Farideh Nejat

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OBJECT Few reports describe the outcome and prognostic factors for children with gangliogliomas. The objective of this report was to describe the progression-free survival (PFS) for children with low-grade gangliogliomas and identify risk factors for tumor progression. METHODS A retrospective study was performed in children with low-grade gangliogliomas(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital brain tumors are very rare. We review these tumors in patients younger than 2 months diagnosed in our Department. METHODS Seven congenital brain tumors were diagnosed during 5 years. Clinical and radiological findings and prognosis were analyzed. RESULTS The study included 5 female and two male infants. Two cases were diagnosed(More)
Intracranial tumors are the most common solid tumors in children. The infratentorial compartment will be the primary site for 60% to 70% of these tumors, including astrocytomas, medulloblastomas, and ependymomas. Several technological advancements have increased our knowledge of the cell biology of pediatric brain tumors, facilitated earlier diagnosis, and(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of botulinum toxin A in the treatment of children with detrusor hyperreflexia caused by myelomeningocele and the effects of this treatment on neuropathic bladder and bowel dysfunction. METHODS In a prospective study, 26 children with myelomeningocele (20 boys and 6 girls, mean age 6.9 years) were included. All patients(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate safety and efficacy of transcutaneous interferential (IF) electrostimulation on voiding symptoms and urodynamic variables in children with myelomeningocele (MMC)-induced refractory neurogenic detrusor overactivity. METHODS Thirty MMC children (18 girls, 12 boys; mean age 5.6 +/- 2.7) with moderate to severe intractable incontinency,(More)
We describe the efficacy of transcutaneous interferential (IF) electrical stimulation on constipation symptoms in children with myelomeningocele (MMC). MMC children (30, comprising of 17 girls and 13 boys), mean age 6.7 ± 2.9, with moderate to severe intractable constipation were enrolled in this study. They were divided into treatment (IF stimulation, 15(More)
OBJECTIVE Cervical myelomeningocele (cMMC) is a rare disease. Only a few series have been published regarding cMMC. Different issues regarding the etiology, classification, clinical, surgical, and pathological aspects of cMMC are still a matter of conflict. METHODS Sixteen children operated on for cMMC between July 2000 and 2003 were followed by the(More)
A case of purulent spinal epidural abscess in a 20-day-old girl is presented. The patient had symptoms of fever, localized back pain and swelling over the interscapular area. The diagnosis was made by magnetic resonance imaging. Purulent material grew Staphylococcus aureus from the lesion. Because of severe cord compression surgical laminotomy and drainage(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the effect of electromotive botulinum toxin type A administration on urodynamic variables, urinary/fecal incontinence, and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) due to refractory neurogenic detrusor overactivity in children with myelomeningocele. METHODS A total of 15 children (mean age 7.8 years) were included. Using a specially designed(More)