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Intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) can occur anywhere within the dura mater. Patients may be clinically asymptomatic or may experience symptoms ranging from mild symptoms to fatal hemorrhage, depending on the location (eg, cavernous sinus, transverse-sigmoid sinus, tentorium, superior sagittal sinus, anterior fossa) and venous drainage pattern(More)
OBJECT The authors compared the usefulness of three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed computerized tomography (CT) angiography with 3D digital subtraction (DS) angiography in assessing intracranial aneurysms after clip placement. A retrospective review of clinical cases was performed. METHODS Between May 2001 and May 2003, 17 patients with a total of 20(More)
Spinal ventral epidural arteriovenous fistulas (EDAVFs) are relatively rare spinal vascular lesions. We investigated the angioarchitecture of spinal ventral EDAVFs and show the results of endovascular treatment. We reviewed six consecutive patients (four males and two females; mean age, 67.3 years) with spinal ventral EDAVFs treated at our institutions from(More)
The sensitivities and specificities of three-dimensional time-of-flight MR angiography (3D-TOF MRA) and 3D digital subtraction angiography (3D-DSA) were compared for evaluation of cerebral aneurysms after endosaccular packing with Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs). Thirty-three patients with 33 aneurysms were included in this prospective study. 3D-TOF MRA(More)
The aim of the study was to investigate the variations in the uncal vein (UV) termination and its clinical implication in cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous fistulas (CSDAVFs). Biplane cerebral angiography in 80 patients (160 sides) with normal cerebral venous return (normal group) was reviewed with special interest in the termination of the UV. Frequency(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of patients with advanced hepatic hilar duct carcinoma is a challenging problem. The current study was performed to evaluate the outcome of patients with advanced hepatic hilar duct carcinoma who received external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) combined with transarterial chemotherapy and infusion of a vasoconstrictor. METHODS Between(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Complete occlusion of intracranial aneurysms is the goal of endovascular treatment and is influenced by several aneurysm-related anatomic factors. The anatomic features of aneurysms can be characterized by three-dimensional reconstructed images by use of rotational digital subtraction angiography (3D-DSA). The purpose of this study(More)
Since its introduction in the mid-1990s, balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) has become widely accepted in Japan as a minimally invasive, highly effective treatment for gastric varices. Sufficient filling and stagnation of the sclerosing agent in the entire variceal complex is essential for successful BRTO of gastric varices.(More)
OBJECTIVE Intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunt is relatively rare and not well recognized. Awareness of intrahepatic communications is important because they can cause encephalopathy, and most of these shunts can be completely cured by transcatheter embolization. In this study, we describe the angiographic findings and transcatheter embolization(More)
Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) has become the treatment of choice for gastric varices at many institutions in Japan. However, in some cases that involve complex types of afferent or draining veins, the use of standard BRTO for the treatment of gastric varices may be associated with several difficulties that can lead to(More)