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By K. L. Gupta, E. R. Duvall, J. J. Vitek, J. H. Garcia (auth.), Julio H. Garcia M.D., Julio Escalona-Zapata M.D., Uriel Sandbank M.D. (eds.)

From the preface: "Pathologists are accountable for the translation of tissue samples got rid of for the aim of building a prognosis. This textbook has been conceived and organized in a way that enables the duty of arriving at a prognosis in the course of the assessment of tissues faraway from sufferers troubled with neurological proceedings. The element of the diagnostic work-up that's only "clinical", equivalent to the heritage of the disorder and the result of the actual exam are completely past the scope of this textbook...Extensive descriptions of disorder techniques, that are to be had in many of the references mentioned, were passed over in prefer of fairly designated descriptions and ample illustrations of the histologic abnormalities that, as a gaggle, represent a diagnostic entity."

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Vascular channels within these malformations vary considerably in caliber and in the degree of alteration of smooth muscle cells and elastic layer in the vessel walls. Brain parenchyma surrounding the lesion is usually atrophic. The arteries may pass through a network of abnormal capillaries, or they may shunt directly into the veins. Fibrosis and hyalinization of walls of vessels in the malformation may be present. AVMs are supplied by one or more arterial branches that are usually enlarged; these may pass through a dilated capillary network or may shunt directly into enlarged draining veins.

7 gauss at the magnetic poles to 1. 3 gauss at the equator. Superconducting or cryogenic, resistive and permanent magnets are used for MR imaging. The utility and efficacy of MRI is being investigated and established through continuing experience. Thus far, MR is the imaging modality of choice for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis plaques, brain stem lesions, posterior fossa lesions, craniocervical junction abnormalities, syringohydromyelia, and intramedullary and intradural spinal canal lesions.

Unilateral herniation of the nucleus pulposus is common at L4-L5, L5-S1, and L3-L4 levels. Herniation in the thoracic area is quite uncommon. In the cervical area, disc herniation usually is found at the levels of C5-C6 and C4-C5. The myelographic findings include an extradural defect and/or an amputation of the nerve root. If the disc is large or extruded, then it may cause a large extradural defect. A CT scan performed after the myelogram can be quite helpful in subtle cases of herniation. CT of the lumbosacral spine unassociated with myelography is usually quite effective for evaluation of suspected disc herniation or spinal stenosis.

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