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The neuroanatomy of Juan Valverde de Amusco and medicine at the time of the Spanish renaissance
Juan Valverde de Amusco (c. 1525-c. 1564) is considered to have been the most important Spanish anatomist of the XVI century. A follower of Vesalius, he increased and divulged knowledge of anatomy
[Monomelic segmental amyotrophy: a Spanish case involving the leg].
This case meets Hirayama and Serratrice's criteria for benign chronic monomelic amyotrophy and support the hypothesis of a casual vascular factor, as proposed by HirayAMA, which is supported by physical examination.
[Cerebral ischemia in Rendu-Osler-Weber disease].
A case of a patient diagnosed as having HHT with transient ischemic attacks and a PAVM, which was occluded by the use of embolotherapy.
Clinicopathological study of a case of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy
One case of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy is reported, in a 75 year old white male with manifest family history of palpebral ptosis, who displayed bilateral ptosis and dysphagia, and it was necessary to perform a cricopharygeal myotomy to overcome the malnutrition secondary to his swallowing problem.
[Syndromes involving rostral occlusion of the basilar artery: a preliminary study and proposal for a new clinical and neuro- radiological classification].
The proposed classification is an attempt to facilitate diagnosis by neuro-imaging and to group patients according to prognosis with characteristic clinical and radiological manifestations of basilar artery syndrome.
[Heterotopic gray matter: an infrequent cause of epilepsy].
A case of a 27-year-old woman with generalized convulsions is reported, including the results of cerebral computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, which show nodular masses of gray matter were present in the periventricular region.
[Santiago Ramón y Cajal: his activity as a military doctor (1873-1875)].
Santiago Ram n y Cajal entered the Medical Corps after graduating in Medicine in 1873 and served in the third Carlist war as a medical lieutenant and later in the Cuban War as a captain, which was to end in military failure and the subsequent loss of the colony.
Pseudomeningocele after laminectomy
: Pseudo-meningocele post-laminectomy is a non-frequent complication of this surgical technique. It is usually diagnosed by myelography; the CT scan has helped to detect more cases. We present a case
Syndrome of rostral occlusion of the basilar artery
A case with a typical clinical setting and infarctions in thalamus and both occipital lobes with an unusual symmetric distribution is exposed.
[Unusual neurologic manifestation of Graves-Basedow disease].
The rarity of the acute onset contrary to the slowly progressive ophtalmopathy frequently seen in this type of thyrotoxicosis, as well as the importance of the orbital CT-scan for an early diagnosis are highlighted.