From Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, I would like to welcome our readership to this Neuroradiology JAOCR special issue. In this issue, you will find interesting articles by Hahnemann University Hospital – Drexel University College of Medicine (HUH/DUCOM) faculty, residents and medical students. These articles provide a glimpse into the wide range of neurological pathologies we see in our daily interpretation sessions and neurointerventional experience at HUH/DUCOM. All articles by our contributors have received Drexel University IRB approval.
Neuroradiology continues to be fascinating! Whether it be vascular or nonvascular diseases, benign or malignant, acute or chronic, autoimmune, infectious, or otherwise, our knowledge base continually grows and our treatment techniques continually evolve.
In this issue, we delve into several topics that many of us encounter on a daily basis. Paranasal sinus disease remains a common source of daily morbidity in the United States, but to treat it we need to get the diagnosis right. Drs. Kazmi and Shames provide a detailed review of sinus disorders, discussing pertinent anatomy and related pathologies. Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, perhaps an underdiagnosed and undermanaged disease, is reviewed by Dr. Namini et al with illustrative presentations for unique treatment options.
Our case reports on carotid space masses and infiltrative orbital masses illustrate unusual entities we occasionally encounter in our practice. Our Viewbox presentation of mycotic aneurysm is a classic. We always talk about it, but here is an actual case illustrated with CT, MRI and angio! And lastly, we discuss a cord compression from a ubiquitous arachnoid cyst. This example, which showcases a lesion that we just could not see well, yet was the cause of severe lower extremity paraparesis, is a case we should all remember.
I hope our readership benefits from this issue as much as we enjoyed producing it. I would especially like to thank the AOCR leadership, especially Dr. William O’Brien, for his guidance and thoughtful insights, and congratulate him for his successes – past, present and future. I would also like to thank all authors who contributed to this issue. Lastly, I wish to recognize my wife, Bess, and our children, David and Sarah, who always support me in my academic endeavors.Back To Top
In this Issue: July 2015. J Am Osteopath Coll Radiol.