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Because of the risks associated with arterial embolization of cavernous dural fistulas, we have sought an alternative method to promote fistula closure. Thirteen patients underwent transvenous embolization as a treatment for symptomatic cavernous dural fistulas. All procedures were performed from a femoral vein access through the inferior petrosal sinus or(More)
PURPOSE To describe the MR imaging features of cerebellar medulloblastoma in the adult. MATERIALS AND METHODS The neuroimages and records of 15 adults with proved cerebellar medulloblastoma were retrospectively evaluated. In 12 patients, preoperative MR scans were reviewed; nine had Gd-DTPA-enhanced scans. RESULTS Of the 12 tumors evaluated(More)
Epidural venography is a simple and effective technic in the diagnosis of herniated intervertebral discs. The procedure may be performed in the outpatient department using percutaneous transfemoral catheterization. Our experience in 87 cases suggests that epidural venography is superior to Pantopaque myelography at the L5-S1 level, comparable to, and in(More)
Traumatic injuries to the head and neck that result in arteriovenous fistulae are often difficult to treat by direct surgical access. This is because of anatomic location, instability of the acutely injured patient, and difficulty in localizing the exact site of injury. Between 1974 and 1988, 234 consecutive cases of traumatic injuries to the carotid or(More)
The information obtained by computed tomography (CT) and cerebral angiography is compared in eight cases of cerebral venous malformation. Angiography was found to be more reliable for detecting the presence and specific nature of these malformations. Pathological and radiographic differential features between the various forms of cerebral vascular(More)
From 1974 to 1986, 148 patients with carotid cavernous fistula (CCF) were evaluated for intravascular therapy. Four patients died from hemorrhage before treatment could be instituted and the CCF closed spontaneously in 5. Therapeutic approaches which resulted in complete occlusion in the remaining 139 cases were transarterial in 118, transvenous in 15 and(More)