Franco Benech

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OBJECTIVE To verify the safety and clinical use of non-invasive high-voltage electrical stimulation (HVES) in patients with compressive radiculopathy. To test the feasibility of HVES to survey nerve root function during lumbosacral surgery. METHODS In 20 patients undergoing lumbosacral surgery for degenerative spinal diseases, compound muscle action(More)
"Tumour-to-tumour" phenomenon is a rare event; meningioma has been reported as the most common primary intracranial tumour to harbour metastases, the majority of which arise from breast and lung carcinomas. Several hypotheses have been previously proposed to explain this occurrence, but the exact mechanisms responsible for the development of metastases in(More)
Cystic acoustic neuromas are less frequent than solid ones and present different clinical and radiological features. Cystic schwannomas are larger, show a shorter clinical history and a different risk of postoperative complications. This study was designed to compare surgical results and complications of solid and cystic vestibular schwannomas of matching(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to verify the presence of angiographic vasospasm in patients with transcranial Doppler (TCD) of high velocities after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS Seven hundred and eighty-six cases admitted within 48 hours after SAH due to the rupture of anterior circulation aneurysm, were prospectively studied with TCD. In(More)
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