Twenty cases of ependymomas of the intradural filum terminale in adults have been reviewed. Their pathology was quite uniform, of a myxopapillary type, similar to the low grade ependymoma described by Kernohan, which represent about 23% of the tumours of cauda equina. Mean age of the patients was 35.7 years. Mean time between the first symptom and the… (More)
Four cases of thoracic spondylotic myelopathy are reported, one man and three women, respectively 61, 66, 67 and 76 years old. Clinical presentation was numbness and weakness in the lower limbs in two cases, weakness alone in one and numbness alone in the last one. Diagnosis was settled by both myelography and CT-myelogram in three cases, by both MRI and… (More)
A 48-year-old woman was admitted for acute urinary retention. Clinical pelvic examination disclosed a voluminous retro-rectal mass. Plain X-rays, pelvic echography, computerized tomography and MRI were all consistent demonstrating the presence of a 15cm-diameter lesion in the pelvic space with sacral erosion at S3-S4 and extension in the sacral canal up to… (More)
The authors report on the case of a young woman, seven months gone, with an history of sudden onset of successive lobar intracerebral hematomas. They revealed a Rendu-Osler-Weber disease. The mechanism is discussed.
The authors report a case of L4-L5 foraminal disc herniation revealed by symptoms of bi-radicular and medullary lesions. Anatomical study allows to understand such association of symptoms.
Three cases of spinal cord tumor, revealed by hydrocephalus, are reported. Two patients showed symptoms of increased intracranial pressure and the third one presented himself with ataxic gait without intellectual impairment nor incontinence. In two cases ventriculo atrial shunt was initially inserted and the correct diagnosis was made only later on… (More)
A case of a surgically verified neurinoma of the oculomotor nerve is presented. The diagnostic difficulties due to the parasellar localisation are discussed. Computed tomography scan data rarely allow to distinguish the nature of the tumor and in all cases are insufficient to distinguish a trigeminal nerve neurinoma of the oculomotor nerves.