J L Dietemann

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We describe the technique of percutaneous vertebroplasty using methyl methacrylate. We injected under the guidance of CT and fluoroscopy a group of 10 patients with back pain caused by a variety of vertebral lesions including severe osteoporosis (n = 4), hemangiomas (n = 5) and metastasis (n = 1). Over varying periods of follow-up (ranging from 4 to 17(More)
The lumbosacral spine is the source of pain, suffering, and disability more frequently than any other part of the body. Pain in the lower back can be managed with computed tomography-guided analgesic interventional procedures, such as periradicular infiltration, percutaneous laser disk decompression, facet joint block, and percutaneous vertebroplasty.(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate interstitial laser photocoagulation (a minimally invasive percutaneous technique of thermal destruction of deep-seated tumors, with low-power laser energy) in local destruction of osteoid osteoma, with computed tomographic (CT) guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifteen patients (age range, 8-48 years) with presumed osteoid osteoma were(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Spinal osteoid osteomas are rare; when they occur, they are usually treated by surgical or percutaneous excision. The aim of percutaneous interstitial laser photocoagulation (ILP) of osteoid osteomas under CT guidance is thermal destruction of the nidus using low-power laser energy, thus precluding bone resection and open surgery. (More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous injection of ethanol was evaluated in terminally ill cancer patients with painful osteolytic bone metastases treated previously without success by radiation or chemotherapy and conventional pain therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-five patients with 27 bone metastases in various locations underwent one to three instillations of(More)
We compared MRI studies of the sellar area and embryological and adult histological studies of the cavernous sinuses and pituitary fossa. MRI studies were performed in 50 normal subjects with coronal sections using a fast inversion-recovery sequence to demonstrate the dural walls of the cavernous sinus and pituitary fossa. With this sequence, dura mater(More)
We propose to assess the usefulness of diffusion-weighted MR Imaging (DWI), fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) and constructive interference in steady state (CISS) sequences in depicting epidermoid cysts (EC). FLAIR, CISS and DWI were obtained in 7 patients among 22. All patients were studied with T1 and T2 sequences. On Spin Echo images, EC(More)
The aim of percutaneous laser disk decompression (PLDD) is to vaporize a small portion of the nucleus pulposus of an intervertebral disk, thereby reducing the volume and pressure of a diseased disk. This minimally invasive technique can be performed in patients who need surgical intervention for disk herniation with leg pain. PLDD is usually performed under(More)
In order to study the microanatomy of the lateral sellar compartment (cavernous sinus) medial wall, serial histological sections of human fetuses and adults, as well as dissections under operative microscope, were performed. The results were compared to high resolution Magnetic Resonance Images in human, to microdissections and to serial histological(More)
Patients with epidermoid cyst of the fourth ventricle usually present with headaches and/or disequilibrium. These cysts are characterized by a focal lesion that is nearly isodense to CSF at CT and nearly isointense to CSF on T1W and T2W MR images. MRI using FLAIR and diffusion weighted images as well as 3D CISS acquisitions is useful to better characterize(More)