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In order to establish a sagittal plane curve reference table for standing subjects examined laterally, we determined an easily reproducible standard posture. A sample of 100 healthy subjects from 20 to 29 years of age, was chosen (43 women, 57 men). The reciprocal angulations of each vertebral body in relation to the others were fed into a digitalizer and(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Spinal fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis or idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis can raise difficult diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Spinal fracture is well known in ankylosing spondylitis but exceptional in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. The purpose of the present work was to identify clinical and(More)
The authors report a case of giant cell tumor. This case was unusual by its location (rib and vertebra), its size and its important inner thorax extension. This tumor was studied with different imaging methods and particularly MRI. The sensitivity of MRI is confirmed by the surgery in complete agreement with MRI findings.
A case of the antenatal diagnosis of a craniopharyngioma with radical surgery in the neonatal period is reported. We have reviewed the literature of such cases in an attempt to isolate specific features in this age group and to determine the appropriate management. Only six cases of the truly antenatal diagnosis of craniopharyngiomas have been reported.(More)
OBJECTIVE Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare idiopathic, histiocytic, proliferative disease characterized by massive, painless cervical lymphadenopathy. Extranodal involvement is rare and central nervous system involvement is unusual. We present a patient with Rosai-Dorfman disease with spinal cord compression. Very few cases have been reported in the(More)
Neuroepithelial dysembryoplastic tumor (DNT) is usually considered as a supratentorial benign neoplasm. DNT of the posterior fossa is a very rare entity and only four previous cases were reported in the literature. We describe a case of a 26-Year-old woman presenting recurrent episodes of vertigo. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed four cystic lesions(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Adjuvant treatments can be proposed in addition to surgery for patients with chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) in order to improve the postoperative outcome. According to the survey published in 2001 by the Neurosurgery French Society, 38% of French neurosurgeons use adjuvant corticosteroid therapy after surgery. Does this adjuvant(More)
Two cases of Brown-Sequard syndrome following a stab wound of the cervical spinal cord are reported. Spinal cord hemisection was confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging and surgical exploration. Both patients presented leakage of the cerebrospinal fluid and underwent surgical repair. In the first case, the pia-mater was sutured to close the wound and(More)
Skull chondroblastoma is extremely rare. We described in this study the first case of petrousal bone apex chondroblastoma. The tumor occurred in a 12-year-old girl and was revealed by left hypoacusis, vertigo, and walking instability. Computerized tomography scan depicted well-demarcated and osteolytic lesion of the left petrousal bone just before the(More)
Diagnosis of sacroiliitis may be difficult to establish in patients under 25 years of age since growth is not yet completed and joint damage is often still minor. A prospective study of 200 subjects with a median age of 22 years was carried out to compare the value of CT scan and conventional radiology. The study population included 32 healthy subjects and(More)