PURPOSE To evaluate by means of high-resolution CT the anatomic variations of the middle cranial fossa foramen. METHODS We examined 123 CT studies of the temporal bone in patients with no evidence of disease that might alter foraminal anatomy. A checklist of known variants and suspected structures was used as each case was systematically examined for the… (More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and appearance of the posterior condylar canal using high-resolution CT. METHODS One hundred twenty-three high-resolution temporal bone CT examinations were retrospectively reviewed for the presence or absence of the posterior condylar canal. Thirty-four gross skulls were also examined. RESULTS The posterior condylar… (More)
BACKGROUND To correlate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of non-enhancement of supratentorial brain neoplasms in adults with histopathologic findings. METHODS Forty adult patients whose preoperative MRI studies demonstrated a non-enhancing supratentorial brain neoplasm were identified retrospectively. Biopsy material for all patients was then… (More)
We report a case of perineural spread of adenoid cystic carcinoma along the greater superficial petrosal nerve. The anatomy of this nerve also is reviewed.
BACKGROUND The unmatched soft tissue contrast provided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made it the modality of choice for many neuroimaging examinations. The fact that signal intensity in MRI depends on many parameters, including spin-lattice and spin-spin relaxation times, proton density, and velocity, makes it possible to highlight various… (More)
Skull base osteomyelitis (SBO) is typically bacterial in origin and caused by Pseudomonas, although the fungus Aspergillus has also rarely been implicated. SBO generally arises from ear infections and infrequently complicates sinonasal infection. Rhinocerebral Mucor infection is characteristically an acute, fulminant, and deadly infection also affecting the… (More)
Carcinomas of the hard or soft palate are known to spread perineurally along palatine branches of the maxillary nerve. Imaging of perineural tumor spread from the palate has been underemphasized in the imaging literature. We report the findings from eight patients in whom spread from primary cancers of the palate was seen along the palatine nerves.… (More)
The authors report three cases of penetrating craniocervical injury by wooden foreign bodies, which were initially hypodense on CT and thought to be air. When these structures were scrutinized with higher window settings, they had a higher attenuation and a unique striated internal architecture which the authors propose may be specific to wood.
An unusual pathway of local spread of rhinocerebral mucormycosis is presented with MR and pathologic correlation. Perineural extension, proved with pathology, followed the trigeminal nerve to the pons. Enhancement of the nerve was seen on MR.
We present the imaging and clinical findings of a case of recurrent cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the face in which CT and MR imaging revealed perineural tumor spread along the great auricular nerve. The great auricular nerve is a superficial cutaneous branch of the cervical plexus, providing sensory innervation to the skin of the parotid and… (More)