BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mechanical behavior of the thromboembolus is one of the key factors that determine the efficacy of thrombectomy devices for revascularization in AIS. We characterized the mechanical properties and composition of thromboemboli from clinical cases and compared them with commonly used EAs. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thromboemboli were… (More)
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remains a devastating neurological disorder, which most commonly develops after rupture of an intracranial aneurysm. Advances have occurred in the areas of epidemiology, diagnostic imaging, medical management and surgical intervention, related to aneurysmal SAH. Interested physicians must become aware of these and other… (More)
BACKGROUND A substantial portion of women diagnosed with osteoporosis (OP) do not initiate pharmacotherapy to reduce fracture risk. In clinical practice, gastrointestinal (GI) events have been linked with OP therapy discontinuation. However, there is limited research examining GI events as barrier to treatment initiation following an OP diagnosis. The… (More)
A 73-year-old man presented with cervical cord compression resulting from a metastatic spindle cell thymoma 10 years after undergoing thymectomy for thymoma-associated myasthenia gravis. After being virtually asymptomatic following thymectomy, his myasthenic symptoms returned 3 months after removal of the spinal metastasis, culminating in myasthenic crisis… (More)
The intracarotid amobarbital test (IAT) is used to lateralize language function and assess hemispheric memory. In this study 23 non-lesional epileptic patients were evaluated. The magnitude of the difference in IAT scores between the two hemispheres was significantly greater in the patients whose seizures lateralized on scalp or intracranial EEG than in… (More)
Primary malignant fibrous histiocytomas are rare. The authors report on a 56-year-old man who presented with neurological symptoms due to cerebral metastasis of a primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the lung.
The computed tomographic and magnetic resonance appearance of a calvarial aneurysmal bone cyst is described. Both forms of imaging demonstrate an epidural mass in the right occiput. The fluid-fluid levels in the mass on the T2-weighted images are characteristic of, though not specific for, aneurysmal bone cyst.