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Cécile-Audrey Durel, Elodie Feurer, Jean-Baptiste Pialat, Emilie Berthoux, Roland D Chapurlat, Cyrille B Confavreux
BACKGROUND: TNFα blockers have drastically improved rheumatoid arthritis prognosis by preventing joint destruction in DMARD resistant patients. Altering cytokine balance in immune diseases may expose to paradoxical adverse events. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 40-year-old woman, with a confirmed erosive and seropositive RA, successfully treated by TNFα blocker (etanercept) for seven years, and who developed a severe neurosarcoidosis. She had lymphocytic meningitis, bilateral peripheral facial paralysis and anosmia, associated with bilateral hilar lymph nodes, papilloedema, anterior uveitis and elevated serum angiotensin-converting enzyme level...
December 28, 2013: BMC Neurology
F Biglioli, W Bayoudh, V Colombo, M Pedrazzoli, D Rabbiosi
INTRODUCTION: The facial paralysis is a non-rare condition that has very disabling functional, morphological and psychological repercussions. The current gold standard in facial reanimation is revascularized re-innervated muscle transfers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this paper, we report the results of a new method using the gracilis flap with a double innervation on the masseter motor nerve and the controlateral facial nerve via a sural graft in a single stage intervention, on a series of six patients...
April 2013: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
E Delmont, M Lonjon, J-F Michiels, S Chanalet, V Bourg, L Xerri, P-Y Bondiau, C Lebrun
A 26-year-old woman complained of trijeminal nevralgy and ocular symptoms revealing a paracavernal tumor which had progressed for three months. Histopathological analysis after partial resection led to the diagnosis of Castleman's disease. Six months later, the patient was considered cured after focal adjuvant radiotherapy. Castleman's disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder. Solitary intracranial involvement is unusual. Unlike multifocal disease, localized Castleman's disease has an excellent prognosis.
May 2003: Revue Neurologique
S Cartalat-Carel, P F Pradat, A Carpentier, J Y Delattre
Neurological complications, mainly cerebellar syndrome, have been associated with coeliac disease. We report the first observation of a 56-year-old woman with a chronic meningitis revealing coeliac disease. Neuralgia of the trijeminal nerve and cerebellar syndrome only appeared seven years after the onset of meningitis. MRI examination showed a cerebellar atrophy and a leucoencephalopathy. This case report emphasizes the utility of detection of anti-gliadin antibodies for the diagnosis of a chronic meningitis...
April 2002: Revue Neurologique
G Godlewski, J Bossy, D Pradal
Study of peripheric anastomoses between facial et trijeminal nerves based on 18 dissections of 13 adults and 5 foetuses. Macroscopic study shows that those anastomoses are similar in all cases on any comparable levels of the face. Semi-macroscopic study on foetuses (coloration by means of gold chlorid) and histological study on anastomoses (by means of longitudinal sections) reveal that either motor and sensitive fibres grow together and join the appropriate muscles, or proprioceptor fibres follow the facial nerve in the opposite direction and then leave it, forming recurrent branches...
December 1976: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
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