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BACKGROUND Parasites have been implicated in the pathogenesis of human cancer. Anecdotal reports have suggested an association between neurocysticercosis and brain tumors. OBJECTIVE To determine whether neurocysticercosis is a risk factor for cerebral glioma. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING A university general hospital and a cancer referral(More)
INTRODUCTION Gliomatosis cerebri is a rare form of malignant neoplastic glial transformation that involves large areas of the central nervous system. OBJECTIVE To describe clinical manifestations, pathognomonic neuroimaging findings and results of radiotherapy of gliomatosis cerebri. PATIENTS AND METHODS We review clinical records and neuroimaging(More)
OBJECTIVE We report eight patients with cystic intracranial meningiomas to outline the neuroimaging spectrum of this unusual form of intracranial tumors. METHODS Both CT and MRI were equally effective for the detection of peritumoral or intratumoral cystic lesions. However, neuroimaging findings were nonspecific and did not allow a correct preoperative(More)
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