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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627990/systemic-metastases-from-central-nervous-system-ependymoma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Claudia Marsecano, Federico Bruno, Giulia Michelini, Marco Perri, Giuseppe Calvisi, Ernesto Di Cesare, Alessandra Splendiani
Ependymal tumours in adults are rare, accounting for less than 4% of primary tumours of the central nervous system, and exceptionally metastasise outside the nervous system. In this study, we present a case of anaplastic ependymoma, which developed metastases outside the nervous system less than a year after its clinical onset. A healthy 65-year-old woman suddenly presented with drowsiness of unknown origin, accompanied by ingravescent fatigue, inability to maintain the upright posture, headache, nausea and vomiting...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627989/computed-tomography-detection-of-extracapsular-spread-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-in-metastatic-cervical-lymph-nodes
#2
Joshua A Carlton, Adam W Maxwell, Lyndsey B Bauer, Sara M McElroy, Lester J Layfield, Humera Ahsan, Ajay Agarwal
Background and purpose In patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC), extracapsular spread (ECS) of metastases in cervical lymph nodes affects prognosis and therapy. We assessed the accuracy of intravenous contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and the utility of imaging criteria for preoperative detection of ECS in metastatic cervical lymph nodes in patients with HNSCC. Materials and methods Preoperative intravenous contrast-enhanced neck CT images of 93 patients with histopathological HNSCC metastatic nodes were retrospectively assessed by two neuroradiologists for ECS status and ECS imaging criteria...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627988/pharyngeal-amyloidomas-variable-appearance-on-imaging
#3
C A Prause, Q Zhai, S M Weindling
Amyloidomas are rare tumor-like depositions of abnormally folded, insoluble proteins that may be seen in the setting of systemic amyloidosis or as isolated tumoral deposits. Focal, isolated amyloidomas carry an excellent prognosis whereas systemic amyloidoses do not. The ability to identify or suggest amyloidoma on imaging studies may help direct laboratory testing and eventual diagnosis. Amyloidomas involving the head and neck have been variably described from homogeneously T2 hypointense to iso-slightly hyperintense relative to skeletal muscle...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627987/computerised-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-practical-approach
#4
Francesco Agnello, Francesco Cupido, Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Federico Midiri, Martina Miroddi, Emanuele Grassedonio, Massimo Galia
Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common head and neck cancer. This review describes the state-of-the-art computerised tomography and magnetic resonance imaging protocols of the neck and the normal larynx anatomy, and provides a practical approach for the diagnosis and staging of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627986/obituary
#5
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June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627985/diagnostic-performance-of-reformatted-isotropic-thin-section-helical-ct-images-in-the-detection-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
#6
Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Alberto Iaia
Purpose The purpose of this article is to assess the diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) reformatted images for detection of superior semicircular canal (SSC) dehiscence. Material and methods Forty-two patients, with sound- and/or pressure-induced vestibular symptoms, and 42 control participants underwent helical CT examination with a highly collimated beam (0.5 mm). Reformatted images of the vestibular labyrinth were obtained in the standard axial and coronal planes (group A images), and in a plane parallel and perpendicular to the SSC (group B images)...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627984/diagnostic-accuracy-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-and-perfusion-weighted-imaging-in-brain-gliomas-follow-up-a-single-institutional-experience
#7
Monica Anselmi, Alessia Catalucci, Valentina Felli, Valentina Vellucci, Alessandra Di Sibio, Giovanni Luca Gravina, Mario Di Staso, Ernesto Di Cesare, Carlo Masciocchi
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are able to increase diagnostic accuracy in the follow-up of brain gliomas, identifying the progression of disease before it becomes evident in the standard MRI; also to evaluate which of the two techniques has the best diagnostic accuracy. Methods Eighty-three patients with cerebral glioma (50 high-grade gliomas (HGGs), 33 low-grade gliomas (LGGs)) were retrospectively enrolled...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627983/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-a-problem-solving-tool-in-differentiation-of-cerebellopontine-angle-schwannomas-and-meningiomas
#8
Atul Mishra, Bejoy Thomas, T R Kapilamoorthy
