Bettina Balmer

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PURPOSE Endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) is a successful method of treatment for obstructive hydrocephalus that has become popular over the last 20 years. The purpose of this paper is to study the outcome of infants with obstructive hydrocephalus treated by ETV by a single surgeon and to evaluate the safety, reliability, and efficacy of this(More)
OBJECTIVE A significant epidural haematoma (EDH) is generally treated by craniotomy and evacuation. This is a report of conservative management following an EDH on computerized tomography (CT) in a paediatric population. The authors examined whether conservative treatment of radiologically significant EDH is a successful and safe therapeutic option. (More)
OBJECTIVE This paper reports and discusses on the possible etiology of postoperative contralateral facial nerve palsy after uneventful evacuation of a subdural haematoma or hygroma after mild head trauma in two children with pre-existing middle cranial fossa subarachnoid cysts. RESULTS Two 14- and 15-year-old boys had prolonged headaches after mild head(More)
BACKGROUND Patients diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with hepatic metastases generally have a worse prognosis as compared with patients with nonmetastasized NETs. Due to tumor location and distant metastases, a surgical approach is often not possible and nonsurgical therapeutic strategies may apply. OBJECTIVE The aim of these systematic reviews(More)
BACKGROUND Inadvertent adjustments and malfunctions of programmable valves have been reported in cases in which patients have encountered powerful electromagnetic fields such as those involved in magnetic resonance imaging, but the potential effects of magnetic toys on programmable valves are not well known. MATERIALS AND METHODS The magnetic properties(More)
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