F-J Hans

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We assessed the diagnostic accuracy of multislice CT in detection of intracranial aneurysms in patients presenting with subarachnoid or intracranial haemorrhage. Multislice CT and multiplanar digital subtraction angiography (DSA) images were obtained in 50 consecutive patients presenting with subarachnoid (SAH) and/or intracranial haemorrhage and reviewed(More)
For many clinical questions, less invasive angiography methods have at least in part already replaced digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as a routine diagnostic procedure. However, temporal resolution achievable with DSA is still indispensable in some patients. Recent advances in MR hardware performance and imaging techniques permit sub-second frame rate(More)
We describe technical pitfalls of a porcine brain injury model for identifying primary and secondary pathological sequelae following brain retraction by brain spatula. In 16 anaesthetised male pigs, the right frontal brain was retracted in the interhemispheric fissure by a brain spatulum with varying pressures applied by the gravitational force of weights(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with mass lesions near "eloquent" cortical areas different preoperative mapping techniques can be used. Two of the most widely used approaches include positron emission tomography (PET) and functional MRI (fMRI). We employed both methods in the same patients undergoing presurgical evaluation and compared the results to those obtained(More)
Vascular malformations of the spinal cord and its meninges are rare diseases which comprise true inborn cavernomas and arteriovenous malformations (AVM), including perimedullary fistulae, glomerular and juvenile AVMs, and presumably acquired dural arteriovenous fistulae. This article gives an overview of the imaging features on magnetic resonance imaging(More)
The Epstein-Barr virus BMLF1 gene product EB2 has been shown to efficiently transform immortalized Rat1 and NIH 3T3 cells, to bind RNA, and to shuttle from the nucleus to the cytoplasm. In transient-expression assays EB2 seems to affect mRNA nuclear export of intronless RNAs and pre-mRNA 3' processing, but no direct proof of EB2 being involved in RNA(More)
Isolated posterior spinal artery aneurysms are rare vascular lesions. We describe the case of a 43-year-old man presenting with spinal subarachnoid hemorrhage after a minor trauma who was found to have a dissecting aneurysm of a posterior spinal artery originating from the right T4 level. Endovascular treatment was not contemplated because of the small size(More)
BACKGROUND We describe a lethal complication of an aneurysm model in rabbits for saccular aneurysmal creation via endoluminal incubation with elastase. METHOD In 24 anaesthetized female New Zealand White rabbits, the right common carotid artery (CCA) was ligated distally to the arteriotomy. A 4F sheath was then placed retrograde into the CCA, and its(More)
OBJECTIVES Advances in MR hardware performance and imaging techniques have enabled us to perform sub-second frame rate contrast enhanced MR angiographies as a clinical routine, resulting in subtraction angiographies with temporal resolutions similar to those obtained by conventional DSA. In this manuscript, we describe the technique of 2-D dynamic(More)
Although Guglielmi detachable coil (GDC) systems have been generally accepted for treatment of intracranial aneurysms, primary stenting of aneurysms using porous stents or implantation of coils after stent placement remains experimental. Testing of these new methods requires an animal model which imitates human aneurysms in size, configuration and neck(More)