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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429859/aneurysms-in-neurofibromatosis-type-2-evidence-for-vasculopathy
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Shazia K Afridi, Suki Thomson, Steve E J Connor, Daniel C Walsh, Rosalie E Ferner
There have been anecdotal reports of vasculopathy associated with Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). Given the increasing use of bevacizumab, a vascular endothelial growth factor inhibitor which results in an increased risk of bleeding, it is important to ascertain if there is a predisposition to vascular abnormalities in NF2. In our unit NF2 patients undergo annual MRI brain and internal auditory meatus imaging. We noted incidental intracranial aneurysms in some patients and sought to determine the prevalence of intracranial aneurysms in our cohort of NF2 patients...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428206/current-and-emerging-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis-implications-for-the-radiologist-part-2-surveillance-for-treatment-complications-and-disease-progression
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REVIEW
C McNamara, G Sugrue, B Murray, P J MacMahon
An understanding of the new generation of MS drugs in conjunction with the key role MR imaging plays in the detection of disease progression, opportunistic infections, and drug-related adverse effects is of vital importance to the neuroradiologist. Part 1 of this review outlined the current treatment options available for MS and examined the mechanisms of action of the various medications. It also covered specific complications associated with each form of therapy. Part 2, in turn deals with the subject of pharmacovigilance and the optimal frequency of MRI monitoring for each individual patient, depending on his or her unique risk profile...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425048/biopsy-targeting-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-versus-standard-neuronavigation-mri-in-glioma-a-prospective-double-blinded-evaluation-of-selection-benefits
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Vera C Keil, Bogdan Pintea, Gerrit H Gielen, Susanne Greschus, Rolf Fimmers, Jürgen Gieseke, Matthias Simon, Hans H Schild, Dariusch R Hadizadeh
Current biopsy planning based on contrast-enhanced T1W (CET1W) or FLAIR sequences frequently delivers biopsy samples that are not in concordance with the gross tumor diagnosis. This study investigates whether the quantitative information of transfer constant K(trans) maps derived from T1W dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can help enhance the quality of biopsy target selection in glioma. 28 patients with suspected glioma received MRI including DCE-MRI and a standard neuronavigation protocol of 3D FLAIR- and CET1W data sets (0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424015/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-acute-cerebral-ischemia-review-of-emerging-technical-concepts-and-clinical-applications
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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/28421421/sphenoid-sinus-mucosal-thickening-in-the-acute-phase-of-pituitary-apoplexy
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Mueez Waqar, Robert McCreary, Tara Kearney, Konstantina Karabatsou, Kanna K Gnanalingham
PURPOSE: In pituitary apoplexy (PA), there are preliminary reports on the appearance of sphenoid sinus mucosal thickening (SSMT). SSMT is otherwise uncommon with an incidence of up to 7% in asymptomatic individuals. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and clinical significance of SSMT in patients with PA and a control group of surgically treated non-functioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs). METHODS: Retrospective review of clinical and imaging variables in PA and NFPA patients...
April 18, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413700/endovascular-stroke-treatment-in-a-small-volume-stroke-center
#6
Gry N Behzadi, Lars Fjetland, Rajiv Advani, Martin W Kurz, Kathinka D Kurz
INTRODUCTION: Our purpose was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of endovascular treatment (EVT) of stroke caused by large vessel occlusions (LVO) performed by general interventional radiologists in cooperation with stroke neurologists and neuroradiologists at a center with a limited annual number of procedures. We aimed to compare our results with those previously reported from larger stroke centers. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 108 patients with acute stroke due to LVO treated with EVT were included...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408630/current-and-emerging-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis-implications-for-the-radiologist-part-1-mechanisms-efficacy-and-safety
#7
REVIEW
C McNamara, G Sugrue, B Murray, P J MacMahon
Imaging for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with suspected or confirmed multiple sclerosis is a common scenario for many general radiologists and subspecialty neuroradiologists. The field of MS therapeutics has rapidly evolved with multiple new agents now being used in routine clinical practice. To provide an informed opinion in discussions concerning newer MS agents, radiologists must have a working understanding of the strengths and limitations of the various novel therapies. The role of imaging in MS has advanced beyond monitoring and surveillance of disease activity to include treatment complications...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406584/thick-corpus-callosum-in-children
#8
Aviv Schupper, Osnat Konen, Ayelet Halevy, Rony Cohen, Sharon Aharoni, Avinoam Shuper
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A thick corpus callosum (TCC) can be associated with a very grave outcome in fetuses, but its clinical presentation in older children seems to be markedly different. METHODS: The corpus callosum (CC) was defined as thick based on observations and impressions. We reviewed cases of children who were diagnosed as TCC based on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies. The pertinent clinical data of these children were collected, and their CCs were measured...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397265/mri-surveillance-of-vestibular-schwannomas-without-contrast-enhancement-clinical-and-economic-evaluation
#9
Daniel H Coelho, Yang Tang, Brian Suddarth, Mohammed Mamdani
OBJECTIVES: To determine if high-resolution T2-weighted (HRT2) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a comparably accurate and economical alternative to the gold standard of contrast-enhanced T1-weighted (T1C) MRI for surveillance of know vestibular schwannomas (VSs). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case-control analysis, systematic review, and economic evaluation. METHODS: Vestibular schwannoma size in anteroposterior, mediolateral, and superoinferior axes were measured by two neuroradiologists, both blinded to previous measurements, for 50 randomized patients with T1C and HRT2 on two separate occasions...
