Kato S, Murakami H, Demura S, Yoshioka K, Yokogawa N, Yonezawa N, et al
. Kidney and Thyroid Cancer-Specific Treatment Algorithm for Spinal Metastases: A Validation Study. World Neurosurg. 2018;: pubmed publisher
..8% and 13.3%, respectively. Our treatment algorithm of SMs from kidney and thyroid cancers is useful for determining an adequate treatment including excisional surgery. ..
Kato S, Murakami H, Demura S, Yoshioka K, Hayashi H, Tsuchiya H. Novel surgical technique for ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament in the thoracic spine. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012;17:525-9 pubmed publisher
..After removal of the ossified PLL, posterior instrumented fusion was performed. This surgical procedure allows the surgeon to perform, safely and effectively, anterior decompression via a posterior approach for thoracic OPLL...
Kato S, Murakami H, Demura S, Fujimaki Y, Yoshioka K, Yokogawa N, et al
. The impact of complete surgical resection of spinal metastases on the survival of patients with thyroid cancer. Cancer Med. 2016;5:2343-9 pubmed publisher
..Complete surgical resection of thyroid SMs, if achievable, has the potential not only to maintain performance status, but also to prolong survival. ..
Kato S, Gasbarrini A, Ghermandi R, Gambarotti M, Bandiera S. Spinal chordomas dedifferentiated to osteosarcoma: a report of two cases and a literature review. Eur Spine J. 2016;25 Suppl 1:251-6 pubmed publisher
..Unlike the treatment of conventional chordomas, the treatment of this disease should include chemotherapy first, followed by en bloc resection and/or carbon-ion radiation. ..