Numerous surgical approaches have been used to treat petrous apex cholesterol granulomas. They are usually treated via the transtemporal- or middle fossa approach; some are managed endoscopically. We present a patient treated by the endoscopic transsphenoidal approach and review the literature.
The occurrence of hemorrhage from pituitary adenoma (so-called "pituitary apoplexy") was investigated in a consecutive series of 560 cases operated on during the past 30 years. There were 93 cases (16.6%) in which hemorrhage from pituitary adenomas was confirmed either clinically or surgically. These patients were analyzed in terms of age, sex, symptoms and… (More)
BACKGROUND Patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) presenting within 3 hours of symptom onset are known to be at increased risk of expansion. However, only a minority arrive within this time frame. Therefore, alternative markers for expansion risk are needed. OBJECTIVE To examine whether contrast extravasation on CT angiography (CTA) at… (More)
A 58-year-old woman (Case 1) presented with disturbance of fine movement and gait. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and computed tomography (CT) demonstrated bilateral ossified ligamentum flava at the C3-4 and C4-5 levels and severe cervical canal stenosis. She underwent posterior decompression and despite strong adhesion to the dura mater, the ossified… (More)
Stromal cell-derived factor (SDF)-1 and its receptor, CXCR4, have been identified in both neurones and glia of many brain areas. Previous studies have mainly focused on the role of SDF-1 and CXCR4 in modulating the hypothalamic-pituitary axis and their possible involvement in the development of pituitary adenomas. An alternative SDF-1 receptor, CXCR7, has… (More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the cerebral hemodynamics in childhood moyamoya disease patients before and after surgery to assess both surgical indication and the effect of revascularization using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) study with N-isopropyl-p-123I-iodoamphetamine (IMP). We compared results of quantitative and semi-quantitative SPECT… (More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have been implicated to play a critical role in glioma invasiveness. In this study, we aimed to investigate the expression of MMP-2 and MMP-9 in human gliomas of different degrees of malignancy, and evaluated the correlation between MMP-2 and MMP-9 expression in gliomas. The samples from 65 cases of glioma were divided into… (More)
BACKGROUND Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is widely accepted to monitor cerebral vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH); however, its predictive value remains controversial. OBJECTIVE To investigate the predictive reliability of an increase in the mean blood flow velocity (mBFV) ratio of the ipsilateral to contralateral middle cerebral arteries (I/C… (More)