George J. Dohrmann

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The accuracy of a novel frameless stereotactic system was determined during 10 surgeries performed to resect brain tumors. An array of three charge-coupled device cameras tracked the locations of infrared light-emitting diodes on a hand-held stylus and on a reference frame attached to the patient's skull with a single bone screw. Patient-image registration(More)
The authors analyze histologically verified cases of ependymoma and ependymoblastoma (malignant ependymoma) occurring in children in Connecticut from 1935 to 1973. Of the 488 central nervous system tumors diagnosed in that period, 44 (9%) of the 467 intracranial neoplasms and five (24%) of the 21 intraspinal tumors were of ependymal origin. An increase in(More)
Thoracic disc herniation is uncommon. One of the main problems in the treatment of thoracic disc herniation has been the lack of accuracy of diagnostic tests. Now, with the use of computed tomographic scanning with and without metrizamide in the subarachnoid space, this accuracy has greatly improved. Computed tomography scanning can demonstrate the type and(More)
Of 488 children with central nervous system neoplasms, 43 (8.8%) had glioblastomas, 22 of which were in the cerebral hemispheres, 16 in the brain stem, two in the cerebellum, and three in the spinal cord. The male to female ratio was 3:2. Glioblastoma multiforme of the cerebral hemispheres occurred at a mean age of 12.7 years, and the frontal lobe was the(More)
Oligodendrogliomas are quite uncommon in children. In a 41-year period (1935 to 1975) in Connecticut, 12 histologically verified cases of oligodendrogliomas were noted in persons less than 20 years of age, constituting between 1% and 2% of all primary intracranial neoplasms in Connecticut children. Eleven of the neoplasms occurred in the cerebral(More)
Late results of cervical disc surgery have been reported and statistically studied in 383 cases: 83% were lateral discs, 13% were central spondylosis discs, and 4% central soft discs. Central spondylosis occured at a higher spinal level, and caused cord compression with or without weakness of the hands, but no pain. A posterior approach was used in all(More)
Venous angioma of the posterior fossa has been described, and the existing literature has been reviewed. The patient presented had a venous angioma located in the pons, and both cerebellar hemispheres and was drained by an enlarged and anatomically anomalous vein within the fourth ventricle. The patient had a "cough headache" and later had signs of(More)
Seventy-two lesions were demonstrated in 70 patients who were examined using intraoperative real-time ultrasonography. Fifty-five lesions were supratentorial and 17 were infratentorial. The neurosurgeon used ultrasonography to evaluate his operative field before, during, and after resection. Nineteen lesions contained cystic components. In eight cases,(More)
The authors have reviewed 143 cases of medulloblastoma in children aged 19 years or younger who were treated in a 42-year period and reported in the Connecticut Tumor Registry. About 20 cases have occurred in each 5-year period since 1950, but 31 were seen between 1955 and 1959. Correspondingly, an excessive number of children born in the period 1954 to(More)