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Abstract The implantation of radioactive sources into malignant intraaxial brain tumors, interstitial brachytherapy, is a theoretically attractive treatment for these nearly uniformly fatal lesions. Optimal application of this treatment modality requires careful preoperative planning,...
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Abstract A case report of ectopic pituitary gland in the suprasellar region of a normal 39-year-old woman with persistent headaches is presented. The embryological development of the pituitary gland is briefly reviewed, with a discussion of the relevant literature. No previous report of normal...
Abstract Three cases of contralateral trigeminal neuralgia as a false localizing sign in intracranial tumors are reported. In each patient (meningioma, 2 cases; cholesteatoma, 1 case) the tumor was asymptomatic, so that intracranial tumor had not been suspected preoperatively. In all cases,...
Abstract The authors report a case of pituitary apoplexy associated with oculomotor defects and focal cerebral signs; the visual pathways were intact. Computed tomography documented a mass of heterogeneous density within an enlarged sella turcica and a right parietal infarct. Angiograms revealed...
Abstract We report a case of brain abscess complicating the use of a halo orthosis in the treatment of a cervical spine injury suffered during wrestling. Four previous brain abscesses complicating the use of halo orthoses have been reported. All cases of abscess have been associated with...
Abstract A patient presented with spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage after a prolonged episode of coughing. A preoperative computed tomographic (CT) scan confirmed subarachnoid hemorrhage, but demonstrated no other lesion. Arteriography revealed an ophthalmic artery aneurysm. Operation revealed...
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