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A 34-year-old woman with no family history of orthochromatic leukodystrophy (OLD) developed progressive intellectual deterioration, a frontal syndrome and spastic tetraparesis. She died four years after the onset of the clinical illness. Neuropathological studies included light and electron microscopy of cerebral and nerve biopsies, and a complete(More)
A woman presented with a history of three regressive comas of undetectable etiology between the age of 52 and 57 years. An IgG lambda benign monoclonal dysglobulinemia was combined with a papular mucinosis (myxedematous lichen or the generalized form of Arndt-Gotton's scleromyxedema). In the 6 analogous cases documented in the literature the onset of coma(More)
A case of progressive supranuclear palsy characterized by a loss of self-activation and a compulsive behaviour of the obsessive type is reported. The pathological examination was remarkable for the intensity of pallidal lesions and their diffusion to both the external and internal segments. While the loss of self-activation seemed to result from a damaged(More)
An intraspinal ependymal cyst of the thoracolumbar spinal cord was found in a 71-year-old woman with a history of right side abdominal pain since the age of 18. The late discovery of the cyst is related to the extremely slow evolution of this type of cyst in the absence of spinal trauma. Etiopathogenic problems are discussed after a review of the literature.
Seven patients with subdural empyema were initially treated by antibiotics without surgery. Six have recovered without sequelae. One required delayed surgery and has recovered with epilepsy. The authors emphasise the use of CT for the diagnosis and follow-up of subdural empyema, the principles and modalities of non-surgical treatment, and the good results,(More)
A 36 year-old caucasian woman was operated and then irradiated for a pituitary adenoma. Two years later, a left anterior temporal lobectomy for a grade I astrocytoma was performed. Four years later, she experienced right hemiparesis and aphasia. CT scan showed a left temporo-occipital low density area. A left carotid angiogram showed a narrowing of the left(More)