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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE "Sinking skin flap" (SSF) syndrome is a rare complication after large craniectomy that may progress to "paradoxical" herniation as a consequence of atmospheric pressure exceeding intracranial pressure. The prevalence and characteristics of SSF syndrome after hemicraniectomy for malignant infarction of the middle cerebral artery are(More)
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by the association of severe headaches with or without additional neurological symptoms and a 'string and beads' appearance on cerebral arteries, which resolves spontaneously in 1-3 months. We present the clinical, neuroimaging and outcome data of 67 consecutive patients prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Headache is the most frequent symptom in cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT), and usually the first. However, it has rarely been reported as the only symptom of CVT. OBJECTIVES To study the characteristics of patients in whom headache was the only presentation of CVT in the absence of intracranial hypertension, subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH),(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe clinical-radiologic characteristics in a prospective series of patients having both confirmed reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) and cervical artery dissection (CeAD). METHODS From January 2004 to December 2011, from our prospective cohorts of RCVS and CeAD, we studied patients with both conditions. RESULTS Of(More)
We report a patient with headaches meeting the criteria of chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, as defined by the International Headache Society classification. Headaches were fully responsive to indomethacin during the first 3 months of treatment but recurred when daily doses were lowered. Investigations revealed a macroprolactinoma. Headaches stopped after(More)
OBJECTIVES We attempted to assess the frequency, clinical and neuroradiological features of concomitant Acute Multiple Infarcts in Multiple Cerebral Circulations (AMIMCC) and to classify their causes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Consecutive patients treated for MR DWI-confirmed infarcts were included in this cohort. We retrospectively analyzed all patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Homocystinuria caused by cystathionine beta synthase (CBS) deficiency is most often diagnosed in childhood and has a variable expressivity. The most frequent abnormalities include intellectual disability, ectopia lentis, myopia, skeletal abnormalities or thromboembolism. OBJECTIVE To report a case of homocystinuria unraveled by cerebral venous(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the clinical features, causes and outcome of cerebral cortical border-zone infarcts BZI (C-BZI). METHODS The authors prospectively included patients with MRI-confirmed C-BZI among individuals consecutively admitted in Stroke Unit. RESULTS Forty-five patients presented C-BZI out of 589 with MRI-confirmed cerebral infarcts (7.6%).(More)
INTRODUCTION Many patients treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) are >60 years of age. Tolerability has yet to be demonstrated in this age group. METHODS This is a retrospective study of adverse reactions among consecutive patients treated with IVIg for neurological disorders. Risk factors were recorded. Correlation and relative risks were(More)