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Bilateral paramedian thalamic infarcts (BPTI) can begin clinically with transient coma, after which symptoms of fluctuating hypersomnolence, irrational behaviour, or amnesic states may be observed. We present two patients with BPTI who began with coma, recovering spontaneously in under eight hours, with no accompanying symptoms.
Cavernous angiomas are comparatively rare vascular malformations in the central nervous system. Their location at the spinal level is rare, being but 3 to 16% of such vascular malformations. Among spinal intradural cavernous malformations most are intramedullar, the extramedullar type being less frequent. We have only came across five cases in the… (More)