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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)
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)
This simple method for removal of a chest tube allows a single operator to achieve a good seal upon completion of the maneuver. It has been a reliable and safe procedure in our hands. Patient tolerance of this uncomfortable procedure is enhanced by the rapid sealing and dressing of the wound in one step.
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)
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)