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BACKGROUND Although there have been reports of Brucella granuloma or abscess in the literature, they were all localized extradurally except one, and most patients underwent surgery. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old female presented with urinary and fecal incontinence and a two-month history of progressive weakness of the right leg and numbness of the left leg.(More)
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) has been used for the treatment of neurologic diseases in which autoimmunity plays a major role. We reviewed the medical records of our patients who had consecutively been treated by TPE between January 1998 and June 2000. Neurological indications included myasthenia gravis (30 patients), multiple sclerosis attack (6(More)
Hemidystonia is usually associated with a structural lesion in the contralateral basal ganglia. We report a patient with definite multiple sclerosis, according to Poser's criteria, presenting with an acute-onset sustained left hemidystonia. Cranial T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed several hyperintense lesions in the centri semiovali and(More)
Spinal cavernous angiomas frequently accompany to cranial cavernous angiomas. Multiple spinal cord cavernous angiomas are very rare and to authors knowledge, only one case has been described having multiple intramedullary cavernous angiomas without cranial involvement until now. In this report, we present a case with acute paraplegia who had thoracic and(More)
OBJECTIVE Thymectomy remains as the optimal treatment of choice in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), however, the selection criteria for surgery remains controversial. METHODS We examined the data charts of patients with MG underwent extended thymectomy. We investigated the possible correlations between the clinicopathologic features and clinical(More)
Unilateral third nerve palsy with bilateral superior rectus paresis and bilateral ptosis is a typical condition for nuclear oculomotor nerve syndrome. We report a case of nuclear oculomotor nerve syndrome due to midbrain hemorrhage, as a rare cause. A 73-year-old man presented with an abrupt onset of double vision and difficulty opening his eyes. He had(More)
A 24 year old patient with acute double vision and headache was admitted to our clinic. A diagnosis of orbital myositis was confirmed after magnetic resonance imaging and orbital echogram. No other clinical manifestations were observed on general examination. Since orbital myositis cases with only neurological symptoms and without typical visual impairment(More)
A fifty-two year old postmenopausal woman was admitted to the hospital with complaints of diplopia, headache, humming over the head, and pain over the left eye. Neurological examination showed right abducens nerve palsy. In a few days, she also developed left abducens nerve palsy and chemosis, exophthalmos, and proptosis of both eyes. There was pulsation(More)
Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) is a procedure that reduces amount of circulating antibodies in patients through filtration for the treatment of neurologic diseases in which autoimmunity plays a major role. We reviewed the medical records of 92 neurologic patients who had been consecutively treated by TPE between June 2000 and April 2011 at Ankara(More)
Studies with In-111 platelets were conducted to evaluate pulmonary embolus, deep vein thrombus and cardiac thrombus. This study aimed to evaluate active thrombi and possible new emboli in patients with cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in the first 24 hours by using autologous In-111 platelets. Twenty-five patients were included in the study. Carotid artery(More)
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