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Benedikt syndrome is a rare but debilitating constellation of symptoms that manifests from infarction of the red nucleus, cerebral peduncle, oculomotor fascicles, and lower oculomotor nucleus. Clinically, it presents as ipsilateral cranial nerve III palsy, contralateral hemiataxia with intention tremor, contralateral hemiparesis, and hyperactive tendon(More)
The authors used skull base approaches to improve the surgical treatment of cerebral aneurysms. These approaches facilitate aneurysm surgery by allowing early proximal and distal vascular control, shortening and widening of the operative field, increasing the range of the surgeon's operative view and motion, and alleviating brain retraction. Twenty-two(More)
Delayed cerebral ischemia is the major cause of death and disability in patients who initially survive an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). In the present study, a protocol for prophylactic hypertensive hypervolemic hemodilution ("triple-H" therapy) was utilized in the treatment of SAH, and the response of cerebral blood flow (CBF) was evaluated.(More)
The medical community has not yet identified cerebrovascular pathophysiological factors that distinguish patients at high risk for stroke or aid in selecting patients for microvascular cerebral bypass. In this study, we describe the courses of 13 patients, all of whom suffered recurrent episodes of transient cerebral ischemia after previous cerebral(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, disabling anxiety disorder characterized by recurrent obsessive thoughts and uncontrolled repetitive acts. Although many patients respond to various pharmacological treatments, there is a cohort of patients with intractable or refractory disease. The authors present the case of a patient with(More)
BACKGROUND The actual incidence of residual aneurysm after clipping is unknown. The natural history of residual aneurysm can be regrowth and hemorrhage. Intraoperative angiography offers a cost-effective, safe interdiction to the problem of residual aneurysm and parent vessel stenosis. METHODS/RESULTS Forty consecutive patients harboring 54 aneurysms(More)
OBJECT Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury occurs after anterior cervical spine procedures. In this study the authors used intraoperative electromyographic (EMG) monitoring of the posterior pharynx as a surrogate for RLN function and monitored endotracheal tube (ET) cuff pressure to determine if there was an association between these variables and(More)
OBJECTIVE Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania (CPH) is a rare, unilateral primary headache syndrome. Recent studies suggest hypothalamic dysfunction as the likely cause of CPH. Therapeutic response to deep brain stimulation of the hypothalamus has been observed in the treatment of related trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. We explored the therapeutic effectiveness(More)
OBJECTIVES Numerous medical and surgical therapies have been utilized to treat the symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). This retrospective study compares patients undergoing either microvascular decompression or balloon ablation of the trigeminal ganglion and determines which produces the best long-term outcomes. METHODS A 10-year retrospective chart(More)
OBJECT Vestibular schwannoma surgery has evolved as new therapeutic options have emerged, patients' expectations have risen, and the psychological effect of facial nerve paralysis has been studied. For large vestibular schwannomas for which extirpation is the primary therapy, the goals remain complete tumor resection and maintenance of normal neurological(More)