Stuart C. Coley

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INTRODUCTION Cerebral angiography is an invasive procedure associated with a small, but definite risk of neurological morbidity. In this study we sought to establish the nature and rate of complications at our institution among a large prospective cohort of consecutive patients. Also, the data were analysed in an attempt to identify risk factors for(More)
Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a neurocutaneous disorder that is typically associated with progressive neurological deterioration. We describe a 12-year-old girl with SWS who suffered a permanent cerebral insult as the result of a period of protracted status epilepticus. The case illustrates the unique susceptibility of patients with SWS to uncontrolled(More)
Modeling of flow in intracranial aneurysms (IAs) requires flow information at the model boundaries. In absence of patient-specific measurements, typical or modeled boundary conditions (BCs) are often used. This study investigates the effects of modeled versus patient-specific BCs on modeled hemodynamics within IAs. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models(More)
The purpose of this study is to describe our initial experience of imaging adults with localisation-related epilepsy using MR imaging at 3.0T. We discuss the findings in the context of the recently released NICE guidelines that provide detailed advice on imaging people with epilepsy in the UK. 120 consecutive people over the age of 16 years with(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the role of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the early follow-up of patients after stereotactic radiosurgery (STRS) for cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) and determined the influence of individual morphological factors of AVMs in early response to treatment. METHODS A group of 40 patients (41 AVMs) consented(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This study arose from a need to systematically evaluate the clinical and angiographic outcomes of intracranial aneurysms treated with modified coils. We report the procedural safety and clinical outcomes in a prospective randomized controlled trial of endovascular coiling for ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms, comparing(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the effect of treatment timing on procedural clinical outcomes after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) for patients treated by endosaccular coil embolization. METHODS A group of 327 patients who were consecutively treated, during a 46-month period, for ruptured intracranial aneurysms by coil embolization within 30 days after(More)
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the commonest primary malignant neoplasm of the CNS. Usually, patients present with seizures and headache but in the elderly, confusion and generalised cognitive decline are more frequently the initial features. Multiple cranial nerve lesions as a manifestation of leptomeningeal meningitis is a rare presentation of GBM. The(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To develop an MR imaging method that improves detection of leptomeningeal disease when compared with the current reference standard, contrast-enhanced T1-weighted imaging. METHODS We investigated the cases of 10 children who were at high risk of intracranial leptomeningeal disease (Sturge-Weber syndrome and medulloblastoma). The(More)
Gluten sensitivity can manifest with ataxia. The metabolic status of the cerebellum was investigated in 15 patients with gluten ataxia and 10 controls using proton MR spectroscopy. Significant differences were present in mean N-acetyl aspartate levels at short echo time and N-acetyl aspartate/choline ratios at long echo time between the patient and control(More)