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OBJECTIVE To determine the diagnostic accuracy and prognostic value of ¹⁸FDG-PET in a recent series of patients operated for intractable partial epilepsy associated with histologically proven Taylor-type focal cortical dysplasia (TTFCD) and negative MRI. METHODS Of 23 consecutive patients (12 male, 7-38 years old) with negative 1.5-Tesla MRI, 10 exhibited(More)
PURPOSE Type II focal cortical dysplasia (TTFCD), a highly epileptogenic lesion with severe epilepsy curable by surgery, is missed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in about one third of cases. Little is known about the electroclinical presentation in these MRI-negative patients and a poor surgical outcome is frequently reported. We compared the clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In acute stroke with proximal artery occlusion, FLAIR vascular hyperintensities observed beyond the boundaries of the cortical lesion on DWI (newly defined "FLAIR vascular hyperintensity-DWI mismatch") may be a marker of tissue at risk of infarction. Our aim was to compare the occurrence of FLAIR vascular hyperintensity-DWI mismatch(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of functional MRI (fMRI) at 3T, as currently used in the preoperative mapping of language areas, compared with direct cortical stimulation (DCS) during awake surgery, in patients with supratentorial gliomas; and to identify clinical, histopathologic,and radiologic factors associated with fMRI/DCS discrepancies. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Type 2 FCD is one of the main causes of drug-resistant partial epilepsy. Its detection by MR imaging has greatly improved surgical outcomes, but it often remains overlooked. Our objective was to determine the prevalence of typical MR imaging criteria for type 2 FCD, to provide a precise MR imaging pattern, and to optimize its(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine optimal resections in the 3 dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) histologic subtypes (simple, complex, and nonspecific) based on MRI features. METHODS In 78 consecutive epilepsy patients operated for DNT, MRI features were classified as follows: type 1 (cystic/polycystic-like, well-delineated, strongly hypointense T1), type(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the electroclinical features and the relationship between the epileptogenic zone (EZ), the tumor and focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) in the three histologic subtypes of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNTs) ("simple", "complex" and "non-specific forms"). METHODS We analyzed electroclinical data from 78 patients (50 males; 3-54(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To propose a T2*-MR adaptation of the computed tomography angiography-clot burden score (CBS), and assess its value as predictor of 24-hour recanalization and clinical outcome in anterior circulation stroke treated by intravenous thrombolysis ≤4.5 hours from onset. METHODS Two independent observers retrospectively analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Glioma follow-up is based on MRI parameters, which are correlated with survival. Although established criteria are used to evaluate tumor response, radiological markers may be confounded by differences in instrumentation including the magnetic field strength. We assessed whether MRIs obtained at 3 Tesla (T) and 1.5T provided similar information.(More)