Toshio Matsushima

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Affiliation: Saga University
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Anatomy of the superior petrosal veins and their exposure and management during petrous apex meningioma surgery using the lateral suboccipital retrosigmoid approach
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga shi, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 37:535-456. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Exposure of the wide interior of the fourth ventricle without splitting the vermis: importance of cutting procedures for the tela choroidea
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga shi, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 35:563-71; discussion 571-2. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint History of the development of surgical treatments for moyamoya disease
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 52:278-86. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint [Three-dimensional images of petrosal veins for preoperative evaluation: four case reports]
    Tetsuro Takao
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 39:1175-81. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Microvascular decompression for glossopharyngeal neuralgia through the transcondylar fossa (supracondylar transjugular tubercle) approach
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurosurgery 66:275-80; discussion 280. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Trans-cerebellomedullary fissure approach with special reference to lateral route
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 32:457-64. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Stitched sling retraction technique for microvascular decompression: procedures and techniques based on an anatomical viewpoint
    Jun Masuoka
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 34:373-9; discussion 379-80. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Importance of awareness of the rhomboid lip in microvascular decompression surgery for hemifacial spasm
    Yukiko Nakahara
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga
    J Neurosurg 119:1038-42. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint [Blood blister-like aneurysm on the posterior wall of the internal carotid artery causing subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case report]
    Motofumi Koguchi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Karatsu Red Cross Hospital, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 41:229-34. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery associated with proximal posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm
    Phuong Huynh-Le
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Kyushu University, Japan
    Surg Neurol 62:546-51; discussion 551. 2004

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  1. doi request reprint Anatomy of the superior petrosal veins and their exposure and management during petrous apex meningioma surgery using the lateral suboccipital retrosigmoid approach
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga shi, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 37:535-456. 2014
    ..We emphasized the importance of the preservation of the vein of the cerebellopontine fissure and also proposed the order for exposure of SPV tributaries during upper CPA surgery using the retrosigmoid approach. ..
  2. doi request reprint Exposure of the wide interior of the fourth ventricle without splitting the vermis: importance of cutting procedures for the tela choroidea
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga shi, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 35:563-71; discussion 571-2. 2012
    ..In this article, we employ detailed illustrations to precisely demonstrate the operative procedures and techniques for fourth ventricular surgeries...
  3. ncbi request reprint History of the development of surgical treatments for moyamoya disease
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 52:278-86. 2012
    ..This review of the historical development and efficacy of each procedure will aid surgeons in selecting the most appropriate surgical procedure for patients of different ages with different symptoms and disease severities...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Three-dimensional images of petrosal veins for preoperative evaluation: four case reports]
    Tetsuro Takao
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 39:1175-81. 2011
    ..On the other hand, it can be an anatomical landmark during the surgery. We have used three-dimensional (3D) CT images for preoperative evaluation. We, herein, report 4 cases of CPA lesions...
  5. doi request reprint Microvascular decompression for glossopharyngeal neuralgia through the transcondylar fossa (supracondylar transjugular tubercle) approach
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurosurgery 66:275-80; discussion 280. 2010
    ..Our surgical results were reviewed to clarify the cause of glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) and the effects of the microvascular decompression (MVD) procedure...
  6. doi request reprint Trans-cerebellomedullary fissure approach with special reference to lateral route
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 32:457-64. 2009
    ..A tumor is safely removed by this approach with easy feeder or tumor bed controls, especially if it is anchored at the lateral part of the CMF as is the jugular tubercle meningioma...
  7. doi request reprint Stitched sling retraction technique for microvascular decompression: procedures and techniques based on an anatomical viewpoint
    Jun Masuoka
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 34:373-9; discussion 379-80. 2011
    ..An appropriate surgical approach must be used to obtain a sufficient operative field for performing the stitching procedures safely...
