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An amyloid protein that precipitates in the cerebral vessel walls of Dutch patients with hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis is similar to the amyloid protein in vessel walls and senile plaques in brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease, Down syndrome, and sporadic cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Cloning and sequencing of the two exons that(More)
Lewit and Sereghy (1975) have expressed some doubts about the existence of the dorsal plica mediana and its relation to the median translucency regularly seen on peridurographic pictures made in the PA projection. The present paper reports the demonstration of the dorsal plica mediana in fresh anatomical preparations under conditions lowering the intradural(More)
After the first description by Paget (1854) and later on by Mohr (1890) and Schultze (1892), more than 100 years have passed by before it was generally recognized that compression of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel could be related to the majority of cases with nocturnal acroparaesthesiae in the hand and fingers. A short survey is given on 914(More)
Clinical and neuropathological findings are reported in 63 patients with hereditary cerebral haemorrhage with amyloid angiopathy. Patients had mostly recurrent strokes, and at least 80% of these were haemorrhages. Almost a third of the patients died within a year of their first and only recorded haemorrhage, half of them within two weeks. This angiopathy(More)
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) refers to a group of hereditary (hereditary cerebral hemorrhage with amyloidosis, HCHWA and sporadic (SCAA) disorders characterized by amyloid fibril deposition restricted to the leptomeningeal and cortical vasculature leading to recurrent hemorrhagic and/or ischemic accidents. On clinical and biochemical grounds, two forms(More)
This article describes 136 patients with hereditary cerebral haemorrhages; all patients belonged to families (originally) resident in Katwijk (The Netherlands). Cases of hereditary cerebral haemorrhage have also been reported in NW-Iceland, and in the Dutch coastal village of Scheveningen. Katwijk is a Dutch fishing-village, located 20 miles north of(More)
The treatment of a slowly growing invasive prolactinoma with bromocriptine for 8 months resulted in a substantial decrease in plasma prolactin levels despite rapid suprasellar tumor expansion. On exploration, this uncommon observation could be attributed to hematogenous metastasis from an occult gastric adenocarcinoma to the pituitary tumor. Apart from(More)
Hand preference and functional hand-dominance of 45 spina bifida patients (aged 13 to 25 years) were assessed by means of self-reports on an ordinal scale and a tapping task. Non-right-handedness was more frequent among patients with accompanying progressive hydrocephalus. Left-hand preference was significantly more frequent in this group than in patients(More)
During the period 1947-1959 twelve new-born mero-anencephalics were observed, who survived for more than 1 day after birth. Two even lived for 20 and 237 days, respectively. In 4 of the 12 children studied touching or slight pressure, and also faradic stimulation of various spots of the cerebro-vascular area were invariably followed by a facial expression(More)