Michael S. Tenner

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Intracranial hypotension may have variable clinical presentations, but has a rather uniform component of postural headache among its symptomatology. Its symptoms are explainable given the effects of the hypotension and attempts within the craniospinal axis to maintain volume homeostasis in the face of cerebrospinal fluid leakage (Monro-Kellie hypothesis).(More)
A 43-year-old woman presented with incontinence, weakness, and paresthesia, consistent with the cauda equina syndrome, 10 years after having a pituitary tumor surgically removed and 4 years after excision of two "meningiomas" of the cervical cord. The patient was also hypertensive and had a cushingoid habitus. Emergent surgical decompression of the spinal(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the specificity for demyelination of a new neuroimaging sign: contrast enhancement shaped as an open ring or a crescent circumscribed to the white matter. BACKGROUND Brain demyelination can cause ring enhancement mimicking neoplasm or infection on CT or MRI. METHODS A MEDLINE search of pathology-proved demyelination yielded 32(More)
We report a case of intrathecal methotrexate neurotoxicity manifesting as left arm weakness and aphasia. Diagnostic imaging showed restricted diffusion and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery imaging findings were normal at presentation. Three weeks later, diffusion abnormalities resolved, and T2-weighted studies showed increased signal intensity of(More)
Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) has been infrequently recognized in children. The authors have reviewed 68 reported cases of VAD in children in the existing literature. An association between routine types of neck movement in sports and the evolution of VAD was recognized in half of the reported cases. Boys outnumbered girls by a ratio of 6.6 to 1, in(More)
Periodontoid hypertrophic cicatrix resulting from trauma, as demonstrated by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, is essentially the same as that seen in rheumatoid arthritis. Recent reports suggest that, in rheumatoid arthritis, occipitocervical fusion without transoral decompression of the pannus is adequate for resolution of this anterior lesion. A case of(More)
This study aimed to compare traumatic and spontaneous carotid artery dissection (CAD) and vertebral artery dissection (VAD) with respect to age, pre-morbid risk factors, and site of dissection. Chart review was performed for 49 patients with CAD and VAD admitted to Westchester Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center, from 1999 to 2007. Presentation was(More)