  8. doi request reprint Importance of awareness of the rhomboid lip in microvascular decompression surgery for hemifacial spasm
    Yukiko Nakahara
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga
    J Neurosurg 119:1038-42. 2013
    ..The existence of the rhomboid lip in cases of HFS was reviewed to determine the importance of the structure during MVD surgery...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Blood blister-like aneurysm on the posterior wall of the internal carotid artery causing subarachnoid hemorrhage: a case report]
    Motofumi Koguchi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Karatsu Red Cross Hospital, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 41:229-34. 2013
    ..To our knowledge, BBA on the posterior wall of the ICA is rare. Radical surgery with bypass should be performed as soon as possible when the BBA is found to regrow. We discuss the clinical characteristics with a review of the literature...
  10. ncbi request reprint Persistent primitive hypoglossal artery associated with proximal posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm
    Phuong Huynh-Le
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Kyushu University, Japan
    Surg Neurol 62:546-51; discussion 551. 2004
    ..We surgically treated a case of PPHA associated with a ruptured saccular aneurysm at the proximal posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Treatment of dural arteriovenous fistula presenting as typical symptoms of hydrocephalus caused by venous congestion: case report
    Yukiko Nakahara
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga Prefectural Hospital Koseikan, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 51:229-32. 2011
    ..Venous hypertension associated with the DAVF in the transverse-sigmoid sinuses may have been caused by normal pressure hydrocephalus...
  12. ncbi request reprint Meningioma manifesting as cerebral infarction
    Jun Masuoka
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University Faculty of Medicine, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 50:585-7. 2010
    ..The histological diagnosis was meningothelial meningioma. Cases of meningioma causing cerebral infarction are very rare, but the possibility should be considered even if the tumor is small...
  13. doi request reprint Arterial spin-labeling MR imaging in moyamoya disease compared with SPECT imaging
    Tomoyuki Noguchi
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1, Nabeshima, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    Eur J Radiol 80:e557-62. 2011
    ..We retrospectively compared the use of ASL-MRI and single-photon emission CT (SPECT) imaging to determine absolute cerebral blood flow (CBF) in moyamoya disease...
  14. doi request reprint 3D Computer graphics simulation to obtain optimal surgical exposure during microvascular decompression of the glossopharyngeal nerve
    Tetsuya Hiraishi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 36:629-35; discussion 635. 2013
    ..The best surgical approach for MVD in patients with GPN is contingent on the affected artery--PICA or AICA. 3D CG simulation provides tailored approach for MVD of the glossopharyngeal nerve, thereby ensuring optimal surgical exposure...
  15. doi request reprint Surgical treatment for vertebral artery-posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysms: special reference to the importance of the cerebellomedullary fissure dissection
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    J Neurosurg 118:460-4. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to demonstrate the importance of the unilateral CMF dissection for clipping vertebral artery (VA)-posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms...
  16. ncbi request reprint Thrombosis of the superior petrosal vein mimicking brain tumor. Case report
    Jun Masuoka
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University Faculty of Medicine, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 49:359-61. 2009
    ..Knowledge of the posterior fossa venous anatomy is essential to achieve the correct diagnosis...
  17. doi request reprint Arterial spin-labeling MR imaging in Moyamoya disease compared with clinical assessments and other MR imaging findings
    Tomoyuki Noguchi
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1, Nabeshima, Saga 849 8501, Japan Electronic address
    Eur J Radiol 82:e840-7. 2013
    ..Our purpose was to identify the causal factors for the perfusion distribution obtained with ASL-MRI by comparing ASL-MRI with clinical information and other MRI findings in moyamoya disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint Unilaterally symptomatic moyamoya disease in children: long-term follow-up of 20 patients
    Shinji Nagata
    Department of Neurosurgery, Kyushu University Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka, Japan
    Neurosurgery 59:830-6; discussion 836-7. 2006
    ..We aimed to verify the validity of our strategy of only performing bypass surgery on the symptomatic side...
