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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE One former study reported higher prefrontal N-acetylaspartate (NAA) levels in patients with Asperger syndrome (AS). The objective of the current study was to test the hypothesis that patients with AS would have higher dorsolateral prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex NAA/creatine (Cr) and that NAA/Cr would be correlated with(More)
Vascular malformations are infrequent causes of aqueductal stenoses, developmental venous anomaly (DVA) being the rarest among them. DVAs, also known as venous angiomas, are congenital in origin and characterized by dilatation of vessels in the superficial and deep venous system. Although they are usually clinically silent, they can be complicated by(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) constitutes an important neurologic emergency. Some authors have suggested that fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) MR imaging can detect SAH that may not be apparent on CT scans but may be revealed by lumbar puncture. We sought to determine how often FLAIR MR imaging findings are positive for SAH(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the results of surgical intervention and rate of recurrence in patients with periocular lymphangioma with respect to the anatomic extent of tumor involvement determined by neuroimaging studies. DESIGN Retrospective noncomparative case series. PARTICIPANTS Eighteen patients with periocular lymphangioma. METHODS All patients(More)
BACKGROUND Pituitary carcinomas are extremely rare tumors of the adenohypophysis. The presence of craniospinal and/or systemic extracranial metastases is the only reliable criterion for the diagnosis of pituitary carcinoma. To date, only 2 cases have been reported correctly by fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB). We present an additional case of pituitary(More)
BACKGROUND Medical therapy for hydatid disease of the brain has been reported with encouraging results especially in small or medium-sized cysts. To date, no other case correlating the metabolite levels of the cyst with albendazole treatment has been reported. CASE DESCRIPTION A 52-year-old woman presented with left hemiparesis and seizure. Cranial(More)
Inferior vena cava (IVC) agenesis is a rare anomaly that is usually an incidental finding in radiologic work-up or it can rarely be symptomatic due to deep venous thrombosis of iliac veins. In this report, we present a case of IVC agenesis detected on lumbar spinal MR imaging scans by extensive epidural-paravertebral collateral vessels compressing the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The longus colli (LC) muscle is an important structure of the anterior cervical spine and has a critical role in stellate ganglion block. This technique involves withdrawing the needle to locate its port for injection above the anterior surface of the LC muscle; however, its exact thickness at the C5, C6, and C7 levels has not been(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the diagnostic value of direct contrast-enhanced three dimensional magnetic resonance (3D MR) venography in mapping the deep venous system of the upper extremities and to plan potential interventional procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen cases with the diagnoses of end-stage renal disease with multiple hemodialysis catheter(More)
OBJECTIVE In the Marmara earthquake, which occurred on August 17, 1999, 639 people had renal complications, and 477 needed hemodialysis treatment because of acute renal failure due to crush injury. Our objective was to use Doppler ultrasonography as a noninvasive procedure to provide renal hemodynamic information. METHODS We evaluated 9 patients with(More)