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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)
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)
INTRODUCTION 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(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)
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)
There are numerous studies in the literature of anesthesia administered during colonoscopy including various methods, drugs, and monitoring systems; however, none of them has studied whether a university-degreed nurse anesthesia provider (known as a certified registered nurse anesthetist in the United States) is skillful enough to provide safe anesthesia in(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)
Thyroid carcinoma usually presents as asymptomatic thyroid nodule. Thyroid cancer may show microscopic vascular invasion; however, internal jugular vein (IJV) invasion is a rare complication of thyroid cancer. We present a case of unilateral invasion of IJV caused by local nodal recurrence of the primary thyroid carcinoma. The patient had undergone a near(More)