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Refractory seizures secondary to radiation-induced focal cortical dysplasia/neuronal gigantism: illustrative case

Annabelle Shaffer, Michael Pozin, Sharif Nasr, Paul M Arnold, Fadi Mikhail, Graham Huesmann, and Wael Hassaneen

. 3 Radiation necrosis secondary to the treatment of intra- and extracranial cancer has also on rare occasions caused epilepsy. 4–9 We report a rare case of intractable epilepsy related to radiation-induced focal cortical dysplasia/neuronal gigantism in a case with malignant meningioma. Illustrative Case A 53-year-old female of Hispanic descent with a past medical history significant for diabetes mellitus, depression, hypothyroidism, and obesity was seen for a 1-year history of recurrent headaches with blurred vision. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI

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Frontal intradiploic encephalocele in a 44-year-old male patient: illustrative case

Baran Atli, Sebastian Rath, Johannes Burtscher, Johannes A. Hainfellner, and Simon Hametner

, dermoid cysts, or metastasis. The absence of overt malignancy features, the preserved integrity of the outer skull table, and the presence of leptomeninges in the lesion may imply benign cystic lesions such as intraosseous leptomeningeal cysts or intradiploic arachnoid cysts. 14 However, none of these lesions enclose the cerebral parenchyma, which is characteristic of the intradiploic encephalocele. Here, we describe a case of a right frontal intradiploic encephalocele in a 44-year-old man with localized meningothelial proliferation reminiscent of meningioma and trauma

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Focal drug-resistant temporal lobe epilepsy associated with an ipsilateral anterior choroidal artery aneurysm: illustrative case

H. Westley Phillips, Shivani D. Rangwala, Joanna Papadakis, David J. Segar, Melissa Tsuboyama, Anna L. R. Pinto, Joseph P. Harmon, Sulpicio G. Soriano, Carlos J. Munoz, Joseph R. Madsen, Alfred P. See, and Scellig S. Stone

to treat simultaneous occurrence of glioblastoma multiforme and intracranial aneurysm—case report . Minim Invasive Neurosurg . 2004 ; 47 ( 3 ): 181 – 185 . 15343437 42 Licata C , Pasqualin A , Freschini A , Barone G , Da Pian R . Management of associated primary cerebral neoplasms and vascular malformations: 1. Intracranial aneurysms . Acta Neurochir (Wien) . 1986 ; 82 ( 1-2 ): 28 – 38 . 3751702 43 Wei RJ , Wu XL , Xia F , Chen JC . Case report and literature review: treatment of multiple meningiomas combined with