Objectives: We report the first case of writing apraxia as the main presenting feature of a posterior communicating artery aneurysm. Cerebral aneurysm usually presents with visual impairment, nausea and vomiting, severe headache and loss of consciousness. Case report: A 58-year-old man presented to the neurological department because of writing difficulty, which affected...
(Vol 12 p 32-35, Neurosurgery: 30 July 2012)
Spontaneous spinal epidural haematoma is a rare condition that may lead to spinal cord or cauda equina compression resulting in severe neurologic impairment. Predisposing factors include anticoagulation, vascular malformation, disc herniation. Both surgical and more recently conservative modes of treatment have been described in the literature. This is the first reported...
(Vol 9 p 24-28, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic surgery: 17 November 2009)
A 60-year-old woman attended A&E following an unwitnessed ‘collapse query cause’. Over 4 months she recalled involuntary movement of her eyes and head to the left and, on one occasion, complete rotation of her body. She had subtle neurological signs. Imaging identified the cause of these adversive seizures.
(Vol 7 p 61-63, Accident and Emergency Medicine and Surgery (including Trauma); Neurology; Neuroradiology; Neurosurgery: 13 June 2007)
This case report describes the rare complication of psoas muscle haematoma following posterior lumbar spine fixation and routine anti-thrombotic prophylaxis.
(Vol 3 p 35-37, Neurosurgery: March 2004)
Foster Kennedy syndrome (FKS) is rare. It is characterised by the presence of ipsilateral optic atrophy, contralateral papilloedema and ipsilateral anosmia. Since its first description in 1911, it has never been reported in oligodendroglioma. Here we discuss the first case of a patient with oligodendroglioma presenting with FKS.
(Vol 3 p 27-30, Neurosurgery and oncology: January 2004)


Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK


Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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