Faycal El Majdoub

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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)
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 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)
  • F El Majdoub, T Simon, M Hoevels, F Berthold, V Sturm, M Maarouf
  • Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists…
  • 2011
AIMS To evaluate the efficacy of interstitial brachytherapy using (125)iodine ((125)I) seeds for the treatment of recurrent multimodal treated medulloblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between September 1989 and August 2009, 12 patients (female:male=3:9, median age 19 years, range 7-55 years) with 23 recurrent medulloblastomas underwent interstitial(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluates the efficacy of linear accelerator (LINAC) radiosurgery using micro multi-leaf collimator technique (μMLC) in the treatment of a consecutive series of patients with vestibular schwannomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this retrospective study, we enrolled 50 patients with non-neurofibromatosis type 2 vestibular schwannoma who(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 We evaluated the long-term outcome in patients harboring intracranial ependymomas treated with interstitial brachytherapy (IBT). METHODS Twenty-one patients (M/F = 9/12; median age: 29 years; range: 8-70 years), diagnosed with intracranial ependymoma (1 WHO I, 11 WHO II, 9 WHO III) were treated with IBT using stereotactically implanted(More)
The current rationale for target selection in Tourette syndrome revolves around the notion of cortico-basal ganglia circuit involvement in the pathophysiology of the disease. However, despite extensive research, the ideal target for deep brain stimulation (DBS) is still under debate, with many structures being neglected and underexplored. Based on clinical(More)