Epidural abscess after epidural catheterization is a rare complication. Neurological manifestations vary and the patient described here presented with complete paraplegia. He was managed by surgical decompression and did well postope-ratively. We present a case report and review of the literature of thoracic epidural abscess following catheterization for… (More)
We discuss an elderly male who developed severe back pain, rapidly progressing paraparesis and urinary retention consequent to L5-S1 spinal tuberculosis with dissemination of epidural tubercular abscess and granulation tissue to the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral region. The initial diagnosis of lumbo-sacral pathology with high thoracic extension was… (More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the incidence, short-term outcome, and spatial distribution of stroke patients and to evaluate the completeness of case ascertainment in Ludhiana. METHODS This population-based prospective cohort study was conducted in Ludhiana, Punjab, Northwest India. All first-ever stroke patients (≥18 years) were included between March 2010 and… (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Clinician-family communication must be effective for medical decision making in any Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting. We performed a prospective study to assess the effectiveness of communication to families of critically ill neurosurgical patients based on the two criteria of comprehension and satisfaction. MATERIALS AND METHODS The… (More)
Melanocytomas are rare melanocytic tumors of the central nervous system and its presence at the foramen magnum is extremely rare. We report a case of a 55-year-old male presenting with progressive quadriparesis over one year. Imaging showed a well-defined intradural extramedullary lobulated mass at craniovertebral junction towards the left side and… (More)
Traumatic Basal ganglia hemorrhage is relatively uncommon. Bilateral basal ganglia hematoma after trauma is extremely rare and is limited to case reports. We report two cases of traumatic bilateral basal ganglia hemorrhage, and review the literature in brief. Both cases were managed conservatively.