Rudy L Van Hemert

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Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor of the fourth ventricle (RGNT) is a rare condition, which previously has been described predominantly in middle-aged patients. There is limited experience with this kind of tumor in the elderly. Clinical, neuroimaging, and histological features of an example in a 70-year-old male who presented initially with vertigo are(More)
We report two cases of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) occurring in association with supra-therapeutic serum lithium levels. Although the neurologic manifestations of lithium toxicity are well known, this is, to our knowledge, the first report describing a link between lithium toxicity and PRES. We discuss the current understanding of(More)
BACKGROUND Although neurologic manifestations often complicate the course of patients with multiple myeloma (MM), direct central nervous system invasion is rare. OBJECTIVE To describe the neurologic symptoms and signs, imaging, cerebrospinal fluid findings, and the clinical course of patients with central nervous system myeloma invasion, all of whom had(More)
The pathophysiology of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is incompletely understood; however, an underlying state of immune dysregulation and endothelial dysfunction has been proposed. We examined alterations of serum lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), a marker of endothelial dysfunction, relative to the development of PRES in patients receiving(More)
Endolymphatic sac tumor is an uncommon, locally aggressive tumor. The tumor is located in the medial and posterior petrosal bone region and may involve the dura. A hypervascular tumor involving the endolymphatic sac with destructive changes, it involves the bone and may show reactive new bone formation. Diagnosis is based on clinical, radiological, and(More)
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and venography (MRV) are useful tools in the diagnosis and analysis of both intracranial and head and neck tumors. These procedures illuminate the three-dimensional relationships of the tumors and the adjacent cerebral vasculature. Contrast administration allows further analysis of these lesions. Research continues to(More)
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