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Meningeal melanocytomas are rare tumors of the central nervous system that are found almost exclusively in the posterior fossa and spinal cord and whose natural history is poorly defined. In this report, the authors review the clinical presentation, radiological appearance, operative findings, and histological features in two cases of meningeal(More)
Meningioma is a histologically benign tumor that is second in frequency only to gliomas among primary intracranial tumors. Its extracerebral development and generally clear demarcation from the brain does not make it easier to detect on magnetic resonance (MR) scanning. Only 2 to 3% of meningiomas occur in the foramen magnum, and these tumors are often(More)
The terminology for abnormalities of the lumbar disk has always been a source of confusion. Recent advances in pathological studies have inspired the authors to propose a simple classification of common disk anomalies suitable not only for diagnostic radiologists but also for referring clinicians. Although the diagnosis of a few pathological entities will(More)
Five cases of histologically verified cavernous angiomas of the spinal cord are reported. Acute lower-extremity sensory disturbance was the initial symptom in four patients, and one presented with weakness of the hand. Progressive neurological deficit occurred in all patients, but the clinical course and outcome were extremely variable. Myelography revealed(More)
The case of a 65-year-old woman who developed a spinal synovial cyst at the L4-5 disk space is reported. Her clinical signs and symptoms are presented. A comparison among her preoperative myelogram, computed tomography scan, and magnetic resonance imaging showed magnetic resonance imaging to be more accurate in detailing both the intraoperative and(More)
Data gathered from exploratory stimulation of the diencephalon in 130 stereotactic operative procedures have been studied, with the aid of a computer graphic technique, to show the position and topography of motor responses in the internal capsule. The results obtained indicate that pyramidal fibers are organized into a rostral-caudal face-arm-leg sequence(More)