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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The regional leptomeningeal score is a strong and reliable imaging predictor of good clinical outcomes in acute anterior circulation ischemic strokes and can therefore be used for imaging based patient selection. Efforts to determine biological determinants of collateral status are needed if techniques to alter collateral behavior and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE We investigated whether computed tomography (CT) perfusion-derived cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral blood volume (CBV) could be used to differentiate between penumbra and infarcted gray matter in a limited, exploratory sample of acute stroke patients. METHODS Thirty patients underwent a noncontrast CT (NCCT), CT angiography(More)
BACKGROUND Tubercular pseudoaneurysm of aorta is a rare but important complication of tuberculosis. With worldwide resurgence of tuberculosis due to increasing incidence of drug-resistant tuberculosis and its association with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, the tubercular pseudoaneurysm has become a real clinical entity. METHODS In the past 3 years, 5(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Many therapeutic techniques have been used for the treatment of symptomatic vertebral hemangiomas (SVH), and each has its own limitations. Our objective was to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of alcohol ablation for treating these lesions. METHODS Fourteen patients with SVH were treated by injection of absolute alcohol into the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE An ability to predict early reperfusion with IV tPA in patients with acute ischemic stroke and intracranial clots can help clinicians decide if additional intra-arterial therapy is needed or not. We explored the association between novel clot characteristics on baseline CTA and early reperfusion with IV tPA in patients with acute(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the role of MR imaging in the localisation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistulae. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 36 consecutive unselected patients with either clinically proven CSF leakage (n=26) or suspected CSF fistula (n=10) were prospectively evaluated by MR. All MR examinations included fast spin-echo T2-weighted images in the 3(More)
Aneurysms of the lenticulostriatal perforating arteries are rare and either involve the middle cerebral artery-perforator junction or are located distally in basal ganglia. We describe a rare ruptured fusiform lenticulostriatal perforating artery aneurysm arising from a proximal M2 MCA branch, discerned on superselective microcatheter angiography,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Collateral status at baseline is an independent determinant of clinical outcome among patients with acute ischemic stroke. We sought to identify whether the association between recanalization after intra-arterial acute stroke therapy and favorable clinical response is modified by the presence of good collateral flow assessed on(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The treatment of acute stroke distal to an occluded cervical internal carotid artery (ICA) presents a challenge. We report our results of endovascular therapy in 7 patients presenting with acute symptomatic cervical ICA occlusion. PATIENTS AND TECHNIQUES Among patients presenting with acute stroke at our institution from June 2001(More)