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Professor HONGO Kazuhiro
Associate Professor HORIUCHI Tetsuyoshi
Senior Assistant Professor GOTOU Tetsuya, ITO Kiyoshi
Assistant Professor MIYAIRI Yosuke, OGIWARA Toshihiro


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Summary of Activity

The Department of Neurosurgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, is internationally recognized for clinical excellence, research, and teaching.  The department was established in 1978, under the auspices of Dr. Kenichiro Sugita.  Dr. Shigeaki Kobayashi had brought the department into the twenty-first century as one of the leaders of neurosurgery.  Currently, Dr. Kazuhiro Hongo organizes the department and focuses the minimum invasive neurosurgery based on the preoperative simulation, the navigation system, and the intraoperative monitoring.  Under his superb guidance, there is a marked expansion of the department's clinical and research activities.

Research Projects

Various activities are going in our department as listed below:

1. Surgical simulation using 3D neuroimaging.

2. Intraoperative monitoring.

3. Microsurgical anatomy.

4. Development of Robotic surgery.

5. Malignant glioma therapy based on genetic analysis.

6. Analysis of regional blood flow regulation in cerebral microcirculation.

Major Publications

1. Kakizawa Y, Seguchi T, Horiuchi T, Hongo K. Cerebral aneurysm clips in the 3-tesla magnetic field. J Neurosurg. in press

2. Kodama K, Goto T, Sato A, Sakai K, Tanaka Y, Hongo K. Standard and limitation of intraoperative monitoring of the visual evoked potential. Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010;152:643-648.

3. Kusano Y, Seguchi T, Horiuchi T, Kakizawa Y, Kobayashi T, Tanaka Y, Seguchi K, Hongo K. Prediction of functional outcome in acute cerebral hemorrhage using diffusion tensor imaging at 3T: a prospective study. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30:1561-1565.

4. Horiuchi T, Tanaka Y, Kusano Y, Yako T, Sasaki T, Hongo K. Relationship between the ophthalmic artery and the dural ring of the internal carotid artery. Clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2009;111:119-123.

5. Goto T, Tanaka Y, Kodama K, Yomo S, Hara Y, Sato A, Hongo K. Staple electrodes: an innovative alternative for intraoperative electrophysiological monitoring. J Neurosurg. 2008;108:816-819.

6. Kakizawa Y, Seguchi T, Kodama K, Ogiwara T, Sasaki T, Goto T, Hongo K. Anatomical study of the trigeminal and facial cranial nerves with the aid of 3.0-tesla magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurosurg. 2008;108:483-490.

7. Watanabe A, Seguchi T, Koyama J, Aoyama T, Miyahara T, Kakizawa Y, Hongo K: Investigation of Radiofequency-Induced Temperature Elevation of Aneurysm Clips in a 3.0-Tesla Mgnetic Resonance Environment. Neurosurgery 2007;61:1062-1066

8. Goto T, Tanaka Y, Kodama K, Kusano Y, Sakai K, Hongo K. Loss of visual evoked potential following temporary occlusion of the superior hypophyseal artery during aneurysm clip placemet surgery. J Neurosurg. 2007;107:865-867.

9. Horiuchi T, Nitta J, Sakai K, Tanaka Y, Hongo K: Emergency embolectomy for treatment of acute middle cerebral artery occlusion. J Neurosurg 2007;106:257-262

10. Hongo K, Goto T, Miyahara T, Kakizawa Y, Koyama J, Tanaka Y: Telecontrolled micromanipulator system (NeuRobot) for minimally invasive neurosurgery. Acta Neurochir (suppl) 2006;98:63-66.

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