D. L. Marinus Oterdoom

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Incidental or intentional durotomy causing cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage, leading to the formation of a pseudomeningocele is a known complication in spinal surgery. Herniation of nerve roots into such a pseudomeningocele is very rare, but can occur up to years after initial durotomy and has been described to cause permanent neurologic deficit. However,(More)
INTRODUCTION Dystonia-deafness syndrome is a distinct clinical presentation within the dystonia-spectrum. Although several genetic and acquired causes have been reported, etiology remains unknown in the majority of patients. OBJECTIVES To describe two patients with dystonia-deafness syndrome due to a beta-actin gene mutation. METHODS We report on(More)
Three patients with a medical history of malignancy were referred for back pain: two women aged 53 and 43 years respectively, with breast cancer, and a woman of 85 years with rectal carcinoma. All patients suffered from spinal metastasis. Considerable delay occurred between the initial complaint of back pain and the diagnosis. This adversely influenced the(More)
BACKGROUND In deep brain stimulation (DBS), accurate placement of the lead is critical. Target definition is highly dependent on visual recognition on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We prospectively investigated whether the 7-T MRI enabled better visualization of targets and led to better placement of leads compared with the 1.5-T and the 3-T MRI. (More)
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