M Holtmannspötter

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BACKGROUND Neurologic disorders in which the etiology and pathogenesis are not yet understood are termed idiopathic. Downbeat nystagmus (DBN) is a frequent eye movement disorder that clinically manifests with oscillopsia and postural instability. Forty percent of patients with DBN are classified as having idiopathic DBN, because no underlying pathology can(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An increased frequency of clinically silent microbleeds (MB) has recently been observed in patients with sporadic small-vessel disease related to vascular amyloid deposition or hypertension. In this study, we searched for cerebral MBs in cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy(More)
Inhibitors targeting the integrin alpha(v)beta(3) are promising new agents currently tested in clinical trials for supplemental therapy of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). The aim of our study was to evaluate (18)F-labeled glycosylated Arg-Gly-Asp peptide ([(18)F]Galacto-RGD) PET for noninvasive imaging of alpha(v)beta(3) expression in patients with GBM,(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the safety and efficacy of stent angioplasty in the treatment of symptomatic arteriosclerotic stenoses of the proximal vertebral artery (VA). METHODS Thirty-eight symptomatic stenoses of the vertebral origin were treated with flexible balloon-expandable coronary stents. Angiographic and clinical follow-up examinations were obtained(More)
PURPOSE To preoperatively detect, by using diffusion-tensor imaging coregistered with anatomic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, suspected microstructural tissue changes of the trigeminal nerves in patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) resulting from neurovascular compression. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was approved by the institutional review(More)
BACKGROUND Cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CADASIL) is an inherited small vessel disease causing stroke and subcortical vascular dementia. Recent studies in sporadic subcortical ischemic vascular disease have drawn attention to brain atrophy as a clinically important marker of disease progression.(More)
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) is a rare benign neoplasm that occurs almost exclusively in the nasopharynx of adolescent male individuals. We performed a retrospective study to determine the efficacy and safety of preoperative embolization and the surgical outcome in patients with JNA in a single-center institution. Fifteen cases undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVE New treatment modalities are available for patients with glioma, which may lead to unspecific changes in posttherapeutic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. Differentiation between tumor- and therapy-associated contrast enhancement on MRI scans after treatment may be difficult. The aim of this study was to analyze the diagnostic value of(More)
OBJECT WEB is an innovative intrasaccular treatment for intracranial aneurysms. Preliminary series have shown good safety and efficacy. The WEB Clinical Assessment of Intrasaccular Aneurysm Therapy (WEBCAST) trial is a prospective European trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of WEB in wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms. METHODS Patients with wide-neck(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Flow disruption with the WEB-DL device has been used safely for the treatment of wide-neck bifurcation aneurysms, but the stability of aneurysm occlusion after this treatment is unknown. This retrospective multicenter European study analyzed short- and midterm data in patients treated with WEB-DL. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twelve(More)