Gerardo Moctezuma suffered from headaches for years. A C-T scan revealed the cause: a tapeworm living in his brain.
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This study aims to investigate whether intranetwork dynamic functional connectivity and causal interactions of the salience network is altered in the interictal term of migraine. Thirty-two healthy controls, 37 migraineurs without aura, and 20 migraineurs with aura were recruited. Participants underwent a T1-weighted scan and resting-state fMRI protocol inside a 1.5T MR scanner. We obtained average spatial maps of resting-state networks using group independent component analysis, which yielded subject-specific time series through a dual regression approach. Salience network regions of interest (bilateral insulae and prefro...
Source: Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
ConclusionThese findings demonstrated abnormality in the central vestibular cortex and correlations between dizziness severity and GMV in core regions of the vestibular cortex of VM patients, suggesting a pathophysiological role of these core vestibular regions in VM patients.
Source: Brain and Behavior - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
Authors: Auffray-Calvier E, Lintia-Gaultier A, Bourcier R, Aguilar Garcia J Abstract Calcifications of the basal ganglia are frequently seen on the cerebral CT scans and particularly in the globus pallidus. Their frequency increases physiologically with age after 50 years old. However, pathological processes can also be associated with calcium deposits in the gray nuclei, posterior fossa or white matter. Unilateral calcification is often related to an acquired origin whereas bilateral ones are mostly linked to an acquired or genetic origin that will be sought after eliminating a perturbation of phosphocalcic m...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
This report highlights the coexistence of true papilledema and pseudopapilledema due to optic disk drusen, following remission of idiopathic intracranial hypertension after a bariatric surgery.RESUMO Uma mulher de 37 anos queixou-se de cefaleia ap ós perda visual bilateral nos últimos dois anos. Apresentava história de obesidade e havia sido submetida à cirurgia bariátrica três meses antes, seguida de considerável perda de peso. O exame neuro-oftálmico revelou um disco óptico inchado bilateral. Após uma análise computadorizada dos campos visuais e ...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Imaging is the most important factors determining the aetiology of seizures so as to guide the further treatment of the patient. PMID: 32138482 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This case report represents a diagnostic challenge and suggests the inclusion of stuttering within the neurological manifestations of higher cortical dysfunction that can be found as a result of migraine aura. PMID: 32141076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Headache - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Headache Source Type: research
ConclusionBased on our results, EBV-associated SMT should be included in the differential diagnosis of intracranial lesions mimicking meningiomas in immuno-suppressed patients. Stereotactic radiosurgery can be offered as an alternate treatment option for suitable lesions. Long-term surveillance via MRI scanning is recommended for follow up.
Source: Journal of Neuro-Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
This report represents a patient with rhinolith localized in fossa of Rosenmüller as the 2nd report in the literature.
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Brief Clinical Studies Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Considering the characteristics of the cranial vault after craniosynostosis surgery the treatment by cranioplasty with heterologous materials appears to be feasible thusavoiding donor site morbidity. For selected cases with small defects, our experience shows that the use of PMMA may be a safe alternative for the cranial vault repair in children older than 5 years. PMID: 32105653 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurochirurgie - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurochirurgie Source Type: research
Abstract Posterior reversible encephalopathy (PRES) is a clinical syndrome characterized by headaches, seizures, cortical blindness, and altered mental status up to coma and by a radiological syndrome defined by edematous alteration on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)-Scans of the white matter. In the following, we present the case of a 73 years old post-operative patient with PRES in the context of hypertension and endocarditis with E. coli. The initial presentation included a series of seizures, sopor, and cortical blindness. In MRI-Scans a marked cerebral edema could be identified. After successful tr...
Source: Der Nervenarzt - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Nervenarzt Source Type: research
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