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We used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) to compare grey matter volume (GMV) between 20 migraine patients (five with aura and 15 without aura) with normal conventional magnetic resonance imaging findings and 33 healthy controls matched for age and sex. A separate analysis was also performed to delineate a possible correlation between the GMV changes and the(More)
PURPOSE Previous neuroimaging studies provide growing evidence that patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) have both structural and functional abnormalities of the thalamus and frontal lobe gray matter. However, limited data are available regarding the issue of white matter (WM) involvement, making the microstructural WM changes in JME largely(More)
Over a 6-year period, 2,783 subjects, consecutively referred from the inpatient unit of a private psychiatric hospital, were evaluated with brain MRI. Twenty-three patients (0.83%) had brain white matter hyperintensities (WMH) that were highly suggestive of multiple sclerosis (MS). The subjects with WMH consistent with MS were most commonly diagnosed with(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation between carotid siphon (CS) calcification and lacunar infarction caused by small-vessel disease. METHODS This retrospective study included 445 patients (M/F = 256:189) older than 40 years (mean age 60.0 ± 12.3 years, range 41-98 years) without large intracranial lesions who had undergone(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, composed of myofibroblastic spindle cells with acute and chronic inflammatory cells, is an unusual, benign solid mass that mimics a neoplastic process. METHODS We report a rare case of a patient with a laryngeal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. Laryngoscopy demonstrated a submucosal mass involving the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although CT findings of Kikuchi disease (KD), or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, are reported in several case reports, large-scale analysis of the disease has not been undertaken. We characterized the clinical and CT findings in a large group of patients with KD. METHODS Between 1990 and 2002, 96 patients (68 women, 28 men;(More)
SUMMARY In this study, in order to evaluate the feasibility and outcomes of simultaneous bilateral carotid artery stenting (CAS) with the use of neuroprotection in symptomatic patients, we conducted a retrospective analysis of 27 patients (19 men, eight women; median age, 69.2 years), all of whom had been scheduled to undergo bilateral CAS in a single(More)
The aim of our study was to examine the locational distribution of paraspinal structures on MRI and to determine any predictable parameters that may be used for the identification of transitional vertebra (TV). We enrolled 534 patients who underwent MRI of their lumbosacral spine. The locations of the paraspinal structures, such as aortic bifurcation (AB),(More)
OBJECTIVE Although tuberculous lymphadenitis and Kikuchi disease are common causes of cervical lymphadenopathy in Asians and exhibit similar clinical manifestations, their treatment strategies are totally different. The purpose of this study was to identify ultrasonographic features that distinguish these two diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was(More)