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The possibilities of the 3 dimensional MR angiographie (3 D MRA) in the posterior fossa tumors


MAY 20, 1994

Clinical Neuroscience - 1994;47(05-06)

The 3D MRA is a very good non-invasive investi­ gation of patients having brain tumors of diffe­rent types of the diseases of the intracranial vessels. This investigation can not give always enough infor­mation about every fine detail of the pathologic pro­cesses. Because of this fact in a lot of cases other methods have to be performed (for example DSA). lt is mostly necessary before operations. ln our pre­vious works we have investigated this problem in the cases of supratentorial tumors and vascular mal­formations. According to our practical experience the characteristics of the vascular malformations are the same in cases of the supra-and infratentorial processes, but on the other hand, they are not the same in cases of tumors. Because of that we have reviewed the MRl results of the posterior fossa tumors. lt has been an impor­tant point of view of our work if the MRA methodcould be able to substitute the DSA and generally any kind of information could be expected from this method in these cases.


  1. Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Country Teaching Hospital of Kaposvár
  2. Pannon Agricultural University of Kaposvár
  3. Clinic of Neurosurgery of the Medical University Pécs Hungary



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