Fawaad O Iqbal

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BACKGROUND Although considered slow-growing, low-grade malignancies, chordomas are locally aggressive and destructive tumors with high recurrence rates. OBJECTIVE To assess patient survival, tumor control, complications, and selected variables that predict outcome in patients who underwent Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) as primary, adjuvant,(More)
BACKGROUND Stereotactic radiosurgery is widely applied to deliver additional dose to head and neck tumors. However, its safety and efficacy remains equivocal. METHODS One hundred eighty-four patients with primary head and neck cancers treated between January 1990 and August 2012 with Gamma Knife stereotactic radiosurgery were retrospectively reviewed. (More)
INTRODUCTION: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality which is often amenable to surgical drainage. The majority of patients recover rapidly after surgical intervention, but 5% to 30% experience recurrence. Although the use of drains after burr hole evacuation may lower recurrence, they are not used routinely(More)
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