David Shooman

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OBJECT Stereotactic biopsy is a safe and effective technique for the diagnosis of brain tumors. The use of intraoperative neuropathological examination has been routinely advocated to increase diagnostic yield, but the procedure lengthens surgical time, may produce false-negative and -positive results, and current biopsy techniques have a very low(More)
Posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH) is a major problem for premature infants, generally requiring lifelong care. It results from small blood clots inducing scarring within CSF channels impeding CSF circulation. Transforming growth factor – beta is released into CSF and cytokines stimulate deposition of extracellular matrix proteins which potentially(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, frameless navigation techniques have been reported to be safe and effective for biopsy of cerebral lesions. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a technique of frameless, pinless electromagnetic-guided biopsy for brain lesions with the Medtronic Stealth AxiEM. METHODS Prospective data were collected on consecutive(More)
Immobilisation is a crucial part of the management of a trauma patient. This case describes the importance of stabilisation and early imaging in preventing long-term disability. The patient presented with no history or symptoms suggestive of spinal instability, but was under the influence of alcohol and had signs which were difficult to explain. After(More)
Background Post Haemorrhagic Hydrocephalus (PHH) secondary to Neonatal Intraventricular Haemorrhage (IVH) is the commonest cause of infantile hydrocephalus. The presence of ventricular blood, underdeveloped immune systems and thin, friable skin preclude shunting as a primary intervention. Studies show that serial lumbar punctures, medical management and(More)
High cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein is a recognised association of optic pathway gliomas. This can occlude ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt catheters or external ventricular drains (EVD). We describe an 8-year-old boy with an optic pathway glioma, who had frequent episodes of a blocked VP shunt and EVD due to high CSF protein level. This responded(More)
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