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Primary intraventricular hematomas account for approximately 6% of all intracerebral hematomas. If the clot blocks cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathways, surgical intervention, which may be of different types, can be life-saving. In the case reported here, after careful preoperative planning the use of two rigid endoscopes permitted the removal of most of the(More)
BACKGROUND Longitudinal relaxation time (T(1)) map generation from human brain slices renders possible the in vivo follow-up of the changes in T(1) values during the course of several pathologies such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury etc. T(1) values can be converted to water contents, thus brain oedema reducing therapy can be(More)
Marfan syndrome is a hereditary disorder of the connective tissue that, in its most classic form, includes cardiovascular, ocular, and skeletal features. The neurological problems associated with the disease are mainly caused by intracranial vascular abnormalities and spinal meningeal defects, but other neurological manifestations are rarely present.(More)
INTRODUCTION Better understanding of the basic mechanism of disorders of movement, together with improvements in surgery and electrophysiological techniques have led to a resurge of interest in the surgical treatment of patients with tremor. Ventrolateral thalamotomy has been considered to be an alternative neurosurgical treatment for disabled persons(More)
Two patients-6 and 14 years old-with tuberous sclerosis are presented. Both developed a subependymal giant cell astrocytoma from nodules located near to the foramen of Monro. They caused obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways. Signs of raised intracranial pressure were detected in both patients, and one of them had also developed infantile(More)
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