We reviewed the literature concerning primary brain and spinal tumors with first manifestation or acceleration of symptoms during pregnancy or within the first postpartum week and encountered four new cases in our center. The incidence of brain tumors that become symptomatic during pregnancy appears to be decreased compared with that in age-matched women.… (More)
OBJECTIVE Spinal intramedullary cysticercosis is an uncommon manifestation of neurocysticercosis. We review our experience with eight cases of intramedullary cysticercosis. METHODS Eight patients who were surgically treated for spinal intramedullary cysticercosis between 1982 and 1991 were retrospectively reviewed, and the final outcomes were assessed. … (More)
A literature review of pregnancy-related vertebral haemangiomas, pregnancy-related haemangiomas outside the nervous system and its coverings, and pregnancy-related meningiomas was performed. All three conditions tended to occur during the first pregnancy, the second or third trimester, to ameliorate postpartum, and to recur during a subsequent pregnancy.… (More)
OBJECTIVE Cerebellopontine angle (CPA) epidermoids, although of benign nature, are of considerable neurosurgical interest because of their close proximity and adherence to the cranial nerves and the brain stem. We describe our experience and attempt to correlate the final outcomes with the extent of surgical removal. METHODS Twenty-five consecutive… (More)
Vertebral artery (VA) aneurysms are rare. We present our experience with three cases of VA aneurysms. Two aneurysms were located close to the origin of basilar artery while the third patient had a giant posterior inferior cerebellar artery aneurysm. These aneurysms were operated by the far lateral inferior suboccipital approach with good results.
In order to test the hypothesis whether there is variation in hormonal levels or response to hormonal manipulation that could permit a distinction between heterosexuals and transsexuals, we designed the following protocol: Six male-to-female (m-to-f) transsexuals, six heterosexual control females and six female-to-male (f-to-m) transsexuals were given… (More)