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BACKGROUND Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) has a dismal prognosis despite aggressive therapy. Initial diagnosis and measurement of response to treatment is usually determined by measurement of gadolinium-enhanced tumor volume with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Unfortunately, many GBM treatment modalities can cause changes in tumor gadolinium enhancement(More)
OBJECT Peritumoral cysts are benign nonneoplastic cysts that are found adjacent to extraaxial brain tumors such as meningiomas, schwannomas, craniopharyngiomas, and esthesioneuroblastomas. Peritumoral cysts associated with pituitary macroadenomas have not been previously described in the literature. The authors report 6 cases of giant(More)
OBJECT Oculomotor cistern extension of pituitary adenomas is an overlooked feature within the literature. In this study, 7 cases of pituitary macroadenoma with oculomotor cistern extension and tracking are highlighted, and the implications of surgical and medical management are discussed. METHODS The records of patients diagnosed with pituitary(More)
Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a variety of intracranial lesions. Utilization of robotic assistance with stereotactic procedures has gained attention due to potential for advantages over conventional techniques. The authors report the first case in which robot-assisted MRI-guided LITT was used to(More)
BACKGROUND Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. Educational interventions may alleviate the burden of TBI for patients and their families. Interactive modalities that involve engagement with the educational material may enhance patient knowledge acquisition when compared to static text-based(More)
OBJECTIVES Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a common and debilitating injury that is particularly prevalent in patients over 60. Given the influence of head injury on dementia (and vice versa), and the increased likelihood of ground-level falls, elderly patients are vulnerable to TBI. Educational interventions can increase knowledge and influence(More)
83 patients users of Copper 200 were observed for a total of 760 months, together with 20 users of Gravigard, for 280 months. Age of users was between 19-43. Failure rate was 1.57% for the Copper 200, and 4.28% for Gravigard; continuity rate was 93.7% with Copper 200, and 91.44% with Gravigard. A few patients complained of pain and/or menorrahgia. Such(More)
INTRODUCTION CellScope(®), an iPhone-enabled otoscope, was introduced into the neurotrauma clinic at an American College of Surgeons certified Level I trauma center. CellScope is an innovative tool that digitally improves optical clarity of the tympanic membrane, providing the acquisition of HIPPA compliant images. We compared the CellScope to the(More)
BACKGROUND We assess Google Glass ("Glass") in improving postoperative review ("debriefing") and augmenting education in Neurological Surgery at a tertiary academic medical center. METHODS This was a prospective study. Participants were patients of Neurological Surgery physicians at a Tertiary Care Level 1 Academic Trauma Center. Resident physicians(More)
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