Category Neurology
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Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis

Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis is an under-recognised progressive neurological disorder caused by antibodies against NR1-NR2 NMDA receptors; 60% of patients with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis have the presence of a tumour (most commonly teratoma)
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Basilar Artery Occlusion

Basilar Artery Occlusion: the clinical effects will be dependent on: adequacy of collaterals, integrity of the Circle of Willis and the onset of the occlusion; occlusion at the bifurcation will involve the posterior cerebral artery +/- the superior cerebellar artery
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Brain Herniation

Brain herniation is the displacement of part of the brain through an opening or across a separating structure into a region that it does not normally occupy.
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Cerebral oedema

TYPES Cytotoxic edema Intracellular edema Intact blood brain barrier Loss of grey-white differentiation as it predominantly affects grey matter) suggests stroke or hypoxic encephalopathy “restricted diffusion” pattern on MRI Vasogenic edema Extracellular edema Loss of integrity of blood brain barrier…