Background and purpose Vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas of the cerebellopontine angle can be differentiated by the presence of foci of blooming on susceptibility weighted imaging. Materials and methods In this retrospective study, magnetic resonance imaging with susceptibility weighted imaging sequence in addition to other routine sequences was done in 73 patients. All the cases were studied for the presence of foci of blooming within the tumor on susceptibility weighted imaging. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis in all cases...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423980/multiple-myeloma-of-the-spine
#9
Arian Lasocki, Frank Gaillard, Simon J Harrison
Radiology provides a crucial clinical adjunct in patients with plasma cell disorders, in particular multiple myeloma, and its uses are evolving and expanding. This pictorial review illustrates the role of imaging throughout the patient's clinical course, with specific reference to recently updated international diagnostic criteria. At presentation, imaging optimises characterisation and staging of the plasma-cell disorder, while later in the course of the disease, its roles include the monitoring of disease progression, assessment of post-treatment response and the investigation of clinical deterioration...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379055/performance-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-of-medial-and-lateral-rectus-muscles-in-graves-orbitopathy
#10
Ahmed Ak Abdel Razek, Mohamed El-Hadidy, Mohamed E Moawad, Nader El-Metwaly, Amr A El-Said
Objective The purpose of this study was to determine the performance of the apparent diffusion coefficient in the detection of involvement of the medial and lateral rectus muscles in patients with Graves' orbitopathy. Methods and materials This prospective study was conducted on 33 consecutive patients (16 males, 17 females with a mean age of 36 years) with Graves' orbitopathy and 18 age- and sex-matched volunteers. The patients and volunteers underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the orbit in the axial plane using echo-planar imaging...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374621/giant-arachnoid-cyst-associated-with-acute-subdural-haematoma-a-case-report
#11
Alfredo Di Gaeta, Francesco Giurazza, Gianluigi Guarnieri, Mario Muto
Arachnoid cysts are extra-cerebral, intra-arachnoidal cerebrospinal fluid collections - the most frequent congenital developmental intracranial cystic lesions. They are often diagnosed incidentally during imaging exams acquired for different reasons, and are usually asymptomatic. Rare complications are post-traumatic rupture with consequent subdural haematomas. Spontaneous bleeding should be acknowledged as a rare but possible complication of this benign lesion. We report on the case of a patient presenting with a giant arachnoid cyst extending to the left frontal, temporal and parietal lobes associated with acute subdural haematoma without history of trauma...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134024/diagnosis-in-subdural-myeloid-sarcoma
#12
Alan Lackey, Barbara Laing, Andrew Perkins, Michael Bryant
Introduction A 74-year-old man presented to hospital with a headache, thrombocytopaenia and an acute deterioration in cognition on a background of acute monocytic leukaemia in remission. Method This is a case report with computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and histopathology imaging. Results Preoperative CT and limited MR demonstrated a subdural lesion with marked midline shift. Craniotomy performed for evacuation of the presumed subdural haematoma revealed a solid tumour-like lesion. Histopathology identified the presence of a myeloid sarcoma (chloroma)...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059629/extra-axial-ependymoma-of-the-cerebral-convexity-a-very-rare-intracranial-adult-tumor
#13
Soufiane Berhili, Abdellah Aissa, Selma Kadiri, Nadia Cherradi, Sanae El Majjaoui, Hanan El Kacemi, Tayeb Kebdani, Noureddine Benjaafar
Background Ependymomas are rare adult tumors that originate from the ventricular system or the ependymal surface of the central canal. Extra-axial supratentorial ependymomas are extremely rare, and only five cases have been reported to date in the English literature. Case presentation A 46-year-old previously healthy male presented with a gradual painless loss of vision in the right eye. Cerebral MRI showed a right parietal-occipital lesion resembling an atypical meningioma. Surgical resection was performed, and immunohistochemical staining results concluded that it was a very uncommon location of a grade 3 ependymoma...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059626/giant-multi-compartmental-suprasellar-rathke-s-cleft-cyst-with-restriction-on-diffusion-weighted-images
#14
Laxminadh Sivaraju, Narayanam Anantha Sai Kiran, Arun S Rao, Nandita Ghosal, Alangar S Hegde
Rathke's cleft cysts are congenital lesions seen in sellar-suprasellar regions. We report a case of giant Rathke cyst in a 43-year-old patient with multi-compartmental involvement who presented with seizures with almost normal visual acuity. We discuss radiological and pathological features of various differential diagnoses for the giant suprasellar Rathke's cyst.
