Angelo Musumeci

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 Objective: To describe the anatomy of the cisternal segment of the trochlear nerve as seen through different neurosurgical approaches.  Methods: The cisternal course of ten trochlear nerves was observed in five cadaveric embalmed heads, through the view afforded by the median infratentorial-supracerebellar, the extreme-lateral(More)
 A case of dumbbell-shaped hypoglossal neurinoma with intra- and extracranial extension is reported. The tumour was surgically completely removed in a one-stage operation via a dorsolateral suboccipital transcondylar approach. Clinical presentation and the role of high-resolution CT-scan, MRI and angio-MRI in diagnosis and surgical planning are discussed.(More)
Background. Spinal dural arterio-venous fistulae (SDAVF) are slow-flow extramedullary vascular lesions which account for 75–80% of all spinal vascular malformations. At present there is no agreed view with regard to the best therapeutic option being surgical or endovascular, and several reports favour one or other form of management. This is so because of(More)
BACKGROUND Atlantoaxial degenerative articular cysts are rare lesions that can cause extradural compression of the cervicomedullary junction. When symptomatic, they usually require surgical treatment. We report an unusual case of spontaneous regression of an atlantoaxial degenerative articular cyst after conservative treatment with an external cervical(More)
OBJECT The purpose of this investigation was to describe and compare through cadaveric dissection the microsurgical exposure afforded by the median, paramedian, and extreme-lateral infratentorial-supracerebellar approaches to the posterior and middle incisural space. METHODS The median, paramedian, and extreme-lateral infratentorial-supracerebellar(More)
A rare case of persistent intractable hiccup as presenting symptom of cavernous angioma in the medulla oblongata is reported. Pathophysiologic hypotheses about the triggering mechanism of hiccup are discussed, with special reference to the causes affecting the central nervous system. A review of the literature concerning medullary lesions presenting with(More)
BACKGROUND A limited number of reports on the long-term neurologic outcome of patients with SDAVFs treated by surgery and/or embolization are available in the literature. The aim of our study is to neurologically evaluate these patients at 2 different follow-up stages, after surgery, to demonstrate a possible late neurologic deterioration after an initial(More)
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