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The optimal management of brain metastases from uterine cervix cancer (UCC) is not well defined because of the rarity of the condition and the scarcity of published reports. Here we report our experience with stereotactic radiosurgery for the management of brain metastases from UCC. Thirteen consecutive patients with brain metastases from UCC were managed(More)
To facilitate effective resection of deep-seated brain lesions without causing significant trauma to the overlying cortex, the authors used a transparent plastic tubular retractor to approach these lesions. Between July 2009 and January 2011, we used an 11-mm diameter transparent plastic tubular retractor in combination with a frameless stereotactic(More)
The aim of this study is to investigate the outcomes of asymptomatic meningiomas (MNGs) after a variety of treatment modalities, including observation, microsurgery (MS), and gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS). From 1996 to 2008, 154 patients with asymptomatic MNGs were treated, and their medical records and imaging data were retrospectively analyzed. There(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe a single center's experience in the management of craniopharyngiomas in children over a 15-year period. METHODS The clinical records of pediatric patients treated for craniopharyngiomas between December 1995 and February 2011 were reviewed. Thirty-five pediatric patients diagnosed with craniopharyngioma were(More)
Neurocutaneous melanosis (NCM) is a rare, non-familial phacomatosis that is characterized by large and/or numerous congenital melanocytic nevi and abnormal proliferation of the melanin-containing cells in the central nervous system (CNS) [9–11, 20]. Since Di Rocco et al. reported a 10% incidence of NCM and an association with cystic malformations of the(More)
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