OBJECTIVE There has been inconsistency about definition of the temporal stem despite of several descriptions demonstrating its microanatomy using fiber dissection and/or diffusion tensor tractography. This study was designed to clarify three dimensional configurations of the temporal stem. METHODS The fronto-temporal regions of several formalin-fixed… (More)
Granular cell astrocytoma is a rare infiltrative malignant glioma with prominent granular cell change. Granular cell astrocytomas are biologically aggressive compared with conventional infiltrating astrocytomas of similar grades, but their genetic alterations are poorly known. We report a case of granular cell glioblastoma and its genetic and molecular… (More)
Acute subdural hematoma is usually a neurological emergency that requires hematoma evacuation or close observation. However, spontaneous resolutions of an acute subdural hematoma without surgical interventions have been reported rarely. We report on a case who showed rapid resolution of an acute subdural hematoma with neurological improvement and review the… (More)
It is well known that spontaneous thrombosis in giant cerebral aneurysm is common. However, spontaneous obliteration of a non-giant and unruptured cerebral aneurysm has been reported to be rare and its pathogenic mechanism is not clear. We describe a case with rare vascular phenomenon and review the relevant literatures.
OBJECTIVE Spinal dysraphism defects span wide spectrum. Wound dehiscence is a common postoperative complication, and is a challenge in the current management of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks and wound healing. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the risks of CSF-related morbidity in the surgical treatment of spinal dysraphism. METHODS Ten patients… (More)
Intraventricular cavernous hemangiomas are uncommon. Among them, those occurred at the foramen of Monro in the third ventricle may be of particular interest because of its rarity, development of hydrocephalus, being differentiated from other brain lesions. We present a rare case of intraventricular cavernous hemangioma at foramen of Monro which was resected… (More)
Primary intracranial malignant melanoma is a very rare and highly aggressive tumor with poor prognosis. A 66-year-old female patient presented a headache that had been slowly progressing for several months. A large benign pigmented skin lesion was found on her back. A brain MRI showed multiple linear signal changes with branching pattern and strong… (More)
Intracranial aneurysms in the neonate are very rare and their clinicopathological findings remain unclear. We report a 26-day-old premature neonate who underwent microsurgical clipping on the ruptured middle cerebral artery bifurcation aneurysm successfully with a review of relevant literature.
Intracranial malignant solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is very rare. It was identified in a 39-year-old female patient who underwent malignant transformation over 6 months. MRI revealed an 8 × 5 × 6 cm mass with heterogenous strong enhancement in the left occipital lobe. Histologic findings and immunophenotype (positive for CD34, bcl-2 and vimentin, and… (More)
OBJECT The purpose of this study was to understand 3D relationships of white matter fibers and subcortical areas of gray matter in the central core. METHODS The lateral and medial aspects of 4 cerebral hemispheres were dissected, applying the fiber dissection technique under the microscope. RESULTS The central core between the insula and midline… (More)