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OBJECT Despite the wide use of anterior cervical instrumentation in the management of multilevel cervical spondylosis, the incidences of pseudarthrosis and instrument-related failure remain high. The use of a dynamic implant may aid in the prevention of these complications. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the DOC dynamic cervical implant in the(More)
OBJECT Occipital resections for epilepsy are rare. Reasons for this are the relative infrequency of occipital epilepsy, difficulty in localizing epilepsy originating in the occipital lobe, imprecisely defined seizure outcome in patients treated with focal occipital resections in the MR imaging era, and concerns about producing visual deficits. The impact of(More)
OBJECT The goal of this study was to determine the clinical and economic consequences of early discharge (< 8 hours) of patients following stereotactic brain biopsy (SBB). METHODS The records of all patients who underwent percutaneous SBB at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, a tertiary care teaching hospital, during 1994 and 1995 (Group A) were(More)
BACKGROUND There is still some reluctance to refer pediatric patients for epilepsy surgery, despite evidence of success in retrospective series. OBJECTIVE To describe surgical experience and long-term outcome in pediatric temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) at a single institution. METHODS Retrospective review of pediatric (<18-years-old) TLE patients who(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of the study was to determine risk factors for the development of venous thromboembolism in the craniotomy population. Four hundred forty-three patients who under went craniotomy surgery were enrolled in the study. Patients were assessed daily during their postoperative recovery and at the 6-week return postoperative visit for signs and(More)
OBJECT The cervicothoracic junction (CTJ) is the transitional region between the cervical and thoracic sections of the spinal axis. Because it is a transitional zone between the mobile lordotic cervical and rigid kyphotic thoracic spines, the CTJ is a region of potential instability. This potential for instability may be exaggerated by surgical(More)
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