Jesús Porta-Etessam

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AIM The purpose of the study was to estimate the one-year prevalence of migraine among a population-based sample of Spanish adults. METHOD Men and women aged 18-65 years were selected at random according to quotas for age, sex, size of habitat (<10,000 inhabitants, 10,001-50,000 inhabitants, 50,001-200,000 inhabitants and >200,000 inhabitants) and(More)
Article abstract-The authors analyzed whether the pituitary gland enlarges in intracranial hypotension syndrome by studying 11 consecutive patients. Initial MRI scans showed pituitary gland enlargement with a convex superior margin. Follow-up MRI studies revealed that the size of the gland invariably diminished in all patients. The authors hypothesize that(More)
BACKGROUND A two-phase investigation method (screening followed by detailed examination) is the most accurate epidemiologic approach to estimate the epidemiology of Parkinson disease (PD) and secondary parkinsonism. The scarcity of statistics on the incidence of PD and other types of parkinsonism using this methodology led the authors to estimate them in(More)
Available studies offer only limited guidance on neuroimaging of non-acute headache patients. The aim of this study was to estimate the frequency of significant intracranial lesions in patients with headache and to determine the clinical variables helpful in identifying patients with intracranial lesions. All patients aged >or= 15 years attending the(More)
We report a case of cluster headache in a patient with a macroprolactinoma. Symptomatic cluster headache was suspected because of an unsatisfactory response to medications that are usually effective in idiopathic cluster headache. The neurological examination was normal. However, magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a large pituitary tumor. One year(More)
Ten patients (one man and nine women, mean age 48.8 +/- 20.1) presented with a stereotypical and undescribed type of head pain. They complained of strictly unilateral, shooting pain paroxysms starting in a focal area of the posterior parietal or temporal region and rapidly spreading forward to the ipsilateral eye (n = 7) or nose (n = 3) along a lineal or(More)
Extra-axial cavernous haem angiomas are uncommon lesions histologically identical to cavernomas in other locations. However, their radiological features and clinical behaviour may differ. They are frequently misdiagnosed preoperatively, as they often mimic other tumours. We describe a patient suffering from loss of the sense of smell, due to a cavernous(More)
PURPOSE Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a condition characterized by development of visual hallucinations in patients with no cognitive impairment and significant loss of vision mainly caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or glaucoma. METHODS This was a study of prevalence and characteristics of CBS diagnosed at the Neuroophthalmic Unit(More)