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AIM Between 15-30% of patients presenting with low back pain have some SI joint involvement. The diagnosis of SI joint involvement in low back pain is quite difficult and depends on a detailed combination of clinical manoeuvres and injection tests. In 5% of patients with SI joint pain, the joint is physically unstable (termed disruption) resulting in(More)
Interhemispheric connections have been demonstrated between the motor cortex controlling muscle pairs. However, these investigations have tended to concentrate upon hand muscles. We have extended these investigations to proximal muscles that control the scapula upon the trunk and help to move and stabilise the shoulder. Using a paired pulse transcranial(More)
We report the case of a 36 year-old man with relapsing undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with a re-irradiation Cyberknife, who subsequently developed tension pneumocephalus due to a cerebrospinal fluid leakage located at the clivus. The fistula was caused by osteonecrosis of the skull base secondary to the tumor invasion and to the sequelae(More)
Chordoid glioma (CG) is a rare central nervous system neoplasm (WHO grade II) of uncertain origin whose typical localization is in the anterior part of the third ventricle. Its clinical, radiological, and histological features may vary and furthermore mimic other kind of benign lesions usually associated with a better outcome. We report a case of a(More)
PURPOSE Spondylolisthesis surgical treatment is often difficult with higher degree of slip and related techniques still debated. We have taken into consideration double thread recoil Schanz screws. This system should allow the best reduction of the slip, treating only the affected vertebrae. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 46 patients affected by(More)
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