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Germinomas are large tumor cells with abundant cytoplasm (left) often infiltrated with reactive inflammatory cells (right). (Contributed by Dr. Jason A Heth.)
Aug. 24, 2020
Congenital muscle fiber-type disproportion is a condition that can be defined only in the muscle biopsy by 2 obligatory criteria of "disproportion":
Jun. 21, 2021
Neuro-Ophthalmology & Neuro-Otology
Oct. 07, 2020
POEMS syndrome is characterized by polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein, and skin changes, with neuropathy as the dominant clinical feature. It is a multisystem disease caused by an underlying plasma cell dyscrasia.
Jul. 05, 2021
Core myopathies represent the most common form of congenital myopathies, involving early-onset neuromuscular disease that often presents with stable or slowly progressive truncal and proximal weakness. There is a wide clinical spectrum, with severity ranging from mild to severe. Central core disease and multiminicore disease are the most common congenital myopathy forms.
Jun. 29, 2020
Epilepsy & Seizures
Oct. 14, 2009
Feb. 09, 2021
Small fiber neuropathy is a polyneuropathy affecting the small unmyelinated and thinly myelinated sensory and autonomic nerve fibers. Symptoms typically include numbness, paresthesias, and neuropathic pain, and sometimes can include symptoms of autonomic dysfunction. Autonomic symptoms and subclinical autonomic dysfunction are common with small fiber neuropathy. Frequently, no cause for small fiber neuropathy is identified, and it is idiopathic.
Nov. 21, 2020