University of Illinois at Chicago Percival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection
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Blastomycetic leptomeningitis
Blastomycetic leptomeningitis
TitleBlastomycetic leptomeningitis
CaptionCaption from the slide: Blastomycetic Leptomeningitis NA 48/44
CreatorBailey, Percival, 1892-1973
Date of Original1939-1960
DescriptionAs found with the documentation: BLASTOMYCETIC LEPTOMENINGITIS / NA 48/44 / 40 year old male who was well until 6 days prior to..., at which time he was injured in an unspecified ' He was amnesiac for the episode and in the next 2 days developed a left hemiplegia'. Patient was found to have a left supranuclear facial... mild dysarthria left 12th nerve weaknesses, left hemiplegia... reflexes and absent abdominals and a left hemihypa... with anesthesia over the left hand and lower forearm... puncture was... in all respects. Skull x-rays were.... / Burr holes were made for ventriculography, but... pressure was found, and on the right side, there appeared to be a diminished pulsation. The cortex on this side was flat and grey in color. Within a few hours thereafter, patient appeared to suffer a vascular accident associated with convulsive movements and rigidity of all extremities, and died several hours later.
NotesLabels on piece: dymo label: 03-006; green dymo: 253
HostUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Library.
RepositoryUniversity of Illinois at Chicago. Department of Neurosurgery
SourcePercival Bailey's UIC Neuropathology Collection of Plastic Embedded, Whole-mount, Preserved Brain Specimens
CollectionPercival Bailey Brain Specimens Collection (University of Illinois at Chicago)
CitationCite as: [Creator], [Title], [Identifier], [Collection Name]
CreditsJames Stone, MD, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Curation); Tibor Valyi-Nagy, MD, PhD, UIC Department of Pathology (Classification); Zsofia Valyi-Nagy, UIC Department of Neurosurgery (Photographs)
Local IdentifierDSC_1061
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and education purposes. The University of Illinois at Chicago Library and Department of Neurosurgery do not claim exclusive ownership of the copyrights to all the original documents. We are simply granting permission to use images in our collections. This permission is nonexclusive and nontransferable. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 S. Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email:
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