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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study. OBJECTIVES To review the outcome of 40 patients with post-traumatic syringomyelia treated with laminectomy and reconstitution of the spinal subarachnoid channels. SETTING Birmingham, United Kingdom. METHOD A retrospective study of patients undergoing surgery between 1996 and 2007 was carried out. All 40 patients(More)
Atlanto-axial rotatory fixation is a rare cause of childhood torticollis. It may occur spontaneously or may be associated with trauma, upper respiratory tract infection or congenital abnormality of the cervical spine. Presentation is usually with persistent torticollis and “cock robin” deformity of the neck. In this paper the radiological experience in(More)
A new and simple method for the operative treatment of atlanto-axial instability in children is described. The technique involves a metal rectangle wired in place between the occiput and cervical spine to act as an internal fixation device. Onlay bone grafts subsequently produce bony fusion. A synchronous decompression of the cervical canal can be performed(More)
Une êtude quantitative des effets de ACTH et T3 sur la réaction des cellules gliales dans le corpus callosum, après incision, a montré que ces 2 hormones n'ont aucun effet sur cette réaction. Ainsi, on ne peut plus soutenir l'idée généralement acceptée que ces hormones provoquent une régénération partielle de l'axone central du système nerveux, en modifiant(More)
BACKGROUND The role of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion in treating idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is disputed. METHOD We conducted a 10-year, retrospective case note review to evaluate the effects of CSF diversion in IIH. Symptoms, signs and details of shunt type, complications and revisions were documented at baseline, 6, 12 and 24 months(More)