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059621/imaging-of-sialadenitis
#15
Ahmed Abdel Khalek Abdel Razek, Suresh Mukherji
Sialadenitis is an inflammation or infection of the salivary glands that may affect the parotid, submandibular and small salivary glands. Imaging findings vary among unilateral or bilateral salivary gland enlargement, atrophy, abscess, ductal dilation, cysts, stones and calcification. Imaging can detect abscess in acute bacterial suppurative sialadenitis, ductal changes with cysts in chronic adult and juvenile recurrent parotitis. Imaging is sensitive for detection of salivary stones and stricture in obstructive sialadenitis...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424017/computed-tomography-perfusion-based-selection-of-endovascularly-treated-acute-ischaemic-stroke-patients-are-there-lessons-to-be-learned-from-the-pre-evidence-era
#16
Marios-Nikos Psychogios, Michael Knauth, Raya Bshara, Katharina Schregel, Ioannis Tsogkas, Ismini Papageorgiou, Ilko Maier, Jan Liman, Daniel Behme
Introduction Some of the latest groundbreaking trials suggest that noncontrast cranial computed tomography and computed tomography-angiography are sufficient tools for patient selection within six hours of symptom onset. Before endovascular stroke therapy became the standard of care, patient selection was one of the most useful tools to avoid futile reperfusions. We report the outcomes of endovascularly treated stroke patients selected with a perfusion-based paradigm and discuss the implications in the current era of endovascular treatment...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424016/acute-brain-injury-following-illicit-drug-abuse-in-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-spectrum-of-neuroimaging-findings
#17
Shai Shrot, Andrea Poretti, Elizabeth W Tucker, Bruno P Soares, Thierry Agm Huisman
The use of illicit drugs is currently a major medical problem among adolescents. Several illicit drugs have a high abuse potential and can be neurotoxic causing high morbidity and mortality. The clinical manifestation of adolescents with acute drug-induced neurotoxicity is often characterized by non-specific symptoms and findings. Early diagnosis is important to prevent death and permanent long-term neurological impairments. We report on clinical and neuroimaging findings in five adolescents with acute brain imaging following illicit drug intoxication to highlight the role of neuroimaging findings in the diagnostic work-up of pediatric acute drug-induced neurotoxicity...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424015/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-acute-cerebral-ischemia-review-of-emerging-technical-concepts-and-clinical-applications
#18
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Charlie Chia-Tsong Hsu, Gigi Nga Chi Kwan, Sachintha Hapugoda, Michelle Craigie, Trevor William Watkins, E Mark Haacke
Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is an essential magnetic resonance imaging sequence in the assessment of acute ischemic stroke. In this article, we discuss the physics principals and clinical application of conventional SWI and multi-echo SWI sequences. We review the research evidence and practical approach of SWI in acute ischemic stroke by focusing on the detection and characterization of thromboembolism in the cerebral circulation. In addition, we discuss the role of SWI in the assessment of neuroparenchyma by depiction of asymmetric hypointense cortical veins in the ischemic territory (surrogate tissue perfusion), detection of existing microbleeds before stroke treatment and monitoring for hemorrhagic transformation post-treatment...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424014/semi-quantitative-analysis-of-cerebral-fdg-pet-reveals-striatal-hypermetabolism-and-normal-cortical-metabolism-in-a-case-of-vgkcc-limbic-encephalitis
#19
Patrick Moloney, Ruth Boylan, Marwa Elamin, Sean O'Riordan, Ronan Killeen, Christopher McGuigan
In the context of delayed autoimmune encephalitis antibody results, functional imaging can support the diagnosis of limbic encephalitis associated with anti-voltage-gated potassium channel complex (VGKCC) antibodies. Here we present a typical case of VGKCC encephalitis in a 69-year-old woman whose symptoms responded to plasmapheresis. A cerebral 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan performed prior to commencing treatment revealed striatal hypermetabolism assessed qualitatively and semi-quantitatively, with normal uptake in the cortex and cerebellum when analysed semi-quantitatively...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424013/anterior-spinal-artery-aneurysm-in-aortic-stenosis-of-different-etiology-report-of-three-cases
#20
Vivek Singh, Suprava Naik, Sanjeev K Bhoi, R V Phadke
Isolated aneurysms of spinal arteries are rare. Spinal artery aneurysms are commonly found in association with spinal cord arteriovenous malformation and coarctation of aorta and rarely with aortic arch interruption and Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome. Spinal angiograms are the gold standard for diagnosing these spinal artery aneurysms but with the advances in computed tomography technology these aneurysms can also be very well demonstrated in computed tomography angiograms. We describe three cases of anterior spinal artery aneurysm, those are flow related aneurysms, associated with coarctation of aorta and with Takayasu arteritis...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
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