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Vasospasm (VSP) is one of the major causes for prolonged neurologic deficit in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Few case series have reported about continuous local intra-arterial nimodipine administration (CLINA) in refractory VSP. We report our experience with CLINA in a patient with refractory cerebral VSP.
OBJECTIVE Since the introduction of endovascular embolization, the optimal treatment of ruptured aneurysms has been debated. Much of this debate has been based on results from large neurovascular centers and may not be applicable to small neurosurgical centers with low annual aneurysm loads. We think that the results of small centers, such as ours, may also(More)
BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography (PET) using fluor-18-deoxyglucose (18F-FDG) with or without computed tomography (CT) is generally accepted as the most sensitive imaging modality for diagnosing recurrent differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in patients with negative whole body scintigraphy with iodine-131 (I-131). PURPOSE To assess the potential(More)
OBJECTIVES Inflammation plays an important role in the pathophysiology of stroke. We correlated interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, C-reactive protein (CRP) and T-lymphocyte subtype levels in acute ischemic stroke patients with stroke volume and clinical outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Blood samples were obtained from 11 patients at defined intervals during 1 year.(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the diverse ocular manifestations and identify the causative mutation in a large family with autosomal dominant anterior segment dysgenesis accompanied in some individuals by cerebral vascular disease. DESIGN Retrospective observational case series and laboratory investigation. METHODS Forty-five family members from 4 generations(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a recently described variant of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) with unique clinical and histopathologic characteristics. Because the histopathology of PMA is distinct from that of PA, we hypothesized that PMAs would display distinctive imaging characteristics. We retrospectively reviewed the imaging(More)
During stereotaxic thalamotomies, we observed that the brain surface was sinking. The study was carried out to investigate to what extent the target area also was displaced and how this would affect the accuracy of the stereotaxic procedure. In 12 thalamotomies, with the patients operated on in the sitting position, we found that the cortical surface sank(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Studying imaging findings of non-acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), we hypothesized that the imaging presentation has changed with the increasing incidence of PCNSL and is related to clinical factors (eg, time to diagnosis and the patient's being diagnosed alive or at postmortem(More)
The aim of this study was to explore whether reported pain and functional disability in whiplash-associated disorders (WAD) patients is associated with lesions to specific soft tissue structures in the upper cervical spine, as assessed by MRI. Pre-selected structures for MRI assessment included the alar ligaments, the transverse ligament, the tectorial and(More)