Teacher OrganizationPediatrics
Education and
 Research Organization
University Hospital
PositionSenior Assistant Professor
Last Updated: 20/03/31 13:56

Researcher Profile & Settings


    KAWATANI Masao


  •  Pediatrics Senior Assistant Professor

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Marked elevation of interleukin-6 in mild encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion (MERS) associated with acute focal bacterial nephritis caused by Enterococcus faecalis
    Kometani, Hiroshi;Kawatani, Masao;Ohta, Genrei;Okazaki, Shintaro;Ogura, Kazumasa;Yasutomi, Motoko;Tanizawa, Akihiko;Ohshima, Yusei
    BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT 36(6) 551-553 2014
  • Quetiapine responsive catatonia in an autistic patient with comorbid bipolar disorder and idiopathic basal ganglia calcification
    Ishitobi, Makoto;Kawatani, Masao;Asano, Mizuki;Kosaka, Hirotaka;Goto, Takashi;Hiratani, Michio;Wada, Yuji
    BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT 36(9) 823-825 2014
  • Assessment of brain perfusion by arterial spin-labeling MR imaging in qusai-moyamoya disease associated with Graves disease
    Hayashi Hisako;Kawatani Masao;Ohta Genrei;Kometani Hiroshi;Ohshima Yusei
    NO TO HATTATSU 46(4) 297-300 2014
      We report a case of 12-year-old girl with Graves disease who had presented with deterioration in physical and scholastic performances since 10 years of age. She had an episode of atonic seizure and difficulty in speech. Brain MRI revealed formation of moyamoya vessels and a lesion suggestive of ischemic changes in the left frontal lobe. Because of uncontrollable thyrotoxicosis with anti-thyroid drug, she received a subtotal thyroidectomy. Two months later, she received a shunt operation between left superficial temporal artery and middle cerebral artery. The postoperative arterial spin-labeling MR imaging demonstrated an improvement of brain perfusion in left frontal lobe compared with the preoperative one, and provided comparable results of angiography and acetazolamide-challenged 15O-gas PET. Thus, arterial spin-labeling MR imaging seems useful for follow-up evaluation of brain perfusion in qusai-moyamoya disease.
  • Various vascular lesions in a girl with Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome
    Aiko Igarashi, Ikue Hata, Taihei Hayashi, Masao Kawatani, Yusei Ohshima, Mitsufumi Mayumi, Yoshiaki Kubo
    J Jpn Pediatr Soc 117(5) 868-871 May  2013 Refereed
  • A male case of subcortical band heterotopia with somatic mosaicism of DCX mutation
    Aiko Igarashi, Masao Kawatani, Genrei Ohta, Hiroshi Kometani, Yusei Ohshima, Mitsuhiro Kato
     45(5) 371-374 Aug.  2013 Refereed

Conference Activities & Talks

  • 分子イメージングによるMELAS脳卒中様発作の病態解明
    井川 正道, 岡沢 秀彦, 辻川 哲也, 清野 智恵子, 前田 浩幸, 川谷 正男, 畑 郁江, 木村 浩彦, 和田 有司, 米田 誠
    第36回北陸臨床遺伝研究会 Feb.  2016