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The purpose of this study was to explore the value of high-detail MR imaging in the diagnosis of the Chiari II malformation. Twenty-four patients with known Chiari II malformation as diagnosed by CT scanning were evaluated with cranial MR scans. Two patients also had spine scans. The sagittal-plane images were the most informative, and abnormalities of the(More)
The distribution of cerebrovascular lesions is affected by race. Blacks and Japanese have more intracranial occlusive cerebrovascular disease, while whites have more extracranial disease. Despite a high incidence of stroke in China, there are few formal studies of the distribution of vascular occlusive disease in Chinese populations. We compared clinical(More)
Cirsoid aneurysms of the scalp are notoriously difficult lesions to manage. The authors report a patient in whom a large traumatic cirsoid aneurysm of the scalp was eliminated using a combined neurosurgical and interventional neuroradiological approach. Transarterial embolization was utilized to reduce arterial blood supply to the fistula. Thrombogenic(More)
PURPOSE To review our experience with intracranial angioplasty, including the complications we encountered. METHODS During a 3-year period, from 1993 to 1996, 10 patients had intracranial percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). The stenosed vessels included three internal carotid arteries, one middle cerebral artery, one basilar artery, and five(More)
Eight patients with dural arteriovenous fistulas involving the deep cerebral venous system were treated by a combination of preoperative embolization, intraoperative embolization, and/or surgical excision. All eight patients were men 30-71 years old (mean age, 48.5). The presenting symptoms were hemorrhage in four patients (two subarachnoid, one(More)
We analyzed the clinical features of symptomatic posterior cerebral artery (PCA) stenosis in 6 patients selected from 15 patients with angiographically documented PCA atherostenosis occurring during a 7-year period. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) were the major presentation in 5 patients. A homonymous visual field defect was present in 2 patients. TIA(More)
We reviewed CTs from 47 patients with 48 spontaneous, supratentorial brain hemorrhages to determine the effect of ventricular blood on outcome. We correlated volumetric analysis of the parenchymal (P) and ventricular (V) blood, as well as other clinical and CT features, with clinical outcome in a statistical analysis. Hemorrhages were located in putamen(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies link posterior border-zone cerebral infarcts between the middle cerebral artery (MCA) and the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) to hemodynamic causes, not embolism. OBJECTIVE To study the cause of these infarcts. METHODS We studied 21 patients (unilateral = 18, bilateral = 3) with acute, symptomatic posterior border-zone(More)
We describe four patients and review prior reports to clarify the clinical, radiographic, and pathologic findings of intracranial vertebral artery (VA) dissection. A 43-year-old man and a 33-year-old woman had chronic bilateral VA dissecting aneurysms. The man had multiple episodes of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and necropsy showed multiple dissections(More)
Two patients with distal basilar aneurysms were treated with intra-aneurysmal balloon occlusion. After apparently successful therapy, follow-up angiograms demonstrated aneurysm enlargement with balloon migration distally in the sac. Geometric mismatch between the base of the balloons and the aneurysm neck together with transmitted pulsation through the(More)