OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to define the role of cardiac gated phase-contrast ciné magnetic resonance imaging in deciding the therapeutic strategy in patients with Chiari I malformation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-one patients operated on between February 2000 and July 2002 were enrolled in the study. All patients underwent a… (More)
We report three patients with pyomyositis due to Staphylococcus aureus. Magnetic resonance imaging aided in the accurate diagnosis of the infection and of the extent of involvement. Incision, drainage and antibiotic therapy eradicated the infection in all the patients. We suggest clinical or subclinical bacteraemic seeding of the diseased muscle, as the… (More)
Computerized tomography (CT) scan and operative observations, and histolopathogical findings of 25 cases of intracranial hemangioblastoma were correlated. Solid hemangioblastomas showed a large number of thin-walled capillaries and abundant stromal cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm. Tumors with a cystic component and a mural nodule had a large number of… (More)
A case of spinal extradural abscess following local steroid injection for back ache, in a 26 years old male is described. The abscess presented as a swelling externally. MRI localised the lesion to L2-S1 segments. Mechanism of such an infection has been discussed.
A 22 years male patient presented with recurrent seizures, CT and MRI diagnosis of tuberculoma was made and the patient was treated. When seizures persisted, a craniotomy was done and the excised mass revealed an abscess with a segment of broad solid non-cavitory body, wall with no scolex and loose stroma and smooth muscle fibers. A diagnosis of sparganosis… (More)
Magnetic resonance imaging findings in 13 patients with acute transverse myelitis are reviewed. In 12 cases centrally located high intensity signal extending over few spinal segments was noted. The lesion occupied more than two thirds of the cord's cross-sectional area in 8 patients. Central dot sign was noted in 7 patients. Variable cord enlargement was… (More)
Five patients with central nervous system actinomycosis are presented. There were risk factors in 2 patients like penetrating head injury and tetralogy of Fallot. All the cases were diagnosed by histopathology. Four patients recovered after surgery and antibiotic therapy, and 1 patient died.
Keywords: Acute Myocardial infarction (AMI) Adenosine deaminase (ADA) Cardiac markers.