Dimitris I Koutentakis

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Lesions on certain brain areas can cause psychiatric signs. Symptomatic arachnoid cysts can produce a variety of symptoms like headache, seizures, increased ICP, and rarely psychiatric disorders. We report a case of a young woman with a left temporal lobe arachnoid cyst, presented with headache and an atypical psychosis. A 72-h epidural ICP recording(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe the use of an artificial dural substitute in order to prevent peridural fibrosis in patients who underwent craniectomy and subsequent cranioplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS In our institution we performed decompressive craniectomy and subsequent cranioplasty, with autologous bone flap, in 52 patients (mean age 32 years) between 1998 and(More)
We report on a case of a 13-month-old female infant who was admitted to our department with the chief complaints of drowsiness and vomiting. A history of an unspecified viral infection was reported. Clinical examination was negative for focal neurological signs or signs of central nervous system infection. Initial CT scan revealed obstructive hydrocephalus,(More)
We report a case of a large intracerebral CSF collection formed along the course of the catheter of an ommaya-type reservoir (Medtronic 12 mm), implanted in a patient suffered from cryptococcal meningitis in the frame of CLL. This collection was at first diagnosed as intracerebral abscess but emergency craniotomy proves clear CSF collection with no signs of(More)
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