G. Mazzucco

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PURPOSE Subdural empyemas are considered neurosurgical emergencies, and the parafalcine location is particularly insidious. We revised the experience of general surgeons who are used to manage chronic pleural purulent collections with video-assisted thoracoscopy. METHODS With a similar technique, we successfully aspirated a parafalcine empyema using a(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic shunt-dependent hydrocephalus is a complication of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). Its incidence and risk factors have been described while the hydrocephalus onset in terms of days after treatment (microsurgical or endovascular) has not been yet analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS 45 patients, treated for aSAH in 4 Italian(More)
Since children may not be able to complain of progressive reduction in optic acuity, visual assessment in infancy may present practical difficulties. The authors report a case of craniopharyngioma, which led a young child to early blindness before the correct diagnosis could be made. Similar to other reported cases, the authors found that surgery did not(More)
Pseudotumor cerebri occurs quite rarely in the pediatric population and its clinical features differ from adults in many ways. Intracranial hypertension with papilledema should obviously be treated promptly to avoid permanent visual damage, but various more or less invasive options have been proposed over the years, from bariatric surgery for obesity to(More)
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