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Primary extracranial meningiomas occur very rarely. We present a rare case of extracranial meningioma of the transitional variant which was excised satisfactorily. There was no suggestion of any connection to the intracranial compartment or cranial nerves. The underlying galea was uninvolved, suggesting the true extracranial nature of this tumour. This rare(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of DWI in differentiating brain abscesses from other intracranial cystic lesions. METHODS One hundred fifteen patients with 147 cystic lesions (mean age, 26.4 year) were prospectively studied with DWI on a 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging. Lesions appearing hyperintense(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to correlate the perfusion indices with magnetic resonance imaging-derived cellular and necrotic fraction of the tuberculoma and angiogenesis metrics on histopathology. METHODS We performed dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in 13 excised brain tuberculoma patients. Microvascular density and vascular(More)
OBJECTIVE This is the first report of the simultaneous combined use of trans-sphenoidal and trans-ventricular-endoscopic route for decompression of a giant pituitary adenoma. METHOD A 38 year old man presented to us with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure along with visual and hypothalamic disturbances. The CT scan revealed destruction of the sella(More)
OBJECT Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is increasingly being used as an alternative treatment for post-tuberculous meningitis (TBM) hydrocephalus. The aim of this study was to affirm the role of ETV in patients with TBM hydrocephalus and also to study the usefulness of cine phase-contrast MR imaging (cine MR imaging) for functional assessment of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Various approaches including endoscopy have been used for the treatment of intraventricular and cisternal NCC. We present our technique of Neuro-endoscopic management of intraventricular NCC. METHODS Twenty-one cases, 13 females and 8 males (age range 12-50 years; mean, 25.7 years), of intraventricular NCC [lateral (n = 6), third (n = 6), fourth(More)
A 43-year-old male presented with 3-month history of low-grade fever and headache. Radiological investigations revealed unilateral hydrocephalus. Unilateral obstruction of the foramen of Monro due to chronic tubercular ependymal inflammation was suspected and endoscopic septostomy was planned. Though ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is a simple method to treat(More)