K.V. Rajagopal's scientific contributions

Publications (7)

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We conducted this study to demonstrate the value of non-invasive three-dimensional CT angiography (3D CTA) in the detection of a cerebral aneurysm. A helical CT acquisition was obtained using non-ionic contrast media in 50 patients with 1 mm per second table speed, 1 mm collimation, and pitch 1:1. Axial source images were transferred into a worksta...
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Aneurysms of the extracranial Internal Carotid Artery (ICA) are rare. Most of the cases seen are due to spontaneous or traumatic dissection of the cervical ICA. Here we report a surgically treated spontaneous extracranial ICA dissecting aneurysm in a ten-year-old girl. The aneurysm was incidentally noticed while performing a routine brain CT for th...
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The case of a 38-year old male with a giant neurilemoma in the left psoas muscle is reported, which was not associated with von Recklinghausen's disease. Ultrasound and CT showed a large cystic mass in the left psoas muscle. The diagnosis of neurilemoma was confirmed postoperatively by histopathological examination of the mass.

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... Cancers, organ transplantation, burns, and malnutrition can also predispose patients to zygomycosis. [3][4][5] Diabetic patients are predisposed because of the decreased phagocytic function of their neutrophils, and the acidosis and hyperglycemia, which provide an excellent environment for the fungus. Hyperglycemia and acidosis in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis, and patients with severe burns, impair chemotaxis and oxidative fungicidal mechanisms in neutrophils. ...
... 7 Ultrasound scanning is the specific diagnostic tool in case of biliary infestation. 8 Diagnosis is usually possible with an ultrasound probe of 3-3.5 MHz. However, as the bowel loops are directly under the abdominal wall, the detection of intestinal ascariasis is difficult using routine curvilinear probes. ...
... Pseudoaneurysms of the neck arteries are rare in the paediatric age group -few reports are found in the literature [24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31] [4]. ...
... [63] The reflections of the lumen-intima should be thin, fine, straight, and parallel to the adventitial layer. [64] The measurement of the intima-media thickness of the CCA necessary to know if the presence of stroke or atherosclerosis. [62,65,66] Measurements of intima-media thickness should be acquired from a gray-scale image, but not from a color Doppler image. ...
... Computed tomography angiography can also help in diagnosing dissections of intracranial arteries, major arteries of the neck, and of the proximal aorta with diagnostic and therapeutic implications in patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of stroke or TIA ( Figure 6). Computed tomography angiography is also useful in diagnosing intracranial vasculitis or vasculopathies, though catheter angiography and biopsy are still the gold standards 53,54 (Figure 7). It is also a reliable noninvasive tool for monitoring the evolution over time of intracranial vasculopathy and stenosis. ...