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BACKGROUND Germinal matrix and intraventricular hemorrhage (GMH/IVH) is a known complication occurring in the first week of life in preterm neonates. However, the precise time of its occurrence and the ideal time to perform diagnostic imaging studies remain controversial. The purpose of this paper is to address these two issues in our patient population to… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the incidence and location of childhood CNS tumors in Syria follows the same pattern described in Western and Far Eastern countries. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the data compiled from 367 children with brain tumors operated on in our Department of Neurosurgery between 1993 and mid-2002. We excluded all vascular and… (More)
CASE REPORT We present a case of a posttraumatic intradiploic arachnoid cyst associated with hydrocephalus in a 16-year-old boy. The diagnosis was missed 2 years previously, when an MRI following a transient gait disturbance failed to show the intradiploic extension of the cyst. He presented to us with hydrocephalus and a CT scan clearly identified the… (More)
Craniopharyngioma is a benign tumour that needs total resection to reduce the recurrence rate and consequently improve the quality of life for the affected children. As this tumour is closely related to the optic nerves, chiasm and hypothalamus, total removal cannot be achieved without difficulty. It has been reported that total resection could be achieved… (More)
Thirty-four patients less than 4 months old and suffering from hydrocephalus associated with myelomeningocele (MM) underwent endoscopic surgery to treat the hydrocephalus. The myelomeningocele was treated prior to our surgical intervention. We have found that different endoscopic anatomies of the ventricles exist between patients.