Visuomotor ataxia is a disorder of movement performed under visual control. It can occur in the absence of disturbance of ocular fixation and in the absence of spatial agnosia. This disorder may extend over the whole visual field or it may be localized to one visual half-field, right or left. It may involve both hands or one hand only, so that visuomotor… (More)
We report the first case of pseudotumoral lymphocytic hypophysitis successfully treated by corticosteroids without surgery. A 27-year-old woman had been monitored for chronic headache 13 months after giving birth, associated with amenorrhea and galactorrhea. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging revealed a markedly enlarged pituitary gland with a suprasellar… (More)
We describe the evolution of parenchymal cerebral cysticerci on MRI, to assess signs of early cyst degeneration. We studied 15 lesions in four treated and one untreated patient. MRI was performed before therapy and repeated in the 1st month after each course of anticysticercus drugs, every 4 months during the 1st year and then annually; the follow-up period… (More)
The functional anatomy of the spinal column has mainly been studied in the cadaver. The aim of our study was to determine in vivo the normal axial rotation of the cervical column using computed tomography (CT). Sixty subjects, divided into decades from 20 to 80 years of age were studied. The CT protocol comprised an axial cut at the level of the skull base… (More)
A three-dimensional analysis of atlantoaxial rotation was made by computed tomography in ten healthy subjects. The method described allowed study of spatial relations between C1 and C2 interspace under both static and dynamic conditions, using a projection in a fixed transverse plane. The results demonstrated an axis of rotation for C2 slightly anterior to… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of the spinal cord in patients harboring spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) was carried out to evaluate the feasibility of this new technique to determine the displacement of the spinal cord tracts and to correlate morphologic and functional DTI data (fractional anisotropy [FA] and apparent… (More)
The authors report the results of 89 vertebral biopsies performed under CT guidance, classified according to the type of pathology and the site of the lesion. A correct diagnosis was obtained in 89 cases. No complication was observed. The value of CT guidance in vertebral biopsy is emphasized.