Basil Claude Enicker

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BACKGROUND Assaults with a machete cause compound skull fractures which present as a neurosurgical emergency. We aimed to profile cranial injuries caused by a machete over a 10 year period in a single neurosurgical unit. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective data analysis of cranial injuries following assault with a machete, admitted to the neurosurgery(More)
BACKGROUND Spinal stab wounds presenting with retained knife blades (RKB) are uncommon, often resulting in spinal cord injury (SCI) with catastrophic neurological consequences. The purpose of this study is to report a single unit's experience in management of this pattern of injury at this regional referral centre. METHODS Retrospective review of medical(More)
BACKGROUND Spina bifida is the most common of congenital anomalies of the central nervous system that are compatible with life. The most frequent form is myelomeningocele. METHOD Setting: Neurosurgery Unit, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. Patients: Consecutive children with diagnosis myelomeningocele who were managed at from January 2006 to(More)
Retained garden fork is a rare complication of penetrating cranial trauma. Retained knife blade is the most commonly reported presentation. We report an unusual case of a 30-year-old male patient treated at our institution, who presented with a retained garden fork following a stab to the head, with no associated neurological deficits. Computerized(More)
BACKGROUND Acute extradural haematomas (AEDHs) occur infrequently in children. This study was undertaken to review our experience with management and outcomes of this condition in children treated in the Neurosurgery Unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. METHOD A retrospective review of medical records of all children (age less than or equal to(More)
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