J E Pitella

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The pathological systematized study of the brain of 31 cases of the chronic cardiac form of Chagas' disease was undertaken. Elective parenchymatous necrosis was found in 64.5% of cases, mainly in cerebellar Purkinje cells, and in thalamic nuclei. Also found were multiple foci of old micronecrosis (51.6%) mostly in the cerebral cortex, old cerebral infarcts(More)
A post-mortem examined case of herpetic brainstem encephalitis is presented. Clinically, the patient had cephalalgia followed by ataxia, drowsiness and multiple palsies of some cranial nerves, developing into death in eight days. The pathologic examination of the brain showed necrotizing encephalitis in multiple foci limited to the brainstem, more(More)
A retrospective analysis of 19.760 consecutive autopsies and 72.972 biopsies in a period of over 41 years disclosed 24 intracranial tuberculomas in 17 patients, representing 4,2% of the intracranial space-occupying lesions. Most intracranial tuberculomas were found the cerebral hemispheres whereas one third of them were located in the cerebellum. About two(More)
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