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To help determine neurosurgical needs within communities and within the nation, operations and diagnostic procedures performed by neurosurgeons on residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, in the 5 years of 1970 through 1974, were tabulated. This county was studied because its medical records are virtually complete. Annual rates (per 100,000 population) were(More)
Three related disorders in the same patient, namely bilateral primary intracranial cholesteatomas, an "empty sella" syndrome, and a cerebrospinal rhinorrhea are reported. No previous report of bilateral symmetrical cholesteatomas has been made, though single intracranial cholesteatomas have frequently been recorded in medical literature. The "empty sella"(More)
In a family with four children, an intracranial neoplasm developed in three of the siblings at or before the age of 12 years. Two of the tumors were hitologically verified gliomas and the third was diagnosed on ventriculography but did not have microscopic confirmation. One of the three siblings also had a presacral lipoma, and the fourth sibling developed(More)
Eleven children admitted to hospital with H. influenzae meningitis had computerized tomographic head scans during the acute stage of the illness. 10 of the 11 had at least one other scan between two weeks and 30 months later. This study evaluated the changes seen in the scans in relation to the evolution of the illness, especially with reference to subdural(More)