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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)
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)
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)
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)
OBJECTIVE Meningomyelocele (MMC) is a common central nervous system birth defect. Various congenital and acquired abnormalities have been reported with MMC, some of which are secondary to the pathophysiology and some are morbidities of the underlying disease. The aim of this study was to discuss current possible theories explaining diverse(More)
OBJECT The coexistence of split cord malformations (SCMs) and myelomeningoceles (MMCs) can be misdiagnosed or ignored and can cause spinal cord tethering. The authors investigated cases involving the coexistence of SCMs and MMCs in patients from the Children's Hospital Medical Center in Tehran. METHODS Of the 330 patients with MMCs who underwent(More)
Adams-Oliver syndrome is a rare congenital disorder that includes congenital scalp and skull defects, variable degrees of terminal transverse limb anomalies, and cardiac malformations. Cutis aplasia occurring in 75% of patients is a potentially life-threatening condition. Large skin defects that cannot be closed primarily present a management dilemma, and(More)