Faycal El Majdoub

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BACKGROUND The spinothalamocortical tract (STC) is seen as a neural tract responsible for or involved in the generation or transmission of thalamic pain. Either the thalamus itself or the posterior limb of the internal capsule (PLIC) are targets for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with thalamic pain, but due to its low contrast, conventional MRI(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management of subtotally resected or recurrent malignant meningiomas remains controversial. We evaluated the efficacy of linear accelerator (LINAC) radiosurgery for atypical and anaplastic meningiomas after incomplete resection or treatment of recurrences. METHODS Between August 1990 and December 2003, 16 patients with 28(More)
BACKGROUND Pallidal deep brain stimulation (GPi-DBS) effectively ameliorates idiopathic dystonia, although approximately 15% of patients respond insufficiently. Although various thalamic and subthalamic targets have been suggested for dystonic tremor, no systematic studies have been published on thalamic DBS in dystonic tremor. We assessed the effect of(More)
Cell-therapy was proposed to be a promising tool in case of death or impairment of specific cell types. Correct identification of implanted cells became crucial when evaluating the success of transplantation therapy. Various methods of cell labeling have been employed in previously published studies. The use of intrinsic signaling of green fluorescent(More)
This paper summarizes outcomes of a single-center study of intracavitary brachytherapy (IBT) with stereotactically applied phosphorus-32 ((32)P) colloid for treatment of cystic craniopharyngiomas. We assessed its efficacy and safety, on the basis of clinical and radiological outcomes in one of the largest reported patient series. Between 1992 and 2011, 53(More)
PURPOSE The objective of this work was to present possible, though rare, complications of Neuro-Patch implantation after brain surgery. METHODS Two patients, aged 62 and 63 years, who had a partial dural substitution with an artificial polyurethane graft after neurosurgical resection of a gross tumour, are presented. RESULTS In the two patients, the(More)
BACKGROUND The current notion that cortico-striato-thalamo-cortical circuits are involved in the pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has instigated the search for the most suitable target for deep brain stimulation (DBS). However, despite extensive research, uncertainty about the ideal target remains with many structures being(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment of glomus jugulare tumors (GJTs) remains controversial. Due to the critical location, microsurgery still provides high treatment-related morbidity and a decreased quality of life. Thus, we performed stereotactical radiosurgery (SRS) for the treatment of GJTs and evaluated the long-term outcome. METHODS Between 1991 and(More)
In this retrospective study we evaluated the efficacy of interstitial brachytherapy (IBT) using (125)Iodine seeds ((125)I) for intracranial ganglioglioma WHO I. Between October 1994 and March 2010, eight patients (m/f = 5/3, median age 30.4 years, age range 7-42.5 years) with intracranial ganglioglioma WHO I were treated with IBT using stereotactically(More)
OBJECTIVE In some patients, chronic subdural haematoma (cSDH) appears to occur spontaneously with frequent re-bleeding events. The pathophysiology of this phenomenon is still poorly understood. Because coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) is known to be involved in vascular integrity, endothelial barrier function and wound healing, we evaluated the role of FXIII(More)