David G. Kline

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Adult onset of tethered cord syndrome is a rare pathologic entity. Its treatable nature makes early diagnosis and timely surgical intervention important goals. Because of present referral patterns, adult patients with tethered cord syndrome may present initially to their primary care physician. We present a recent representative case of adult-onset tethered(More)
Over a 22-year period, operations were performed on 263 patients for 288 primary benign tumors of major peripheral nerves. The tumors included 85 schwannomas, 197 neurofibromas, and six plexiform neurofibromas. Total removal was achieved in 83 of the 85 schwannomas, and 76 of these patients were available for follow-up evaluation. Motor function either(More)
OBJECT The peroneal nerve is the most common site of intraneural ganglia. The neurological deficit associated with these cysts is often severe and the operation to eradicate them is difficult The aims of this multicenter study were to collate the authors' experience with a relatively rare lesion and to improve clinical outcomes by better understanding its(More)
OBJECT This is a retrospective review of 397 benign and malignant peripheral neural sheath tumors (PNSTs) that were surgically treated between 1969 and 1999 at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). The surgical techniques and adjunctive treatments are presented, the tumors are classified with respect to type and prevalence at each(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the epidemiology, preoperative management, operative findings, operative treatment, and postoperative results in a group of 99 patients who sustained 100 injuries to the brachial plexus. METHODS The charts of 100 consecutive surgical patients with brachial plexus injuries were reviewed. RESULTS The patient group comprised 80 males(More)
Eighty-three consecutive patients with extracranial accessory nerve injury seen over a 12-year period are reviewed. The most common etiology was iatrogenic injury to the nerve at the time of previous surgery. Such operations were usually minor in nature and often related to lymph node or benign tumor removal. Examination usually distinguished winging due to(More)
OBJECT This is a retrospective analysis of 353 surgically treated sciatic nerve lesions in which injury mechanisms, location, time to surgical repair, surgical techniques, and functional outcomes are reported. Results are presented to provide guidelines for management of these injuries. METHODS One hundred seventy-five patients with buttock-level and 178(More)
A 54-year-old man experienced a right occipital headache accompanied by a roaring sound, nausea, vomiting, right facial weakness, and stiff neck. Vertebral angiography revealed an aneurysm of the right anterior inferior cerebellar artery (AICA) at the internal acoustic meatus which was later excised with favorable results. The literature is reviewed;(More)
OBJECT The authors conducted a retrospective study of 107 consecutive patients with 111 brachial plexus tumors surgically treated at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC). METHODS During a 12-year period, from 1986 to 1998, 371 patients with lesions of the brachial plexus underwent surgery at LSUHSC. Among this group, 107 patients(More)