April 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385516/proximal-bright-vessel-sign-on-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-acute-cardioembolic-cerebral-infarction
#10
Ayumi Kato, Yuki Shinohara, Keita Kuya, Makoto Sakamoto, Hisanori Kowa, Toshihide Ogawa
BACKGROUND: The congestion of spin-labeled blood at large-vessel occlusion can present as hyperintense signals on perfusion magnetic resonance imaging with 3-dimensional pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (proximal bright vessel sign). The purpose of this study was to clarify the difference between proximal bright vessel sign and susceptibility vessel sign in acute cardioembolic cerebral infarction. METHODS: Forty-two patients with cardioembolic cerebral infarction in the anterior circulation territory underwent magnetic resonance imaging including diffusion-weighted imaging, 3-dimensional pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling perfusion magnetic resonance imaging, T2*-weighted imaging, and 3-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography using a 3-T magnetic resonance scanner...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383307/the-thrombolytic-effect-of-diagnostic-ultrasound-induced-microbubble-cavitation-in-acute-carotid-thromboembolism
#11
Thomas R Porter, Feng Xie, John Lof, Jeffry Powers, Francois Vignon, William Shi, Matthew White
BACKGROUND: Acute ischemic stroke is often due to thromboembolism forming over ruptured atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid artery (CA). The presence of intraluminal CA thrombus is associated with a high risk of thromboembolic cerebral ischemic events. The cavitation induced by diagnostic ultrasound high mechanical index (MI) impulses applied locally during a commercially available intravenous microbubble infusion has dissolved intravascular thrombi, especially when using longer pulse durations...
April 5, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368723/a-retrospective-review-of-cases-preoperatively-diagnosed-by-radiologic-imaging-as-cavernous-venous-malformations
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Anupam Jayaram, Liza M Cohen, Gary S Lissner, Achilles G Karagianis
The purpose of this study is to examine orbital lesions identified on preoperative radiologic imaging as cavernous venous malformations (CVMs), identify their imaging characteristics, and determine if these may help differentiate CVMs from other intraorbital masses. An IRB-approved retrospective chart review over 30 years was undertaken identifying lesions "consistent with cavernous hemangioma" on radiologic studies, which were subsequently surgically resected with a tissue diagnosis. All radiologic images (CT and MRI) obtained preoperatively were re-reviewed by a single masked neuroradiologist...
April 3, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366071/vessel-wall-signal-enhancement-on-3-t-mri-in-acute-stroke-patients-after-stent-retriever-thrombectomy
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Peter Abraham, J Scott Pannell, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Vincent Cheung, Jeffrey Steinberg, Arvin Wali, Mihir Gupta, Robert C Rennert, Roland R Lee, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE In vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated histological evidence of iatrogenic endothelial injury after stent retriever thrombectomy. However, noncontrast vessel wall (VW)-MRI is insufficient to demonstrate vessel injury. Authors of this study prospectively evaluated iatrogenic endothelial damage after stent retriever thrombectomy in humans by utilizing high-resolution contrast-enhanced VW-MRI. Characterization of VW-MRI changes in vessels subject to mechanical injury from thrombectomy may allow better understanding of the biological effects of this intervention...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359922/first-application-of-7t-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-endoscopic-endonasal-surgery-of-skull-base-tumors
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Thomas F Barrett, Hadrien A Dyvorne, Francesco Padormo, Puneet S Pawha, Bradley N Delman, Raj K Shrivastava, Priti Balchandani
BACKGROUND: Successful endoscopic endonasal surgery for the resection of skull base tumors is reliant on preoperative imaging to delineate pathology from the surrounding anatomy. The increased signal-to-noise ratio afforded by 7T MRI can be used to increase spatial and contrast resolution, which may lend itself to improved imaging of skull base. In this study, we apply a 7T imaging protocol to patients with skull base tumors and compare the images to clinical standard of care. METHODS: Images were acquired at 7T on 11 patients with skull base lesions...
