Juan M. Alzate

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We reviewed MR imaging in infants with Erb’s palsy. The goal was to determine the effectiveness of MR imaging in predicting operative findings for these infants. Fifteen patients (mean age: 14.5 months) underwent surgical exploration of the brachial plexus. Preoperative MR imaging was acquired in all patients with a GE (Milwaukee, WI, USA) 1.5-Tesla MRI and(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional approaches to deep-seated cerebral lesions range from biopsy to transcortical or transcallosal resection. Although the former does not reduce tumor burden, the latter are more invasive and associated with greater potential for irreparable injury to normal brain. Disconnection syndrome, hemiparesis, hemianesthesia, or aphasia is not(More)
Endovascular and cerebral bypass therapies are rarely used in children. The authors describe the treatment of a partially coiled giant distal vertebral artery (VA)-posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm in a child. They performed a side-to-side PICA-PICA anastomosis followed by endovascular VA aneurysm deconstruction with PICA preservation. A(More)
The occurrence of metastasis of a systemic neoplasm to an intracranial tumor is a rare phenomenon. Meningiomas have been reported as the most common intracranial tumor to harbor a systemic metastasis, with breast and lung carcinomas being the most common sites of origination. Here, we report a case of an adenocarcinoma metastasis of an adenosquamous lung(More)
Pituitary apoplexy is an uncommon phenomenon typically characterized by vascular insufficiency or acute hemorrhage into a pituitary adenoma. The overall incidence of pituitary apoplexy ranges between 1 and 25% of all pituitary adenomas. With the widespread use of MRI technology, the diagnosis of asymptomatic intratumoral hemorrhage is closer to 10%. The(More)
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