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Haemorrhage in the wall of a brain abscess is rare and may falsely suggest a neoplasm on MRI. We describe two cases of haemorrhage in the wall of a brain abscess and discuss the role of in vivo proton MRS in the diagnosis and management.
OBJECTIVE To analyze host genetic factors immunoglobulin G Fc receptors (FcgammaRs) and human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II in GBS patients. METHODS FcgammaRIIA, IIIA and IIIB polymorphisms were studied in 80 each GBS patients and healthy controls by allele specific PCR. HLA class II DRbeta1 and DQbeta1 typing was performed at the two-digit level by… (More)
OBJECTIVE Presurgical language assessment can help minimize damage to eloquent cortex during resective epilepsy surgery. Two methods for presurgical language mapping are functional MRI (fMRI) and direct cortical stimulation (DCS) of implanted subdural electrodes. We compared fMRI results to DCS to help optimize noninvasive language localization and assess… (More)