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Radiation-induced meningiomas (RIM) are known to occur after high and low dose cranial radiation therapy. Currently, RIM are the most common form of radiation-induced neoplasm reported. We present the largest series of RIM induced by high dose radiation reported thus far and review the literature. Radiation therapy was most commonly given for childhood(More)
This retrospective study of medical records, surgical protocols, patient observation cards, and imaging files of 100 patients treated for subdural hematoma analyzed the type of hematoma, patient age and sex, operative technique, neurological status, cause of injury, duration of hospital stay, mortality rate, and the number of and reasons for reoperations to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of surgical treatment of cervical disc disease using a relatively novel type of cage, to assess the association between changes in cervical spine curvature and pain intensity as well as quality of life, to assess how often implants of different sizes were applied, and to analyze statistically the occurrence of(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with multiple myeloma (MM) there is a high risk of compression fractures of the spine. In the majority of cases, the method of treatment is percutaneous vertebroplasty (PV) or kyphoplasty (PK). The number of studies verifying their efficacy in MM is still relatively small. OBJECTIVES The aim of this study has been to assess medium-(More)
I have read with interest the article by Farzanegan et al. (1). The authors focused on a very important aspect of quality-of-life assessment in lumbar discopathy patients following neurosurgical procedures. In their daily clinical practice, neurosurgeons by and large concentrate only on the presence of neurological deficits (paresis or paralysis) and pain,(More)
INTRODUCTION Spinal tumours may be classified in three groups: 1) extradural, 2) intradural extramedullary and 3) intramedullary spinal cord tumours. Intradural extramedullary tumours arise from the leptomeninges or nerve roots and include schwannomas. A schwannoma is usually a firm grey-whitish tumour growing near a nerve trunk or ramus. It can be(More)
This paper presents a case of an unorthodox technique of screw fixation of an odontoid process fracture which consisted in simultaneous reposition of an odontoid process fracture from a posterior pharyngeal wall approach and direct screw fixation from a submandibular approach. A 53-year-old patient sustained an injury to the cervical spine. Radiographs and(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The aim of the study was to determine the efficacy of posterior spinal stabilization, combined with intraoperative vertebroplasty defined as intraoperative filling of instrumented vertebral bodies (VB) with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). MATERIAL AND METHODS Seventeen patients with osteoporosis or osteopenia underwent posterior(More)