(More)
Intradural disc herniation is a rarely reported cause of neurologic deficits in dogs and few published studies have described comparative imaging characteristics. The purpose of this retrospective cross sectional study was to describe clinical and imaging findings in a group of dogs with confirmed thoracolumbar intradural disc herniation. Included dogs were(More)
The nodulus and ventral uvula (NU) of the cerebellum play a major role in vestibular function in humans and experimental animals; however, there is almost no information about NU function in the veterinary clinical literature. In this report, we describe three canine cases diagnosed with presumptive NU hypoplasia. Of them, one adult dog presented with(More)
A 10-year-old spayed female chinchilla feline presented with gradually progressive tetraparesis and cervical pain that had begun 1 month before the onset of a 4-day tetraplegic episode. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large elliptical intramedullary mass at the fourth cervical vertebrae. The mass was removed surgically and diagnosed as an anaplastic(More)