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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/28424017/computed-tomography-perfusion-based-selection-of-endovascularly-treated-acute-ischaemic-stroke-patients-are-there-lessons-to-be-learned-from-the-pre-evidence-era
#9
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
#10
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
#11
REVIEW
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
#12
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
#13
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424012/internal-carotid-artery-agenesis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#14
REVIEW
Shuo Li, Kusum Hooda, Nishant Gupta, Yogesh Kumar
Congenital agenesis of the internal carotid artery is a very rare anomaly. Intracranial circulation in the involved internal carotid artery territory is maintained by collateral circulation from the contralateral internal carotid artery through the anterior communicating artery and from the vertebrobasilar system through the posterior communicating artery. Usually, patients with internal carotid artery agenesis are asymptomatic due to collateral circulation, but they may present with headache, seizures, or transient ischemic attack...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424011/endovascular-treatment-evolution-for-pure-intraorbital-arteriovenous-fistula-three-case-reports-and-literature-review
#15
REVIEW
Xianli Lv, Wei Li, Aihua Liu, Ming Lv, Chuhan Jiang
Background and importance Intraorbital arteriovenous fistulas (IOAVFs) are rare and cause eye redness, exophthalmos, blurry vision and bruit. Whereas in the past they were treated conservatively, surgically or transarterially, recent developments in transvenous embolization have improved their treatment. In this paper the authors report three cases of IOAVFs treated endovascularly and review the evolution of treatment options. Methods Three cases of purely IOAVF enrolled in our center were reported and a PubMed literature search was performed using "pure intraorbital arteriovenous fistula" and "arteriovenous fistula of the optic nerve sheath...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151094/spontaneous-resolution-of-ruptured-intracranial-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-following-spinal-surgery
#16
Mark K Lyons, Joseph M Hoxworth, Jamal McClendon, Chandan X Krishna, Naresh P Patel
Pial arteriovenous fistulae (AVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities that are distinct from arteriovenous malformations and dural AVFs. These vascular lesions have been linked with trauma, ischemic syndromes, venous thrombotic diseases, and intracranial surgical procedures. In this report we describe a case of an intracranial ruptured pial AVF immediately following uneventful spinal surgery in an elderly patient with subsequent spontaneous resolution. He was a previous heavy smoker with a 60-pack-year history and alcohol abuse...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071288/vulnerable-carotid-plaque-imaging-and-histopathology-without-a-dedicated-mri-receiver-coil
#17
Laura A Fitzpatrick, Nadav Berkovitz, Marlise P Dos Santos, Nevin Majeed, Rafael Glikstein, Santanu Chakraborty, John P Veinot, Grant Stotts, Alain Berthiaume, Robert Chatelain
Stroke is associated with vulnerable carotid artery plaques showing specific histopathologic features, namely a lipid-rich necrotic core, intraplaque hemorrhage, ulceration, and thin fibrous cap. While ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) can identify carotid plaques and determine the extent of stenosis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides further information regarding plaque composition and morphology. In this feasibility study, three patients with symptomatic, moderately stenosed plaques were imaged with CT angiography (CTA) and MRI (3T and 1...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059632/pseudoaneurysm-formation-due-to-rupture-of-intracranial-aneurysms-case-series-and-literature-review
#18
REVIEW
Motohiro Nomura, Kentaro Mori, Akira Tamase, Tomoya Kamide, Syunsuke Seki, Yu Iida, Tatsu Nakano, Yuichi Kawabata, Taro Kitabatake, Teruyuki Nakajima, Kiyoyuki Yasutake, Kei Egami, Tatsunori Takahashi, Mitsuyuki Takahashi, Kunio Yanagimoto
Background Intracranial pseudoaneurysm formation due to a ruptured non-traumatic aneurysm is extremely rare. We describe the radiological findings and management of pseudoaneurysms due to ruptured cerebral aneurysms in our case series and previously reported cases. Patients and methods Four additional and 20 reported patients presenting with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) are included. Radiological findings and clinical features of these patients were reviewed. Results In our series, three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography (3D-CTA) and/or angiography showed an irregular- or snowman-shaped cavity extending from the parent artery...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059631/acute-necrotizing-encephalopathy-causing-human-bocavirus
#19
Ayse Betul Ergul, Umit Altug, Kursad Aydin, Ahmet Sami Guven, Yasemin Altuner Torun
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy is characterized by multiple, symmetrical lesions involving the thalamus, brainstem, cerebellum, and white matter and develops secondarily to viral infections. Influenza viruses are the most common etiological agents. Here, we present the first case of acute necrotizing encephalopathy to develop secondarily to human bocavirus. A 3-year-old girl presented with fever and altered mental status. She had had a fever, cough, and rhinorrhea for five days. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit with an initial diagnosis of encephalitis when vomiting, convulsions, and loss of consciousness developed...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059630/carotid-ultrasound-features-of-anomalous-left-vertebral-artery-originating-from-the-aortic-arch-proximal-to-the-left-subclavian-artery
#20
Masayuki Wakita, Ran Takei, Fumio Miyashita, Yuki Hamada, Satoshi Ohyama, Hideki Matsuoka, Hiroshi Takashima
We present three cases of anomalous origin of the left vertebral artery (LVA) detected during the evaluation of stroke. The VA usually enters the transverse foramen of the sixth cervical vertebra (C6), but an anomalous LVA originating from the aorta frequently enters at a higher level. In our series, ultrasound of the LVA showed entry at C4 in two patients and at C5 in one patient. These findings suggested anomalous LVA origin, and three-dimensional computed tomography demonstrated the LVA arising from the aorta proximal to the left subclavian arteries...
April 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
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