  19. doi request reprint Cerebellar swelling after sacrifice of the superior petrosal vein during microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia
    Jun Masuoka
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 16:1342-4. 2009
    ..Sacrifice of the SPV may lead to serious, potentially life-threatening complications. Neurosurgeons should pay close attention to the management of the SPV to reduce the risk of venous complications...
  20. doi request reprint Surgical considerations in fourth ventricular ependymoma with the transcerebellomedullary fissure approach in focus
    Kazuaki Shimoji
    Department of Neurosurgery, Juntendo Nerima Hospital, 3 1 10 Takanodai Nerima, Tokyo, 177 8521, Japan
    Childs Nerv Syst 25:1221-8. 2009
    ..That, however, remains a challenge even for the most skillful surgeons because of the vicinity of important brainstem and cranial nerve structures involved and is particularly difficult in lateral extensions...
  21. doi request reprint Microvascular decompression surgery for vertebral artery compression of the medulla oblongata: 3 cases with respiratory failure and/or dysphagia
    Yukiko Nakahara
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, Japan Electronic address
    World Neurosurg 82:535.e11-6. 2014
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  22. ncbi request reprint Cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis related to dental infection--two case reports
    Hiroaki Okamoto
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga Prefectural Hospital Koseikan, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 52:757-60. 2012
    ..These conditions were resolved by administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics. CST is rare but lethal, so prompt diagnosis is crucial, and immediate appropriate treatment is essential...
  23. doi request reprint Obstructive hydrocephalus following aqueductal stenosis caused by supra- and infratentorial developmental venous anomaly: case report
    Kohei Inoue
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga shi, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    Childs Nerv Syst 29:329-34. 2013
    ..We report a rare case of hydrocephalus following aqueductal stenosis caused by developmental venous anomaly (DVA)...
  24. doi request reprint Leptomeningeal collateral and cerebral hemodynamics in patients with ICA and MCA steno-occlusion
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Japan
    Neurol Res 33:307-13. 2011
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  25. ncbi request reprint Assessment of Moyamoya disease with 3.0-T magnetic resonance angiography and magnetic resonance imaging versus conventional angiography
    Qianna Jin
    Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 51:195-200. 2011
    ..The findings of 3.0-T MR angiography may reflect the steno-occlusive changes in moyamoya disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint [Microvascular compression syndrome: review and update of microvascular decompression surgery]
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga 849 8501, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 36:303-13. 2008
  27. ncbi request reprint Microvascular decompression for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and glossopharyngeal neuralgia: three surgical approach variations: technical note
    Tsutomu Hitotsumatsu
    Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Research Institute, National Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka, Japan
    Neurosurgery 53:1436-41; discussion 1442-3. 2003
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  28. pmc Thrombosed giant aneurysm of the distal anterior cerebral artery treated with aneurysm resection and proximal pericallosal artery-callosomarginal artery end-to-end anastomosis: Case report and review of the literature
    Ken Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Surg Neurol Int 2:135. 2011
    ..This report presents the fourth case treated with bypass surgery...
  29. doi request reprint Outcome of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia treated with the stitched sling retraction technique
    Jun Masuoka
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University Faculty of Medicine, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 38:361-5; discussion 365. 2015
    ..We conclude that the stitched sling retraction technique is a safe and effective treatment for TN and maintains substantial pain relief and low recurrence rates over a long period of time...
  30. doi request reprint Posterior condylar canals and posterior condylar emissary veins-a microsurgical and CT anatomical study
    Ken Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 1 1 Nabeshima, Saga shi, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Neurosurg Rev 37:115-26. 2014
    ..JF and the lateral part of HGC can be accessed by removal of the skull base lateral to PCC without damaging the lateral rim of the foramen magnum. ..
  31. ncbi request reprint Trigeminal neuralgia caused by venous compression
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Hamanomachi Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan
    Neurosurgery 55:334-7; discussion 338-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study is to clarify whether venous compression on the trigeminal nerve really causes trigeminal neuralgia or not, and to identify which veins are the offending veins...
