Vadim Spektor

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OBJECTIVE Perfusion CT is being increasingly used as a diagnostic tool for the evaluation of acute ischemic stroke. It can be performed rapidly and aids in the detection of salvageable tissue (penumbra) from the unsalvageable core infarct. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the imaging technique, interpretation pearls, and common(More)
We present an infant with macrocrania, who initially demonstrated prominent extra-axial fluid collections on sonography of the brain, compatible with benign infantile hydrocephalus (BIH). Because of increasing macrocrania, a follow-up sonogram of the brain was performed; it revealed progressive enlargement of the extra-axial spaces, which now had echogenic(More)
CTP has a growing role in evaluating stroke. It can be performed immediately following NCCT and has advantages of accessibility and speed. Differentiation of salvageable ischemic penumbra from unsalvageable core infarct may help identify patients most likely to benefit from thrombectomy or thrombolysis. Still, CTP interpretation can be complex. We review(More)
Neurolymphomatosis is a rare neurological syndrome in lymphomas. It is reported as infiltration of peripheral nerves by lymphoma. It is important to distinguish neurolymphomatosis from other types of neuropathies, particularly infectious and inflammatory conditions. However, it is difficult to isolate a cancer-related inflammatory vasculitis and(More)
Susac syndrome is a rare neurologic disorder first described by Susac et al. in 1979. Clinically, Susac syndrome consists of a triad including encephalopathy, branch retinal artery occlusion, and sensorineural hearing loss. Microinfarction is believed to be the basic histologic feature and MR is considered the best imaging modality. This case documents the(More)
OBJECTIVES Increased concentration of endogenous estrogen during a typical menstrual cycle has been shown to correlate with augmentation of blood flow through the internal carotid arteries (ICAs), which may be related to changes in vascular resistance within the brain. In this study we investigated the effects of endogenous estrogen and progesterone on(More)
Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare form of non-Langerhans histiocytosis presenting in the 5th through 7th decades of life. Osseous manifestations include symmetrical sclerosis of the long bones and, rarely, the spine. Central nervous system disease commonly affects the white matter tracts as well as the orbits, but epidural disease is rare. To the best of(More)
Malignant neoplasia involving contiguous vertebrae and the corresponding intervertebral discs is a rare occurrence that has similar imaging manifestations as pyogenic osteodiscitis. The authors describe the imaging manifestations of two cases of malignant neoplasia mimicking pyogenic osteodiscitis. We present a case of an 83-year-old male with metastatic(More)