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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Conventional MR imaging permits subcategorization of brain stem tumors by location and focality; however, assessment of white matter tract involvement by tumor is limited. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a promising method for visualizing white matter tract tumor involvement supratentorially. We investigated the ability of DTI to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Hemosiderin and white matter lesions are 2 of the most common neurologic complications found on MR imaging that may be related to cranial irradiation and intrathecal methotrexate (MTX) therapy in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). We evaluated the brains of patients previously treated for ALL with cranial irradiation and(More)
  • C-K Li
  • Acta Neurochirurgica
  • 2005
Background. The precise course of resolution of postoperative residual HFS after a single MVD has not been well categorised quantitatively in the literature. Not all patients with HFS were cured immediately after a single MVD; some of them exhibited a gradual disappearance of the HFS over a period of time. The time course of the gradual resolution of HFS is(More)
  • C-K Li
  • Acta Neurochirurgica
  • 2006
A radiation dose lower than what had previously been recommended was given to a case of intrasellar germinoma in a 17-year-old patient who suffered from migraine-like headache for 2 years, amenorrhoea for 3 months and a body-weight loss of 10 kg over 4 months. Baseline assessment of pituitary hormone reserve was within the lower limits of the normal range,(More)
The surgical aspects of 64 consecutive cases of cerebellopontine angle tumours treated from January 1983 to December 1988 are reviewed. Nearly all of the procedures were done through a small suboccipital craniectomy. Two patients underwent a combined subtemporal- suboccipital approach. A stage-operation was performed on three patients harbouring a large to(More)
We measured serum aluminum concentrations in 104 haemodialysis patients from 3 centres in Hong Kong. We found that the 52 patients dialyzed in unit A had much higher mean aluminium levels (100 micrograms/L) than those from the other two units (61 and 39 micrograms/L respectively). In unit A, where water treatment by reverse osmosis had been introduced only(More)
Urothelial carcinoma (UC) carcinogenesis has been hypothesized to occur through epigenetic repression of tumor-suppressor genes (TSGs). By quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction array, we found that one potential TSG, angiopoietin-like 4 (ANGPTL4), was expressed at very low levels in all bladder cancer cell lines we examined. Previous studies had(More)