Tsung-Chia Tsai

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Using a prospective hospital-based registry, 146 patients with transient ischaemic attack (TIA) were compared with 376 patients with minor first-ever ischaemic stroke with respect to the 3-month risk of subsequent vascular events, in order to clarify the distinctions between the disease entities. All patients were enrolled within 48 h of onset. The risk(More)
Sclerosed hemangioma is a rare variant of hemangioma. We present herein a case of hepatic sclerosed hemangioma. Imaging studies including ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a mass located between the liver and the stomach, with marginally streaky enhancement. A malignant neoplasm originating from the(More)
We presented a case of direct type carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF) without embolization or further operation after head injury in 1988. The patient received a conservative treatment for facial involuntary movement in the past years. Abducens nerve palsy and an ectasic vessel on the left eye were seen. Doppler studies showed stable hemodynamics during the(More)
BACKGROUND Primary brain lymphoma (PBL) in Taiwan has been reported only in three series with very limited immunophenotypic characterization. METHODS We retrospectively studied PBL cases with history review, immunohistochemistry, and in situ hybridization (ISH) for Epstein-Barr virus-encoded mRNA (EBER) from a single institution in southern Taiwan during(More)
We report a 44-year-old man suffering complete paraplegia due to paraspinal and epidural abscess, following chiropractic therapy for severe back pain and whose diagnosis was delayed. He received an immediate laminectomy from T3 through T6 to decompress the full extent of the abscess and appropriate antibiotic therapy for 4 weeks postoperatively for the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A minority of intracranial dural arteriovenous fistulas progress with time. We sought to determine features that predict progression and define outcomes of patients with progressive dural arteriovenous fistulas. MATERIALS AND METHODS We performed a retrospective imaging and clinical record review of patients with intracranial dural(More)
Unprovoked pathological laughter has been associated with various lesions arising from the hypothalamus, cerebral hemispheres, and brainstem. We report a 57-year-old man who presented with episodes of involuntary laughter with increasing frequency over the course of more than 4 years. A large left petroclival meningioma was found. His involuntary laughter(More)
counted for 2.5% of all non-Hodgkin’s lym phoma (NHL) in south ern Tai wan ac cord ing to our pre vi ous study. There have been only three larger se ries on PBL from Tai wan. Huang et al re ported seven cases in 1987, with em pha ses on the pro tean clin i cal and ra dio log i cal man i fes ta tions. There were five dif fuse histiocytic lym pho mas and one(More)
Adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR) is a new method for reduction of the radiation dose in CT scans. We aimed to evaluate the radiation dose and image quality after employing ASIR and a body mass indexadapted protocol in coronary CT angiography. We evaluated 66 patients who underwent coronary CTA using 50% ASIR. The tube voltage (100~120(More)
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