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Surgical resection, one of the main clinical treatments of intracranial glioblastoma, bears the potential risk of incomplete excision due to the inherent infiltrative character of the glioblastoma. To maximize the accuracy of surgical resection, the magnetic resonance (MR) and fluorescence imaging are widely used for the tumor preoperative diagnosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE Intracranial meningiomas, especially those located at anterior and middle skull base, are difficult to be completely resected due to their complicated anatomy structures and adjacent vessels. It's essential to locate the tumor and its vessels precisely during operation to reduce the risk of neurological deficits. The purpose of this study was to(More)
PURPOSE Meningioangiomatosis (MA) is a rare benign localized lesion of leptomeninges and underlying cerebral cortex. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult and challenging because of its diverse clinical, pathological, and imaging features. We retrospectively analyzed 7 cases of MA to explore their imaging features and correlate with pathological findings. (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to describe the characteristic MRI appearance of cerebral infection with Schistosoma japonicum. CONCLUSION Cerebral infection with S. japonicum can cause a characteristic MRI pattern of a large mass comprising multiple intensely enhancing nodules, sometimes with areas of linear enhancement. The typical appearance may(More)
The difficulty of predicting the efficacy of somatostatin analogs (SSA) is not fully resolved. Here, we quantitatively evaluated the predictive value of relative signal intensity (rSI) on T1- and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the short-term efficacy (3 months) of SSA therapy in patients with active acromegaly and assessed the correlation(More)
Postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMO) is considered a polygenic disease. The estrogen receptor beta (ESR2) gene is a candidate mediating the genetic influence on bone mass and the risk of osteoporosis. The aim of this study is to investigate the association of a cytosine-adenine (CA) repeat polymorphism in the fifth intron of the ESR2 gene with PMO in Chinese(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze extracerebral cavernous malformation located in the cavernous sinus and correlate their magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features to pathological findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen patients (5 men and 14 women; mean age, 50.6 years; range, 32-71 years) with surgically verified cavernous malformations in the cavernous sinus were(More)
The aim of this study is to determine if contrast enhanced (CE) sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts using different flip-angle evolutions (SPACE) images can provide clearer pituitary adenoma margin than conventional CE T1-weighted spin echo (T1-SE) sequence for cavernous sinus (CS) invasion evaluation. 21 healthy volunteers were(More)
The aim of this study was to explore the value of three-dimensional sampling perfection with application-optimized contrasts using different flip-angle evolutions (3D-SPACE) sequence in assessment of pituitary micro-lesions. Coronal 3D-SPACE as well as routine T1- and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) T1-weighted images of the pituitary gland were acquired in(More)
miR-125b has essential roles in coordinating tumor proliferation, angiogenesis, invasiveness, metastasis and chemotherapy recurrence. In ovarian cancer miR-125b has been shown to be downregulated and acts as a tumor suppressor by targeting proto-oncogene BCL3. PPARγ, a multiple functional transcription factor, has been reported to have anti-tumor effects(More)