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AIM To compare the anterior and posterior surgical approach in the emergency treatment of unstable burst thoracolumbar fracture. METHODS Twenty-five patients with unstable thoracolumbar fracture underwent either anterior neurodecompression and fixation (n=13) or posterior reposition and semirigid fixation by hook-rod with pedicle screw fixation (n=12),(More)
Following excision of pilocytic astrocytoma, a 12-year-old girl underwent posterior cranial fossa synthetic duraplasty with polyglactin 910 mesh. On the 8th postoperative day, unusual extradural collection was diagnosed by spinal magnetic resonance imaging. On the 14th postoperative day, cerebrospinal fluid leakage in the upper part of the postoperative(More)
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