Francisco Escamilla

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OBJECTIVES To describe the neuropsychological status of patients with intracranial aneurysms and to compare the cognitive status of patients with intracranial aneurysm treated by surgical or endovascular methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety-three cases with intracranial aneurysms treated with surgery (n = 56) or embolization (n = 37) were included. A(More)
INTRODUCTION In the literature there are sporadic reports of spinal epidural abscesses after epidural anaesthesia (Staphylococcus aureus in 82%), whilst subdural empyemas are more often related to ear and sinus conditions. CLINICAL CASE A 32 year old woman with a clinical history of migraine and symmetrical frontal atrophy on a previous cerebral CT scan,(More)
INTRODUCTION Lhermitte-Duclos disease is a rare disorder of the cerebellum of unknown origin in which dysplasic thickening of the cerebellar convolutions is seen. It usually occurs in young adults. Currently it is included in the phacomatosis group of disorders. CLINICAL CASE A 19 year old woman attended the Emergency Department complaining of progressive(More)
INTRODUCTION Alport's syndrome is a hereditary progressive nephropathy associated with neurosensorial deafness, secondary to mutations of the genes which codify the a chains of collagen IV. In the literature we have found isolated reports of cases with nervous system involvement. CLINICAL CASE A 37 year old woman was diagnosed as having Alport's syndrome(More)
INTRODUCTION Mesial temporal sclerosis (MTS) is a progressive drug-resistant epileptic syndrome which requires rapid, effective diagnosis and treatment. Histologically there is atrophy and gliosis of the hippocampus. OBJECTIVE To establish magnetic resonance (MR) imaging guidelines for correct diagnosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS We made a prospective study(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we assessed the feasibility of autotransplantation of carotid body (CB) cell aggregates into the striatum for the treatment of patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS Six patients with advanced PD underwent bilateral autotransplantation of CB cell aggregates into the striatum. They were evaluated clinically preoperatively(More)
Resumen Objetivos. Describir el rendimiento neuropsicológico de pacientes con aneurismas cerebrales que han sido tratados mediante cirugía o embolización, y determinar la existencia de diferencias en función de la modalidad de tratamiento. Material y métodos. Serie clínica compuesta por 93 pacientes voluntarios, con aneurismas cerebrales, tratados mediante(More)
INTRODUCTION The effectiveness of stimulating the subthalamic nucleus (DBS-STN) in advanced Parkinson's disease (PD) largely depends on the correct placement of the electrodes. Since the sensory-motor region of the STN lies beside the internal capsule (IC), we believe that the motor effectiveness of DBS-STN could be related to the stimulation threshold in(More)
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