Chae Heuck Lee

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BACKGROUND Bilateral ICA absence is a rare lesion. Collateral circulation to the middle and anterior cerebral arteries in the absence of one or both ICAs may develop transcranial anastomoses from the external carotid system, a so-called CRM. Very rarely, theses arterial channels are observed in humans. CASE DESCRIPTION In the following case study, a(More)
Spinal angiolipomas are rare lesions usually found in the epidural space of the thoracic spine. The infiltrating type of spinal angiolipomas is extremely rare. This report presents the case and reviews the related literature. A 58-year-old man was presented with a 7-month history of progressive weakness and sensory change of lower extremities. Magnetic(More)
An 11-year-old girl with obstructive hydrocephalus developed akinetic mutism after treatment for hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis by ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting. Bilateral chronic subdural hematomas developed about 2 months after insertion of the VP shunt and were evacuated. Postoperatively, the patient developed akinetic mutism, but her(More)
Four patients presented with rare spinal subdural hematoma (SDH) occurring after intracranial aneurysm surgery and manifesting as postoperative back pain. Magnetic resonance imaging performed from 4 to 11 days after the operation showed acute or subacute thoracolumbar SDH. No patient had risk factors for bleeding at this site (e.g., lumbar puncture,(More)
OBJECTIVE Persistent trigeminal artery variant (PTAV) is an anastomosis between the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the cerebellar artery without any interposing basilar artery segment. We discuss its probable embryological origin and emphasize clinical implications. METHODS Retrospectively 1250 conventional cerebral angiograms and 2947 cranial magnetic(More)
BACKGROUND We describe an unusual presentation of a ruptured aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery with an acute subdural hematoma (SDH) located in the posterior fossa. We also reviewed the literature, focusing on the location of this intracranial hematoma. CASE DESCRIPTION An 83-year-old woman was admitted to our institution with recent sudden(More)
Limited therapeutic options are available for vancomycin intermediate-resistant Staphylococcus Epidermidis (VISE) infections and no optimum therapy has been established. We report a case of VISE skull osteomyelitis that was successfully treated with linezolid. The patient was a 53-year-old man who presented with headache, nausea and dysphasia. Brain(More)
The anterior choroidal artery has several kinds of variations. Among them, the transposition of anterior choroidal artery and posterior communicating artery origins has been extremely rare. We report a case with cerebral aneurysm arising from posterior communicating artery which origin was distal to the anterior choroidal artery and review the relevant(More)
Optic gliomas are the most common tumors in the optic pathways during childhood. Among them, about 10 % are located within intra-orbital cavity. However, the optimal management for intra-orbital optic nerve gliomas remains controversial. An 11-year-old male complained about progressive decline of vision in his right eye. Brain MRI revealed a fusiform(More)
BACKGROUND It was thought that the efficacy of pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment of the medial branch in patients with lower back pain was not as long lasting as that of continuous radiofrequency (CRF) thermo-coagulation techniques. OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the efficacy and the long-term effects of PRF treatment of the medial(More)