Chidambaram Balasubramaniam

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In pediatric neurosurgery departments in India, craniosynostosis is being increasingly identified and dealt with during the past several years. The management of this problem is well established in units that have a strong pediatric bias, whereas it is still in infancy in certain departments. Some misconceptions exist regarding this condition with reference(More)
This report is based on the experience in the management of 17 children with neoplasms involving the anterior visual pathway (i.e. the optic nerves and chiasm). Although gliomas are the commonest tumors other neoplasms are also seen in this location. Hence there is a need for histologic verification before all neoplasms seen here are managed as gliomas.(More)
Craniostenosis is a common problem in the pediatric neurosurgery departments. The management of this problem is still evolving. Some misconceptions exist regarding this condition particularly regarding the indications for surgery. The author started performing this surgery nearly two decades ago. The experience gained over time as well as the problems(More)
Postoperative CSF leak is a known complication of spinal surgery especially after surgery for neural tube defects (NTD). The problem can metamorphose into a severe infection. This article hopes to shed some light on the management of these problems and suggests precautions so as to reduce their occurrence. A retrospective analysis of 102 children, between(More)
Syringohydromyelia is a frequent finding in cases of tethered cord syndrome. The classical teaching is that the development and progression of a syrinx is a chronic process. We present a case report of an acute onset syringomyelia in an infant, who underwent an excision of a lumbosacral transitional lipoma and detethering of the cord. Immediately after(More)
Intramedullary glioependymal cysts are rare congenital lesions of the spinal cord. Their association with another congenital lesion, i.e., tethered cord, is rarer still. We present a case of intramedullary glioependymal cyst with a filar lipoma in an infant. The clinical features, terminology and pathogenesis are discussed. Many varieties of spinal cysts(More)