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Data concerning width and surface of the basement membrane of cortical capillaries in three patients with Alzheimer's disease and five age-matched controls, have been submitted to statistical analysis to ascertain the role of the aging process upon thickening of the basement membrane itself. The analysis showed that there was a significant difference… (More)
Photodynamic therapy is based on the capacity of certain substances to preferentially stain neoplastic tissues in respect to healthy tissues, and on the property of such substances to produce cytotoxic agents when excited by light of an appropriate wavelength. The authors demonstrate the first attempts to photoradiant therapy in the treatment of human… (More)
Fourteen cases of subdural empyema are presented. Their clinical aspects are reported, and the factors that influenced mortality are discussed.
Eleven consecutive cases of acute traumatic vertex epidural haematomas (VEDHs) among 416 epidural haematomas (EDHs) operated on during the same period in the Neurosurgical Clinic of the University of Genoa, are reported. Clinical features, neuroradiological aspects (X-ray, angiography and CT scan) and results are discussed, in order to point out the… (More)
Typical Interhemispheric Subdural Haematomas (ISDHs) are located along the whole interhemispheric fissure. In the four cases of our series, three of which surgically treated, and in the 29 cases reported in literature ISDH has been usually encountered in elderly age (mean age 56) in most of cases following head injury. Anticoagulant therapy was a favouring… (More)
Giant fusiform aneurysm (2.5 cm in length or more) is an unusual pathological entity typically described involving the main trunks of cerebral arteries and, rarely, cerebral artery branches. We are presenting two cases of middle cerebral artery branch giant fusiform aneurysm, one surgically and the other conservatively treated. We were unable to find in the… (More)
SUMMARY Endovascular packing of intracranial aneurysm with preservation of the parent vessel has become in many cases a valid alternative to surgical clipping. Regression of oculomotor disorders after clipping of internal carotid-posterior communicating artery (ICA-PCoA) aneurysms has been well assessed. This report focuses on the reversal of third nerve… (More)
Out of a consecutive series of 1082 operations performed on head-injured patients over a 9-year period, 28 cases of acute subdural haematomas (SDHs) or epidural haematomas (EDHs) occurring in patients aged between 80 and 100 years were selected. Mortality rates in these patients (100% in 2 EDHs, 88% in 26 SDHs) were significantly higher (p less than 0.01)… (More)
This report concerns 72 patients who underwent surgery for postraumatic intracerebral hematoma. The clinical findings of this pathology have been delineated as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic characteristics.
The Authors present 70 cases of traumatic subdural hygromas, classified into acute, subacute and chronic, according to the interval between injury and the appearance of symptoms. The acute cases were 22.9% of our series. Criteria for surgical treatment were established by means of CT scan serial investigations. Pathogenesis, clinical aspects and results are… (More)