Martin Sames

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BACKGROUND Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a widely used method for research and visualization of the brain function. However, its clinical use is still limited. Our objective was to study fMRI reliability in localizing the primary hand motor cortex (M1) under pathological conditions caused by the proximity of a brain tumour. The results(More)
OBJECTIVES Various reports have suggested that the involvement of normal-looking white matter with tumors is not limited to just signal abnormalities detectable on conventional imaging. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate the distant effects of glioblastomas and metastases on white matter using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIALS AND(More)
Schwannomas of the abducens nerve are extremely rare tumors affecting cavernous, cisternal or both segments of sixth cranial nerve. Clinical features and neuroradiological imagery are frequently insufficient to reach an accurate pre-operative diagnosis. We report a patient with a cystic tumor with ring-like contrast enhancement at the right anterior(More)
Decompressive surgery <48 h from stroke onset reduces the prevalence of mortality and morbidity from malignant supratentorial infarction. We investigated if utilization of decompressive surgery changed in the Czech Republic (CZ) after the release of new guidelines regarding treatment of malignant brain infarction. The volume of decompressive surgery in 2009(More)
Patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion with haemodynamic impairment are at higher risk of ischaemic stroke, and they require treatment. There are two main options: the best medical treatment and an extracranial-intracranial bypass. The aims of this study are to analyse the 30-day and 2-year risk of stroke and death in patients(More)
INTRODUCTION The paper focuses on the use of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the evaluation of one case of Chiari III malformation. CASE REPORT In the case discussed, DTI was used to delineate the position of large descending tracts within the malformation and the reconstructed images were used to plan the surgical procedure. DISCUSSION The clinical(More)
Although many reports mention a "high jugular bulb" (HJB), it is often not clearly defined. We examined the relationship between the jugular bulb (JB) and the internal auditory canal (IAC) in 200 temporal bones on high resolution CT scans and alcohol-fixed skull bases of adults. The average distance (+/-standard deviation) between the IAC and the JB was(More)