Eirik Helseth

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BACKGROUND Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) is challenging with respect to both patient selection and choice of surgical procedure. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of ACDF, with respect to both patient selection and choice of surgical procedure: fusion with an autologous iliac crest graft (AICG) versus fusion with(More)
Methylation of the O6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) gene promoter is a favorable prognostic factor in glioblastoma patients. However, reported methylation frequencies vary significantly partly due to lack of consensus in the choice of analytical method. We examined 35 low- and 99 high-grade gliomas using quantitative methylation specific PCR(More)
UNLABELLED Traditionally, the cerebral hemispheres have been regarded as the region of the brain responsible for cognitive functions, while the cerebellum has been considered to be primarily involved in motor functions. Recent studies focus also on the possible involvement of the cerebellum in neurocognitive functions. The aim of this study was to determine(More)
Choroid plexus tumors are rare intraventricular tumors, and they represent 2–4% of brain tumors in children. This single-institution retrospective study involves 16 consecutive choroid plexus tumors: 13 papillomas and 3 carcinomas. Tumor locations were the lateral ventricles in 13 cases, the third ventricle in 2 cases and the fourth ventricle in 1 case. The(More)
BACKGROUND In order to weigh the risks of surgery against the presumed advantages, it is important to have specific knowledge about complication rates. Contemporary reports on complications following craniotomy for tumor resection in pediatric patients are scarce. OBJECTIVE To study the surgical mortality and rate of hematomas, infections, meningitis,(More)
OBJECTIVE The majority of children with posterior fossa tumors have hydrocephalus (HC) at the time of presentation. There is no consensus regarding the management of HC in these children. Here, we report the rate of cure of HC with tumor surgery alone. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective study of 87 children with posterior fossa tumors in which(More)
OBJECTIVES To study overall survival (OS), prognostic factors, and repeated surgery in glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). MATERIAL AND METHODS Retrospective study of 516 consecutive adult patients who underwent primary surgery for a GBM in year 2003-2008. RESULTS Median age at primary surgery was 63.7 years (range 18.0-88.0). Median OS was 9.9 months. Age >(More)
The effect of calvarial expansion on symptom relief and intracranial pressure (ICP) in three children with slit ventricle syndrome (SVS) and intracranial hypertension despite a functioning ventricular shunt is reported. These children presented with a clinical picture of SVS, accompanied by slit-like ventricles on cranial computer tomography scan and(More)
This study reports the results of quantitative analysis of continuous intracranial pressure (ICP) recordings in 33 hydrocephalic children. The aim of the study was to compare the exact numbers of increases in ICP during sleep or the awake state in hydrocephalic children who were treated either surgically or conservatively. At the time of ICP monitoring, the(More)
The aim of this study was to examine meningeal tissue under normal, reactive, and neoplastic conditions for expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) using an improved histochemical method, namely biotinylated epidermal growth factor. EGFR was found in all the examined meningiomas (12 benign and three anaplastic) and in neonatal rat meninges,(More)