Antônio Fernandes de Araújo

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The authors describe ten cases of syringomyelia without hindbrain herniation depicted by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in supine position. However, the herniation was observed in all cases during the operation with the patient in sitting position. The postoperative MRI revealed an intense reduction of the syrinx in all patients, as well as(More)
A 29-year-old woman with acute lancinating headache, throbbed nuchal pain and subacute paraparesis underwent brain MRI in supine position that depicted: the absence of the cisterna magna, filled by non herniated cerebellar tonsils and compression of the brain stem and cisternae of the posterior fossa, which are aspects of the impacted cisterna magna without(More)
In most series of neoplasms of the spinal canal, spinal cord and its leptomeninges, the incidence of meningioma group comprises approximately 25%. The incidence of multiple meningiomas is small when compared with the frequency of its single occurrence. In the majority of cases, their multiplicity is intracranial and spinal. Multiple meningiomas confined(More)
Neurosurgical Division of the Hospital Geral Santa Isabel, João Pessoa PB, Brazil;Associated Physician. The true importance of performing a watertight dural closure, for neurological procedures, is to avoid several complications such as cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage, pseudomeningocele (PSM), meningitis, cerebral abscess, tonsilar herniation,(More)
We describe a rare case of a 30 year-old woman with intense vertiginous sensation, lack of body balance and a tendency to fall backwards, making it necessary for two people to sustain her. The magnetic resonance imaging of the craniocervical junction evidenced tonsilar herniation at the inferior level of C1, and during the operation performed in sitting(More)
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