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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 AND PURPOSE Stereotactic linear accelerator-based radiosurgery (LINAC-RS) is increasingly used for microsurgically inaccessible or recurrent pituitary adenomas. This single-center study evaluates the long-term follow-up after LINAC-RS of nonsecreting pituitary adenomas (NSA). PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1992 and August 2008, 65 patients with(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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE The efficacy and safety of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for treatment of intracranial meningiomas has been demonstrated in numerous studies with short- and intermediate-term follow-up. In this retrospective single-center study, we present long-term outcomes of SRS performed with a linear accelerator (LINAC) for typical intracranial meningiomas.(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)
BACKGROUND The management of deep-seated cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs) is still controversial. Although surgery remains the treatment of choice in patients with recurrent hemorrhage, patients with CCMs located in the brainstem are in many cases not eligible for resection due to high procedure-related morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy of interstitial radiosurgery (IRS) for pineal parenchymal tumors (PPTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS 18 consecutively admitted patients (twelve male and six female, age range 6-68 years, median age 34 years) with PPTs (eight pineocytomas, ten malignant PPTs) were treated at the authors' institution with IRS using stereotactically(More)