Michael I. Rothman

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PURPOSE To evaluate the computed tomographic (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Six CT studies (four with contrast material enhancement) and 10 MR imaging studies (seven with gadolinium enhancement) obtained in 10 patients with a history of seizures and pathologically(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with gadopentetate dimeglumine was performed in 25 patients with spinal epidural abscess (SEA). Seventeen of 25 patients underwent follow-up MR imaging. The studies were retrospectively reviewed. In 20 patients, diskitis was the primary infectious foci; however, five patients developed diffuse SEA without diskitis. The two(More)
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is commonly associated with an empty sella, caused by herniation of subarachnoid cerebrospinal fluid through an absent or patulous diaphragma sellae. We describe the findings in two patients who presented with headache, papilledema, and visual disturbances. Diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension was made on(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the signal characteristics of the optic papilla (optic nerve head) on routine cranial MR images in patients with clinical evidence of optic papilla elevation caused by high intracranial pressure, and to compare these findings with findings in healthy adult volunteers. METHODS We reviewed retropectively the MR imaging examinations of 15(More)
PURPOSE Subdural grid arrays are used when seizure activity cannot be located by ictal scalp recordings and when functional cortical mapping is required before surgery. This study was performed to determine and compare the CT and MR imaging appearance of subdural EEG grids and to identify the types and frequency of associated complications. METHODS We(More)
We reviewed serial MRI with and without gadolinium-DTPA in eight patients with spinal epidural abscess and correlated the findings and the clinical manifestations. In four patients, diffuse abscesses spanned four vertebral bodies or more; the others had focal abscesses associated with osteomyelitis and/or diskitis. In three of the four patients with diffuse(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the MR findings of glioblastoma multiforme in the posterior fossa. METHODS MR studies of nine patients with surgically proved posterior fossa glioblastoma multiforme were retrospectively evaluated. MR characteristics studied included tumor location, signal intensity, enhancement pattern, and presence of intratumoral hemorrhage, as(More)
Sixty-one cases of invasive cervical carcinoma and 40 cases of dysplasia and carcinoma in situ were studied by peroxidase-antiperoxidase method (PAP) for the presence of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). Forty-two cases (13 carcinomas in situ and 29 invasive carcinomas) also were tested for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and human chorionic gonadotropin hCG. CEA was(More)
Thirty-eight partial middle turbinate resections from 20 patients undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery were evaluated by histopathology of mucosa and bone and by computed tomography (CT) appearance prior to resection. Histopathologic analysis revealed not only mucosal inflammation but also chronic osteitis of the bone in all patients with sinus disease. The(More)