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OBJECTIVES This study sought to assess the feasibility and safety of a recently described technique of mechanical recanalization with the help of a stent-like device. BACKGROUND In the special group of acute stroke patients with an intracranial large vessel occlusion, intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator on its own leads to a good clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the technical success of carotid artery stenting in acute extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion as well as the benefit in clinical outcome. BACKGROUND Stroke caused by acute occlusion of the ICA is associated with a significant level of morbidity and mortality. For this type of lesion,(More)
Tumors of neuroepithelial tissue represent the largest group of pediatric brain tumors by far and has therefore been divided into several discrete tumor subtypes each corresponding to a specific component of the neuropil. The neuropil contains several subtypes of glial cells, including astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells and modified ependymal(More)
BACKGROUND In vitro studies have shown that the 3-Tesla (T) magnetic resonance (MR) characteristics of high- and standard-molar gadolinium-based contrast agents differ. Such differences may indicate that high-molar (1.0 M) agents offer advantages for perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI) at 3T, as has been previously reported at 1.5 T. PURPOSE To investigate(More)
A 42-year-old woman was referred to our institution with sudden onset of ataxia, facial paresis, horizontal gaze palsy, and progressive dysarthria. The patient worsened within a few minutes, with appearance of left hemiparesis. The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale Score was 13. On computer tomography scan 2 hours after stroke onset, no brain stem(More)
INTRODUCTION This study assesses the incidence and causes of hyperperfusion syndrome occurring after carotid artery stenting (CAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinical database of 417 consecutive patients who were treated with CAS in our department to identify patients who developed hyperperfusion syndrome and/or intracranial(More)
Osseous hemangiomas of the calvaria account for about 0.2% of bone neoplasms. We report a case of an extensive intraosseous cavernous hemangioma in a 46-year-old woman. MR imaging showed a mass in the right frontal bone with intra- and extracranial extension and a dural tail sign after gadopentetate dimeglumine administration, mimicking a meningioma in(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the flow reversal efficacy of the Parodi antiembolism system (PAES) in the prevention of distal emboli during carotid stenting. METHODS A total of 90 patients were treated for internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis with a stent device. A PAES device was used in 31 symptomatic and 5 asymptomatic patients (total 36 patients) with(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the risks of endovascular therapy, aneurysm regrowth, recanalization and the need for reembolization. METHOD A prospective analysis was performed on 211 aneurysms treated endovascularly from February 2000 to December 2003. Of these 211 aneurysms, 81 were asymptomatic and 130 were ruptured. The risks of(More)