John J Wasenko

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OBJECTIVE Cerebral venous thrombosis is often associated with nonspecific clinical complaints. In addition, the imaging findings are often subtle. Underdiagnosis or misdiagnosis of cerebral venous thrombosis can lead to severe consequences, including hemorrhagic infarction and death. CONCLUSION This article reviews the radiologic findings and diagnostic(More)
PURPOSE To describe the MR appearance of cystic meningiomas, and to correlate the MR appearance with the surgical and neuropathologic findings. METHODS Eight patients with cysts associated with meningiomas were studied on a 1.5-T MR system. Unenhanced sagittal T1- and axial T2-weighted images were obtained in all patients. Axial and coronal gadopentetate(More)
This prospective study examined the efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in visualizing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak in patients with postdural puncture headache (PDPH) and determining the spread of the blood patch in the epidural space and the extent of tamponade on the thecal sac. After obtaining institutional review board approval, five(More)
Gossypol, a polyphenolic compound which depletes cellular energy by inhibition of several intracellular dehydrogenases, has been shown to have antiproliferative activity against human glial tumor cell lines in vitro and in nude mouse xenografts. Human trials of gossypol as a male contraceptive have demonstrated safety of long-term administration. We studied(More)
Markedly dilated cervical epidural veins and right upper extremity weakness developed in a 43-year-old man 4 months after contralateral craniectomy for head trauma. After cranioplasty, his symptoms improved markedly and the size of the veins returned to normal. These findings suggest that enlarged cervical epidural veins may occur without an underlying(More)
We report five cases of tumors occurring in three children and in two adults. The tumors had unusual histomorphology and a mixture of ependymal and piloid-like astrocytic features and a myxoid stroma similar to myxopapillary ependymomas. MR imaging in three of the cases showed aggressive, intensely enhancing partially cystic hypothalamic-suprasellar masses(More)
Four patients with Sturge-Weber syndrome were evaluated with CT and MR. MR demonstrated the characteristic features of the disease: cerebral atrophy (four patients), ipsilateral bone and sinus hypertrophy (three), ocular findings (one), intracranial calcification (four), prominent deep venous system (three), and enlarged choroid plexus (two). CT(More)
Mesenrhombencephalitis is a rare inflammatory process involving the midbrain, pons, and medulla. The diagnosis is difficult as clinical and laboratory findings may be nonspecific. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging demonstrates abnormal T2 signal in the brainstem, which can suggest the diagnosis. The clinical, laboratory and MR imaging findings are described(More)