Publications by authors named "Kiminori Netsu"

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[Bilateral Internal Carotid Artery Dissection Caused by Elongated Styloid Processes:A Case Report].

No Shinkei Geka 2018 Jan;46(1):53-59

Department of Neurosurgery, Nagano Red Cross Hospital.

We report a case of bilateral internal carotid artery(ICA)dissection associated with bilateral elongated styloid processes(ESPs). A 46-year-old man presented with transient aphasia and left visual disturbance at a business meeting. He complained of a foreign body sensation in his throat during swallowing for two years. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)demonstrated fresh small infarcts in the left corona radiata. Magnetic resonance angiography(MRA)revealed string signs bilaterally in the cervical ICAs. The patient was diagnosed with bilateral idiopathic ICA dissection and was treated with ozagrel and clopidogrel. Three-dimensional computed tomographic angiogram(3DCTA)indicated bilateral ESPs and bilateral ICA stenosis. 3DCTA with the patient's head tilting and neck extension revealed that each ICA was compressed by the ipsilateral ESP. A follow-up MRA showed complete normalization of bilateral ICAs after neck rest and anti-platelet therapy, following which, clopidogrel was stopped. The patient wore a soft cervical collar until the operation, to avoid contact between the ESPs and ICAs due to changes in head position. Bilateral ESP resection was performed to prevent recurrence of cerebral ischemic events caused by ICA dissection. The patient was discharged one week after the surgery without any neurological deficit. There was no recurrence of symptoms during the next eight months after the operation.
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January 2018

Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum: A case report.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2009 Oct 17;36(5):601-5. Epub 2009 Mar 17.

Department of Otolaryngology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Asahi, Matsumoto, Japan.

Chondrosarcoma make up only 10-20% of malignant primary bone tumors, with 5-10% located in the head and neck (Downey TJ, Clark SK, Moore DW. Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001;125:98-100), and nasal septal chondrosarcoma is extremely rare. Surgical excision is the only curative treatment and radiation and chemotherapy have a limited role for palliation. We used a navigation system in endoscopic surgery without complications for a case of chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum by means of a midfacial degloving approach at primary operation and an external incision approach at salvage operation for local recurrence. To our knowledge, this is the first report of the use of such a system for this surgical approach along with a salvage operation. We discuss the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of this case as well as present a review of the literature.
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October 2009