Farhan A Mirza

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BACKGROUND We describe the case of a 38 year old male with Marfan syndrome who presented with orthostatic headaches and seizures. CASE PRESENTATION The patient was diagnosed with Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension secondary to CSF leaks, objectively demonstrated by MR myelogram with intrathecal contrast. Epidural autologous blood patch was administered(More)
Lightweighting in the transportation industry is today recognized as one of the most important strategies to improve fuel efficiency and reduce anthropogenic climate-changing, environment-damaging, and human death-causing emissions. However, the structural applications of lightweight alloys are often limited by some inherent deficiencies such as low(More)
Primary hyperparathyroidism is a disease commonly seen in patients above 60 years of age. It is the most common cause of asymptomatic or symptomatic hypercalcemia, usually found incidentally on routine check-ups. Surgical treatment is the only definitive treatment of choice in the symptomatic patient; however, it can also be employed in asymptomatic(More)
Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension is a syndrome involving reduced intracranial pressure secondary to a dural tear which occurs mostly due to connective tissue disorders such as Marfans Syndrome, and Ehler Danlos Syndrome. Patients with dural ectasias leading to CSF leakage into the subdural or epidural space classically present with orthostatic headaches(More)
OBJECTIVE We reviewed the safety of our practice of admitting patients who have undergone a craniotomy for resection of an intra-axial brain tumor to a floor bed instead of an ICU. We also tried to quantify the risk that patients electively admitted to the ICU would develop a problem that could not have been effectively managed on the ward. METHODS A(More)
CASE A 24-year-old woman presented with headache, nausea, and vomiting, and was found to have chronic superior sagittal sinus (SSS) thrombosis and multiple dural arteriovenous fistulae (dAVFs). Despite anticoagulant therapy and successful recanalization of her sinus, her fistulae persisted, and she developed additional separate pial arteriovenous fistulae(More)
A review of 46 patients operated for arterial aneurysms over an eight years period is presented. Twenty-nine patients developed aneurysm following vascular trauma while 17 had atherosclerotic aneurysms. Thirty-one patients presented with painless swelling or swelling with mild pain and four patients with frank rupture. Reconstruction was successful in all(More)
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