Journal of Neurology and Neurosurgery


  • Case report - Medical Published: Jun 30, 2016

    Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein (MOG) Associated Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) Presenting with Isolated Absent F Wave

    We describe an unusual presentation of Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO). A young boy presented with two days history of acute onset flaccid paraplegia. Electrophysiological study showed only absence of F wave. Initial exam was suggestive of Gullian-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Nevertheless, MRI spine demonstrated a contrast enhancing lesion in conus medullaris. Few…

    -Shahpar Nahrir, Naim I Kajtazi, Jameela Abdullah Saeedi

  • Research article - Medical Published: Jun 23, 2016

    PANDAS: Baseline Immunoglobulin Levels Predict Achievement of Remission at One Year Following IVIg Therapy

    In children and adolescents, a syndrome of exacerbations of tics and obsessive symptoms may occur after infection with group A beta-hemolytic streptococci. The syndrome is known as pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with group A beta hemolytic streptococcal infection (PANDAS). The literature suggests that IVIg therapy benefits some children diagnosed…

    -David S. Younger, Phyllis A. Mast, and Denis A. Bouboulis

  • Case report - Medical Published: Jun 18, 2016

    Sudden Onset Headache in a Post-Partum Young Female

    We present the case of a 33 year old female presenting with acute neurological signs including right sided neglect and confusion four days postpartum. The original non-contrast CT brain demonstrated an acute left temporal intraparenchymal hemorrhage. A cerebral catheter angiogram was performed and demonstrated the typical appearances of RCVS (Reversible…

    -O'Brien C, Asadi H, Kok HK, Looby S, O’Hare A, Thornton J, Brennan P

  • Case report - Medical Published: Jun 18, 2016

    Acquired Glioblastoma Following Prior Middle Cerebral Artery Infarct: Case Report and Literature Review

    A 79-year-old woman presented with an acute onset of right-sided hemiplegia and global aphasia. Neuroimaging revealed an occlusion of the initial M1 segment of the left middle cerebral artery. Six years later, the patient presented with a necrotic, strongly enhancing tumor with mass effect locating in the area of the…

    -Wang Yongqian, Feng Qingqi, Liu Jianyu, Zhang Zhengda, and Wang Weiping

  • Case report - Medical Published: Jun 06, 2016

    Cerebral Paragonimiasis with Arteriovenous Malformation in a Child: A Case Report

    Cerebral paragonimiasis with coexisting arteriovenous malformation is extremely rare. A 6-year-old girl was admitted to hospital due to confusion and frequent vomiting for 20 h. The physical examination was normal except for a slow light reflex on the left pupil. Blood tests showed a high white blood cell count and…

    -Xuanxuan Wu, Ping Liang, and Xuan Zhai