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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)
A detailed evaluation of the MR appearance of the pituitary gland-cavernous sinus junction has not been described. In a series of coronal T1-weighted spin echo images without and with IV gadolinium, we noted the variable size and signal intensity of cavernous venous spaces adjacent to the pituitary gland and the inconsistent visualization of the dural(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)
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)
A group of 17 strictly intrasellar prolactin-secreting pituitary adenomas between 2 and 9 mm in size was examined by computed tomography before and after bromocriptine therapy of 3 months to 1 year duration. These findings were compared with clinical and biological data. Bromocriptine therapy was effective clinically and biologically in 14 of the 17 cases.(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)
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 indications for treating carotid artery stenosis are related to the symptomatic nature of the lesion and the degree of stenosis. Duplex sonography is adequate for screening. While some groups believe that Duplex US alone or in combination with transcranial Doppler imaging may be sufficient for presurgical evaluation, it often is recommended to complete(More)
In a search for early contrast medium enhancement, which can indicate the presence of direct arterial supply, a retrospective review of dynamic computed tomographic (CT) scans was performed in 260 patients with a pituitary microadenoma smaller than 10 mm in diameter. Fifty patients underwent examination with dynamic CT for nonendocrinologic disease as a(More)