Hussam Abou Al-Shaar

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Recurrent aggressive falcine meningiomas are uncommon tumors that recur despite receiving extensive surgery and radiation therapy (RT). We have utilized brachytherapy as a salvage treatment in two such patients with a unique implantation technique. Both patients had recurrence of WHO Grade II falcine meningiomas despite multiple prior surgical and RT(More)
We reviewed the case report of a 68-year-old man who harbored two distinct meningiomas located in the parasagittal and falcine regions. The patient had a past history of scalp irradiation for tinea capitis, which was complicated with severe skin atrophy of the scalp. His parasagittal meningioma was managed previously with surgery and radiation therapy, in(More)
INTRODUCTION Numerical classification systems for the internal carotid artery (ICA) are available, but modifications have added confusion to the numerical systems. Furthermore, previous classifications may not be applicable uniformly to microsurgical and endoscopic procedures. The purpose of this study was to develop a clinically useful classification(More)
We report on a Saudi infant with Holt-Oram syndrome caused by a de novo missense mutation of the TBX5 gene. The mutation (Thr72Lys) is novel and has not been previously reported. The cardiac and limb defects in our patient were both severe, and the infant also had micrognathia and cleft palate. Previously reported cases of the Holt-Oram syndrome caused by(More)
BACKGROUND Spasticity is a motor disorder that interferes with mobility and affects the quality of life. Different approaches have been utilized to address patients with spastic diplegia, among which is selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR). Although SDR has been shown to be efficacious in treating spastic patients, many neurologists and neurosurgeons are not(More)
Pneumosinus dilatans (PSD) involves paranasal sinus enlargement without radiologic evidence of localized bone destruction, hyperostosis, or mucous membrane thickening. We discuss the surgical implications of PSD-associated proptosis in patients with anterior skull-base meningioma. A 20-year-old man with proptosis, hypoglobus, and lateral globe displacement(More)
Acute infarction of the cervical segment of the spinal cord is extremely uncommon. Patients may present with signs and symptoms mimicking that of acute myelitis. On imaging, both conditions may present as a hyperintense area on T-2 weighted MRI. History of sudden onset is essential in establishing the diagnosis. We report a case of cervical spinal cord(More)
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