Niels Roosen

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L-3-[123I]iodo-alpha-methyltyrosine (123IMT) like tyrosine has been reported previously to have a high affinity for a transport system in the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). We examined the kinetic behavior of 124IMT in brain and plasma in two patients with glioblastoma using dynamic positron emission tomography (PET). 124IMT accumulated in brain and tumor(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a retrospective study of 107 consecutive patients with 111 brachial plexus tumors surgically treated at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). METHODS During a 12-year period, from 1986 to 1998, 371 patients with lesions of the brachial plexus underwent surgery at LSUHSC. Among this group, 107 patients(More)
Seventy-four patients with hydrocephalus due to a variety of causes were treated with a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt, incorporating a recently developed pressure-adjustable valve SOPHY (PAVS). The PAVS may be changed percutaneously with the help of an externally applied magnet in order to select a high-, mediumor low-valve opening pressure, whenever the(More)
In 10 patients with malignant gliomas, the intracerebral distribution of [99mTc]-hexamethylpropylene-amine oxime [( 99mTc]-HM-PAO) was studied with single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in comparison with C15O2 steady-state inhalation technique to measure cerebral blood flow using positron emission tomography (PET). In all instances, the(More)
A large intracranial tumor that caused macrocrania leading to dystocia was demonstrated by prenatal ultrasound examination. After birth, computerized tomography (CT) confirmed the presence of a giant supratentorial tumor with a large cyst. When the infant was 20 days old, the tumor was radically extirpated. Neuropathological examination revealed an(More)
A 45-year-old man with a malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) of the left thalamus is reported. This tumor only rarely originates within the brain. Primarily intracerebral MFH usually has a superficial localization and rarely involves the deep cerebral structures. Our patient presented with complex neuropsychological symptoms, including aphasia, hemispatial(More)
SPECT studies with L-3-[123I]iodo-alpha-methyl tyrosine (IMT) were carried out in 10 patients with different types of brain tumors--first under fasting conditions (basal) and a week later during intravenous infusion of a mixture of naturally-occurring L-amino acids (AA load). An uptake index (UI) was calculated by dividing tissue count rates by the integral(More)