Franco Benech

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BACKGROUND Lipomatous medulloblastoma is a recently identified clinicopathological entity, characterized by areas of lipomatous differentiation, manifestation in adults, and apparently by a favorable prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS In our series of medulloblastomas of adults and children we have found lipidized cells within the tumor in 6 out of 78 cases(More)
BACKGROUND Craniopharyngiomas are epithelial tumors of the suprasellar region, unanimously defined as benign. Despite the benign histological aspect and apparent gross total resection achieved in a proportion of cases, recurrence rate remains about 30% at 10 years. The role of 7 pathological factors as predictors of recurrence and clinical outcome in(More)
The best management of patients with brain metastases from an unknown primary tumour is still unclear, as data are scarce and studies are retrospective. We report 33 patients with biopsy-proven brain metastases from a primary tumour not found at the first investigations, who were treated by surgery and/or radiotherapy and followed with serial CT until(More)
The best management of patients with brain metastases from an unknown primary tumour is still unclear, as data are scarce and studies are retrospective. We report 33 patients with biopsy-proven brain metastases from a primary tumour not found at the first investigations, who were treated by surgery and/or radiotherapy and followed with serial CT until(More)
A series of experiments has been carried out with the aim of determining the temperature distribution in nervous tissues after coagulation, vaporization and cutting, using electrosurgical unit (monopolar mode and bipolar mode) and laser beam (CO2, Argon and Nd:YAG). It was found that, at a surface distance of 2 mm from the heated point, the superficial(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)
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)
Background. Vestibular nerve section is considered to be the most effective surgical procedure to control intractable symptoms secondary to Menière’s disease (MD). This study was developed to analyze the adequacy of retrosigmoid vestibular neurectomy in terms of vertigo control, hearing preservation and clinical complications of this procedure. Methods. A(More)
Five central nervous system (CNS) polymorphic angioblastic tumors have been studied. Four were located in the posterior fossa and one involved the temporal lobe. In reviewing the literature, the authors point out the rarity of the supratentorial locations and of malignant hemangioblastomas. The clinical and anatomopathological peculiarities are discussed,(More)