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During the first hours after acute ischemic stroke, the CT usually shows no abnormalities. Therapeutic trials of ischemia in the middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory involves decision-making when the CT may not show obvious ischemic changes. We reviewed 100 consecutive patients, admitted within 14 hours after a first stroke. Selective criteria were(More)
The purpose of our study was to determine the main anatomical features of the M1 segment of middle cerebral artery (MRA) using a 3D TOF-MRA at 3 T. Reconstructed and post-processed MRA images were independently analysed by two anatomists in order to determine the course patterns, the division patterns and the early cortical branches patterns of the M1(More)
The authors report the CT scan findings in a case of sellar spine. This osseous spine which arises in the midline of the anterior aspect of the dorsum sellae and is directed toward the center of the sella turcica has already been described on specimens and on plain films but never on CT scans. The CT scan findings confirm the normal appearance of the(More)
Diagnosis of an intrasellar pituitary microadenoma by CT may be difficult if the only finding is a small defect in enhancement. The diagnosis can be facilitated by dynamic CT of the pituitary gland in the coronal plane. This method permits visualization of the capillary bed of the pituitary, whose displacement ("tuft sign") could be an indication of the(More)
Free-floating clots of the extracranial internal carotid artery are generally considered as surgical emergencies. This retrospective study analyzes six free-floating clots diagnosed by arteriography. Three of these patients had a fixed stroke while the other three had an evolving stroke. Three patients had antecedent ocular or hemispheric transient ischemic(More)
Ultrasound contrast agents are introducing a new vision to ultrasonography. The increase in the Doppler signal intensity improves difficult examinations. Technical failures in the study of transcranial, liver and renal vessel might be rescued with the injection of these new compounds. The introduction of specific image sequences such as harmonic imaging and(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the experience of using various Gadolinium chelates as contrast media in digital subtraction angiography in patients with relative or absolute contraindications for iodinated contrast agents. MATERIAL and Methods. Forty-two arteriograms were performed in 39 consecutive patients using Gadolinium chelates (gadoteridol, gadodiamide, and(More)
We describe the MRA and MR angiography (MRA) features of persistent trigeminal artery (PTA) found incidentally in eight patients, with special attention to its origin, site and course. The different patterns of posterior communicating arteries were also noted. The PTA were shown on sagittal, coronal and axial MRI and on MRA. In four cases, the PTA arose(More)
T1 signal hyperintensity is a common finding at magnetic resonance imaging of the sellar region. However, this signal intensity pattern has different sources, and its significance depends on the clinical context. Normal variations in sellar T1 signal hyperintensity are related to vasopressin storage in the neurohypophysis, the presence of bone marrow in(More)