Chief, Takanori Fukushima Skull Base Center, Neurosurgery, Shin-yurigaoka General Hospital, Japan.

  • Skull Base Tumor Surgery.


  • 2014 Certified by the Japan Neurosurgical Society # 6148.
  • 2003 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree from the Kurume University Postgraduate School of Medicine # 938.
  • 1998 Japanese Medical License # 394619.


  • 2012 – present Chief, Takanori Fukushima Skull Base Center, Neurosurgery, Shin-yurigaoka General Hospital.
  • 2007 – 2012 Visiting Research Scholar; Division of Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center Research fellow; International Neurosurgery Education & Research Foundation (INERF).
  • 1998 – 2007 Faculty Staff; Department of Neurosurgery Kurume University School of Medicine.


  • Unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy caused by an intraneural ganglion cyst.
  • Microsurgical management of hypoglossal schwannomas over 3 Decades: A modified grading scale to guide surgical approach.
  • Calcifying pseudoneoplasms of the skull base presenting cranial neuropathies; case report and literature review.
  • Surgical management of non-vascular lesions around oculomotor nerve.
  • Contemporary surgical management of vestibular schwannomas; Analysis of complications and lessons learned over the past decade.
  • Less-invasive transjugular approach for glomus jugulare tumors: Fallopian-Bridge technique with hearing preservation.
  • Middle Infratemporal Fossa Less Invasive Approach for Radical Resection of Parapharyngeal Tumors: Surgical Microanatomy and Clinical Application”.


  • Fukushima Manual of Skull Base Dissection Third edition.
  • Pathology and Surgery Around the Vertebral Artery.
  • Tumors of Central Nerve System Springer – 2013, Chapter: Cranial Base Surgery of Hypoglossal Schwannomas.

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