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BACKGROUND There is no consensus method for determining progression of disability in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) when each patient has had only a single assessment in the course of the disease. METHODS Using data from two large longitudinal databases, the authors tested whether cross-sectional disability assessments are representative of disease(More)
We have completed a survey of European neurological practice concerning cerebral vasculitis. Twenty-nine respondents from 15 countries provided information concerning the diagnosis and management. The results confirmed the anticipated low frequency of the disease, but also illustrated the power of any putative collaborative effort. Interestingly, there was(More)
We present a retrospective study of 6 patients with spinal cord infarction in the territory of the Adamkiewicz artery. In all patients, the clinical picture was stereotyped: sudden onset of paraplegia and bilateral radicular pain, dissociated sensory loss below the level of infarction and sphincter dysfunction. Emergency neuroradiological investigation(More)
We present a case of a postmenopausal woman diagnosed with an ovarian mass containing thyroid follicles and foci of papillary thyroid carcinoma during pathological examination. This patient referred having had a metachronous thyroid malignancy 10 years before. The differential diagnosis between a thyroid malignancy arising from a struma ovarii and a(More)
A retrospective analysis was made on 3850 elderly patients who were admitted to the Santo António General Hospital during one year. There were 2029 women and 1821 men. Their mean age was 74 years. They represented 16.4% of the totality of the patients admitted in the same period of time at the same hospital. The main diagnosis presented on each discharge(More)
The authors report and discuss an exceedingly rare case of a unilocular macrocystic serous cystadenomas diagnosed in a 63-year-old female patient, which was preoperatively misdiagnosed as a mucinous cystic neoplasm, due to the atypical magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features shown at presentation and the misleading results obtained through cystic fluid(More)
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