Safety of gadobutrol: results of a non-interventional study of 3710 patients, including 404 children.
Conclusion This non-interventional study in 3710 patients confirmed gadobutrol as a safe and reliable contrast agent in adults and children. PMID: 30253660 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
We present a young female patient (36 years) admitted to Department of Ophthalmology due to visual loss on the left eye. Magnetic resonance imaging showed demyelinating lesions in frontal and parietal lobe, periventricularly, in mesencephalon and right cerebellar hemisphere, and left optic neuritis; magnetic resonance angiography was normal. The patient's history revealed renal dysfunction, hypothyroidism, and miscarriage in the 6th month of pregnancy due to eclampsia, and Fabry disease in family (mother and two sisters). She was transferred to the Department of Neurology for further evaluation of the demyelinating disorde...
Conclusion: This case report and literature review focused on the rarity of acute idiopathic/spontaneous subdural hematomas. PMID: 31966928 [PubMed]
Conclusion: There were no complications resulting from partial sternotomy in the two cases presented. CEA with partial sternotomy could be an effective treatment option for CCAO in which the internal carotid artery is patent and thrombus extends to the proximal CCA. PMID: 31966920 [PubMed]
We describe a comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment approach for lumbar vertebral hemangiomas (VHs) with spinal stenosis and radiculopathy. A 59-year-old female presented with 1 year of pain predominantly in the lower back, with pain in the left buttock and proximal left anterior thigh as well and magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine demonstrated lumbar scoliosis and an L3 vertebral lesion suspicious for hemangioma. A computed tomography guided biopsy was done, which supported the diagnosis. Definitive treatment entailed preoperative angiography and embolization, followed by L3 laminectomy, right L3 pedicle ...
This report is of a rare case of glioblastoma, coexisting with a cerebral AVM. A 20-year-old male presented with progressive right hemiparesis within 1 month. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large bleeding tumor with surrounding dilated vessels. Cerebral angiography demonstrated a left frontal AVM with a 1.2 cm nidus. The patient underwent preoperative embolization and radical resection. The coincidence of glioma and AVM was a rare association. However, the concept of hypervascular glioblastoma has been used in different states from different literature reviews; therefore, the role of proangiogenic factors should be addressed
CONCLUSION: Both morphological and hemodynamic biomarkers have significant influence on intracranial aneurysm rupture. Aneurysm size, volume, size ratio, OSI and RRT could be potential biomarkers to assess aneurysm rupture risk. PMID: 31956175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSION: Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography angiography (CTA) can be used for diagnosis of CSHB. Finding and blocking the nutrient arteries during surgery is necessary reduce bleeding. Total tumor resection requires accurately identifying and separating the proliferative area around the tumor. PMID: 31953074 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This study assessed the safety and usefulness of pretreatment using a high-dose strong statin (HDSS) to reduce the periprocedural ischemic complications of CAS. We analyzed 117 carotid lesions treated by CAS that were evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) within 48 h after the procedure. For 67 lesions, an HDSS (rosuvastatin 20 mg or atorvastatin 40 mg daily) were prescribed from at least 14 days before CAS to at least 14 days after procedure (HDSS group). Clinical and angiographic data, as well as in-hospital outcomes, of the HDSS group were retrospecti vely compared with 50 lesions wit...
Conclusion: Physicians should be aware of the specific abnormalities shown on spinal cord MRI that indicate dural arteriovenous fistula, as well as the criteria for performing medullar angiography, so that the condition can be diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. Early therapeutic treatment is the principal prognosis factor. PMID: 31903063 [PubMed]
Conclusion: Utilizing a 3D CT image, a ventral pulmonary arteriovenous malformation was excised utilizing a left-sided posterolateral approach allowing for 30-40° of cord rotation. PMID: 31893152 [PubMed]