Santiago Guelbenzu

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Neurological development over a period of 25 years and MRI findings are reported in two members of the same family affected by mannosidosis type II. Progressive axial and appendicular cerebellar syndrome, moderate hearing loss and deterioration of gait were present in both patients. Neuropsychological deficiency was severe, but progression over the years(More)
McCune-Albright syndrome is characterized by the triad of polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, precocious puberty, cutaneous pigmentation and cafe-au-lait spots. A 23-year-old woman with McCune-Albright is reported. Findings on CT scan and magnetic resonance imaging of the skull in an affected girl with McCune-Albright syndrome are shown, and also the(More)
INTRODUCTION Wegener's granulomatosis is a systemic vasculitis which, in its classical form, is characterized by involvement of the superior and inferior respiratory tract and the kidneys. The vasculitis may be multisystemic. Ophthalmic and neurological involvement are common (22% and 54% of those affected respectively). When considering involvement of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Epileptic crises are uncommon in patients with multiple sclerosis. However, epilepsy is commoner in these patients than in the general population. An epileptic crisis as the presenting feature of multiple sclerosis is even rarer. The lesions involved in the pathogenesis of these crises are plaques of demyelinization which affect the cortical or(More)
AIM To define the spectrum of signs, symptoms and radiological features in patients with spinal intramedullary cavernous angioma. We analyze surgical management and clinical follow up in these patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS 16 adult patients, 9 women and 7 men, were studied in our hospital each with one cavernous angioma of the spinal cord. All patients(More)
SUMMARY The purpose of this prospective study is to show a technique for recording electroencephalographic activity via an endovascular approach in presurgical evaluation of epileptic patients. Technical aspects and insertion strategy are outlined. Advantages of intra-arterial electroencephalography have been demonstrated. It is a semi-invasive procedure(More)
INTRODUCTION West African trypanosomiasis (WAT) is rare in Spain. Delay in its diagnosis and treatment leads to irreversible diffuse meningoencephalitis and finally death of the patients. CLINICAL CASE We described a patient in whom the diagnosis of advance WAT had been delayed. He had headache, alteration of the level of consciousness and sleep pattern,(More)
Abnormal communications between the carotidal artery and the cavernous sinus are known as carotid-cavernous fistulas. We can however distinguish between these fistulas two different evolutive and etiological entities: on the one hand there are the direct types with high flux and normally related to hard traumatisms and on the other hand there are the(More)
INTRODUCTION The intracranial hypotension syndrome is characterized by a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure of less than 60 mmH2O and presents as postural hypotension which is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, cervicalgia and some degree of neck rigidity. It is considered to be spontaneous when there is no known precipitating factor. It is believed(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate efficacy and reliability of local intra-arterial fibrinolysis (LIF) in Retinal Central Artery Occlusion (RCAO). MATERIAL AND METHOD We have studied 12 patients with RCAO. Seven patients (group I) were treated with conventional therapy and 5 patients (group II) underwent treatment with urokinase via transcutaneous femoral catheter into(More)