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A patient with an intrasellar germinoma leading to pituitary stalk thickening is reported. The patient, a 24-year old woman, presented with hyperprolactinemia, secondary hypothyroidism, and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism with no evidence of diabetes insipidus. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination revealed an increased number of lymphocytes and histiocytes.… (More)
A mass lesion of amyloid involving the central nervous system is a rare finding. A 64-year-old woman presented with a large amyloidoma at the skull base causing neural tissue compression. The only accompanying disease was an asymptomatic renal cyst. The mass had caused destruction of the bone elements and pathological calcification as seen on x-ray films,… (More)
This case involved a 26-month-old boy who had recurrent hemorrhagic venous infarction caused by venous sinus occlusion. Distension and enlargement of the cavum septi pellucidi (CSP) and cavum vergae (CV), along with hydrocephalus, was detected during the course of the disease and was observed to regress together with resolution of the venous occlusion.… (More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis produces gradually progressive back and leg pain with standing and walking, relieved by sitting or lying. One of the uncommon symptoms is involuntary intermittent penile erection due to spinal canal stenosis. This symptom is very rare and often forgotten when history is taken. METHODS In this case report, a… (More)
A 4 1/2-year-old girl with a primary osteosarcoma of the seventh cervical vertebra, treated by surgery and chemotherapy, and who is off therapy for 24 months with no evidence of disease is presented and the literature reviewed.