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Focal Deformity of the Cranial Nerves Observed on Multislice Motion-Sensitized Driven Equilibrium (MSDE) in Patients With Neurovascular Compression.
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PMID:  22261781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose is to demonstrate the deformity of the cranial nerves by arterial compression using a novel technique, multislice motion-sensitized driven equilibrium (MSDE).
METHODS: Subjects were 10 patients with neurovascular compression (5 patients with trigeminal neuralgia and 5 patients with hemifacial spasm). We observed the existence and extent of deformity of nerves by MSDE. Afterward, we compared operative findings with preoperative imaging findings and evaluated the validity of the latter.
RESULTS: All compressing, blood vessels could be correctly identified through preoperative evaluation. Of all patients, 7 showed deformity of the cranial nerves, which was consistent with operative findings except in one case. In postoperative evaluation, patients' neurological symptoms improved and the deformity disappeared. Three patients did not show deformity on preoperative MSDE images. In these patients, neural compression was also not observed during the operation.
CONCLUSIONS: The deformity of cranial nerves in patients with neurovascular compression was clearly shown using MSDE.
Masafumi Kanoto; Takaaki Hosoya; Atsuko Oda; Tsuguo Honma; Yukio Sugai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of computer assisted tomography     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1532-3145     ISO Abbreviation:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703942     Medline TA:  J Comput Assist Tomogr     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  121-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Yamagata University, Yamagata, Japan.
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