João Alberto Assirati Júnior

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Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most common form of partial epilepsy and affects 40% of the patients. Seizures arising from the mesial temporal lobe structures (i.e., amygdala and hippocampus) are common, whereas neocortical seizures are rare. In recent years, many studies aimed to identify the pattern of gene expression of neurotransmitters involved in(More)
A retrospective study was conducted on 42 patients with multiple aneurysms surgically treated from 1975 to 1986. Thirty one of them had 2 aneurysms 6 had 3, 3 had 4 and 2 had 5 (62 in the internal carotid, 27 in the middle cerebral artery, 11 in the anterior cerebral and 3 in the basilar artery). All patients had subarachnoid hemorrhage and were classified(More)
Cysticercosis is the most frequent parasitosis of the nervous system and nowadays it is widespread through the world. Despite the development of anticysticercal drugs (praziquantel and albendazole), their efficacy is more marked in cases with parenchymal active cysts and they do not prevent complications such as hydrocephalus. Thus, many patients with(More)
The compromising of the spinal canal by cysticercus is considered infrequent, varying from 16 to 20% in relation to the brain involvement. In the spinal canal the cysticercus predominantly places in the subarachnoid space. Clinical signs in spinal cysticercosis can be caused by direct compression of the spinal cord/roots by cysticerci and by local or at(More)
Infantile hydrocephalus is a common disease. In most affected children the process starts before the age of 2 when the bregmatic fontanel is still open. Brain sonography has emerged as an effective tool in diagnosing progressive ventricle dilation and may be used for continuous follow-up. It gives such important information as: (a) cortical thickness, an(More)
Two cases of intramedullary paracoccidioidomycosis are reported. Paracoccidioidomycosis is a systemic disease that involves the buccopharyngeal mucosa, lungs lymph nodes and viscera and infrequently the central nervous system. Localization in the spinal cord is rare. Case 1: a 55-year old male admitted with crural pararesis, tactile/painful hypesthesia and(More)
The clinical course of patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to rupture of cerebral aneurysm admitted during the last five years is analysed: 157 patients were treated by direct surgical approach of the aneurysm, 58 localized in the anterior communicating artery (ACoA), 48 in the internal carotid artery (ICA), 43 in the middle cerebral artery(More)
Four cases of isolated fourth ventricle in neurocysticerocosis are reported (three after ventriculoperitoneal shunting, and one after hydrocephalus without shunting). Diagnosis was made based on computed tomography (CT) and/or CT cisternogram/ventriculogram. Three patients underwent fourth ventricle drainage (two died and the third remains well). The fourth(More)
A personal series (in 94% of the cases) of 102 children who underwent 170 procedures (1.66 procedures/patient) for hydrocephalus has been followed for 5 1/2 years (Jan-83 to June-88). Most of the children were under two years of age (80%) and in these cases brain sonography was the examination of choice for both diagnosis and follow-up (307 examinations,(More)
A study was conducted on the medical records of 353 patients who died of a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and who were submitted to autopsy over the last 10 years. SAH was associated with arterial hypertension in 180 (51%) cases, with ruptured aneurysms in 102 (28.9%), and with other pathologies in 71 (20.1%). The patients with hemorrhage associated with(More)