Three cases of the secondary empty sella syndrome were reported. Case 1. A 57-year-old female was admitted to our clinic because of recurrent visual disturbance. Fourteen years previously a pituitary adenoma was diagnosed and two courses of radiation therapy was given elsewhere, the total dosage being unknown. Pneumoencephalography revealed air collection… (More)
A case of suprasellar germinoma with multiple remote metastases was reported including its autopsy findings. Several series of radiation therapy and prolonged steroid administration were considered to be causes of immunosuppression bringing about such metastases. A 29-year-old man had undergone a suprasellar germinoma removal and 5,200 rad of postoperative… (More)
Propolis-based therapeutic agents represent this potential for the development of new drugs in dental care. The aim of a clinical-cohort study was to determine the influence of application of toothpaste enriched with Brazilian extract of propolis (EEP) on health status of oral cavity. Laboratory analysis was conducted in order to assess the chemical… (More)
A 30-year-old, right handed male was admitted with headache and mild right-sided motor weakness of one year's duration. A CT scan revealed a mass over the left frontal convexity. A cerebral angiogram showed a huge, hypervascular tumor which was fed by bilateral external carotid and left internal carotid arteries. Because of its size and location, a surgical… (More)
The authors present an extremely rare case of aspergillosis of the central nervous system (CNS) causing subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A 78-year-old female developed facial pain, progressive deterioration in left visual acuity, and left total ophthalmoplegia. Computed tomography demonstrated a heterogeneously enhanced mass extending from the sphenoid sinus… (More)
A case of double teratomas located in the pineal region and the fourth ventricle is presented. A simultaneous occurrence from nonmetastatic, separate origins seems rare in cases of mature teratomas. Computerized tomographic scans led to detection of another asymptomatic teratoma. Surgical treatment produced good results.
We have operated on 12 of 14 cases of arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the posterior fossa since 1968, with one death. The lesions were in the cerebellum in 10 cases (three anteromedial, one central, three lateral, and three posteromedial), and in the cerebellopontine angle in two; in two cases the lesions were directly related to the brain stem. The… (More)
A case of extradural nasal and orbital extension of a glioblastoma multiforme in the absence of previous surgical intervention is presented. Such penetration by a glioma is rare due to the natural resistance of the dura mater.
The authors report a rare case of intracranial aspergillosis presenting marked granulomatous pachymeningitis. A 58-year-old male who had a three-year history of diabetes and chronic bronchitis was referred to us because of progressive left hemiparesis and dysarthria. Postcontrast CT scan showed a ring-enhancing lesion with marked perifocal edema in the… (More)