  32. pmc Adhesion of rhomboid lip to lower cranial nerves as special consideration in microvascular decompression for hemifacial spasm: Report of two cases
    Takeshi Funaki
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5 5 1 Nabeshima, Saga, 849 8501, Japan
    Surg Neurol Int 1:71. 2010
    ..The authors report two cases of the hemifacial spasm (HFS) with a large rhomboid lip, focusing on the importance of the structure during microvascular decompression...
  33. ncbi request reprint Hemifacial spasm caused by vascular compression of the distal portion of the facial nerve associated with configuration variation of the facial and vestibulocochlear nerve complex
    Masatou Kawashima
    Saga University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery Department, Saga, Japan
    Turk Neurosurg 19:269-75. 2009
    ..The facial nerve arising away from the vestibulocochlear nerve in the brain stem is rare. It might influence the cause of HFS with compression of the distal portions of the seventh cranial nerve...
  34. pmc Transcondylar fossa (supracondylar transjugular tubercle) approach: anatomic basis for the approach, surgical procedures, and surgical experience
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Skull Base 20:83-91. 2010
    ..It can be combined with the transcerebellomedullary fissure approach from the lateral side and can also be easily changed to the transcondylar approach, if necessary...
  35. ncbi request reprint [Successful microvascular decompression of the medulla oblongata for a case with respiratory failure: case report]
    Motofumi Koguchi
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 39:1085-9. 2011
    ..She is able to perform daily activities by herself. We report the case, and discuss the cause of respiratory problems especially by compression of the medulla oblongata...
  36. doi request reprint Exposure of wide cerebellomedullary cisterns for vascular lesion surgeries in cerebellomedullary cisterns: opening of unilateral cerebellomedullary fissures combined with lateral foramen magnum approach
    Toshio Matsushima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    World Neurosurg 82:e615-21. 2014
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  37. pmc Two cases of subfrontal schwannoma, including a rare case located between the endosteal and meningeal layers of the dura
    Hiroaki Okamoto
    Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 54:681-5. 2014
    ..In one case, the tumor was located between the endosteal and meningeal layers of the dura mater. This rare case suggests that subfrontal schwannomas may originate from the fila olfactoria. ..
  38. doi request reprint Focal transnasal approach to the upper, middle, and lower clivus
    Takeshi Funaki
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurosurgery 73:ons155-90; discussion ons190-1. 2013
    ..Carefully tailoring the transclival approach to the involved parts of the upper, middle, or lower clivus requires a precise understanding of the focal relationships of the clivus...
  39. doi request reprint Classification of the superior petrosal veins and sinus based on drainage pattern
    Ken Matsushima
    Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Department of Neurosurgery, Ohnishi Neurological Center, Hyogo, Japan Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurosurgery 10:357-67; discussion 367. 2014
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  40. ncbi request reprint Behçet's disease with ruptured anterior communicating artery aneurysm following ruptured thoracic aortic aneurysm
    Atsushi Ogata
    Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo) 53:189-91. 2013
    ..This is an extremely unusual presentation of Behçet's disease associated with both cerebral and aortic aneurysms...
  41. ncbi request reprint Surgical strategy for distal anterior cerebral artery aneurysms: microsurgical anatomy
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Neurosurg 99:517-25. 2003
    ....
  42. doi request reprint A proposal for standardized analysis of the results of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm
    Akinori Kondo
    Department of Neurosurgery, Brain, Spine and Neurology Center, Shiroyama Hospital, Habikino City, Osaka, Japan
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 154:773-8. 2012
    ..A new scoring system for obtaining objective surgical results from MVD for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and hemifacial spasm (HFS) is proposed to document treatment results using consistent criteria in a standardized manner...
  43. ncbi request reprint Two surgical cases of internal carotid-ophthalmic artery aneurysms: special reference to the usefulness of three-dimensional CT angiography
    Masatou Kawashima
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 60 Fukuoka, 812 8582, Japan
    Neurol Res 24:825-8. 2002
    ..3D-CTA is an excellent noninvasive diagnostic method not only for detecting cerebral aneurysms, but also for evaluating the relationships between the aneurysms and surrounding structures...
