Edward L Seljeskog

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The authors reviewed 29 cases of spinal tuberculosis treated from 1973 to 1993 with an average follow-up time of 7.4 years. Clinical findings included back pain, paraparesis, kyphosis, fever, sensory disturbance, and bowel and bladder dysfunction. Twenty-two patients (76%) presented with neurological deficit; 12 (41%) were initially misdiagnosed. Sixteen(More)
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare glial tumour typically occurring in young patients in the first three decades, having a superficial cortical location and with a relatively good prognosis for long-term survival. Four cases are reviewed. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearances, which in PXA have been reported only once before, are(More)
The authors present a retrospective analysis of 128 cases of odontoid process injury treated at the University of Minnesota and affiliated hospitals between the years 1967 and 1983. Of these 128 cases, 110 were acute fractures, while 18 patients suffered from old, unstable odontoid injuries. Motor vehicle accident was the leading cause of injury, and the(More)
A retrospective analysis of 34 patients who underwent microsurgical therapy for craniopharyngioma from 1975 to 1989, a period when CT imaging was routinely used, is presented. Mean follow-up was 6.4 years with no patients lost to follow-up. Those who underwent subtotal resection with adjuvant radiation had a significantly better recurrence-free interval(More)
Three cases of lumbar vertebral interspace infection due to the Aspergillus fungus are presented. Two patients responded to vigorous surgical therapy in combination with prolonged administration of antifungal agents. The third patient died of complications related to the antibiotic therapy. Possible etiologies of this unusual problem are reviewed in light(More)
Aspergillus brain abscess is often a fatal disease, regardless of the mode of therapy. Most often seen in the compromised host, it is notoriously refractory to systemic antifungal agents and intrathecal antimycotics. Even with radical surgical debridement, only 13 patients, including the present case, have survived longer than 3 months after being treated(More)