We tested a revised version of the Hierarchic Dementia Scale (HDS), proposed by Cole and Dastoor (1980), in order to improve its clinical usefulness and to enrich our knowledge about ageing. The scale was built with 20 subtests which covered the entire range of cognitive and motor functions. Each subtest was hierarchically organized so that success in a… (More)
SUMMARY A case of multiple cerebral aneurysms caused by left atrial myxoma is reported.We present the details of this case and discuss the hypothetical pathogenesis, radiological aspects and treatment of these neoplastic aneurysms.
INTRODUCTION Various clinical manifestations can occur in syphilis, especially meningovascular syphilis. We report three cases of ischemic stroke related to meningovascular syphilis and HIV infection. CASE REPORTS Three men, aged 30, 31 and 41, presented typical neurologic deficit leading to the diagnosis of ischemic stroke. Radiographic investigations… (More)
INTRODUCTION Intravenous thrombolysis with rt-Pa in stroke has been approved in France since 2002. We report an evaluation of our practice. We have tried to identify predictive factors of dependence and death, and to compare our results with the data of the literature. PATIENTS AND METHOD All patients treated with intravenous rt-PA within the first 270min… (More)
We describe a new cause of spinal cord ischemia illustrated by two cases--compression by the diaphragmatic crus of a lumbar artery giving rise to a spinal artery. The diagnosis has been established by dynamic spinal angiography, showing complete occlusion of the lumbar artery. Surgical section of the diaphragmatic crus prevents irreversible infarction.
A 39-year-old man with livedo reticularis, optic neuropathy and acute ischemic encephalopathy (Sneddon's syndrome) had antiphospholipid antibodies. This primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome was unsuccessfully treated by anticoagulation, corticosteroids and plasma exchanges. Despite a frank reduction of the circulating antibody titers after plasma… (More)
In a 70-year-old male patient with untreated diabetes a febrile orbital apex syndrome of rapid onset revealed a rhino-orbito-cerebral zygomycosis. Biopsies of the ethmoidal mucosa showed numerous colonies of the Rhizopus genus. Despite medical treatment (amphotericin B) and surgery (ethmoidectomy), the patient died within one week. Rhino-cerebral… (More)