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OBJECT The goal of this study was to determine the somatotopical structure-function relationships of the primary motor cortex in individual patients by using functional magnetic resonance (fMR) imaging. This was done to assess whether there is a displacement of functional areas compared with anatomical landmarks in patients harboring brain tumors close to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study was designed to analyze whether early diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) provides reliable quantitative information for the prediction of stroke patients at risk of malignant brain infarct. METHODS We selected 28 patients with a middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarct and proven MCA or carotid T occlusion on DWI and MRI(More)
BACKGROUND Inguinal hernia repairs are commonly performed operations. Recently, Neumayer et al examined the gold standard Lichtenstein onlay mesh repair (LMR) against laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair and showed that the recurrence rates are higher for laparoscopic mesh repairs when compared with the open onlay mesh repair (laparoscopic = 10.1% versus(More)
A retrospective study of cerebral edema in 40 patients with intracranial meningiomas seems to demonstrate that the extent of edema is not related to anatomical factors such as location. Histological type is more significant; cerebral edema is usually observed with meningothelial forms. Furthermore, the study of tumor cells by electron microscopic methods(More)
No criteria are currently available to determine the spontaneous or radiation-induced origin of a malignant tumor occurring in a previously irradiated area. This study presents the dosimetric and cytogenetic analysis of meningiomas diagnosed in irradiated brain areas from a single patient and a discussion of the karyotypes of spontaneous meningiomas and(More)
While most prior studies examined late stages of heart failure, we determined initial changes of beta-adrenergic receptors (beta-AR) during left ventricular chronic volume and pressure overload. We investigated right auricular (RA) and left ventricular (LV) beta-AR density (Bmax, fmoles/mg protein) and beta 1-AR percentage in two groups of patients(More)
The anterior interhemispheric approach for aneurysms of the anterior communicating artery was studied in ten cadavers. This approach presents several advantages over the pterional approach widely used in neurosurgery. It allows direct access to the region of the anterior communicating artery complex with minimal retraction of the brain and preservation of(More)
In a 64-year-old male with pain and weakness of the right lower limb, investigations disclosed a cervical tumor, several dorsal tumors, and tumoral infiltration of the lumbosacral area. Histological and, above all, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural features were suggestive of meningeal melanocytoma. Before the use of immunohistochemical and electron(More)
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