A 5-year retrospective study comparing bone flap replacement with acrylic cranioplasty was carried out. There was no significant difference in the high infection rates associated with the two procedures. We suggest that antibiotic-impregnated acrylic cranioplasty may be the safest and best surgical procedure based on the orthopaedic experience with… (More)
Xanthogranulomas of the choroid plexus are usually asymptomatic. We present a short case report of a 60-year-old male whose symptoms of parosmia and parageusia have been relieved following surgical removal of a xanthogranuloma situated in the right lateral ventricle. Previous case reports and correlation of symptomatology and pathology are discussed.
The objective of the study was to assess the long-term efficacy of fluoroscopically-guided cervical nerve root block as a non-surgical treatment for cervical radicular pain. This was a retrospective study of 19 consecutive patients who had undergone cervical nerve root blocks over a period of 18 months, at a regional neurosurgery referral centre in the UK.… (More)
Over the last decade there has been an increasing awareness that psychosocial problems may persist in patients who have made apparently good recoveries after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (ASAH). The caregivers of these patients are often relatives and it is becoming apparent that these carers frequently suffer psychosocial stress with associated… (More)
We report an apparently unique case of multiple spinal intradural arachnoid cysts in association with distichiasis, late onset lower limb lymphoedema, and previously unrecognized features of associated bilateral megaureters, Arnold Chiari malformation with hydrocephalus and syringomyelia. The literature on this unusual group of congenital malformations is… (More)
A patient with perimesencephalic subarachnoid haemorrhage (PMSAH) developed a delayed third nerve palsy. Three formal cerebral angiograms, a computed tomography cerebral angiogram and a magnetic resonance angiogram all failed to reveal a vascular abnormality. Further investigations did not show any medical cause for the palsy. This appears to be the first… (More)
Knowledge Management is a very hot domain these days due to the increasing asset value for knowledge available within the organization. These days, knowledge is treated as a vital asset that can increase organization's competitive advantage. The potential that knowledge management has for improving fisheries management is increasingly being recognized.… (More)
Plate cage Benezech (PCB) is a titanium-made implant introduced recently in spinal surgery as a new substitute for autograft in cervical spine interbody fusion. It has a plate attached to the anterior surface of the cage to prevent any displacement of the cage, and to provide additional support in patients with dynamic instability. A small number of studies… (More)