M. G. Norman

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Reports of cytogenetic abnormalities in pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumors are important for collection and comparison of large numbers of karyotypes of primary CNS neoplasms to produce statistically significant correlations. We report cytogenetic results of 119 samples of pediatric CNS tumors from 109 patients. Tumors included 33 low-grade(More)
BACKGROUND This study examined the outcome of patients with histologically confirmed pineal region tumors. METHODS One hundred thirty-five patients with histologically confirmed pineal tumors and other germ cell tumors of the brain were evaluated retrospectively. The pineal parenchymal tumors (PPTs) included 15 pineoblastomas (PB), 2 mixed PPTs, 4 PPTs(More)
Periventricular leucomalacia is the term used to describe cerebral infarctions occurring near the lateral ventricles in neonates. The lesion was first described by Virchow in 1867; and was reemphasized and named periventricular leucomalacia by Banker and Larroche (1962) who described 51 cases and reviewed the published cases. This unusual site for cerebral(More)
Eight children with clinical and radiologic abnormalities consistent with periventricular leukomalacia were investigated with MR imaging of the brain that employed both inversion-recovery and T2-weighted spin-echo imaging sequences. The more precise delineation of white and gray matter on inversion-recovery images as compared with CT allows a detailed(More)
Sections of the occipital cortex from 31 fetuses, infants and children, ranging in age from 15 weeks gestation to ten years postnatal, were stained to demonstrate alkaline phosphatase activity in intracortical vessels. At 15 weeks gestation intracortical positively staining vessels, assumed to be arterial precursors, were radially oriented, originating from(More)
Seven neonates with arteriovenous malformation of the vein of Galen are described. Six presented with cyanotic heart failure. Two cases had antenatal cerebral infarction, five periventricular leukomalacia, and three recent haemorrhagic infarction. Cerebral damage due to the malformation suggests that surgical correction of the arteriovenous malformation(More)
  • M. G. Norman
  • The Canadian journal of neurological sciences. Le…
  • 1980
A 26 week gestation fetus with bilaterally symmetrical encephaloclastic lesions in the cerebral hemispheres is described. Information about gestation allows dating of the cerebral insult to the 3-4th fetal month. The history and morphology in this case suggest that insults occurring at or before the 3-4th fetal month interfere with normal neuroblast(More)