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The authors documented by computerized axial tomography a case of massive brain swelling occurring within 20 minutes of a closed head injury. It is suggested that the cause of the brain swelling is acute vascular dilatation.
Granulomatous angiitis of the central nervous system, a pathologic entity associated previously with a fatal prognosis, is reported in a patient with Hodgkin's disease. Viral isolation, indirect fluorescent antibody, and electron microscopic studies performed on fresh cerebral tissue were negative. The granulomatous angiitis of the central nervous system in… (More)
Differential spinal cord blood flow was measured in dogs by the radioactive microsphere injection method. The mean spinal cord blood flow was 10.8 +/- 0.53 (SE) ml/100 g/minute. The flow values for the white and gray matter were 7.1 +/- 0.65 (SE) and 26.3 +/- 2.2 (SE) ml/100 g/minute, respectively.
A patient with clinical and radiographic findings initially suggesting a neoplasm was diagnosed as having Hodgkin disease. Computerized axial tomography demonstrated profound diffuse decreased density similar to that seen in cases of cerebral edema or leukomalacia. Cerebral angiography showed blood vessels with a beaded appearance. A diagnosis of… (More)
Cerebellar biopsy specimens were obtained at the time of cerebellar electrode installation in three epileptic patients. Cerebellar autopsy specimens also were examined from four epileptic patients and from five patients without epilepsy or neurologic disease. All specimens from seizure patients showed isomorphic gliosis of the cerebellar cortices.… (More)