By Laurie A. Loevner
This quantity within the best-selling "Case assessment" sequence makes use of 1000's of case reports to problem your wisdom of a whole variety of issues in mind imaging. With a hundred and seventy fresh instances, new assurance of MRA, CTA, MR spectroscopy and multi-detectors and over six hundred very good photos, this can be your excellent concise, low-budget, and effortless instrument for self overview during this specialty!Utilizes case reports equipped into "Opening Round," "Fair Game," and "Challenge" sections, so that you can try your self at various trouble levels.Provides at-a-glance review/self-testing of mind imaging instances excellent for getting ready for the forums in mind imaging, the CAQ examination for neuroradiology or for the overall radiologist prepared for re-certification.Mimics the reliable examination codecs and day-by-day perform setting via supplying you with cases/images as unknowns with 3 to 4 questions; then, at the turn part of the web page, prognosis, solutions to the questions, extra observation, and references to the corresponding quantity in Elsevier's well known requirements Series.Includes six hundred cutting-edge pictures to successfully praise and help the textual content and supply a transparent photo of what you could count on, either in test-taking and in practice.Uses randomly geared up circumstances so that you can attempt your self with out assistance from logical association via anatomy or illness type.Includes one hundred seventy new instances and over 50 new diagnoses so that you can hold velocity with the most recent developments.Includes a better emphasis on differential diagnosis.Adds insurance of MRA, CTA, MR spectroscopy and multi-detectors to maintain you thoroughly current.Provides all new photographs for present entities.Adds state of the art insurance of neuro-imaging together with spectroscopy, CTA, MRA, practical imaging, tractography, perfusion and diffusion.
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Cross-Reference Neuroradiology: THE REQUISITES, 2nd ed, pp 174–176. Comment Approximately 80% of strokes are ischemic. ’’ Types of ischemic stroke include embolic infarct, thrombotic infarct, and lacunar infarct. Infarcts of undetermined etiology may account for as many as 30% of cases of stroke. Cardiac embolism, in which a blood clot forms in the heart and travels to a vessel supplying the brain, accounts for about 20% to 30% of ischemic strokes. Recurrent strokes are most common in patients with a cardioembolic source, and these strokes have the highest 1-month mortality rate.
Schwannomas. Reference Salzman KL, Davidson HC, Harnsberger HR, Glastonbury CM, Wiggin RH, Ellul S: Dumbbell schwannomas of the internal auditory canal, AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 22:1368–1376, 2001. Cross-Reference Neuroradiology: THE REQUISITES, 2nd ed, pp 106–107. Comment Schwannomas arise most commonly along sensory nerves. In the intracranial compartment, cranial nerve VIII is most commonly involved, with neuromas of the superior vestibular nerve being slightly more common than those of the inferior vestibular nerve.
MR imaging has also shown extension of infarctions on follow-up examinations. It is identification of this ‘‘penumbra’’ (brain tissue at risk for irreversible ischemia) that is at the heart of further development of CT and MR imaging techniques. It is important to protect this tissue from ischemia by applying appropriate interventions. Furthermore, to deliver protective agents, perfusion to this tissue is necessary. Notes CASE 15 1. What is Balo’s concentric sclerosis? 2. What is the pathologic hallmark of an acute, active demyelinating plaque?
Brain Imaging: Case Review Series, Second Edition by Laurie A. Loevner