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INTRODUCTION Glioma is seldom diagnosed during pregnancy. In this situation management presents difficult problems for both neuro-oncologists and obstetricians. We report four cases and discuss the management of this unusual situation. CASE REPORT The first patient was admitted to hospital at 29 weeks' gestation because of a generalized seizure and a(More)
UNLABELLED The frequency of intramedullary tumors is 0.5 cases per year for 100,000 inhabitants. The study reported herein was a retrospective study conducted from January 1985 to September 2007. MATERIAL Seventy-nine cases were distributed in the following manner: ependymomas, 38; astrocytomas, 22; oligodendrogliomas, four; gangliogliomas, two;(More)
We describe a rare case of highly invalidating pulsatile tinnitus associated with both stenosis of the sigmoid sinus and ipsilateral jugular bulb diverticulum. Both conditions were successfully treated by positioning a stent across the sigmoid sinus and jugular bulb. To our knowledge, the present clinical case represents the first report of such an(More)
 Background. A specific cause of progressive Brown-Sequard syndrome has been identified: a ventral herniation of the thoracic spinal cord through the dural sleeve on one side. Method. Four female patients who were affected by a progressive Brown Sequard syndrome related to a transdural spinal cord herniation have been investigated and were submitted to(More)
We report the surgical results in a series of 47 patients with cerebral cavernous malformation who had undergone surgery between 1973 and 1994, with a follow up ranging from 12 months to 24 years (mean: 4 years). They were divided in there groups according to their initial clinical presentation: epilepsy (31 cases), hemorrhage (11 cases) and neurological(More)
A case of epidermoid cyst of the lateral ventricles is reported. The patient presented with a weakness of the left lower limb and neuropsychological disorders. The diagnosis was assessed by CT scan and MRI, and confirmed at the operation. The lesion has been largely removed through a transcallosal approach though incompletely. However the long term(More)
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