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Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) and Langerhans' cell histiocytosis (LCH) are rare granulomatosis-like diseases of unknown etiology which are characterized by lipoidgranulomatous infiltrates in various organs. Contrary to LCH, endocrine and cerebral lesions were infrequently observed in ECD. We report on a patient with the clinical diagnosis of ECD displaying(More)
Two patients with chronic alcohol abuse and central pontine myelinolysis are described. One developed a Korsakoff syndrome 2 days before admission to our hospital and the other showed signs of a incipient delirium without Korsakoff syndrome. Diagnosis of incipient central pontine myelinolysis was based on acute brain-stem dysfunction, serum electrolyte(More)
We examined 11 adult patients with cerebellar encephalitis (CE) during the acute phase of the disease and at least 12 months later. Five patients were aged between 23 and 31 years, 3 patients between 43 and 44 years and 3 patients between 60 and 64 years. Serological tests gave evidence of Epstein-Barr virus infection in 4 of the 5 young patients. Two(More)
In order to validate an association between pituitary size and severity of growth hormone deficiency (GHD) we evaluated the magnetic resonance images (MRI) of 107 children with different causes of short stature. Ninety-one MRIs were evaluable (64 male, 27 female; age: 9.1 ± 3.9 years). The levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and insulin-like(More)
Pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) is a diagnosis per exclusionem applied to a condition of increased intracranial pressure in the absence of an intracranial infection, a space-occupying lesion, or hydrocephalus. Diagnostic criteria should include the evaluation of possibly disturbed cerebral venous outflow, which may result in similar clinical findings. Disturbed(More)
Two-dimensional echocardiography and indium-111 platelet scintigraphy were performed on 50 dogs to determine the influence of clot age and size on the detection of experimentally induced left ventricular mural thrombus. Thrombus was induced by apical infarction and injection of a sclerosing agent and thrombin. The animals were classified into four groups(More)
Plasma Antithrombin III (ATIII) activity was quantitated in 24 clinically normal Standardbred/Thoroughbred horses using a clotting time technique. ATIII activity ranged from 80 to 106% of the pooled reference standard plasma, with a mean of 94%. Horses presenting with impaction or spasmotic colic (n=17) had normal plasma ATIII activity, while 15 horses(More)
About 7 % of all soft-tissue sarcoma are leiomyosarcomas (LMS). The primary tumor is usually found in the uterus, the gastrointestinal tract, retroperitoneum and extremities. The most common site of metastases of LMS is the uterus but they are also found in the liver, lungs, kidney, skin, bone and the brain. Brain metastases may become symptomatic with(More)