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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In past years, thrombectomy has become a widely used procedure in interventional neuroradiology for the treatment of acute intracranial occlusions. However, in 10-20% of patients, there are additional occlusions or stenotic lesions of the ipsilateral cervical internal carotid artery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Flow-diverter stents are emerging for the endovascular treatment of difficult-to-treat or otherwise untreatable cerebral aneurysms (wide-neck, fusiform, dissecting, blisterlike, or giant). We assessed the clinical safety and efficacy of the Flow-Redirection Endoluminal Device. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was an institutional review(More)
Chiari II-malformation is a complex congenital deformity of the brain which is frequently associated with hydrocephalus. Abnormalities of the corpus callosum are known to occur in the majority of patients. The objective of the present study was to study the microstructure of the corpus callosum (CC) and the anterior commissure (AC) to differentiate between(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Thrombolysis in patients using oral anticoagulants (OAC) and in patients for whom information on OAC status is not available is frequently delayed because the standard coagulation analysis procedure in central laboratories (CL) is time-consuming. By using point-of-care (POC) coagumeters, international normalized ratio (INR) values can(More)
Spinal dysraphisms are categorized in open dysraphisms with prominent abnormal nervous tissue above the skinlevel and closed dysraphisms with a skin covered malformation. Especially the occult dysraphisms are marked by suspect skin masses and other dermal anomalies. The purpose of this review is to demonstrate the indications and spectrum of spinal(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Thrombosis of cerebral veins and sinus (cerebral venous thrombosis) is a rare stroke pathogenesis. Pharmaceutical treatment is restricted to heparin and oral anticoagulation with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). METHODS Between January 2012 and December 2013, we recorded data from our patients with cerebral venous thrombosis. The(More)
This study was aimed to assess clinical safety and efficacy of the LVIS Jr. microstent in stent-assisted coil embolization of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms. IRB approved single-center interventional clinical study in 22 patients (10 females, 12 males, mean age 55, age range 33–74 years) for the endovascular treatment of wide-neck aneurysms. After(More)
We studied the trigeminal nerve in seven healthy volunteers and six patients with trigeminal neuralgia using the diffusion tensor imaging derived parameter fractional anisotropy (FA). While controls did not show a difference between both sides, there was a reduction of FA in the affected nerve in three of six patients with accompanying nerve-vessel conflict(More)
OBJECTIVE Rapid reversal of the anticoagulatory effect of vitamin K antagonists represents the primary emergency treatment for oral anticoagulant-related intracerebral hemorrhage (OAC-ICH). Predicting the amount of prothrombin complex concentrate (PCC) needed to reverse OAC in individual patients is difficult, and repeated international normalized ratio(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Several recent studies analyzing perfusion changes in acute intracerebral hemorrhage fed the debate whether there is secondary ischemic tissue damage in the vicinity of intracerebral hemorrhage. We used perfusion CT to address this question. METHODS We examined 36 patients between 2001 and 2002 with acute intracerebral hemorrhage(More)