Antonios Karavelis

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Retroclival epidural hematomas (RCEDH) make part of posterior fossa epidural hematomas (PFEDH) and represent an extremely rare entity not always easily diagnosed with computerized tomography (CT) due to beam hardening artifacts. The authors present a case of a child-to our knowledge-the first reported until now-featured the rare combination of a(More)
The present study was conducted to evaluate the activity and toxicity profile of radiation (RT) and concomitant chemotherapy in patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Thirty-nine patients were treated postoperatively with RT and concomitant administration of paclitaxel. Cranial irradiation was initiated 2–3 weeks postoperatively and was administered(More)
Twenty-two patients with supratentorial malignant gliomas were treated postoperatively with concurrent intracarotid chemotherapy and radiation therapy. There were seven women and 15 men with a median age of 56 years (range, 22-69) and median performance status (Karnofsky score) of 70 (range, 40-90). In all except two cases, histologic studies confirmed(More)
BACKGROUND Clinical studies have shown that temozolomide (TMZ) and irinotecan demonstrate activity in high grade astrocytic tumors (HGAT). However, the optimal schedule of administration is unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS In the present study, a total of 45 HGAT patients, 38 with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and 7 with anaplastic astrocytoma (AA), were(More)
A series of 27 glioblastomas multiforme were studied to compare the prognostic value of age and histologic parameters known to influence survival with that of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA). The labelling index (LI) of PCNA has been found in previous studies to correlate well with flow cytometry, tritiated thymidine, bromodeoxyuridine(More)
OBJECTIVE To quantitate the relief of intractable cancer pain by the use of intraventricular morphine administration. METHODS Intraventricular morphine administration was performed through an Ommaya reservoir. An initial dose of 0.25 mg of morphine sulfate per 24 hours was administered to all of the patients. This dose was progressively increased in(More)
Two patients with a non-traumatic hematomyelia at T9 and C3-C7 respectively, are presented. Both patients presented with pain and a Brown-Sequard syndrome. The preoperative diagnosis was made by magnetic resonance imaging, while myelography and computerized tomography were not helpful. Surgical evacuation of the hematomas and in one patient removal of a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective, clinical study. OBJECTIVE This study compares the preoperative and postoperative status of patients with degenerative lumbar spine disorders, who underwent instrumented posterior lumbar fusion (IPLF), from the functional, economic and psychologic perspectives in a semirural population. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA IPLF is a(More)