Charles G. H. West

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A rare case of metastasis to the spinal subarachnoid space from a non-neuraxial primary tumor is presented. Dissemination was shown by computerized tomography to be via the cerebrospinal fluid from secondary deposits in the central nervous system and meninges. This route would seem to be the most common mode of spread to the spinal subarachnoid space.
Between 1954 and 1986 inclusive, 160 children in the North West Region of England were registered with histologically proven lowgrade astrocytomas (grade 1 or 2). Ten died before receiving any treatment, and a further seven died within 28 days of surgery, leaving 143 children whose survival in relation to treatment modality is the subject of this paper.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Prospective histologic comparison of perineural tissues from patients requiring decompression surgery for herniated intervertebral disc with those from cadaveric controls. OBJECTIVES To examine the significance of herniated intervertebral-disc-associated perineural vascular and fibrotic abnormalities with respect to back pain symptom(More)
A group of 48 patients, consecutive apart from exclusions, from a 1-year series of 60 cases of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH), was reviewed, in respect of clinical and radiological features, surgical management, clinical outcome, psychological distress and psychometric status, the neuropsychological assessment being compared with a(More)
A 4.5 year old boy with cerebral palsy presented with seizures associated with facial flushing and tachycardia following the instillation of 1% cyclopentolate, a commonly used mydriatic in paediatric practice. He had no prior history of convulsions. This case demonstrates the uncommon, though serious, atropine-like side effect of cyclopentolate eyedrops(More)
A 9-year-old boy presented with a 12-month history of headaches and recent grand mal seizures. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed an enhancing right frontal convexity lesion. The preoperative diagnosis was meningioma. However, histological examination was diagnostic of Rosai-Dorfman disease. Rosai-Dorfman disease(More)
The position of an intracerebral haematoma shown on computerised tomography (CT) of patients who have suffered a recent spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage is a powerful indicator of the source of the bleed. In the absence of such a parenchymal clot, does the distribution of intraventricular blood have similar predictive value? The scans of 22 patients(More)