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The purpose of this study was to compare the midterm results of a radiological and surgical approach to uterine fibroids. One hundred twenty-one women with reproductive plans who presented with an intramural fibroid(s) larger than 4 cm were randomly selected for either uterine artery embolization (UAE) or myomectomy. We compared the efficacy and safety of(More)
BACKGROUND Primary brain tumors in motor eloquent areas are associated with high-risk surgical procedures because of potentially permanent and often disabling motor deficits. Intraoperative primary motor cortex mapping and corticospinal tract (CST) monitoring are well-developed and reliable techniques. Imaging of the CST by diffusion tensor tractography(More)
The aim of our study was to subcategorize Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) using a multidisciplinary approach. Sixty four autistic patients (mean age 9.4+/-5.6 years) were entered into a cluster analysis. The clustering analysis was based on MRI data. The clusters obtained did not differ significantly in the overall severity of autistic symptomatology as(More)
A uniquely successful neurosurgical intervention in a four-month-old child suffering from status epilepticus (SE) caused by focal cortical dysplasia is reported. Seizures appeared at postnatal day 10 and culminated as medically intractable focal motor SE three months later. The first MRI scan at postnatal week 2 was inconclusive; electroclinical features(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to determine whether the anatomical configuration of the posterior fossa and its substructures might represent a predisposition factor for the occurrence of clinical neurovascular conflict in trigeminal neuralgia (TN). METHODS We used MRI volumetry in 18 patients with TN and 15 controls. The volume of the pontomesencephalic cistern,(More)
BACKGROUND Auditory brainstem implant (ABI) is an electroprosthetic device enabling sound sensations in deaf persons with a bilateral lesion of auditory nerves. Stimulation of auditory nuclei in the floor of the IVth ventricle is realized by an electrode array introduced during surgery in the lateral recess of the IVth ventricle. METHODS AND RESULTS The(More)
BACKGROUND Patients' life expectancy, clinical symptomatology and the extent of carotid stenosis are the most important factors when deciding whether to perform carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients with carotid stenosis. Therefore, the accuracy of measuring carotid stenosis is of utmost importance. METHODS Patients with internal carotid artery (ICA)(More)
BACKGROUND Various approaches have been described and used for operating on lesions in the orbit. The approach selection is based on the pathology in the orbit and its exact location. This study was performed to evaluate the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) for orbital lesions and application of intraoperative MRI (iMRI). METHODS Since 2006, the(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is accepted as a primary modality to treat carotid stenosis. The accuracy of measuring carotid stenosis is important for indication of the CEA procedure. Different diagnostic tools have been developed and used in the past 2 decades for the diagnosis of carotid stenosis. Only a few studies, however, have focused on the(More)
The 3T ioMRI in Prague is composed of two independent suites: the operating theatre and the 3T MR suite, both of which can and do work independently. They are connected by a double door and a special transportation system. The whole operating table is moved on rails to and from the MR gantry. Anaesthesiological equipment is built from paramagnetic material,(More)