Marcus Wolter

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The influence of sex, age at onset, course of the disease and initial symptomatology on the mortality of patients with multiple sclerosis is analysed. A sample of 1926 patients was followed up prospectively over 4.9 years. Both, the mortality ratio (number of observed to expected deaths) and the excess death rate are calculated. Whereas the mortality ratio(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The space-occupying effect of cerebral edema limits survival chances of patients with severe ischemic stroke. Besides conventional therapies to reduce intracranial pressure, hemicraniectomy can be considered as a therapeutic option after space-occupying cerebral infarction. There is controversy regarding the use of this method in(More)
In addition to the 19 cases of neuromytonia syndrome previously published, one further observation by the author is presented. The symptoms for neuromyotonia are an involuntary tensing of the musculature with impairment of movement, fasciculation and myokymia as well as specific electromyographic criteria. These symptoms are causes by a functional(More)
In 1985 and 1986 the Department of Neurosurgery of the University of Berlin treated two cases of arachnoid cysts of third ventricle, both of which were successfully dealt with surgically. They are reported in this paper. Arachnoid cysts from ventricular system and cisterns are rare. Up to now 46 cases have been reported in the specialized literature. The(More)
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