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A biomechanical model of the brain is presented, using a finite-element formulation. Emphasis is given to the modeling of the soft-tissue deformations induced by the growth of tumors and its application to the registration of anatomical atlases, with images from patients presenting such pathologies. First, an estimate of the anatomy prior to the tumor(More)
Of 293 patients who underwent computed tomography (CT), surgery, and pathologic examination for chronic sinusitis, 25 had a diagnosis of fungal sinusitis at pathologic examination. Of these, 22 had foci of increased attenuation at CT (in four patients the mean representative CT number [Hounsfied unit] was 122.2 HU [SD, 8.2 HU]), and three did not. Of the(More)
Recent advances in the understanding of mucociliary activity and the pathophysiology of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses have revolutionized the surgical management of chronic and/or recurrent sinusitis. Meticulous radiographic delineation of the small structures in this region, coupled with endoscopic evaluation, provides detailed preoperative(More)
Magnetic resonance studies frequently demonstrate increased T2-weighted signal in the nasal area. To further evaluate this phenomenon, several MRI examinations of the nasal cavity were performed within an 8- to 12-hour period. The study demonstrated that changes alternated from side to side and were interrupted by the administration of topical(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the dimensions of specific white matter tracts in the brainstems (region of brain thought to be least affected) of children with holoprosencephaly by using diffusion tensor magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and to correlate these abnormalities with forebrain malformation severity and neurologic deficit severity. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Intranasal glucocorticoids are effective in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Their effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory adjunct in the treatment of acute recurrent sinusitis has not been adequately established in a controlled clinical study. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that intranasal corticosteroid(More)
Orbital decompression for dysthyroid orbitopathy has traditionally been performed through either an external or a transantral approach. The advent of intranasal endoscopes allowed for the development of a transnasal approach for medial and inferior orbital wall decompression. Using this approach, orbital decompressions were performed on 13 orbits in eight(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with superior canal dehiscence (SCD) syndrome experience vertigo and oscillopsia with loud sounds and/or stimuli that result in changes in middle ear or intracranial pressure. Findings on temporal bone CT were analyzed to determine if a developmental abnormality is associated with the syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS Temporal bone CT(More)
  • S J Zinreich
  • 1990
The inability of plain radiographs to yield conclusive information about the ostiomeatal complex in sinusitis is no longer a significant problem. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and improved endoscopic technology now enable almost complete exploration of the sinus anatomy and the pathophysiology of sinus disease. Nasal endoscopy(More)