March 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341715/can-mri-visual-assessment-differentiate-the-variants-of-primary-progressive-aphasia
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S A Sajjadi, N Sheikh-Bahaei, J Cross, J H Gillard, D Scoffings, P J Nestor
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Primary-progressive aphasia is a clinically and pathologically heterogeneous condition. Nonfluent, semantic, and logopenic are the currently recognized clinical variants. The recommendations for the classification of primary-progressive aphasia have advocated variant-specific patterns of atrophy. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the proposed imaging criteria and to assess the intra- and interrater reporting agreements...
March 24, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341686/incidental-findings-on-brain-mri-of-cognitively-normal-first-degree-descendants-of-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-the-alfa-alzheimer-and-families-project
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Anna Brugulat-Serrat, Santiago Rojas, Nuria Bargalló, Gerardo Conesa, Carolina Minguillón, Karine Fauria, Nina Gramunt, José Luis Molinuevo, Juan Domingo Gispert
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of brain MRI incidental findings (IF) in a cohort of cognitively normal first-degree descendants of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. SETTING: All scans were obtained with a 3.0 T scanner. Scans were evaluated by a single neuroradiologist and IF recorded and categorised. The presence of white matter hyperintensities (WMH) was determined with the Fazekas scale and reported as relevant if ≥2...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338452/differentiation-of-idiopathic-spinal-cord-herniation-from-dorsal-arachnoid-webs-on-mri-and-ct-myelography
#17
Randall Schultz, Andrew Steven, Aaron Wessell, Nancy Fischbein, Charles A Sansur, Dheeraj Gandhi, David Ibrahimi, Prashant Raghavan
OBJECTIVE Dorsal arachnoid webs (DAWs) and spinal cord herniation (SCH) are uncommon abnormalities affecting the thoracic spinal cord that can result in syringomyelia and significant neurological morbidity if left untreated. Differentiating these 2 entities on the basis of clinical presentation and radiological findings remains challenging but is of vital importance in planning a surgical approach. The authors examined the differences between DAWs and idiopathic SCH on MRI and CT myelography to improve diagnostic confidence prior to surgery...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338446/the-use-of-hippocampal-volumetric-measurements-to-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-in-pediatric-patients-with-mesial-temporal-sclerosis
#18
Gloria J Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo, Christopher Owen, Katherine E Schwetye, Spencer McFarlane, Ananth K Vellimana, Soe Mar, Michelle M Miller-Thomas, Joshua S Shimony, Matthew D Smyth, Tammie L S Benzinger
OBJECTIVE Many patients with medically intractable epilepsy have mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS), which significantly affects their quality of life. The surgical excision of MTS lesions can result in marked improvement or even complete resolution of the epileptic episodes. Reliable radiological diagnosis of MTS is a clinical challenge. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of volumetric mapping of the hippocampi for the identification of MTS in a case-controlled series of pediatric patients who underwent resection for medically refractory epilepsy, using pathology as a gold standard...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324875/unilateral-postoperative-deep-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-with-complete-recovery-a-report-of-2-cases
#19
Mony Benifla, Suzzanne Laughlin, Zulma S Tovar-Spinoza, James T Rutka, Peter B Dirks
Postsurgical deep brain venous thrombosis has not been well described in children before. When approaching thalamic or intraventricular lesions, extra care should be taken to prevent injury to the internal cerebral veins (ICVs) and the vein of Galen. However, even when they are well preserved during surgery, postoperative hemodynamic changes, mainly in the first 24 h, or surgical manipulation can cause thrombosis of these veins. We report 2 children with unilateral postoperative ICV thrombosis; in 1 of the patients the vein of Galen was also thrombosed...
March 22, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320694/rectus-muscle-excyclorotation-and-v-pattern-strabismus-a-quantitative-appraisal-of-clinical-relevance-in-syndromic-craniosynostosis
#20
Linda R Dagi, Sarah MacKinnon, David Zurakowski, Sanjay P Prabhu
PURPOSE: V-pattern strabismus observed with syndromic craniosynostosis has been attributed to disparate causes. We compared severity of V pattern with degree of excyclorotation of rectus muscles to appraise significance of this proposed aetiology. METHODS: 43 patients with Apert, Crouzon or Pfeiffer syndrome referred to Boston Children's Hospital Department of Ophthalmology were identified. 28 met inclusion criteria for retrospective cohort study, specifically: (1) sensorimotor measurements in minimum of seven cardinal gazes, (2) quantified fundus torsion and (3) orbital CT imaging sufficient to measure rectus muscle cyclorotation in coronal and quasicoronal planes, posteriorly (near orbital apex) and anteriorly (near pulleys)...
March 20, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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