Carlos A. David

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Cobb syndrome represents the concurrent findings of a metameric spinal vascular malformation and a cutaneous vascular malformation within several dermatomes of each other. This rare entity engenders many difficult decisions with respect to appropriate therapeutic management. Historically, surgical excision carried a high morbidity, and conservative(More)
Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the brain are rare vascular disorders characterized by the presence of direct connections between cerebral arteries and veins. Preoperative planning of AVM surgery is a challenging task. The neurosurgeon needs to gain a detailed understanding of both the pathoanatomy of the lesion as well as its location and spatial(More)
The number of endovascularly-treated aneurysms has steadily increased over the past two decades. A small but significant number of recurrent or partially recanalized aneurysms have been identified. If repeat endovascular therapies are not feasible due to anatomical or technical considerations, surgical clipping may be considered. The technical challenges in(More)
BACKGROUND Dissection of the superficial temporal artery (STA) is often required in preparation for a bypass procedure. Traditionally, dissection of the STA involves a direct cutdown on the artery after marking the course of the artery on the skin with the help of a Doppler ultrasound probe. OBJECTIVE We describe a method that takes advantage of the(More)
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