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Of the 21 patients with aspergillosis of central nervous system seen during the years 1990-1997, 16 (76%) had aspergillosis of sino-cranial origin. The occupation in patients with sino-cranial aspergillosis was either agricultural or manual work and predisposing risk factors were present in only two (12.5%) patients. Skull-base syndromes were the presenting(More)
AIMS To describe the pathology of central nervous system (CNS) fungal infections with particular reference to India. METHODS AND RESULTS This was a retrospective study from 1988 to 2004 constituting 130 cases. The diagnosis was based on morphology of biopsy/autopsy material. These included aspergillosis (n=73), zygomycosis (n=40), cryptococcosis (n=2),(More)
In recent years neurological and neurosurgical intensive care (NNICU) has evolved into a well-recognized subspeciality world over. However it is still a novel concept in the developing world. The admission criteria are variable and flexible. The pattern of disease in the NNICU varies according to the admission policy. In the west, cerebrovascular diseases(More)
A case of fluorotic cervical compressive myelopathy precipitated by trauma is reported. The delayed neurological deterioration was due to a posttraumatic pseudomenincocele, the prompt treatment of which resulted in recovery. Posttraumatic pseudomeningocele is very rate; and certainly so in fluorosis, and thus has not been reported in the literature to date.
gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) has been shown to have selective tumoricidal action both in vitro and in vivo. Earlier, in a limited clinical study, we have demonstrated that intra-tumoral administration of GLA can induce regression of human gliomas. In an extension of this study, we evaluated the effect of intra-cerebral injection of GLA on normal dog brain and(More)
Alkaptonuria is a rare genetic disorder caused by deficiency of the enzyme homogentisic acid oxidase, resulting in accumulation of homogentisic acid in various body tissue; it produces a multisystemic disorder with a characteristic bluish-black discolouration of the skin and cartilage, termed ochranosis. Ochranosis primarily involves the large joints of the(More)
Non-neoplastic, non-inflammatory cysts of the central nervous system may cause symptoms because of pressure, rupture or secondary inflammation. A total of 145 cases of cysts were reviewed during a study period of 12 years. The clinical details and histological features were noted in all cases. During this period 53 epidermoid cysts, 16 dermoid cysts, 38(More)
AIM To study the pattern of central nervous system aspergillosis in a tropical country. MATERIAL AND METHODS Case records of patients with CNS aspergillosis seen by the authors in a university hospital in south India were reviewed. RESULTS Of the 21 patients seen during the study period, 16 (76%) patients had intracranial invasion by contiguous spread(More)