Video: Bugs in the Brain – HIV and Toxoplasmosis

HIV-induced compromise of the immune system leaves afflicted persons vulnerable to a wide variety of infections.  In this video, we discuss the neuroradiology and pathologic findings of an HIV+ patient with a brain infection caused by the protozoan parasite: Toxoplasma gondii. https://youtu.be/9mBmgNLz13o

Video: Radiation and Brain Tumors Part 3 – Brain Tumors and Outer Space, featuring Dr Sandeep Burma

Part 3 of a three-part series reviewing the effects of radiation on the brain. Join in on this grand finale as we review brain tumor development in a pilot who had logged many hours flying aircraft at high altitudes.  High altitude pilots at the edge of the Earth's protective atmospheric shield, and astronauts just beyond it,... Continue Reading →

Video: Radiation and Brain Tumors, Part 2 – Cured of One Cancer Only to Develop Another

Part 2 of a three-part series reviewing the effects of radiation on the brain.  Radiation is commonly used to treat a wide variety of neoplastic conditions and often has great success, but sometimes the treatment can cause additional problems.   Join me on a narrated tour of radiation’s dark side in this review of radiation-induced brain... Continue Reading →

Video: Radiation and Brain Tumors, Part 1 – Radiation Necrosis and Brain Metastasis

Part 1 of a three-part series reviewing the effects of radiation on the brain. Radiation is commonly used to treat a wide variety of neoplastic conditions and often has great success, but sometimes the treatment can cause additional problems.  Join me on a narrated tour of radiation’s dark side in this review of radiation necrosis... Continue Reading →

Video: TORCH Infections – An autopsy review of a premature fetus with an intrauterine Herpes Simplex Virus.

This case presents just one of many reasons why prenatal care is so important for prevention, detection, and treatment of devastating intrauterine infections. This video includes review of the microscopic appearance of the Herpes-infected brain and macroscopic findings of affected visceral organs. https://youtu.be/L7eHnEB9iDM

Video: Intraoperative Consultation – Frozen Section

A high level walk-through of the process of a pathological evaluation of a specimen biopsied for an intraoperative consultation, including frozen section preparation. https://youtu.be/XU9zIjQ7Sjw   For further study on this topic and others related to neuropathology and neuroanatomy,  the following books come highly recommended, and a small portion of the proceeds (or any Amazon purchase through these links)... Continue Reading →

Video: Multiple Sclerosis Part II – Frozen Section Diagnosis

Part 2 of a multi-part series on Multiple Sclerosis that reviews the microscopic features and histopathologic diagnosis of a frozen section of brain tissue assessed during intraoperative consultation. https://youtu.be/60Qcjd3Ri38   For further study on this topic and others related to neuropathology and neuroanatomy,  the following books come highly recommended, and a small portion of the proceeds (or any... Continue Reading →

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