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The neurological outcome of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) may depend on multiple factors, including age, symptom duration, cord compression ratio, cervical curvature, canal stenosis, and factors related to magnetic resonance (MR) signal intensity (SI). Each factor may act independently or interactively with others. To clarify the factors in(More)
The purpose of this study was to present clinical and MR imaging features of intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee. Retrospective review of 1685 consecutive medical records and MR examinations of the knee performed at three imaging centers allowed identification of 20 patients (13 men and 7 women; mean age 35 years), in whom evidence of intra-articular(More)
Distal anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) aneurysms are rare and most cases have been treated surgically by clipping, wrapping or trapping. We recently treated this 20-year-old male patient by an endovascular technique. At first, he was treated by intra-aneurysmal embolisation with parent artery preservation. But he presented with rerupture 1 month(More)
We prospectively investigated whether high intramedullary SI and contrast [gadolinium-diethylene-triamine-pentaacetic acid (Gd-DTPA)] enhancement in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are associated with postoperative prognosis in cervical compressive myelopathy (CCM) patients. Seventy-four patients with ventral cord compression at one or two levels underwent(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Malformations of cerebral cortical development are common anomalies of the brain, typically causing developmental delay or seizures that are classically thought to begin in childhood. We present clinical and MR imaging data of 16 patients with cortical malformations in whom evidence of neurologic dysfunction was first noted in(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the brain CT and MR imaging findings of unusual acute encephalitis involving the thalamus. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and CT and/or MR imaging findings of six patients with acute encephalitis involving the thalamus. CT (n=6) and MR imaging (n=6) were performed during the acute and/or(More)
Lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) has been suggested to serve as a useful prognostic marker for sepsis. However, existing LPC assays are complicated, time-consuming, and of limited application in real clinical situations. Thus, we investigated the serum LPC levels in sepsis patients using an enzymatic assay and analyzed the correlations between the serum LPC(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To compare enhancement patterns of gadomer-17 with those of gadopentetate dimeglumine in VX2 carcinomas after irradiation on rabbits. METHODS Twelve rabbits with VX2 carcinoma in the thigh underwent dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with gadopentetate dimeglumine and gadomer-17 at 24-hour intervals before(More)
We document the MRI features in six patients aged 5–14 years with acute encephalitis following measles. The diagnosis was made on a characteristic morbiliform rash and detection of specific IgM and IgG antibodies. The symptoms of encephalitis occurred 1–11 days after the appearance of the rash. All patients underwent MRI within 1–4 days of the onset of(More)
The aim of this study was to reveal the clinical and encephalographic (EEG) features of infantile spasms (IS) with malformations of cortical development (MCDs). The clinical features, EEG findings, neuroimaging studies and outcomes of various therapeutic modalities for 27 patients with IS and MCDs were reviewed. Background activities of EEG on the MCDs,(More)