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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)
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)
A 35 year-old caucasian man suffered from paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH) or Marchiafava-Micheli's disease diagnosed in 1976 and complicated by several thrombotic episodes. He developed a benign intracranial hypertension. A digitalized intravenous angiography showed occlusion of both lateral sinuses. Partial improvement followed lombo-peritoneal(More)