Brijesh Rao

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BACKGROUND The aim is to study the clinical, radiological and pathological features of childhood and adolescent meningiomas and analyse outcome prognosticators. METHOD A retrospective analysis of the case records of patients less than 20 years of age operated for a meningioma in our institute since 1982 was performed. The variables analysed included age,(More)
OBJECTIVE Microsurgical excision of colloid cysts of the third ventricle is accomplished along the transcallosal or the transfrontal routes. In the transcallosal approach, venous tributaries of the superior sagittal sinus can often act as an impediment to entry into the interhemispheric fissure for accessing the corpus callosum. We propose a paramedian(More)
We retrospectively analyzed a series of patients with brainstem cavernomas of the medulla, pons, or midbrain to attempt to define the natural history, indications for surgery, and outcome after surgical resection. Between 1993 and 2008, 52 patients with cavernomas of the brainstem presented to our institute and were managed either surgically or(More)
OBJECTIVE Bilateral thalamic lesions are rare and relatively obscure neoplasms. We present our experience with nine cases of bilateral thalamic lesions and attempt to analyse them in the background of available literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analyses of the case records of 9 cases of bilateral thalamic lesions treated in our department(More)
The purpose of this paper is to provide a decision support aid for the strategic design of an assembly system in the international business environment created by NAFTA. The strategic design problem is to prescribe a set of facilities, including their locations, technologies, and capacities, as well as strategic aspects of the supply chain, selecting(More)
OBJECTS Fourth ventricle is conventionally accessed via resection of the part of the vermis for total excision of the tumors at the expense of significant morbidity. Numerous avenues have been identified to minimize the morbidity; some of which include transforaminal, subtonsillar, telovelar approaches, etc. These approaches are devised on the basis that(More)
Cystic prolactinomas are considered not amenable to dopamine agonist therapy. We present the results of dopamine agonist therapy in six patients with cystic prolactinomas. The inclusion criteria of patients were: (i) cystic macroadenomas with the cyst occupying more than 50% of the tumour volume; (ii) a serum prolactin value more than 150 ng/mL. All(More)
Aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) of the skull is exceedingly rare. We report a unique case of an intradural ABC without bone involvement presenting with raised intracranial pressure. The patient was a 14-year-old boy who presented with headache, vomiting and right focal seizure. Imaging showed a large multicystic left frontal lesion without any evidence of bone(More)