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Meningeal melanocytoma is a rare benign CNS tumor derived from the leptomeningeal melanocytes. Although unusual, malignant transformation with leptomeningeal seeding into the brain or spinal cord may occur years after the initial diagnosis. The authors report a unique case of multifocal benign meningeal melanocytoma involving both cerebellopontine angles(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the impact of the lunar cycle and season on the incidence of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). PATIENTS AND METHODS The medical records of 111 patients who were admitted over a 5-year period to our department because of aneurysmal SAH were retrospectively reviewed. The date of aneurysm rupture was matched with the(More)
Korsakoff-like amnestic syndromes have been rarely described following structural lesions of the central nervous system. In this report, we describe a case of acute Korsakoff-like syndrome resulting from the combination of a left anteromedian thalamic infarct and a right hippocampal hemorrhage. We also review the literature relevant to the neuropathology(More)
OBJECT Radiofrequency (RF) ablation is a minimally invasive technique often used percutaneously in the treatment of many conditions such as spasticity, pain, and osteoid osteoma. The purpose of this study was to assess the value of motor response threshold (MRT) as an indirect indicator of the RF generator's electrode to nerve distance, and to evaluate the(More)
INTRODUCTION Brucellosis is a rare disease in which neurological complications, and more particularly, intracranial aneurysmal hemorrhages were rarely reported. CASE REPORT A brucellar meningitis was diagnosed in a 29-year-old man, who had been suffering from an unusual headache for about two months. Three days after beginning treatment, the patient(More)
Spinal epidural hematomas (SEHs) are rare complications following spine surgery, especially for single level lumbar discectomies. The appropriate surgical management for such cases remains to be investigated. We report a case of an extensive spinal epidural hematoma from T11-L5 following a L3-L4 discectomy. The patient underwent a single level L4. A(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the efficacy of surgery on the postoperative control of epilepsy in patients operated for brain tumors. METHODS Forty patients operated for supratentoriel cerebral tumors with epilepsy, at Hotel-Dieu de France (HDF) hospital center, between 1983 and 2005, were included in this study. Clinical, paraclinical and surgical information were(More)
INTRODUCTION Brucellosis is a rare disease with variable neurological and imaging manifestations. CASE REPORT A 54-year-old woman presented with progressive paraparesis and sensorineural hearing loss over 18 months. The presence of diffuse white matter changes on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and cerebrospinal fluid findings led to the diagnosis(More)
We describe an interaction technique for entering data that provides an alternative to the form-based method most often used in computer programs today. The technique was originally developed for entering detailed clinical patient data at medical examinations and has been successfully used by clinicians for entering more than 1200 patient records during a(More)