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Of the 21 patients with aspergillosis of central nervous system seen during the years 1990-1997, 16 (76%) had aspergillosis of sino-cranial origin. The occupation in patients with sino-cranial aspergillosis was either agricultural or manual work and predisposing risk factors were present in only two (12.5%) patients. Skull-base syndromes were the presenting(More)
BACKGROUND Cranio-spinal axis teratomas are rare. This subset is interesting because symptoms can be varied, depending on the location. Histopathology is diagnostic; most of the lesions are benign. Rarely, malignancy develops in any of the somatic components. AIMS To study the demographic, clinico-morphological and follow-up data of central nervous system(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphomatoid granulomatosis [LYG] is an angiocentric, angiodestructive disease at the higher grade end of the spectrum of angiocentric immunoproliferative lesions. It primarily involves the lungs, but it may also involve several extrapulmonary sites including the central nervous system (CNS), skin, and kidneys. CASE DESCRIPTION Clinical(More)
Fifty-six patients with cerebral zygomycosis (mucormycosis) were seen during the period 1971-2001 in two tertiary care hospitals located in south India with tropical climate and catering to neurological diseases. Forty-four patients had rhinocerebral and twelve patients had isolated central nervous system (CNS) zygomycosis. Of these, ten were culture proven(More)
BACKGROUND Meningiomas represent about 30% of primary adult central nervous system tumors. Though slow growing, they recur, causing significant morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE The objective of the following study is to grade meningiomas according to World Health Organization (WHO) 2007 criteria and to correlate the grade with degree of expression of(More)
AIM To study the pattern of central nervous system aspergillosis in a tropical country. MATERIAL AND METHODS Case records of patients with CNS aspergillosis seen by the authors in a university hospital in south India were reviewed. RESULTS Of the 21 patients seen during the study period, 16 (76%) patients had intracranial invasion by contiguous spread(More)
OBJECTIVES The smear technique is challenging for a neuropathologist where rapid and accurate diagnosis is to be given on small biopsies. The present study, a large retrospective analysis of squash smears in neurosurgical practice, was conducted to assess the usefulness, accuracy and the diagnostic pitfalls of smear diagnosis. METHODS The authors analysed(More)
Non-neoplastic, non-inflammatory cysts of the central nervous system may cause symptoms because of pressure, rupture or secondary inflammation. A total of 145 cases of cysts were reviewed during a study period of 12 years. The clinical details and histological features were noted in all cases. During this period 53 epidermoid cysts, 16 dermoid cysts, 38(More)