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BACKGROUND Large space-occupying middle cerebral artery infarction accounts for 10-15% of all supratentorial infarctions and carries a mortality of 50% to 80%. Hemicraniectomy may be useful when optimal medical management has failed. METHODS Between June 1997 and June 2000, 19 patients who fulfilled the clinical and imaging criteria for large middle… (More)
Forty patients of trigeminal neuralgia were treated with percutaneous trigeminal ganglion balloon compression. Symptoms had been present since six months to twenty years. The age ranged between 23 years and 73 years. All the patients had immediate relief from pain. Two had already undergone trigeminal cistern rhizolysis. One patient had foramen ovale… (More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine if nocturnal panic patients have greater autonomic dysregulation than patients with daytime panic. METHODS Three groups were studied: patients who suffer from panic attacks during sleep (n = 12), those who suffer from daytime panic attacks only (n = 12), and control subjects (n = 12). Each subject… (More)
A case of giant schwannoma occurring in a woman 23 years of age with deformity of the foot developing at the age of five years is reported. The gross radiological changes of increased interpedicular distance and erosion of the posterior surface of the vertebra suggested the massive size of the tumour (6'' x 21/2'' x 11/2''). Successful surgical excision of… (More)
In a follow-up of 52 alcoholic head injured patients for a period of 18 months, 14 patients were found to abstain from alcohol totally. The rest resumed alcohol consumption between three and six months. Leaving out three patients with other complications. 11 patients in the abstainer group were compared with equivalent groups of persistent abusers, and… (More)
A rare case of a gas-containing brain abscess due to verified maduromycosis is described. Blackish material over the abscess cavity revealed the fungal elements. The pus from the abscess contained Streptococcus hemolyticus and Klebsiella organisms.
Confabulations observed during head injury recovery were of two types ; momentary and fantastic. Both occurred in relation to either the dysmnestic phase of early recovery or the post traumatic amnesic syndrome. In a follow-up of 174 head injured patients, all 12 patients evincing confabulations had suffered from acceleration injuries. In comparison to… (More)