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The general availability of cerebral computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging scans makes the observation of symptomatic intracranial meningiomas in very elderly patients (aged 80 yr or more) relatively frequent. A few authors have reported on patients who have undergone surgery for intracranial meningiomas in their 9th decade of life, without(More)
Idiopathic epidural spinal lipomas are rare: only 13 cases have been described in the literature. We report a further case in an obese patient without known etiological factors. Diagnosis of epidural lipomatosis was performed by MRI. Weight reduction was obtained by conservative treatment, reserving surgery in case symptoms did not disappear. Of the 8 obese(More)
The authors describe a case in which a gas-containing cyst was associated with a stenotic lateral recess at the same level in the absence of any disc material. A young man presented a one-month history of sciatica caused by compression of the left L5 nerve root. The neuroradiological investigations performed (CT, MRI) showed the presence of a gas-containing(More)
We present here a case report of a 40-year old male with adenocarcinoma of the bladder and solitary metastasis to the choroid plexus of the right lateral ventricle. This is the first such report of such a metastasis in association with bladder carcinoma. Systemic metastases frequently occur in patients with carcinoma of the bladder but involvement of(More)
Nine cases of cystic meningioma diagnosed by MRI are described. All cases were surgically confirmed. The lesion was extra-axial with a clear durai attachment. On T1-weighted images the solid component was iso-hypo-intense in 6 cases and iso-hyper-intense in 3; on T2-weighted images it was hyperintense in 7 cases, iso-intense in 2. After i.v. injection of(More)
Penetrating orbital injuries are not frequent but neither are they rare. The various diagnostic and therapeutic problems are related to the nature of the penetrating object, its velocity, shape and size as well as the possibility that it may be partially or wholly retained within the orbit. The authors present another case with unusual characteristics and(More)
We report the case of a patient with a left temporal-parietal glioblastoma treated with subtotal surgical excision, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, with a single intravenous administration of carboplatin and continuous oral administration of tamoxifen (40 mg/daily). Two years after the patient presents a stabilization of clinical and CT picture. We discute(More)
Two cases of neurinoma of the Gasserian ganglion with abducens nerve paresis as the first symptom are described and 27 cases culled from the literature are reviewed. The anatomo-surgical and clinical-radiological features of this pathology were re-assessed in an attempt to identify the pathogenetic mechanism responsible for a trigeminal neurinoma(More)
This is a case report of a sixty-two years old man suffering from a cranio-vertebral malformation whose dens epistrophei was removed through a transoral approach. During the postoperative course, he experienced a transient peduncular hallucinosis probably caused by surgical trauma on his brainstem. The possible physiopathological, etiopathological,(More)