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Lesions of the seventh cervical (C7) root are common and cause a readily recognised neurological syndrome. Recognition of this pattern is essential in differentiating C7 root lesions from lesions of the brachial plexus or peripheral nerves. Serratus anterior weakness is not generally included in this syndrome. We report six verified cases of C7… (More)
CSF shunt malfunction is nowadays a common emergency. It may occasionally simulate some more sinister underlying central nervous system disease. We describe three examples where simple mechanical revision of a faulty shunt reversed bizarre and misleading neurological syndromes.
Two sisters, aged 6 and 2 1/2 years, presented with macrocephaly and delayed motor development and were found on computerized tomography to have bilateral arachnoid cysts of the sylvian region. Cystoperitoneal shunting of the larger cysts resulted in considerable neurological improvement in both children. Subsequent screening of the patients' urine for… (More)
The unusual computed tomographic findings of an extensive intramedullary lipoma of the dorsocervical spinal cord, which extended into the brain stem, in a 9-month-old infant are described and correlated with the surgical findings. The operative therapeutic options are discussed.
Alveolar ridge bone resorption is a biologic phenomenon that occurs following tooth extraction and cannot be prevented. This paper reviews the vertical and horizontal ridge dimensional changes that are associated with tooth extraction. It also provides an overview of the advantages of ridge preservation as well as grafting materials. A Medline search among… (More)
The authors describe a case of a large subtentorial supracollicular diverticulum of the third ventricle associated with a cavernous angioma in its wall in a 6-year-old girl who presented with developmental delay and obstructive hydrocephalus. This is the first case in which such association has been diagnosed and successfully treated. The literature is… (More)
Rapid and complete soft tissue healing after tooth extraction minimizes surgical complications and facilitates subsequent implant placement. We used four treatment methods and assessed changes in soft tissue socket closure following tooth extraction in humans. The effects of platelet-rich fibrin-calcium sulfate hemihydrate (PRF-CSH), platelet-rich… (More)
The authors treated and followed-up 11 patients with growing skull fractures during the last 10 years. Two atypical forms of these fractures, characterized by difficulties in surgical repair or failure of conventional procedure, were identified. Five patients required unconventional procedures to effect a cure. Thus, three required shunt surgery… (More)
In this study. we examined the MRI scans of eight patients with divers spinal neurosurgical problems. The evaluatins of pre-operative imaging correlated predsely with the operative findings in all of our cases. Finally. the superiority of the MRI over