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The authors present the long-term follow-up results in three cases in which pure lateral disc herniations were surgically treated via an anterior foraminotomy (uncinatectomy) that avoided entering the disc space. The pertinent anatomical details essential for a safe approach are discussed in light of nine cadaveric neck dissections of every segment between(More)
OBJECTIVE Ligation and dissection techniques of sternocleidomastoid artery, vein, ansa cervicalis and posterior belly of digastric muscle were developed in a cadaveric study for achieving minimally invasive elevation of the hypoglossal nerve during carotid endarterectomy and were subsequently used in patient treatment. METHODS Carotid bifurcations, the(More)
The localization of motor and sensory activities, the “rete mirabile” and the localization of the mental processes – the seat of the soul – in the ventricles or “cells” of the brain were ancient Greek concepts which were handed down to the middle ages. Although this last concept had not fully matured during classical antiquity its basic elements can be(More)
A case is presented of a woman who was shot in the left occipital area with a .32 caliber automatic pistol. She was neurologically intact on admission, and skull x-ray films revealed the bullet in the right suboccipital area. On the 2nd day of the admission she developed Lhermitte's sign. Repeat films showed that the bullet had migrated to the C-4 vertebral(More)
Two cases of membranous occlusion of the aqueduct of Sylvius are presented. The role of Conray ventriculography in the precise diagnosis of this condition is stressed. Both cases have been operated upon, and the membranes perforated by catheterisation. The catheter was left in the aqueduct in one case. One of the patients was cured, the other died.(More)
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