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OBJECT The aim of this study was to analyze the endovascular treatment results of using the Onyx liquid embolic system for spinal intramedullary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). METHODS The clinical and radiological records of 17 patients with symptomatic spinal intramedullary AVMs treated exclusively by embolization with Onyx between 1999 and 2003(More)
OBJECTIVE Paraophthalmic aneurysms may exert mass effect on the optic apparatus. Although surgical clipping and endovascular coiling of these aneurysms can be complicated by immediate postoperative visual deterioration, endovascular coil embolization has the unique risk of visual complications later (>24 h) in the perioperative period. METHODS Six(More)
Idiopathic ruptured aneurysms of distal cerebellar arteries (DCAAs) are rare, and their endovascular therapy (EVT) has as yet not been extensively reported. They are usually assumed to result from local arterial wall disruption rather than infection, unlike distal supratentorial artery aneurysms. This study was performed to audit their frequency, potential(More)
The successful long-term outcome of microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia is largely dependent on the maintenance of the isolation between the trigeminal nerve and the offending vessel, avoiding also the development of scar tissue around the nerve. We propose an alternative technique to achieve this target by “hanging” the offending vessel(More)
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a numerical technique that is used for studying haemodynamic parameters in cerebral aneurysms. As it is now possible to represent an anatomically accurate intracranial aneurysm in a computational model, we have attempted to simulate its endosaccular occlusion with coils and demonstrate the haemodynamic changes induced.(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Myxopapillary ependymoma is a histological variant of ependymoma found in the cauda equina region. The most characteristic histological feature of myxopapillary tumors is the abundance of intercellular and perivascular mucin and the arborizing vasculature, which tends to form papillae. Primary intracerebral myxopapillary ependymomas(More)
This paper proposes a novel computational methodology for modelling the haemodynamic effects of endovascular coil embolization for cerebral aneurysms. We employ high-resolution 3-D angiographic data to reconstruct the intracranial geometry and we model the coiled part of the aneurysm as a porous medium, with porosity decreasing as coils are inserted. The(More)
Brain metastases from choroidal melanoma are rare and usually have a grave prognosis. A case of successfully treated late isolated brain metastasis from choroidal melanoma is described. A 35-year-old man presented with epileptic seizures of recent origin, 9 years following enucleation for choroidal melanoma. Imaging studies revealed a lesion of the right(More)
Selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SelAH) is now widely used in the surgical treatment of patients with medically intractable medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE). We present our single-centre experience of a uniform series of drug-resistant MTLE patients treated exclusively with SelAH. A retrospective study of 50 adult patients (25 males, 25 females, mean(More)