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Granulomatous amebic encephalitis following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Ninh Doan, Gregory Rozansky, Ha Son Nguyen, Michael Gelsomino, Saman Shabani, Wade Mueller, Vijay Johnson

Date of publication: 07-Oct-2015

Background:Granulomatous amebic encephalitis (GAE) is rare, but often fatal. The infection has been documented predominantly among the immunocompromised population or among those with chronic disease. To date, however, there have only been eight cases regarding the infection following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

Co-presentation of a subdural empyema and an infected ventriculoperitoneal shunt in an adult patient: A rare complication with review of literature

Ha Son Nguyen, Ninh Doan, Saman Shabani, Michael Gelsomino, Wade Mueller

Date of publication: 07-Oct-2015

Background:The occurrence of a subdural empyema as a complication of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infection is rare. Only three articles have been published on this topic. Moreover, the available literature only involves pediatric patients.

Papillary tumor of the pineal region with extended clinical and radiologic follow-up

Hakeem J. Shakir, Jingxin Qiu, Dheerendra Prasad, Laszlo L. Mechtler, Robert A. Fenstermaker

Date of publication: 07-Oct-2015

Background:Papillary tumor of the pineal region (PTPR) is a rare neoplasm with only anecdotal data to guide the treatment. Results of treatment with surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy have been reported to have varying degrees of success. Here we report a patient with a PTPR, who underwent subtotal resection, gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery, and adjuvant temozolomide chemotherapy.

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