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OBJECTIVE Atrial fibrillation (AF) may be present within a subset of patients with presumed cryptogenic TIA or stroke and remains undetected by standard diagnostic methods. We hypothesized that AF may be an under-recognized mechanism for cryptogenic TIA/stroke. METHODS A consecutive series of 56 patients with cryptogenic TIA/stroke was analyzed after(More)
No coherent theory has been advanced to explain either the particular localization of the myelinolytic lesions of central pontine myelinolysis or their pathogenesis. However, several lines of evidence support the generalization that the centre of the basis pontis has a special susceptibility to a metabolic fault. The constancy of localization of the lesion(More)
The authors report the case of an acute left middle cerebral artery distribution stroke caused by a terminal internal carotid artery occlusion in a patient who underwent endovascular mechanical embolectomy. Histopathological analysis of embolic material obtained from the mechanical retriever device was diagnostic of a high-grade phyllodes breast tumor. This(More)
A 65-year-old man had nightmares a few weeks after a right temporal lobe infarction. Electroencephalography showed no epileptic activity. Therapy with diphenylhydantoin produced complete remission of his symptoms. On the bases of their acute onset, their association with sleep, their occasional occurrence while the patient was awake, the lack of effect of(More)
The incidence of postoperative hydrocephalus and factors relating to it were analyzed in 257 patients undergoing cranial base surgery for tumor resection. A total of 21 (8%) patients developed postoperative hydrocephalus, and all required shunting, Forty-two (17%) patients developed cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak that required placement of external drainage(More)