Two cases of acquired cerebral toxoplasmosis in adults are reported. In the first case no subjacent disease was found, and the neurological signs were of a meningo-encephalitic type with disorders of consciousness and a C.S.F. cellular reaction. A second case was observed in the course of the treatment of Waldenström disease by chloraminophene. The… (More)
A 42-year-old woman had a puerperal aseptic cerebral thrombophlebitis with repeated episodes of subarachnoid hemorrhage. Cerebrospinal fluid studies revealed a delayed, severe and lasting low sugar and high protein levels. The possible mechanisms of low sugar levels are discussed.
Two cases of fatal encephalopathy which appeared in the course of treatment of malignant gliomas are described. CT scan showed diffuse, low density, non-enhanced lesions of the white matter. Pathological findings showed that the CT scan aspects corresponded to status spongiosus without demyelination. We were unable to find similar reports in the literature.
The authors present the CT findings in their personal series of 77 cases of neurofibromatosis, 34 cases of tuberous sclerosis, and 16 cases of Sturge-Weber disease. These findings are extensively illustrated and compared with those reported in the literature.
Forty-six patients with gliomas were introduced after surgery into a therapeutic programme of six cycles of combination chemotherapy with VM26 and CCNU, followed by delayed irradiation six months after surgery with an average dose of 5,800 rads. After irradiation the same preradiation chemotherapy was readministered for an average of four cycles. The… (More)