Richard H Britt

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The neuropathological progression of brain abscess formation was studied experimentally at sequential stages in dogs, and the findings correlated with the appearance on computerized tomographic (CT) brain scans. The evolution of brain-abscess formation was divided into four stages based on histological criteria: early cerebritis (Days 1 to 3); late(More)
Intraoperative ultrasound (US) was compared to computed tomography (CT) in 41 intracranial and 6 spinal cord tumors. The studies correlated closely except for primary gliomas. Eight of the 22 primary intracranial gliomas (37%), including 1 low-grade and 7 anaplastic tumors, were larger and more extensive on US than on CT. Margins of non-enhanced primary(More)
Brain abscess evolution was studied in dogs by correlating the CT appearance with the neuropathologic findings. The abscess, produced by direct inoculation, progressed from an area of cerebritis to a well encapsulated abscess over 14 days. Ring enhancement was seen in the cerebritis stage prior to capsule formation. The ring reached its maximum size at this(More)
The authors present 22 cases of primary lymphoma of the central nervous system (CNS) from Stanford University Medical Center. Fifteen other published series comprising 400 patients with this disease are also reviewed. Males were affected more often than females. The majority of patients were in the sixth decade of life. The most common presenting symptoms(More)
The neuropathological progression of brain abscess formation induced by a mixed anaerobic culture of Bacteroides fragilis and Staphylococcus epidermidis was studied experimentally in dogs. Histological findings were correlated with computerized tomographic (CT) brain scans. The evolution of brain abscess formation could be divided into three stages based on(More)
The effect of short-term corticosteroid treatment on contrast enhancement was investigated in an experimental brain abscess model. The degree of enhancement was reduced in the cerebritis stage, unaffected in the capsule stage, and intermediate in the transitional stage. The area and pattern of enhancement were also altered in the cerebritis stage. Although(More)
Computed tomographic (CT) and high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) imaging of experimental brain abscess were correlated with neuropathologic findings in nine mongrel dogs. The HRUS scan was more sensitive to different histologic features than the CT scan but both accurately delineated the evolution of the experimental brain abscess. All stages of abscess(More)
The generators of the frequency following response (FFR) were characterized for three frequency ranges by studying changes in FFR response after lesioning the nuclei within the central brainstem auditory pathway. Responses to low frequency (200-500 Hz) stimulation demonstrated changes in the complexity of the FFR waveform in both time and frequency domains(More)
The authors describe a classification of human brain abscesses into stages of development as demonstrated on computerized tomography (CT) scans. The results of CT staging of 14 human brain abscesses are compared with the previously published findings in an experimental brain abscess model developed by the same authors. The CT criteria for categorizing brain(More)
The evolution of intracerebral hemorrhage was investigated in a canine model by high resolution sonography, computed tomography (CT), and neuropathologic examination. In 12 dogs, a parietal lobe hematoma was introduced by craniotomy. The sonographic appearance of acute hemorrhage was characteristic and consisted of a sharply circumscribed, homogeneous,(More)