Daniel Castro-Bouzas

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Retro-odontoid pseudotumors are lesions caused by inflammatory granulation or reactive soft tissue hypertrophy from chronic atlantoaxial subluxation. However, one-third of the cases reported in the medical literature did not show atlantoaxial instability clearly. The authors present the case of a 76-year-old man previously diagnosed with diffuse idiopathic(More)
INTRODUCTION We designed this study to investigate the clinical, neurological, and radiological outcome of patients with chronic subdural hematoma related to an intracranial arachnoid cysts. PATIENTS AND METHODS Medical records of 12 cases of patients with arachnoids cyst complicated with chronic subdural hematoma were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS(More)
Osteochondromas are slow-growing benign bone tumors that are located frequently in the long bones. Approximately 1-4% of them occur in the spine. Solitary spinal osteochondromas may produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on their location and relationship to associated structures. We report a case of a 74-year old woman who was admitted to our(More)
OBJECTIVE to analyze the clinical, radiological and surgical outcome of a series of filum terminale ependymomas. Patients and methods. This retrospective study involved 20 patients with 21 ependymomas of the filum terminale encountered during a 21 year period (1988- 2008). All patients were diagnosed using MRI and surgically treated. RESULTS the male:(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary bone lymphomas account for 3-7% of all malignant bone tumours and less than 2% of lymphomas in adults. Having the cranial vault as their primary location is very infrequent. CASE REPORT A 59-year-old female who presented a painful tumour on the cranial vault which, following radical surgical removal, was found to be an ALK-negative(More)
INTRODUCTION Spinal schwannomas account for about 30% of intradural spinal cord tumors in adults. More are solitary tumors, which can occur throughout the spinal canal. The multiple form of neurofibromas is known as von Recklinghausen disease. AIM. To analyze clinical and radiologic characteristics, treatment and evolution of patients with spinal nerve(More)
Guns bullet or captive bolt is used as a weapon for stunning animals as a prelude to sacrifice. Placed in front of it induce an immediate loss of consciousness, thus achieving a "humanization" of process. It's use for suicide is rare, almost exclusively of people who have access to them because of their occupation, causing severe injuries to the brain. We(More)
Neonatal subgaleal hematomas are under-diagnosed collections of blood beneath the galea, often caused by certain obstetric procedures such as use of forceps or vacuum. They generally have low volume and often resolve spontaneously. Occasionally, they can achieve a large volume and may endanger the live of the affected newborns. Rarely, they become chronic(More)
Hypoglossal nerve palsy is commonly associated with the involvement of other cranial nerves. His injury is rarely isolated. We present a patient in which paralysis is due to the presence of a "juxtafacet cyst" of the atlanto-occipital joint. We review the anatomy of the hypoglossal nerve, different therapeutic options, the differential diagnosis and papers(More)