Efraim David

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PURPOSE To examine long-term seizure and quality-of-life outcome in a homogeneous group of patients after temporal lobectomy with pathologically proven hippocampal sclerosis (HS). Previous research has had limited follow-up (generally <2 years) and has grouped patients across multiple pathologies. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients were identified as(More)
It has been many years now since the introduction of nerve transfers for repair of traumatic brachial plexus lesions and more recently, we have seen its application in the field of obstetric brachial plexus palsy. These nerve transfers do not represent an alternative to anatomical repair by means of nerve grafting, but represent an additional possibility to(More)
Sentinel lymph node biopsies (SLNB) were investigated in 8 cases (6 squamous cell carcinomas, 2 melanomas) of vulvar malignancy. The sentinel node was detected by patent blue dye injection (1 case), pre operative lymphoscintigraphy with intra-operative gamma hand-held probe (2 cases), and combined techniques (5 cases). The procedure was successful in all(More)
In the case of cerebral paralyses electrical stimulation can not only maintain the muscles, but may also enable their functional use. In flaccid paralyses, however, the conventional therapy using exponential currents produces rather unsatisfactory results. Only when applying bi-directional currents, were we successful in producing tetanic contractions. At(More)
Psychiatric symptoms associated with frontal lobe unruptured or ruptured intracranial dermoid cysts are rarely described in the medical literature. The case of a 58-year-old man with a chronic history of anxiety, major depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder who presented with new onset auditory and visual phenomena is described. This case illustrates(More)
A case of trapezometacarpal dislocation associated with metacarpophalangeal dislocation (floating first metacarpal) is described. The trapezometacarpal dislocation re-occurred twice despite well conducted orthopedic treatment. Ligamentoplasty of the carpal radial flexor tendon using the Eaton and Littler method then provided an excellent result. Failure of(More)
Reconstruction of hand dorsum soft tissue defect usually requires a flap. The dorsal skin is thin and the underlying structures require coverage by vascularised tissue. We have been using perforator flaps in these cases, especially the anterolateral thigh perforator flap. After a description of the technique, we present a case report in which this flap, in(More)
Surgical treatment of complete cutaneous ring finger avulsion is a challenge in hand surgery. When replantation of the avulsed fragment is not technically feasible, the surgeon must consider reconstruction of soft tissue. Many surgical techniques have been described. We report a case of complete avulsion of the cutaneous sheath and nail of the fourth finger(More)
Sentinel node biopsy is currently considered to be an outstanding advance in surgical oncology and represents significant evolution toward minimally invasive breast cancer surgery. Detected by blue dye, radiopharmaceutical or combined techniques, the sentinel lymph node can be selectively used for the detection of micrometastasis through extensive(More)