Monthly Archive: April, 2017

20 striking examples of the curious and the unusual in neurology

Neurology is an extraordinary specialty. This is because it deals with the most complex organ, the brain. Neurologists therefore come up against very odd symptoms, and diagnose the most unusual syndromes. Below are… Continue reading

Migraine and the challenge of white matter lesions in the brain

Neurologists often refer their patients with headache for a brain MRI scan. Quite often the reason for this is to reassure their patients who are¬†worried about a sinister cause for their headache…and the… Continue reading

The remarkable disorders of the 12 cranial nerves…and their checklists

Nothing depicts the strange mix of beauty and complexity of the brain as the 12 pairs of cranial nerves. These nerves take off from the three sections of the brainstem and have intriguing… Continue reading

What are the drugs in development for the treatment of epilepsy?

Progress report on new antiepileptic drugs: a summary of the Thirteenth Eilat Conference on New Antiepileptic Drugs and Devices (EILAT XIII) Bialer M, Johannessen SI, Levy RH, Perucca E, Tomson T, White HS… Continue reading

Why is CLIPPERS breaking its shackles to the pons?

CLIPPERS is unusual enough you would think. Nothing to do with barbing and shearing I assure you. CLIPPERS stands for¬†Chronic lymphocytic inflammation with pontine perivascular enhancement responsive to steroids. The striking feature of… Continue reading