  44. ncbi request reprint [A case of superficial siderosis treated with intravenous and oral hemostatic drugs]
    Yusuke Nanri
    Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University
    Rinsho Shinkeigaku 53:470-3. 2013
    ..After intravenous infusion and the oral use of hemostatic drugs (carbazochrome, tranexamic acid), the CSF became watery clear and his condition improved. Hemostatic drug therapy should be considered for SS...
  45. doi request reprint Intracranial pial single-channel arteriovenous fistula presenting with significant brain edema
    Jun Masuoka
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University School of Medicine, Saga, Japan
    J Neurosurg 109:497-501. 2008
    ..The restriction of venous drainage presumably caused venous hypertension, leading to the brain edema and neurological symptoms...
  46. doi request reprint The C2 ganglion sectioning epidural approach to craniocervical junction chordoma: a technical case report
    Naoshi Hagihara
    Department of Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Neurol India 60:638-42. 2012
    ..We report a two-year-old girl with a lower clival chordoma which has been excised using C2 ganglion sectioning epidural approach...
  47. ncbi request reprint [Cerebral vasospasm after coil embolization for unruptured internal carotid artery aneurysm: case report]
    Atsushi Ogata
    Department of Neurosurgery, Karatsu Red Cross Hospital, Karatsu City, Saga, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 38:47-51. 2010
    ..Vasospasm without subarachnoid hemorrhage is a rare event. Here, we review the literature and discuss potential mechanisms for vasospasm in the absence of subarachnoid hemorrhage...
  48. pmc Carotid artery stenting without post-stenting balloon dilatation
    Atsushi Ogata
    Department of Neurosurgery, National Hospital Organization, Mito Medical Center, Ibaraki, Japan Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    J Neurointerv Surg 6:517-20. 2014
    ..To evaluate the clinical outcome and MRI findings after carotid artery stenting (CAS) without post-dilatation...
  49. doi request reprint Technical strategies for en bloc resection and immediate reconstruction in hemangioma of the frontal bone
    Tetsuji Uemura
    From the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Neurosurgery, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    J Craniofac Surg 25:e402-3. 2014
    ..Hence, complete resection is needed. As our technical strategies for reconstruction, we organize a split calvarial bone graft if a defect is near the frontal sinus and calcium phosphate cement if it is somewhat far from the sinus. ..
  50. ncbi request reprint Serum alpha1-antitrypsin level and phenotype associated with familial moyamoya disease
    Toshiyuki Amano
    Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, 812 8582 Higashi ku, Fukuoka, Japan
    Childs Nerv Syst 19:655-8. 2003
    ..The etiology remains unknown. To detect possible mediators of the thickened intima of moyamoya disease, we measured serum alpha-1-antitrypsin (alpha1-AT) levels and characterized the phenotype of patients with familial moyamoya disease...
  51. ncbi request reprint [A surgical case of hemifacial spasm caused by a tortuous, enlarged, and calcified vertebral artery]
    Masayuki Miyazono
    Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, 3 1 1 Maidashi, Higashi ku, Fukuoka 815 8582, Japan
    No Shinkei Geka 31:437-41. 2003
    ..After surgery hemifacial spasm completely disappeared. This method is thought to be a useful option for the treatment of hemifacial spasm caused by a tortuous, enlarged, or calcified vertebral artery...
  52. ncbi request reprint Glossopharyngeal neuralgia due to an epidermoid tumour in the cerebellopontine angle
    Huynh Le Phuong
    Department of Neurosurgery, Neurological Institute, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    J Clin Neurosci 11:758-60. 2004
    ..The tumour was subtotally removed and after surgery the patient showed a complete relief of pain. This is a very rare case of glossopharyngeal neuralgia alone due to an epidermoid tumour...