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OBJECTIVES To compare the temporal lobe white matter fiber bundles obtained by diffusion tensor imaging-based tractography to that by histology and dissection, and to study the interindividual variability of the obtained tracts. MATERIALS AND METHODS DTI (diffusion tensor imaging) acquisitions (30 directions) were obtained from nine healthy volunteers.(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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
We describe the computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging findings in two cases of intrasellar arachnoid cysts. The diagnosis of intrasellar arachnoid cyst with suprasellar extension should be evoked in case of a cyst-like formation whose density and signal appear to be identical to those of the cerebrospinal fluid even if contrast uptake is(More)
The neurotoxicity of organic solvents has long been recognized. Some are used as anesthetic agents, others in various industries. Their acute effect has been well documented since the nineteenth century, but more recently they have become notorious as the cause of addiction to glue sniffing. They may alter the immune system by causing lymphopenia, impairing(More)
Hypermanganesaemia is reported in patients on long-term parenteral nutrition. Deposition of manganese, giving high signal on T1-weighted images, may involve the basal ganglia. MRI in nine patients (mean age 51 years, range 31-75 years) on long-term parenteral nutrition (mean duration 30 months, range 6-126 months), demonstrated high signal in the anterior(More)