Adam Rosenthal

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Neurological deterioration in the tethered cord syndrome has been postulated to result from a compromise of blood flow in the distal spinal cord. In order to evaluate vascular perfusion in human subjects, a new technique of laser-Doppler flowmetry was used to monitor continuously the microcirculation of the distal spinal cord during surgery for tethered(More)
The long-term outcome of 75 children who underwent methyl methacrylate cranioplasty over a 15-year period is presented. Forty-two patients underwent cranioplasty for posttraumatic skull defects and 33 for nontraumatic causes. Within 8 years following initial cranioplasty procedure, a total of 17 (23%) complications occurred. Several factors correlated with(More)
Within 3 months, a 13-year-old girl had two thoracotomies performed for resection of pulmonary primary and metastatic malignant fibrous histiocytoma (MFH). Seven months following the second operation, a right frontal cerebral metastasis was diagnosed as responsible for the sudden onset of a left hemiparesis. Although she recovered from the craniotomy, and(More)
Congenital inclusion cysts of the subgaleal space in 23 white children are reported. Twenty-two cysts were dermoid and one was epidermoid in nature. The lesions were extracranial and had no intracranial extension. Their location in the subgaleal space was median or paramedian. Their clinical, radiologic, biochemical, and histologic characteristics are(More)
The optimal management of patients with myelomeningocele and hydrocephalus is facilitated by a constant review of the patients with the aid of the sonogram and CT scan. Six infants treated with simultaneous shunt placement and myelomeningocele repair were compared with six other neonates treated with conventional sequential myelomeningocele repairs(More)
Five patients with typical cervical myeloradiculopathy caused by focal cervical spinal stenosis are presented. Dorsal intrusions into the spinal canal by hypertrophied apophyseal joints and thickened laminae resulted in cord and nerve root compression. Minor spondylotic changes were present in the floor of the spinal canal. Laminar decompression with(More)
Acknowledgments I must start with thanking my advisor, Michael Elowitz. His sheer enthusiasm and uncanny knack for finding cool scientific questions have made life in the Labowitz a constant adventure. Michael gives his team the freedom to follow whatever ideas we find exciting. He then teaches us the skills and gives us the opportunities to convey our(More)
A massive hemispheric "high"-grade astrocytoma, diagnosed in a 6-week-old infant, was totally excised by means of two craniotomies. The child is still alive and well with minimal neurological dysfunction 1.5 years after operation. This case report illustrates the benefit of aggressive surgical excision (without radiation or chemotherapy) of massive(More)
Intracranial gliomas are found in association with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. However, few truly neonatal lesions have been identified and studied. This case report concerns a 4-month-old child who was found to have a massive thalamic glioma of moderate grade. Four paternal generations had suffered from different manifestations of this(More)
The authors report five patients with spinal stenosis who had a total myelographic block at the level of the obliterated subarachnoid space. Arachnoiditis had not been considered as a primary diagnosis until laminectomy revealed a non-pulsating, thickened dural sac that conformed to the internal configuration of the involved spinal canal. Two patients had(More)