We are reporting a case of functional hydrocephalus in a 66-year-old male patient presenting for gait disturbance. The etiology of the disease is a cerebrospinal fluid flow disturbance due to an ectatic basilar artery at the level of Monro foramen. Different pathophysiological mechanisms are discussed below.
OBJECTIVE Transsphenoidal selective adenomectomy is the treatment of choice for Cushing's disease. In some patients, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) fails to detect small pituitary ACTH-secreting adenomas. Total hypophysectomy can be performed when MRI appears normal. The aim of this paper is to study results and complications after total hypophysectomy… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cervical myelopathy due to an ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL) is a rare entity in western countries but frequent in Japan. We report on two Lebaneese patients aged 67 and 72 years respectively, who were twins and presented with OPLL. METHODS Diagnosis was made on myelography in the first case (1989) and on… (More)
We report a case of cervical epidural hematoma associated with anticoagulant therapy in a 68 year-old man, who presented with tetraplegia. He was operated 12 hours after the onset. Three months later, he had recovered almost completely. The etiologies and prognosis of such lesions are reviewed.
Brain metastasis from osteosarcoma is a rare entity. Almost 20 cases have been reported in the literature. We report an illustrative case of a 15 years old boy presenting with isolated brain metastase revealing a fibular osteosarcoma. Diagnostic methods and treatment modalities are discussed.
The case of 52 patients with cervical myelopathy were reviewed to determine whether a high signal intensity lesion present on T2 weighted spin echo imaging appears to be an important indicator for predicting prognosis. Preoperatively, there were areas of increased signal intensity in 23 patients. The lesion was clearly demonstrated on T1 weighted images in… (More)