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Learning disabilities represent the main childhood complication in neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Patients frequently exhibit T2-weighted hyperintensities called unidentified bright objects (UBOs) on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), with unclear relationship to such cognitive disabilities. This study aimed to determine whether thalamo-striatal UBOs(More)
Facial port-wine stain (PWS) may be associated with cerebrovascular abnormalities such as Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS). In a large series, we aimed to assess which topography of facial PWS can predict SWS. This was a cross-sectional study of consecutive patients with facial PWS seen in pediatric dermatologic or angiodysplasia consultations from 1993 to 2005(More)
The purpose of our study is to trace in vivo and during the perinatal period, the brain maturation process with exhaustive measures of the T2 relaxation time values. We also compared regional myelination progress with variations of the relaxation time values and of brain signal. T2 relaxation times were measured in 7 healthy premature newborns at the(More)
We studied the morphometric MRI findings and their correlation with cognitive functions in a population of 10 young adults shunted for congenital hydrocephalus related to spina bifida. Morphometric MRI analysis included measurement of the ventricular dilatation index, frontal and occipital parenchymal thickness and the size of the corpus callosum. The(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to prospectively evaluate 3D time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography (MRA) in the follow-up of 27 intracranial aneurysms treated with Guglielmi detachable coils (GDCs). METHOD From February 1997 to June 1998, 26 patients with 27 aneurysms were included in this prospective study. Aneurysms were located in the anterior(More)
Each kind of superficial vascular malformation (or "angioma") has been included in a widespread classification that has been elaborated by means of a multidisciplinary approach. At present, therapeutic management of these vascular malformations often needs one or several procedures of interventional radiology. The purpose of this paper in to illustrate(More)
BACKGROUND A vestibular aqueduct midpoint width greater than 1.50 mm is currently considered to be pathognomonic for a large vestibular aqueduct syndrome. OBJECTIVE To analyse the diameter of the vestibular aqueduct in children as a function of age and consequently to determine if a fixed measure could serve as a pertinent diagnostic criterion. (More)
Boyden's nomenclature, which was based on postmortem specimens and published in 1955 prior to the advent of computed tomography (CT), is commonly used to describe the normal segmental bronchial anatomy and various abnormalities. However, several additional anomalies have been recognized since that time, and there is some confusion over the names used to(More)