A rare case of supratentorial intraventricular schwannoma is described. A 16-year-old male with asymptomatic papilloedema was found to have a 5-cm intraventricular tumour arising from the trigone of the right lateral ventricle. A craniotomy and total macroscopic excision was performed.
INTRODUCTION Spontaneous urinary bladder rupture is a rare urological emergency. It is usually secondary to an underlying pathology and it is an uncommon complication of urosepsis. We report a case of spontaneous urinary bladder rupture as a complication of urosepsis in a 67 year old male patient, who was admitted as a case of left diabetic foot and urinary… (More)
The authors present their experience with surgical treatment of odontoid process fractures using a direct screw fixation technique via an anterolateral retropharyngeal approach. Nine consecutive patients have been operated on with this technique. There were two deaths unrelated to the surgery, and anatomical union with conservation of the craniospinal hinge… (More)
A modification of the standard pterional approach for aneurysms of the anterior circulation is described. Our technique utilizes a smaller curvilinear skin incision, splitting the temporalis and a limited craniectomy. Reduced tissue dissection results in a smoother postoperative course and improves cosmesis without compromising neurological recovery.… (More)
Foot ulceration (FU) remains a serious concern for patients worldwide. We analyzed the incidence, risk factors, and outcome of FU in hemodialysis (HD) patients. A retrospective cohort study was conducted for 252 HD patients who were followed up for 5 years. Patients were categorized according to whether they developed FU or not. The FU group (17%) was older… (More)
The authors report one case of cervical Pott's disease located in C5 and associated with neurological disorders. Following corrections of the spinal disaxation, they advocate a per priman posterior fixation which will ensure spinal stability. This will be followed secondarily by an operation through an anterior approach.
A new operation is described for the treatment of progressive infantile hydrocephalus. A pericranial flap with intact blood supply is introduced into the right lateral ventricle and fixed in place by suture to the dura or the skull. Twenty cases were subjected to the new operation with four deaths. The operation was successful in causing the arrest of the… (More)